Still renting? You must have a good reason. With rents continuing to rise across the country, interest rates staying around historic levels, and new loans lowering down payment requirements, it just makes sense to take the leap to homeownership. Maybe you’ve got terrible credit and don’t want to take the time to improve it (or
Owning a home takes effort, time, and budgeting, but it’s not impossible!
FSBO Sales Up But Sell for Less New Home Sales Up 26% For Buyers: More buyers have turned to new homes so far this year. Overall year-to-date new home sales are up 26% compared to last year as builders continue to add much needed supply to the marketplace. All price ranges over $225K have
As a seller, you have a lot more control in pleasing buyers than you think. If you start the selling process by learning what buyers really want, you can prepare your home to come as close to their dreams as possible. Here are the five biggest turn-ons for homebuyers and what you can do to
Still unsure about whether or not you should buy a house? It’s a big commitment, obviously, and not just from a financial standpoint. But the rewards generally far outweigh any potential downsides for those who take the plunge. Need more convincing? How about the fact that: You’re already paying a mortgage That money that comes
Phoenix is Hot, but a Bubble it’s Not For Buyers: Multiple offer situations and homes selling for more than list price have been making home buyers nervous over the past month. Returning boomerang buyers, having already suffered a short sale or foreclosure during the recession, are especially sensitive to memories of the infamous 2005 “bubble”
Your home is your place to rest, play, and spend time with your family. It should be a place of comfort, and this comfort need not come at a high cost. Many homes, however, waste a lot of energy in ways that can be prevented. Here are five ways to make your home more energy-efficient.
As with the inside of your home, outdoor living areas need attention and care to keep them looking their best. While you may not need to dust or vacuum your deck and furniture, there are a few maintenance chores that will get the warm-weather living off to a good start. Preparing Your Deck Before you
Seller Concessions Have Risen Despite Buyer Frenzy For Buyers: Buyers continue to find themselves in a frenzy of competition for homes as March recorded the highest number of non-distressed sales through the MLS since September 2005. While supply has dropped a significant 12.7% overall compared to this time last year, it’s dropped a whopping 22%
Real estate agents use comparable sales or “comps” (properties recently sold in the area) to see what the market bears for a listing price or value range marketing. But what makes a home a good comp? A few things must line up in order for the agent to utilize the comp to justify your listing