Indications are that this will be an active spring market with real estate price and mortgage rate increases which extend deep into 2017. Getting ahead of this momentum may bring benefits and real estate you can love. You’re got nothing to lose by shopping now and a lot to gain. Here are Five Smart-Buying Tips … » Learn More about Why Do Home Buyers Wait For Spring?
Bringing color into your space doesn’t require you to splash paint up everywhere. Sometimes, focusing on just one wall can have even greater impact, or at least allow you to slowly get used to the idea of color before you take the four-wall plunge. “An accent wall can be a perfect way to break up a … » Learn More about How To Create A Great Accent Wall
There is no doubt that historically low mortgage interest rates were a major impetus to housing recovery over the last several years. However, many industry experts are showing concern about the possible effect that the rising rates will have moving forward. The Mortgage Bankers Association, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the National Association of Realtors … » Learn More about Mortgage Rates Impact on 2017 Home Values
Today, we want to cover the section of the report that quoted several studies concentrating on the impact homeownership has on the health of family members. Here are some of the major findings on this issue revealed in the report: There is a strong positive relationship between living in poor housing and a range of … » Learn More about The Impact of Homeownership on Family Health
I got an email from Zillow last week. Seems my house has gone up in value another $2,000+ dollars in the past 30 days. And it’s going to rise another 3.5% in the next year, according to their Zestimate®. Fab! Except that it’s just speculation. When it comes to Zillow’s Zestimates, you have to take … » Learn More about CAN YOU TRUST ZILLOW’S HOME PRICE ZESTIMATE? IN A WORD: NO.
According to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics in 2016 at 58% of all buyers. It is no surprise that having two incomes to save for down payments and contribute to monthly housing costs makes buying a home more … » Learn More about First Comes Love… Then Comes Mortgage?
Every year at this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their homes on the market for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after the holidays. Here are six great reasons not to wait: Relocation buyers are … » Learn More about Why Waiting Until After the Holidays to Sell Isn’t a Smart Decision
A hero is one who risks his/her life every day to protect our great nation. On this Veterans Day, and every day, we want to thank veterans and members of our armed forces for answering the call to fight for our freedom during times of war and for protecting our freedom during times of peace. … » Learn More about Veterans Day
According to the Census Bureau, millennials have overtaken baby boomers as the largest generation in U.S. History. Millennials, or America’s youth born between 1982-2000, now represent more than one quarter of the nation’s population, totaling 83.1 million. There has been a lot of talk about how, as a generation, millennials have ‘failed to launch’into adulthood … » Learn More about Think All Millennials Live in Their Parent’s Basement? Think Again!
Having a kid and trying to make sure you don’t lose your sense of style as the home gets overrun by bouncy chairs and toys? Maybe you’ve been in kidland for several years and are looking to reclaim some of your style. It can be challenging. “As tricky as it may be to live comfortably … » Learn More about 9 TIPS FOR CREATING A FAMILY FRIENDLY HOME THAT MARRY FORM AND FUNCTION
Most kids will tell you that Halloween is one of their favorite holidays. Of course, the truth is that many adults love decorating and getting their homes into the spirit as well. With the following tips, you can make your home a Halloween-friendly setting that brims with seasonal charm. Pumpkins and Gourds You don’t have … » Learn More about HOW TO MAKE YOUR HOME HALLOWEEN-FRIENDLY FOR KIDS
Extended family descending on your house this year? Don’t panic. If you start now, you can have a holiday-ready home by the time Aunt Brenda and her brood shows up. “We say it every year – the holidays will be here before we know it,” said Prime Lending. “For many people, that means hosting parties, … » Learn More about RENOVATIONS TO THINK ABOUT NOW IF YOU WANT A HOLIDAY-READY HOME