The Market is Changing
Stay up-to-date with the market trends and best tips. No matter if you are a buyer, seller or just want to stay current.
1st Time Buyers - Don't Wait
More than half of the home sales (52 percent)are expected to be to first-time buyers, and mostly to the millennial set (19 to 34 years old), many moving from urban rentals, research by the National Association of Realtors shows.
Hire the Right Agent
Oftentimes, the best investment a seller can make is time spent researching agents. A bad hire can cost sellers tens of thousands of dollars and months of worried waiting.
Loans are Easier Now
Those who couldn’t get mortgages during the downturn because they didn’t have 20 percent to put down can find affordable financing again.
Its a Sellers Market But...
Home sellers can do several simple things to boost their home’s profile: renew selectively, clean, declutter and illuminate.
Buying is Getting the Edge on Renting
In many cases, rents are rising faster than home values, yet mortgage rates remain low.
Buyers Should Wait for the Contract
In heated markets across the country, sales agents offer up false hope to bid up the price for preferred buyers they thing can close.
"Greening" Tips Pay Off
Surveys show that strong curb appeal can increase price by 10% or more. Sellers enjoy a 100%+ return on new shrubs and plantings.
Stay Up To Date on the Market
If you are thinking of buying or selling, start to follow indicators like average inventory and values in your neighborhood.
Prepare Now For a Spring Listing
Winter pictures make it harder to sell your home. Get a camera now and get lanscape shots now or after a snow. Its also a good time to start meeting with prospective agents.
Water Views Are More Expensive
Its not just the price of the house, insurance has gone way up. Recent hurricanes and floods are pushing rates up over 20%.