It can be very difficult to determine what your property is worth in the current marketplace, because you are biased by what the property is worth to you. These emotions can get in the way of impartially evaluating a property and often cause sellers to overprice their home. Continue reading
Going green is not just a new trend; it is a way of life that benefits not only the environment, but also your health â and your pocketbook. Continue reading
Home builders are gaining confidence in current and future market conditions for new homes, but continue to see below-average foot traffic in new homes. Continue reading
One of the most important rooms to stage is the living room, because it is such a central part of the house. This is where a lot of the social activity occurs, so it should appear comfortable and welcoming.
Here are some tips to keep in mind when staging your living room before the next showing of your home: Continue reading
When deciding to sell a piece of real estate, there are certain things you must disclose about the property to the buyer before the sale can go through.
Disclosure laws are put in place to protect the buyer from unknowingly purchasing defective property. Not disclosing certain information about the property can jeopardize the sale, or worse, invite a lawsuit. Continue reading
According to the the latest Foreclosure Inventory Analysis showed nearly 1.5 million properties were currently in the foreclosure process or being held by banks as Real Estate Owned.
This was up 9 percent from the first quarter of 2012, but down significantly from the apex of foreclosure activity — 2.2 million units — in December 2010. Continue reading
Mortgage rates fell again last week and are again near record lows.
According to Freddie Mac, the average rate for a 15-year fixed rate mortgage did achieve a record low of 2.61 percent as compared to 3.1 percent one year ago.
The average rate for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage fell to 3.40 percent and near the record low of 3.31 percent. Continue reading
It’s getting close to that time of year again â time to have a garage sale at your home!
Here are a few tips to help you have your most successful garage sale ever. Continue reading
The National Association of REALTORSÂ® released its Existing Home Sales report for March on Monday.
Sales dipped from Februaryâs seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.95 million to 4.92 million existing homes sold in March, a decrease of 0.6 percent month-to-month. Continue reading
Selling a house in the current market can be tricky, but there are certain mistakes an owner can make that will cause a home to sit still without a decent offer and cause the listing to go stale.
In order to prevent that from happening, make sure you are not making one of the following mistakes when putting your property on the market. Continue reading