Your home is listed on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and the sign goes up in your front yard. Now what? Sit back and let the offers roll in. Of course, that's what every seller wants but that's not always what [...]
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The Millennial Homebuyer
A recent study by apartmentlist.com focused exclusively on millennials and their intentions about buying a home. The data comes from nearly 6,000 millennial renters (age 18-34) at a time when home ownership for American's under 35 is the lowest in history since 1984. Here, we break down the key findings in the [...]
Research has shown that homes situated near a Trader Joe?s or Whole Foods see significant increases in value. Can big-box retailers have a similar effect?
Maintenance Checklist for New Homeowners
This simple project can save you heaps of money on your energy bill. If you've noticed chilly spots near windows in your home, you might have an air leak.
No better time to buy than now:?With home prices on a steady race, it is important to watch and understand the affordability trajectory.
For some buyers, the unpredictability of the experience is the most exciting part. Others prefer to go in armed with knowledge. Whichever you fall under, this simple nine-step guide will help you succeed in buying your first home.
As millenials flock to major cities for professional opportunities, it seems their chances of being able to buy a home are slimmer than they realize. While nearly 80 percent of millennial homebuyers say they plan on purchasing a home someday, more than 40 percent have not started saving for a down payment.
Moving is a stressful experience - but with the rigth amount of help and preparation it can be a breeze. This checklist breaks it down week by week and details each step you should take in the correct amount of time.
Looking to get a little more for your real estate listing? Sure, you can paint that front door red and add a few flowerbeds, but curb appeal can only get you so far. One secret to asking more for your home is having a pre-listing inspection. By understanding exactly what the issues are in your property, you can either fix them or list at an accurate price, avoiding the hassle of negotiation when the buyer does his or her own inspection to reveal your furnace needs work or your windows need replacing.
Just think: You can snag a rundown place in a good neighborhood for way below market price, invest some time and money renovating it, and end up with a like-new house that's worth at least twice what you paid for it. Sounds good, right? Often, it is. But buying a fixer-upper can be fraught with peril.
Are you in the process of buying a home? If so, it can be hard not to get overwhelmed by all the possibilities and choices. You can lose sight of things that are important to you in lieu of shiny countertops or pretty landscaping. Here is a checklist that will help keep you on track.
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