When you’re in the market for a new home, It’s all too easy to fall in love with a property at first glance and forget about all the potential challenges….
Fueled by a substantial increase in sales dollar volume from Canadian buyers, foreign investment in U.S. residential real estate skyrocketed to a new high, as transactions grew in each of the top five countries where buyers originated….
Sixty-two percent of sellers’ agents say that staging a home decreases the amount of time a home spends on the market, according to the National Association of Realtors® 2017 Profile of Home Staging, www.nar.realtor/reports/profile-of-home-staging….
Existing-home sales rebounded in May following a notable decline in April, and low inventory levels helped propel the median sales price to a new high while pushing down the median days a home is on the market to a new low, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions except for the Midwest saw an increase in sales last month….
Despite steadily improving local job markets and historically low mortgage rates, the U.S. homeownership rate is stuck near a 50-year low because of a perverse mix of affordability challenges, student loan debt, tight credit conditions and housing supply shortages….
When inventory is low, home prices tend to go up. Attempting to purchase a house in this type of market can make the already complex process of buying a home even more overwhelming….
If you’ve been pre-approved for a mortgage you’re likely feeling pretty good about yourself – pre-approval is the first hurdle in successfully buying a new home! Don’t let your guard down just yet. To maintain your pre-approval status and keep your lender happy, you’ll need to stay on top of your finances to ensure everything runs smoothly….
Most homeowners know it is important to keep a home clean, bright and free from clutter while it is on the market for sale. But sometimes, Realtors® say, taking the extra step to stage a home can make a difference in how a buyer values it and the price a seller might get for it, according to the National Association of Realtors® …
The Internet is awash with short and incomplete lists of tips for homebuyers. For the many Americans unfamiliar with the home-buying process, trying to determine which tips to focus on could be confusing. Upon reading these lists, aspiring homebuyers must ask themselves, “Are these tips that industry experts would actually recommend, and are they worth spending my valuable time on?”…
As you are preparing to sell your home, there are hundreds of things running through your mind at once. From thinking about moving to your new home to coordinating everything you need to begin selling your home, this is a busy time. …