Fore! Understanding the Pros and Cons of Buying a Home on a Golf Course

May 31, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

With the popularity of living in high style, many people are considering life along the golf course as a way to get in the game and dwell in a picturesque place. While there are many benefits to this kind of living, there are also a number of drawbacks to consider before investing. If you’re wondering whether or not a home on the green is a possibility for you, here are some things you’ll want to consider before making the big purchase.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – May 30, 2017

May 30, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Sales of new and previously owned homes were lower in April after reaching near-record levels in March. Mortgage rates were lower last week and new jobless claims were little changed.

4 Dated Design Features to Get Rid of Before Listing Your Home for Sale

May 26, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Most homeowners get used to a certain aesthetic in their own home that they’re comfortable with, but if you’re putting your home on the market it may be time to get rid of some of the old familiarities. While it won’t be worth your time or money to renovate everything, here are a few design-style duds that you may want to update before you decide to sell.

Dusty Attic, No More: How to Convert an Attic Into a Usable Living Space

May 25, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

The attic may be one of the spaces in the house that everyone prefers to avoid, but many people forget that an attic can be a great place for a bedroom or an additional living room. If you’re wondering how you can go about upgrading your attic for everyday use, here are some things to think about before you move forward.

Yes, It’s True! Why Replacing Your Front Door Can Help to Sell Your Home Faster

May 24, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

There are plenty of things that you’ll need to shape up when you embark on selling your home, whether it’s painting the house or the minor fix-ups, but it’s easy to forget about some items that will be readily apparent to homebuyers. If you’re preparing to put your home on the market and are wondering what you shouldn’t miss, here are a few reasons why replacing your front door should be at the top of the list.

5 Things That First-time Home Buyers Wish They Knew Before They Signed

May 23, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Without a doubt, it can be both overwhelming and exciting to find your dream home and be able to put the money down for it. However, there are a lot of things to know before signing on the dotted line so you can avoid buyer’s remorse. Instead of going it alone, here are a few tips to keep in mind before you decide to commit to your new home.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic reports included readings from the National Association of Home Builders, Commerce Department readings on housing starts and building permits and weekly reports on mortgage rates and new jobless claims.

Did You Know: Single Women Are Buying Homes Faster Than Single Men — Here’s Why

May 19, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

With low interest rates and uncertainty as to where the real estate market will be in the next six months, many people are opting into ownership and investing in a home. Interestingly, according to the National Association of Realtors, approximately 17 percent of homebuyers in the United States last year were women, which is a much higher percentage than the 7 percent of single men who invested in a home.

Today’s Home Seller Needs a Real Estate Agent More Than Ever — and Here’s Why

May 18, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Many home sellers want to get into the real estate market on their own without consulting the counsel of an experienced real estate agent. However, while having an agent will certainly cost you a percentage of your home sale, it can get you a lot more in the end for a lot less headache. If you’re currently considering going agentless, here are some reasons you may want to get an expert involved.

NAHB: Home Builder Confidence Rises in May

May 17, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

The National Association of Homebuilders reported a two-point increase in builder confidence in May. The NAHB Housing Market Index reading increased from 68 in April to 70, which was the second-highest reading since the economic recovery started. May’s reading exceeded analyst expectations of a flat reading for May. Builder confidence rose as demand for homes continued to rise; this factor overrode builder obstacles including higher prices for lots and ongoing labor shortages. A new tariff on lumber was also expected to dampen builder confidence.

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