Understanding Why the Highest Offer Isn’t Always the Best One When Selling Your Home

June 30, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

When it comes to the real estate market, nothing is better than putting your home up for sale and finding a potential homebuyer who offers you the price you’re looking for. However, while the right offer is ideal, there are a lot of things that may come along with a high offer that may be less than perfect. If you’re wondering what kinds of things can hamper a good offer, you may want to watch out for the following.

Exploring Tesla’s New Solar Roof Tiles – Are They the Ultimate Home Upgrade?

June 29, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Recently, Tesla has moved into the business of solar roof panels, which have become a hot commodity on the market with their green ethos and energy savings. If you’re curious about solar power and want to know the details on this product, here are some things to consider before buying in.

Case-Shiller: Home Price Growth Slows in April

June 28, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Case-Shiller’s National Home Price Index indicated slower home price growth in April. Year-over-year, home prices rose 5.50 percent in April as compared to 5.60 percent in March. Year-over-year readings are calculated on a seasonally-adjusted annual basis.

Facing a Scorching Hot Housing Market? 3 Reasons You’ll Want a Great Real Estate Agent

June 27, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

For many homeowners who are selling in today’s real estate market, pinching every penny can be important. They may be considering opting out of using a real estate agent and going with the DIY approach. However, there are many things an agent can do for you in a hot market that is worth the money. If you’re wondering how a real estate agent can help you, here are some things to consider.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 26, 2017

June 26, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic news included readings on sales of new and previously owned homes. Despite expectations of lower sales in both categories, sales surpassed expectations and April sales. Analysts were concerned about extremely tight inventories of available homes limiting home sales and did not expect May home sales to increase.

What Costs Can You Expect When Selling Your Home? Let’s Take a Look

June 23, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

For many people, putting their home up for sale is an exciting time to determine what kind of financial boon they’ll reap. With real estate on the rise, there are plenty of opportunities to see financial gains. Unfortunately, even if you’re selling your home, there are still going to be costs involved before ownership is transferred. If you want to be prepared for what to expect, here are some costs to watch out for.

Family Matters: The Pros and Cons of Selling Your Home to a Family Member

June 22, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

It can be a stressful experience to put your home on the market and wait for offers in the hope that you’ve priced it right. However, for those who are considering selling to family members, the sale of a home can be fraught with just as much stress before and after sealing the deal. If you’re wondering if it’s a good idea to sell to a family member, here are some things to consider beforehand.

The 10-year Mortgage: Why a Shorter Amortization Period Can Be Your Best Option

June 21, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

From ‘down payment’ to ‘adjustable rate’ to ‘debt-to-income’ ratio, there are so many terms involved in the mortgage process that it can be hard to learn them all and keep them straight. If you’re currently considering the period of loan you should choose, here are some things to think about before taking on a term.

Location, Location, Location: How to Ensure You’re Buying a Home in the Right Community

June 20, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

When investing in a home, one of the most important things is buying a place that you and your family can feel comfortable in. If you’re wondering what you should be looking for in the neighborhood you choose, here are a few things to consider before making an offer on a home.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic reports included readings on inflation, core inflation, and the Federal Reserve’s FOMC statement. The NAHB Housing Market Index, housing starts and building permits issued were also released, along with weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims.

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