Let’s Talk Buyer Qualification: How to Ensure You Sell Your Home to the Right Buyer

September 29, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Are you listing your home for sale? If so, it is time to get ready to meet with buyers and their real estate agents. And while you surely want to sell your home as quickly as possible, you will also want to do your homework to make sure you’re selling to the right person. Let’s explore the process of buyer qualification and why it’s important to do a little digging into potential buyers of your home.

Baby on the Way? Learn How to Child-proof Your Home so Your Baby Is Safe From Harm

September 28, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Do you have a baby on the way? If so, you are likely already wondering how you are supposed to make your home safe from harm. The good news is that with a little work, you’ll be able to make your house or apartment that much safer. Let’s take a look at how you can child-proof your home in under a few hours.

Case-Shiller: Home Prices Higher in July, Home Prices May Have Peaked

September 27, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Case-Shiller reported higher sales of new homes for July; the national reading for new home sales increased by 0.10 percent to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 5.90 percent. The 20-City Home Price Index rose by 0.20 percent to 5.80 percent on a seasonally adjusted annual basis.

5 Key Maintenance Tasks to Prepare Your Home for the Winter

September 26, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

The days are getting shorter, the temperature is dropping and the kids are heading back to school. The approach of autumn means that winter is just around the corner. The question is – is your home ready? Break out your checklist and let’s run through five key maintenance tasks that will get your home prepared to face the winter.

Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week September 25 2017

September 25, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic news included readings on housing starts, building permits issued and sales of pre-owned homes. The Fed’s Federal Open Market Committee issued its customary post-meeting statement and Fed Chair Janet Yellen gave a press conference. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were also released.

Understanding the Differences Between ‘Prequalified’ And ‘Preapproved’ For a Mortgage

September 22, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Are you in the market for a new home? If you are going to rely on mortgage financing to cover some of the purchase cost, you will need to start the application process as soon as possible. However, what if you just need to know how much you will be able to borrow so you can start finding homes in your price range?

The Quick and Easy Guide to Finding the Best Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home

September 21, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Is it time to move on from your house, townhouse or condo? If a sale is in your near future, you will want to start looking for a professional selling agent or broker to help manage the process. Let’s take a look at our quick and easy guide to finding the best real estate agent to handle your home sale.

NAHB: Builder Confidence Dips on Hurricane Damage

September 20, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Home builders had less confidence in housing market conditions in September. In the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, builders worried that ongoing shortages of construction labor and materials would worsen. NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald said that concerns over labor and building materials were “intensified,” but said that builder confidence was expected to return to high readings once rebuilding is underway.

Upgrading Your Home? 5 Great Reasons to Make the Switch to Hardwood Floors

September 19, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Are you tired of scouring the internet, trying to find the secret recipe for whatever will take stains out of your carpet? And the irritating annual steam cleaning ritual where your whole home is soaking wet for a couple of days? Ugh. If your old carpet has you down, it might be time for a change. In today’s blog post we’ll share five great reasons why you’ll want to make the switch from carpet to hardwood floors.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – September 18, 2017

September 18, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic readings release included reports on inflation, core inflation retail sales and retail sales excluding autos. Consumer sentiment, along with weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were also reported.

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