4 Things You Should Never, Ever Say If You Hope to Sell Your Home

October 31, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Have you ever had a conversation with a total stranger where you said something that you regret? If you are placing your house or condo on the market, you’re eventually going to end up having to chat with potential buyers. Yes, your real estate agent is likely to do most of the talking. However, you will still have to deal with buyers that want to grill you about the home’s history, condition and more.

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

October 30, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic news included readings on new and pending home sales and weekly reports on mortgage rates and new jobless claims.

It’s Hammer Time: 4 Common Remodeling Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

October 27, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Investing in your home by remodeling or renovating is an excellent way to increase its value. However, a significant renovation project can quickly turn into a disaster, especially for those who are inexperienced. Let’s take a look at four of the more common home renovation mistakes that homeowners make and how you can avoid them.

You Ask, We Answer: Should I Build a New Custom Home or Buy an Existing One?

October 26, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Are you looking to buy a new house in the near future? If so, one of the choices you will face is constructing your own brand-new home or buying an existing home. The idea of building a new house on the right piece of land might sound enticing, but what if you could have a larger, more luxurious existing home in the same neighborhood for a much lower cost?

Learning to Love Technology: 3 Tips That Will Help You to Embrace Home Automation

October 25, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Are you still using a key to unlock your door and twisting a dial on the wall to set the temperature? Home automation technology has made considerable strides in the past couple of years, so it might be time to invest. In today’s blog post we will explore three tips that can help those looking to make the leap into a fully automated home.

The Quick-and-Easy Guide to Getting Started With House Flipping

October 24, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Investing in real estate is one of the oldest means of building and storing wealth. However, it is only just recently that “flipping” of houses – buying at a low price, renovating and selling at a higher price – became popular. For many, house flipping has become a full-time career and their primary source of income.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – October 23, 2017

October 23, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic reports included NAHB Housing Market Indexes along with readings on housing starts, building permits and existing home sales. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were also released.

Selling Your House? 3 Strange Questions That Potential Buyers Might Ask and How to Answer Them

October 20, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Are you listing your home for sale now, or in the near future? If so, you have probably come to terms with the fact that soon you’ll be having strangers tour through your home asking all kinds of questions about it. In today’s blog post we’ll take a look at three strange questions that buyers might ask and how to approach answering them.

Worried That Your Past Student Loan Debt Might Delay Buying a Home? Here’s What to Do

October 19, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Whether you are just about to graduate college or you have been out for a few years, there’s a good chance you’re carrying some amount of student loan debt. It seems that news headlines are regularly pointing out that the nation’s graduates are suffering from the stress of student debt. Moreover, that pressure can be even worse for those who are looking to buy a home and start putting some roots down in the local community.

Home Builder Sentiment Highest in Five Months

October 18, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Builder sentiment rebounded in October after lagging during summer months. The National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index reading for October was four points higher than the expected reading of 64 and September’s reading, which was also 64. Any NAHB Housing Market Index reading over 50 is considered positive.

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