Downsizing? Here’s What You Can Expect When You Move From a House to a Condo

November 30, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Whether the kids have moved out or you just aren’t using the extra bedrooms, having a house that feels ‘too big’ is rarely fun. In today’s post, we will share a few changes you can expect when you downsize from a large house to a smaller apartment or condo.

Case-Shiller: Home Prices Grow at Fastest Rate Since June 2014

November 29, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Home prices continued to rise in September according to Case-Shiller National and 20-City home price index reports. According to the National Home Price Index, national home prices rose 0.70 percent month for the three months ending in September. The National Index regained its pre-housing bubble peak and surpassed it by 5.90 percent as of September.

Did You Know: Why New Construction Homes Are A Top Choice For Today’s Home Buyer

November 28, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Are you in the market for a new house? If so, you may have been comparing your options when it comes to open listings on the local market. One decision you will need to consider: do you want to purchase an existing home or build a new one? Let’s explore a few reasons why new construction homes are a popular choice for today’s home buyer.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 27, 2017

November 27, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic reports included readings on pre-owned home sales, weekly reports on mortgage rates and new jobless claims and consumer sentiment. The weekly news cycle was shorter due to the Thanksgiving holidays on Thursday and Friday.

Appliance Therapy: What to Do If Your Dishwasher Is Terrible at Cleaning Your Dishes

November 24, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

As kitchen appliances go, there are few loved more than the dishwasher. They can be a major time saver – that is, if your dishes are coming out clean. Let’s take a quick look at a few steps you can take if your dishwasher is not doing its job.

‘Pine’-ing for a New Look? 3 Ways You Can Use Wood Features to ‘Spruce’ up Your Home

November 22, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Whether you are renovating an older home or putting the finishing touches on a new one, you would be amiss if you did not consider how to include furniture and other items made of wood. With a diverse range of colors and textures, wooden features are a must-have for any modern home design. Let’s take a look at three ways that you can use wood to add a little spice to your home decor.

Buying in 2018? Get Your Down Payment Ready Now by Tapping These Helpful Sources

November 21, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Are you in the market for a new house or condo in 2018? With the new year just around the corner, now is the time to get all of your financial details in order. As you may know, buying a home is a significant financial transaction. But it all starts with your down payment, which is the lump sum that you invest in order to purchase the home.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 20, 2017

November 20, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic news included remarks by Fed Chair Janet Yellen about the diversity of opinions in the Federal Open Market Committee, readings on inflation, and the National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index. The Commerce Department issued reports on housing starts and building permits issued; Freddie Mac and the Commerce Department issued weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims.

Are You Ready for Home Ownership? Find Out by Answering These 4 Questions

November 17, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Have you been dreaming about a larger, roomier or more luxurious living space? Or perhaps just want to experience the joy of owning your own home and building your net worth instead of renting? Let’s explore a few questions that can help to answer whether or not you’re ready for a new lifestyle as a homeowner.

Should You Get a Home Inspection Before Selling Your Home? Let’s Take a Look

November 16, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Give some thought to your home’s current condition. How old is it? When was its last professional inspection? Has your home suffered any significant weather or other kinds of damage? Let’s have a quick look at a few reasons why you may want to consider investing in a professional home inspection before selling your home.

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