6 Household Chores to Tackle Now

While spring is a popular time to tidy up a home, there is also summer cleaning to be done. Before summer winds down completely, your clients may want to take on a few chores around the house, particularly before the cold weather makes these household chores more difficult. Read more: Do … [Read more...]

Whether you buy or Rent, you are paying a mortgage

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There are some people that have not purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent free, you are paying a mortgage - either yours or your landlord’s. As The Joint Center for … [Read more...]

Neighborhood Features That Can Drag Down Prices

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Living near bad schools can decrease a home’s value big time. Indeed, the median home price in ZIP codes with schools that receive a one to three rating (out of possible 10) is only $155,000. Read more: Questions to Ask About the Neighborhood Realtor.com® analyzed home prices and … [Read more...]

Renovation Tips that Attract Millennial Buyers

Generation Y makes up the largest pool of potential buyers, and builders and current home owners alike are keeping their needs in mind when building and renovating homes. Read more: Stage a Baby Boomer Home the Millennial Way The millennial generation is overwhelmed with options and … [Read more...]

Real Estate Values today compared to pre 2008 Peak

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This housing market has many people talking about home values; where they are and where they are headed. It’s also interesting to look back and see how home prices compare to values prior to the housing crisis. Every quarter, Freddie Mac releases their House Price Index. The index usually … [Read more...]

Gray Becomes the ‘It’ Paint Color in Interiors

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Gray walls are becoming the modern, neutral choice for interior spaces as painting experts sum up the trend by saying “gray is the new beige.” All Across the Spectrum Paint Primer: Quick, Affordable Change Artist Can Color Cost You a Sale? 5 Paint Mistakes Sellers Should Avoid But … [Read more...]

Shipping Container Homes Aren’t Far-Fetched

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It’s a shipping container. No, it’s a home. Call it a “modern, utilitarian, and industrial chic” spin on a home, says realtor.com® in an article that highlights the growing number of shipping containers being transformed into homes in Houston. Read more: Curious About Containers? In … [Read more...]

Renovation costs versus Value via Pinterest

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Thinking about doing some home renovation projects? Of course, you'll want to know how big of a “bang-for-your-buck” you can expect…. https://www.pinterest.com/bobsproperties/ideas-for-the-home/ … [Read more...]

Where are home prices headed the next 5 years?

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Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts, and investment & market strategists … [Read more...]

What Are Americans’ Top Housing Concerns?

It might not be all low inventory and high prices. It seems Americans have a confidence problem when it comes to the housing market. They’re increasingly apprehensive to move forward, citing concerns over the economy and job security, according to the latest ValueInsured Modern Homebuyer Survey, … [Read more...]