5 Reasons You Shouldn’t For Sale by Owner

Let #bobwert #remax Help You Find #therighthome Some homeowners consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). We think there are several reasons this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Here are five of our … [Read more...]

Top smart home technology features consumers want

When it comes to smart home technology, amenities like refrigerators, thermostats, lighting, and garage doors are gaining in popularity among homeowners and buyers. But smart technology that controls home security systems might be the most desirable, according to research from iControl Networks, a … [Read more...]

Down Payments for Lower-Priced Homes Too High – Double

Let #bobwert #remax Help You Find #therighthome #lebanoncountypa Buyers looking at lower-priced homes are not only facing major inventory hurdles, they’re also finding that they have to bring more money to the closing table. The median down payment for the cheapest 25 percent of homes was … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Hire a Realtor

5 Reasons to Hire a Realtor Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey. You need an experienced Real Estate Professional to lead you to your ultimate goal. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can For Sale … [Read more...]

Rental Affordability Crisis Spreads to Middle America

Skyrocketing rents continue to plague renters, and the problem is going to only get worse all over the country. “Overall, housing dynamics are currently changing,” Mark Fleming, CoreLogic’s chief economist, said last month during panel hosted by CoreLogic and the Urban Institute. “Rental … [Read more...]

4 Reasons to Buy a Home Now

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise The Home Price Expectation Survey polls a distinguished panel of over 100 economists, investment strategists, and housing market analysts. Their most recent report projects appreciation … [Read more...]

Fixed-Rate Mortgages Tick Up Just Slightly This Week

Borrowing costs inched up moderately on fixed-rate mortgages, but still remain lower than last year’s averages, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey. More on Mortgage Rates: Refi Applications Boost Loan Demand Understanding and Combatting the Rate Lock-in … [Read more...]

Home Ownership and Net worth

Over several years, home ownership has seemed to lose some of its appeal as a financial investment. As owners endured through the housing bust, some began to question whether owning a home was truly a good way to build wealth. But a study by the Federal Reserve properly answered this … [Read more...]

The Importance of Using an Agent when Selling Your House

When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price with the least amount of hassles. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is to actually get the home sold. In order to accomplish all three goals, a seller should realize the … [Read more...]

Foreclosure Inventory Falls 35%, Celebration Muted

Many markets across the country are seeing fewer foreclosures. That’s because foreclosure inventory has plunged 35 percent nationally from a year ago, but housing experts aren’t ready to say the foreclosure crisis is completely behind the nation quite yet. The Current State of Foreclosures: … [Read more...]