Must do November Home Maintenance tasks

We’ll be honest: We hate the phrase “transitional month.” Instead we like to think of November as a large-scale dress rehearsal for winter—the month that’s cold but not yet bone-chilling, frosty but not yet snowy. Before it gets too nasty to work outdoors, take the month to button up your … [Read more...]

A Cost-Saving Perk to Selling a Smart Home

More insurance companies are offering discounts on home insurance policies for owners with Internet-connected devices. Companies are seeing the perks of smart home tech in helping to prevent leaks or burglaries. Smarten Up Prep Agents With 6 Smart Home Facts Get Smart About Smart … [Read more...]

Rents Skyrocket at highest rates in almost a Decade

  The Consumer Price Index (CPI) was released by the Labor Department last week. An analysis by Market Watch revealed the cost of rent was 3.8% higher than a year ago for the second straight month in June. That’s the strongest yearly price gain since 2007. This coincides with … [Read more...]

Americans believe Real Estate is the Best Long-term Investment

According to Bankrate’s latest Financial Security Index Poll, Americans who have money to set aside for the next 10 years would rather invest in real estate than any other type of investment. Bankrate asked Americans to answer the following question: “Which would be the best way to … [Read more...]

Military Foreclosure Protections Extended

Let #bobwert #remax Help You Find #therighthome#military #militaryfamilies Lawmakers have granted active-duty military an extension in avoiding foreclosure. House and Senate lawmakers recently agreed to extend until the end of 2015 protections for military members, which will prevent a bank from … [Read more...]

Get a Discount on Your Mortgage

Let #bobwert #remax Help You Find #therighthome Get a Discount on Your Mortgage Lending giants Bank of America Corp. and Citigroup reportedly will offer mortgages at discounted rates to stir more lending among low-income borrowers and those with subprime credit histories. The loans will be … [Read more...]

Low Mortgage Rates Are Lingering

Let #bobwert #remax Help You Find #therighthome The average percentage rates for fixed-rate mortgages inched up slightly this week, but continue to hover near yearly lows. Freddie Mac reports the following national averages with mortgage rates for the week ending Sept. 11: 30-year … [Read more...]

Why It Pays to Be a Home Owner

Home owners are building net worth at a pace that is up to quadruple that of a renter. Tips for Renters 10 Ways to Prepare for Home Ownership Tax Benefits of Home Ownership You Don't Need That Much of a Down Payment In the past 15 years, the net worth of the typical home owner has … [Read more...]

Preparing your House, to Sell a Home to a Buyer

Let #bobwert #remax Help You Find #therighthome Often you will hear real estate agents refer to a purchase as a "home," but if someone is selling a property, you will often hear them refer to it as a "house." The reason for this is that buying a home is often an emotional choice, but when selling … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Buy a Home Now

Based on prices, mortgage rates and soaring rents, there may have never been a better time in real estate history to purchase a home than right now. Here are five major reasons purchasers should consider buying. 1. Competition is about to Increase Every spring a surge of prospective purchasers … [Read more...]