Home Owners Have Big Interior Design Plans

Let #bobwert #remax Help You Find #therighthome #lebanoncountypa Only 2 percent of more than 1,700 home owners in the U.S. and Canada surveyed recently by the remodeling website Houzz say they have achieved their design vision for their homes. On average, most home owners say they’re only … [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...]

Maybe Staging Isn’t That Important…

Staging may not be important and may not raise residential sales prices, according to researchers at the College of William & Mary.  The study polled 820 home buyers who were shown a series of six virtual tours of a single property, each focusing either on wall color or furnishings. The … [Read more...]

Financial Reasons to buy a Home – Harvard

Eric Belsky is Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University. He also currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Housing Research and Housing Policy Debate. Last year he released a paper on homeownership - The Dream Lives On: the Future of … [Read more...]

Pending Home Sales Increase in March

After months of stagnant activity, pending home sales rose in March, marking the first gain in the past nine months, according to the National Association of Realtors®. NAR’s chief economist said a gain was inevitable. “After a dismal winter, more buyers got an opportunity to look at homes … [Read more...]

Buying a Home Less Expensive than renting, by 38%!

Trulia released their Rent vs. Buy Report last week. The report explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting in all of the 100 largest metro areas by an average of 38%! The other interesting findings in the report include: §Even though prices increased sharply in many markets over … [Read more...]

Weather Blamed for Freeze on New Housing Starts

Construction on new single-family homes and apartments dropped in January, the Commerce Department reports. This marks the second consecutive monthly drop in housing starts, as frigid winter weather puts a chill on the new-home recovery, according to the National Association of Home Builders. "Cold … [Read more...]

Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional

PAPERWORK An agent will help with all disclosures and paperwork necessary in today’s heavily regulated environment. This helps remove much of the liability a buyer or seller could face. EXPERIENCE Navigating today’s real estate and mortgage processes can be like walking through a minefield of … [Read more...]

Advertising your home for sale to Home-Buyers

Agents advertise homes for the same reasons as a company does. Typically they’ll advertise in classified ads or in specialty magazines featuring homes available for sale. But as in other types of advertising, these types of ads rarely sell the home because the primary goal of advertising is to … [Read more...]