Home Amenities Likely to Grow in Demand

#energyefficiency #bobwert #remax #homesforsale Certain amenities that home buyers now consider “nice-to-have” may soon move into the “must-have” category in the coming years. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate on its Clean Slate blog post recently featured three amenities that are … [Read more...]

Applying For A Mortgage: Why So Much Paperwork?

We are often asked why there is so much paperwork mandated by the bank for a mortgage loan application when buying a home today. It seems that the bank needs to know everything about us and requires three separate sources to validate each and every entry on the application form. Many buyers are … [Read more...]

Family Wealth Grows as Home Equity Builds

With residential real estate values rising quite substantially in most parts of the country over the last few years, many homeowners are seeing a major increase in their family’s wealth as equity continues to build in their house. A recent study by the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard … [Read more...]

Buying a Home Remains 35% Less Expensive than Renting!

In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage throughout the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The updated numbers actually show that the range is from an average of 16% in … [Read more...]

Home Decorating Ideas, Pinterest

Home Decorating Ideas from Pinterest and Bob Wert http://www.pinterest.com/pin/444237950717692401/ http://www.pinterest.com/bobsproperties/ … [Read more...]

4 Reasons to Buy Before Winter

Let #bobwert #remax Help You Find #therighthome It's that time of year, the seasons are changing and with them bring thoughts of the upcoming holidays, family get togethers, and planning for a new year. Those who are on the fence about whether now is the right time to buy don't have to look much … [Read more...]

Five Reasons to sell Before this Winter

Let #bobwert #remax Help You Find #therighthome People across the country are beginning to think about what their life will look like next year. It happens every Fall. We ponder whether we should relocate to a different part of the country to find better year round weather or perhaps move across … [Read more...]

Where You’ll Pay the Most in Electricity Costs

PA Electricity costs rank in the middle of the pack, with many NE states leading the pack with highest electricity prices, while Washington State ranks the lowest. Home owners may find higher electricity costs are taking a bigger chunk from their wallet. The average price of electricity to … [Read more...]

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...]