Report: Buyers Are Putting More Money Down

Average down payment percentages on conventional 30-year fixed-rate mortgages were on the rise in the third quarter as housing demand and buyer competition increases, according to a new report by LendingTree. The average down payment percentage rose to 17.63 in the third quarter, up from 16.29 … [Read more...]

Selling Concerns Grow Among Home Owners

Consumer attitudes toward the home selling climate are pulling back to their April 2015 level and receding from a four-year high in sentiment that was reached two months ago, according to a newly released index by Fannie Mae. The Home Purchase Sentiment Index pulls results from Fannie Mae's consumer … [Read more...]

Selling Concerns Grow Among Home Owners

Consumer attitudes toward the home selling climate are pulling back to their April 2015 level and receding from a four-year high in sentiment that was reached two months ago, according to a newly released index by Fannie Mae. The Home Purchase Sentiment Index pulls results from Fannie Mae's consumer … [Read more...]

5 Demands to Make on Your Real Estate Agent

Are you thinking of selling your house? Are you dreading having to deal with strangers walking through the house? Are you concerned about getting the paperwork correct? Hiring a professional real estate agent can take away most of the challenges of selling. A great agent is always worth more than … [Read more...]

Pricing Real Estate, Homes

Location may have the most effect on value but Price is without question the most important factor controlling the sale of real estate.  Anything will sell anytime, how long will it take depends on the price. Think about it this way – you may really want to buy a car for your collection and your … [Read more...]

Sales Prices – Get it right the first time

Are there undesirable effects from changing the listing price of a home? Findings seem to indicate that, on average, properties that undergo a listing price change take longer to sell and experience pricing discounts greater than comparable homes. Likewise, homes with price changes are found to go … [Read more...]

June Existing-Home Sales Slip but Prices Continue to Roll at Double-Digit Rates

Existing-home sales declined in June but have stayed well above year-ago levels for the past two years, while the median price shows seven straight months of double-digit year-over-year increases, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Total existing-home sales1, which are completed … [Read more...]

Selling your House – Don’t over price it

There is no doubt that the housing market is coming back nicely. What, if anything, could slow down the current momentum? We believe it may be sellers’ over exuberance when it comes to pricing. There is little doubt that house prices have appreciated over the last twelve months in most regions of … [Read more...]

Selling Your House – Five Reasons you should do it now.

Many are talking about why now is a great time to buy a home. Today, we want to look at why it might also be an opportune time to sell your house. Here are the Top 5 Reasons we believe now may be a perfect time to put your house on the market. 1.) Demand Is High  Homes are selling at the … [Read more...]

Reasons Why your House May Not Have Sold Yet

Is price too high: This is the Main reason your house may not be selling. Despite the many memories of raising your family and your personal connection to your (home), buyers don’t have the same attachment. Buyers don't consider that and will generally not look at over-priced properties. If they … [Read more...]