The Most Common Housing Style in the U.S.

The detached single-family home may dominate in a large portion of the U.S., but in many cities across the country, the growing urban population and lack of space may make this type of home less common in the future. Read more: Guide to Residential Styles To track and chart the most common … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Regardless, you are still paying a mortgage

There are some people that have not purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent free, you are paying a mortgage - either your mortgage or your landlord’s. As a paper from the … [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...]

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...]

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...]