Successful Spring Cleaning Tips

Let #bobwert #remax Help You Find #therighthome Spring is here with pollen and more! It is time to get all of the extra dust out of your home and get ready for summer. I found some great tips at About.com on how to organize your spring cleaning and keep it that way! The first tip is to follow … [Read more...]

Quotes on Home Ownership

Let #bobwert #remax Help You Find #therighthome #lebanonpa 2014 American Express Spending & Saving Tracker “About two-thirds (65%) of homeowners say they are confident they would get the asking price for their home if they were to put it on the market today (up from 40% in … [Read more...]

Latinos paint a portrait of future US Buyers

A recent Pew Research Center report gives us a better idea of who our future buyers will be, if we look at the numbers based on school enrollment. College 18- to 24-year-old Hispanics enrolled in college increased by 324,000 students between 2011 and 2012, marking the third straight year of … [Read more...]

Economists: Growth in Home Prices Will Slow by Half in 2014

Economists are predicting housing prices to continue to rise next year — but only at about half the rate that they did in 2013, Money Magazine reports.  However, “for a sustainable recovery, you want to see more balance between buyers and sellers,” says David Stiff, chief economist at … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Sell Before Spring

Many sellers feel that the spring is the best time to place their home on the market as buyer demand increases at that time of year. However, the fall and winter have their own advantages. Here are five reasons to sell now. Only Serious Buyers Are Out At this time of year, only those purchasers … [Read more...]

Most Metro Areas Show Strong Annual Home-Price Growth

The majority of metropolitan areas in the third quarter experienced robust year-over-year price gains, with the national median price showing the strongest annual growth in nearly eight years, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®. The median existing … [Read more...]

Shopping for Low Interest Rate Home Loans

Buying a home is likely the biggest purchase you will make, and even more likely a purchase that will require a loan. When dealing with a financial commitment such as this, understanding how to get the lowest possible interest rate could mean a difference of thousands of dollars. Home loans are a … [Read more...]

Rental Vacancy Rate Lowest in More Than a Decade

The U.S. apartment vacancy rate fell to its lowest level in more than a decade during the third quarter, according to a new report by real estate research firm Reis Inc. It was down to 4.2 percent, the lowest vacancy rate since the third quarter of 2001, when it stood at 3.9 percent.  "Demand … [Read more...]

Cost of the home – last year, this year, and next

The cost of a home is determined mainly by two components: price and mortgage rate. Today, we want to show how the monthly cost of purchasing a median priced home has changed over the last twelve months and how it might change over the next twelve months. For the first two examples, we will be using … [Read more...]

Thinking of Selling Your House – 5 Reasons to Do it Now

Many now realize that it 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 The most recent Existing Home Sales … [Read more...]