7 Tips for Staging Your Home

Let #bobwert #remax Help You Find #therighthome Make your home warm and inviting to boost your home’s value and speed up the sale process. The first step to getting buyers to make an offer on your home is to impress them with its appearance so they begin to envision themselves living there. … [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...]

A Great Reason to Sell Now

The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by ‘supply and demand’. If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limited, the price of that item increases. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the supply of homes for … [Read more...]

Estimations of Home Prices, Next 5 Years

Often real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they might be going. The Home Price Expectation Survey done every quarter by Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists about where prices are … [Read more...]

More People confident about buying a home

Last week, Fannie Mae released their January 2014 National Housing Survey results.  Two categories reported all-time survey highs. 52% of respondents thought it would be easy for them to get a home mortgage today          70% of respondents said they would buy if they were going to … [Read more...]

Mortgage Rates Slide for Fifth Straight Week

Mortgage rates continued to inch down this week as the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.23 percent, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey. "Mortgage rates fell further this week following the release of weaker housing data,” Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac’s chief economist … [Read more...]

Reasons to Buy a Home Now, and not wait until Spring

Based on prices, mortgage rates and soaring rents, there may have never been a better time in real estate history to purchase a home than right now. Here are five reasons purchasers should consider buying before the spring market arrives: Supply Is Shrinking With inventory declining in many … [Read more...]

House Flips Up 16% as Prices Rebound

Investors are flipping houses again, a trend that had become popular during the housing boom but fell off after home prices started dropping. Now, with home prices back on the rise again, many markets are seeing flips on the upswing. Homes that were purchased and then resold within six months … [Read more...]

Do-Nots Before Buying a Home

Lenders will review loan packages prior to approval and the main factors they are concerned with are the source of funds for down-payment and closing costs. Almost certainly, they will ask for the last two or three month statements of assets. These include checking accounts, savings accounts, … [Read more...]

Rating Exterior Replacement Projects – Most Valuable Home Improvement

A home’s curb appeal is crucial because it can be the first thing buyers notice about a home. Realtors® rated exterior projects among the most valuable home improvement projects in the 2014 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report. Realtors® know what home features are important to buyers in their … [Read more...]