Must do November Home Maintenance tasks

We’ll be honest: We hate the phrase “transitional month.” Instead we like to think of November as a large-scale dress rehearsal for winter—the month that’s cold but not yet bone-chilling, frosty but not yet snowy. Before it gets too nasty to work outdoors, take the month to button up your … [Read more...]

A Cost-Saving Perk to Selling a Smart Home

More insurance companies are offering discounts on home insurance policies for owners with Internet-connected devices. Companies are seeing the perks of smart home tech in helping to prevent leaks or burglaries. Smarten Up Prep Agents With 6 Smart Home Facts Get Smart About Smart … [Read more...]

Americans believe Real Estate is the Best Long-term Investment

According to Bankrate’s latest Financial Security Index Poll, Americans who have money to set aside for the next 10 years would rather invest in real estate than any other type of investment. Bankrate asked Americans to answer the following question: “Which would be the best way to … [Read more...]

Waiting until after the Holidays, Isn’t a Smart Decision

Every year at this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their home on the market for the first time. Others who already have their home on the market decide to take it off the market until after the holidays. Here are six great reasons not to wait: 1. Relocation … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Builders Get Ready to Ramp Up Production

Building permits for single-family and multifamily construction surged to an eight-year high in June, signaling a pick-up in homebuilding is on the horizon, the Commerce Department reports. Read more: Builders Feel Like It's 2005 Permits for future home construction rose 7.4 percent to a 1.34 … [Read more...]

What If I Wait Until Next Year to Buy?

First-time homebuyers are flocking to the housing market in greater numbers than any time in the last few years. Renters who are ready and willing to buy are now realizing that they are also able to as well. Many first-time buyers are Millennials (born between 1981 – 1997). If you are one of the … [Read more...]

What First-Time Buyers Are Willing to Sacrifice

A new survey shows that consumers saving for a home are willing to forego modern conveniences in order to secure a down payment. That may even mean giving up phones, Internet, cable TV, or Starbucks, according to a newly released survey by the business advisory firm the Collingwood … [Read more...]

Lower Mortgage Rates Still Leave Buyers Cold

Let #bobwert #remax Help You Find #therighthome Despite a downward tick in mortgage rates, applications rose only 0.1 percent last week, perhaps signaling few reasons to refinance and low inventory for new buyers. Total application volume rose just 0.1 percent last week, according to the … [Read more...]