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...]

4 Reasons to Buy a Home Now

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise The Home Price Expectation Survey polls a distinguished panel of over 100 economists, investment strategists, and housing market analysts. Their most recent report projects appreciation … [Read more...]

Home Ownership and Net worth

Over several years, home ownership has seemed to lose some of its appeal as a financial investment. As owners endured through the housing bust, some began to question whether owning a home was truly a good way to build wealth. But a study by the Federal Reserve properly answered this … [Read more...]

The Importance of Using an Agent when Selling Your House

When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price with the least amount of hassles. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is to actually get the home sold. In order to accomplish all three goals, a seller should realize the … [Read more...]

Foreclosure Inventory Falls 35%, Celebration Muted

Many markets across the country are seeing fewer foreclosures. That’s because foreclosure inventory has plunged 35 percent nationally from a year ago, but housing experts aren’t ready to say the foreclosure crisis is completely behind the nation quite yet. The Current State of Foreclosures: … [Read more...]

Selling your House, 5 reasons to do so now

Many sellers are still hesitant about putting their house up for sale. Where are prices headed? Where are interest rates headed? Can buyers qualify for a mortgage?  These are all valid questions. However, there are several reasons to sell your home sooner rather than later. Here are five of those … [Read more...]

Mortgage Rates Hover Near Yearly Lows

Fixed-rate mortgages remained mostly unchanged this week, with borrowing costs just slightly above their lows for 2014, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey. Are low interest rates spooking your potential move-up buyers? Read this: Understanding and Combatting the Rate Lock-in … [Read more...]

How much down payment do you actually need?

A recent survey by Zelman & Associates revealed that 38% of those between the ages of 25-29 years old and 42% of those between the ages of 30-34 years old believe that a minimum of 15% is required as a down payment to purchase a home. A recent questionnaire administered by Freddie Mac showed … [Read more...]