Home Features, Not Brands, Lure Young Buyers

Home features—particularly those that are technology-based—have a stronger pull on millennial home shoppers than the promotion of brand names, according to a new survey by John Burns Real Estate Consulting, conducted with 20,000 new home shoppers. Millennials tended to show a preference … [Read more...]

Mortgage Rates Rise to 4-Month High

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017 The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage reached its highest average since July this week. “The 10-year Treasury yield ticked up 6 basis points, while the 30-year mortgage rate jumped 5 basis points to 3.95 percent,” says Sean Becketti, Freddie … [Read more...]

Selling Your Home? 8 Uncomfortable Realizations You’ll Have Before You Succeed

 So Call Bob Wert, Re/Max, for a local expert with years of experience to list and sell your home kali9/iStock; realtor.com Selling a home is just one of those experiences you've got to go through to truly understand—it's a lot more involved, emotional, and exasperatingthan you might … [Read more...]

Home-Selling Checklist: 12 Things to Do Before Selling Your House

iStock; realtor.com Getting ready to sell your house? Then it's time to roll up your sleeves and get to work! Selling a home, after all, entails a whole lot more than just planting a "For Sale" sign on your front lawn or uploading a few random photos of your place—especially if you’re … [Read more...]

New-Home Sales Hit 10-Year High

Sales of newly built single-family homes rose 18.9 percent last month, according to data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. This represented the highest sales rate since October 2007, with a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 667,000 units, after an … [Read more...]

Homesnap – a new way to search for Homes!

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6 Easy Ways to Boost Curb Appeal

The exterior of the home counts big for creating first impressions. Indeed, 99 percent of real estate pros say that curb appeal is a critical factor in attracting a buyer, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2016 Remodeling Impact: Outdoor Features survey. Get more ideas: Amp Up … [Read more...]

Fall May Be Best Time for Buyers to Move

A slower fall season in home buying may help more lingering home buyers to jump in. Prices are easing somewhat. For the second month in a row, the median price of an existing home dropped. It reached $253,500 in August, after reaching a record high of $263,300 in June, according to the latest data … [Read more...]

What ‘Great Bones’ Really Means

“This house has great bones.” As a real estate professional, you’ve heard the phrase countless times. You’ve probably even uttered it more than once. But what do we really mean when we say a house has great bones? It’s a feature that all buyers want, but few can define. Understanding how … [Read more...]

3 Remodeling Mistakes That Hurt Resale Values

“Projects that take a home significantly beyond community norms are often not worth the cost when the owner sells the home,” says Scott Robinson, president of the Appraisal Institute. “If the improvements don’t match what’s standard in a community, they’ll be considered excessive.” … [Read more...]