Top 10 Common Repair Costs

In the life of every home, repairs happen. Here are the top 10 most common repairs that, sooner or later, your house will require. A dripping faucet can be fixed for about $30 dollars if you DIY. Bring in a plumber for the repair and you may spend up to $300 on labor. Image: Liz Foreman for … [Read more...]

Five reasons Not to sell For Sale By Owner

In today's market, with homes selling quickly and prices rising some homeowners might consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Here are five … [Read more...]

Bonus room ideas Via Pinterest

Check out this nice playroom nursery https://www.pinterest.com/bobsproperties/ideas-for-the-house/ … [Read more...]

The Two Things You Don’t Need to Hear from Your Listing Agent

You’ve decided to sell your house. You begin to interview potential real estate agents to help you through the process. You need someone you trust enough to: Set the market value on possibly the largest asset your family owns (your home) Set the time schedule for the successful liquidation … [Read more...]

Financing affects an offer’s consideration

The majority of buyers don’t have enough cash available to buy a home, so they need to obtain a mortgage financing to purchase a home. Most buyers make their purchases contingent upon obtaining mortgages, so the seller is informed of a buyer’s financing plans in order to consider the merits of … [Read more...]

Harvard: 5 Financial Reasons to Buy a Home

Eric Belsky is Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University. He also currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Housing Research and Housing Policy Debate. This year he released a new paper on homeownership - The Dream Lives On: the Future of … [Read more...]

Home Buyers Value Environmentally Friendly Features

Homeowners frequently see their heating bills rise as fall begins and the weather cools. For this reason, homes with energy efficient and environmentally friendly features are often a priority to prospective buyers. According to the National Association of Realtors®’ 2012 Profile of Home Buyers … [Read more...]

New Sign of Housing Recovery’s Hold?

Out of 350 metros across the country, 52 have returned to or exceeded their pre-recession levels, according to a new index debuted by the National Association of Home Builders and First American.  The newly released Leading Markets Index factors in housing permits, home prices, and employment data … [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...]