Homeownership…..The American Dream?

Is Homeownership the key to happiness in 2013? Home prices are up. But homeownership has fallen to its lowest level since 1995. What gives? If the real estate market is so strong,…
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3 Reasons Why You Can’t Rush a Home Purchase Today

With housing in recovery mode, credit easier to get, people feeling more secure in their jobs, and the economy improving, this is a good time to buy a home. But is it…

Ways to Make a Low Offer on a House in a Competitive Market

In a competitive real estate market, getting a ‘deal’ on a home may seem impossible. But in some cases, savvy buyers can still make a low offer on a home—and win. Here’s…

How to Use Home Staging in Real Estate

Most sellers would benefit from at least some level of staging. And staging doesn't have to involve a high-end designer removes all your stuff and completely transforms your home. The reality is,…

10 Percent Down Payments are Back

10 Percent Down Payments are Back Remember the 10 percent down payment on a house? It’s back. Before the recent credit crisis, getting a home loan was easy. Your down payment was…

How to Avoid Sellers Remorse in Real Estate

Sellers remorse can happen in markets weak and strong.  In many real estate markets today, sellers are in the driver’s seat. Inventory is low. Houses are selling for over asking, after a…
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How to Turn Your Home Into a Product in Real Estate

If a home sale is in your near future, it’s time to start thinking of your home as a product to be sold on the market. Once for sale, your home becomes…

5 Home Improvement Projects To Avoid

Today's typical buyers plan to live in their home for just five to seven years. So it’s more important than ever to consider resale when making home improvements. Even though you’re a…
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How to Avoid Homebuyers Remorse in Real Estate

Unlike store merchandise or a car, you can’t ‘try before you buy’ a home, which makes your decision to buy or not buy even more stressful. So, in this hotly competitive market,…

The Top 5 Things Today’s Homebuyers Want

The top 5 things today's homebuyers want varies differently from just ten years ago. Homebuyers today are younger and extremely tech savvy. They grew up with smartphones, apps, and Google searches. They want…