Each month, the Department of Housing and Urban Development puts out its Housing Scorecard. Think of it as a monthly report card on how well the housing market is doing. August’s report was titled “The Obama Administration’s Efforts to Stabilize the Housing Market and Help American Homeowners.” Let’s take a look and see if those efforts are paying off.
When listing your house for sale, real estate experts agree that you should stage your home to sell it quicker, easier and to beat out your competition. Staging allows potential buyers to envision themselves in your home. Basically, they want to picture their lives within these new, potential walls and all of the clutter stops them from doing so. Eliminating that hot pink princess room and frames of grandma will help their vision—and help you sell your home!
The results are in and the news is good! The 2013 edition of the National Housing Pulse Survey shows that the attitude Americans have about the housing market has improved compared to recent years
Appraisals can be confusing for many going through the mortgage process. Everything is going smoothly, the appraiser has come and gone, and then the number comes in. What exactly is this strange paperwork you’ve been given? How does it explain the value of your house? This assigned value will stick with your home until another appraisal is done, and it can have a large impact on the mortgage process. Here are a few appraisal basics to help you understand the appraisal process.
Are you considering a home improvement project in order to sell your house? Before you recruit a contractor, you may want to do a little homework on the current housing market. Of course, we all want our home to have wonderful curb appeal to sell – and sell fast! But a little analysis can help you determine whether the renovation is worth your time and money.
In June existing home prices shot up nationwide by about 10.7% according to Trulia, a leading online residential real estate firm. This is both good and bad news, depending on which side of the fence you’re standing on. Sellers are probably doing a little happy jig now while some buyers may be feeling a little blue or shocked by the news.
If you’ve been waiting for a good time to enter the housing market, wait no longer! With home values rising and inventory low, now is the perfect time to sell your home. So what do you need to do to increase your home’s value and ensure the selling process goes smoothly? I sat down with Doug Gartley, associate broker with In-House Realty, to find out. Here are Doug’s tips that every seller should know to be successful.
We’ll review the benefits of having a notary and the role they play when closing your home loan.
An article from Mortgage New Daily from a few days back says that more than half of Americans in a recent Gallup poll expect average home prices in their area to rise. That’s up from just 33 percent just one year ago of Americans who were bullish about their home value.
Today we’re traveling out west and exploring what makes a Pueblo home a Pueblo home. If you’ve driven by a Taco Bell or Del Taco recently, you’re already somewhat familiar believe it or not. Keep that in mind as you read on…and stop thinking about tacos – deliciously greasy fast food tacos.