Are you about to start your move? Make sure you’re prepared so your move goes off without a hitch. Check out our timetable and tips to help you pull off a stress-free move.
How do real estate agents get paid? Real estate agents work on a commission basis, meaning that their time and efforts are only rewarded once a transaction goes through. So when you see that line item in the contract, at least you know why it’s there. Read on to find out more!
As the younger generation of people increasingly seek urban rather than suburban lifestyles, America’s major cities have responded by giving their downtown areas major facelifts. Upgrading cities’ central business districts lures the educated, young and professional while also providing a powerful incentive for businesses to locate where the best human resources are. These efforts have resulted in the rebirth of a number of American cities, including the following five that are on the rise.
Are you armed and ready for a real estate bidding war? If not, read this to learn some tips that may give you a competitive edge.
If homeownership sounds like something you see in your future, here are a few financial questions you need to make sure you have the right answer to
Here’s some good news: After falling through the floor in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, housing prices are finally enjoying a sustained upswing. According to the CoreLogic Home Price Index, year-over-year home prices rose by an impressive 11.8% in 2013, making it the best year for home price appreciation since 2005. According to the Case-Shiller Home Price Index, the U.S. housing market is “on a roll,” with year-over-year gains of over 20% in some parts of the country. After years of fretting, you may now be sitting on some valuable home equity you didn’t even know you had! The question is, how can you harness that increased equity?
Whether you’re moving into a new-to-you home or building from the ground up, the right home is about more than the mere structure. The right home sets the tone and the environment for your lifestyle. The right layout, look and region are key factors to finding the home of your dreams—and living a life that’s anything but ordinary.
Buying a home for the first time can be nerve-wracking for some folks. While it may not calm the nerves of every first-time buyer, a home warranty can take some of the worry out of the deal.
It’s no secret that home values have risen considerably from where they were just a couple years ago. But what does this mean for you as a homeowner? Depending on your specific situation, there are many different ways this could impact you and your finances. For your benefit, we’ve listed three major ways that rising home values could impact you as a homeowner.
In recent months, my wife and I have been on the hunt for a house. Fortunately the search is over, but in the course of looking for our dream home, we were treated to a few – shall we say – interesting approaches to decorating. These screaming, shrieking examples of what NOT to do, are worth mentioning: