If you’re renting a home or an apartment, the time will likely come when you want to upgrade. Whether you’re looking to settle down with your significant other or you’re itching to invest in more than just your monthly rent check, the time may come when you’re ready to switch hats from renter to homeowner. But how do you know if you’re ready, financially?
I’m in the process of buying a home right now, and lucky for me (and all the other home buyers out there), there’s a great new tool to help you find the place that’s right for you: My Perfect Home powered by Home Scouting. Read on to find out more about this powerful tool and how it could help you.
If you’ve been saving up for a beach town home, it’s time to make this dream a reality! The housing market is hot and interest rates are still historically low, so finding that perfect beach town home could be right around the corner. Check out a few destinations with high foreclosure rates where you could find a home that’s in your budget!
I’ve never liked midcentury modern, or “Googie” architecture – until just recently. Even if you don’t know the terminology, you’d know what it was if you saw it: buildings and homes that look like they’re straight out of a 1950s sci-fi movie. Because I’ve suddenly fallen in love with these futurist homes, I wanted to share a primer of some of the coolest space-age homes for people who aren’t sure if this style is for them.
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?