The U.S. Census Bureau says homeownership is up over last year. In their words, “the national homeownership rate has risen to 64.4 percent.” And Realtor Magazine says that jump is “largely attributed to the rise in new, first-time homebuyers.” These first-time homebuyers are millennials and they don’t care about a fancy eat-in kitchen. Instead, they’re […]
When you buy a house, you basically have to learn a whole new language. Between figuring things out with your mortgage lender and navigating the results of the home inspection, you’re probably googling words left and right. As well you should be! It’s important to protect yourself during this major transaction. And that’s why one […]
Anyone who has moved or built a new home can tell you that the process is anything but seamless. Sure, you might hear from the one unicorn homeowner who made everything work perfectly but, in most cases, moving can be complicated and messy.
We love binge-watching house flipping shows while dreaming of tackling a flip of our own. House flipping can be fun, and sometimes profitable, but your favorite shows don’t tell you everything you need to know before you jump into your first flip. Here’s the lowdown on what you should know before you take on a […]
In a perfect world, every neighborhood would resemble Mayberry. Everyone would know each other by name and your next-door neighbor’s yard would always look as manicured as your own. Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as a perfect neighborhood and every zip code has its own pros and cons. Still, there’s nothing worse than having home […]
Spring is almost here and with it comes real estate’s busiest season: the spring market. If you’re thinking of getting your home ready to sell this spring, you’ll want to make sure it looks its best before making its debut. In addition to doing some staging and giving your home a good spring cleaning, that means paying […]
Zillow listed the top markets where they expect home values to grow the fastest in 2019 and many have something in common: Amazon. Most of the top markets were also among the finalists for Amazon’s second corporate headquarters. Is your hometown on the list? The survey (conducted by Pulsenomics) asked over 100 real estate economists to […]
Zillow, the leading online marketplace for homes for sale, recently released their 2019 design predictions of what trends are in — and which ones are out. If you have plans to sell your house this year, you may want to take note.
Zillow, the online real estate company that keeps a database of nationwide sales, just published a report with insights on the best time to sell your house for the most money. If you’re thinking about listing, it’s time to take action. The best time to list your house is the first half of May. Here’s […]
When you find a great fixer-upper, it can be difficult to determine if you should put an offer on it. You want to restore the home to its natural beauty — especially if it comes at a good price. However, you need to weigh the good, the bad and the ugly before making a decision. “Fixer-upper, […]