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The Home-Buying Process in 10 Simple Steps

Competition among buyers in many markets has gotten intense, so if you’re serious about homeownership, you’d better get your act together. To point you in the right direction, Realtor.com has prepared a road map of the typical steps you need to be aware of during the home-buying process. 1. Choose an agent The first step in the home-buying […]

Homebuyers Can Now Search by School on Realtor.com

Realtor.com has launched a new home search by school boundaries to help buyers narrow their search to specific elementary, middle and high schools. Schools continue to play a major role in how buyers search for homes. More than 40 percent of potential homebuyers with children would use a school-led home search feature, according to Realtor.com. This is […]

One in Three Recent Homebuyers Made an Offer Sight-Unseen, Up from Nearly One in Five a Year Ago

Thirty-three percent of people who bought a home during the past year made an offer without first seeing the home in person, according to a May survey of 3,350 homebuyers and sellers commissioned by Redfin. In a similar survey completed last year, 19 percent of buyers said they had offered sight-unseen. Among recent millennial homebuyers, […]

How to Sell Your Home Fast

Need to sell your home in a hurry? By using these easy and inexpensive tips, Trulia.com says you can expect an offer in no time. Get a storage unit Anyone who tours your home is going to check out the storage spaces, which means that disorganized, overstuffed closets only serve as evidence that your home […]

Five Reasons to Buy a Home During Housing’s Hottest Season

Summer is the most popular time of the year to buy and sell a home. So, if you’re thinking about starting your home search, your first instinct might be to stay away and wait for the weather—and the market—to cool down. However, Realtor.com points out five distinct advantages to entering the marketplace during housing’s hottest […]

NAR Survey Finds Gen X on the Mend; More Children Living with Millennials and Boomers

An improving economy, multiple years of strong job growth and a notable increase in home values in most markets fueled a greater share of purchases from Generation X households during the past year. According to the National Association of Realtors’ 2017 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study, which evaluates the generational differences of recent […]

Millennials Continue to Compete in Housing Market

As the traditional home buying season kicked off, the seller held the upper-hand as low housing inventory drove competition among homebuyers, including millennials. However, the competitive market did not deter millennials—even in some of the most expensive markets—as the percentage of purchase loans among these borrowers steadily increased to 89 percent in April, up from […]

2017 SCE Housing Survey Finds Increased Optimism about Home Price Growth

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has released results from its February 2017 SCE Housing Survey, which provides information on consumers’ housing-related experiences and expectations. The survey, which is part of the broader Survey of Consumer Expectations, shows an increase in home price growth expectations, especially for growth during the next year. In addition, […]

Eight Ways to Test Out a Home Before Making an Offer

While that newly renovated home looks great in photos, what’s really behind that real estate listing could be too good to be true. When it comes to assessing a potential new home, the savvy buyer knows to relentlessly sleuth for any hidden problems. Like you would at a car dealership, test drive your potential future […]

What’s the Best Time of Year for Home Buyers?

The start of the busy home shopping season in early spring is a time of optimism for would-be home buyers—more new listings come on the market in spring than any other time of year. Come late spring, however, that optimism may turn into desperation as fear of missing out on the season’s newly listed homes […]