Posts Tagged ‘home buyers’

Eight Frightening Things in Sellers’ Homes That Can Scare Buyers Silly

No matter how gorgeous your home is, it still could contain an item or two that happens to scare the pants off anyone who walks through your door. That might not be a problem if you don’t like guests, but it could be a huge problem if you’re trying to sell your place. It doesn’t take much to scare off […]

Should You Buy a Fixer-Upper?

Many home buyers fantasize about purchasing a run-down shack and transforming it into a palace. But should you actually do it? Fixer-uppers aren’t for everyone, and here, Realtor.com offers six factors to consider if this type of house is right for you. Fixer-uppers are bargains One of the most obvious reasons to purchase a fixer-upper […]

What Home Buyers Want

Think bigger is better? Well, most of today’s home shoppers don’t. According to a new realtor.com survey, the homes that are in most demand by buyers in a hyper-competitive real estate environment have just three bedrooms and two baths. Ranch-style homes top the wish lists of 42 percent of home seekers surveyed by realtor.com this spring. But more than […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

South Bay Magazine | 1922 Redondo Beach Craftsman

The renovation of an original beach bungalow yields flair and confidence in this 1922 Redondo Beach Craftsman. Written by Suzanna Cullen Hamilton Photographed by Shane O’Donnell Authenticity is often aspired but rarely achieved. For South Bay real estate agent Alison Clay-Duboff and her husband, Ken, the renovation of their 1922 Craftsman is as genuine and […]

America’s Hottest Real Estate Markets for February 2017

During the final month of winter, supplies were scarcer than ever in the residential real estate market, according to Realtor.com’s preliminary analysis of data. Factoring in strong buyer demand, sales remained strong in February after a January in which the pace of existing-home sales was at a 10-year high. Early birds were scrambling to get the […]

Nine Ways to Prevent Home Buyer’s Remorse

If you’re preparing to move, you’ve probably already completed a home inspection and checked out the schools and neighbors. But you might want to get more pro-active and delve a little deeper to unearth any potential problems that could cause costly repairs down the line. Here, Realtor.com offers nine things you want to be sure […]

CoreLogic U.S. Home Price Report Shows Prices up 5.9 Percent Year Over Year in May 2016

The global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provide CoreLogic released its CoreLogic Home Price Index and HPI Forecast data for May 2016 on July 5, showing home prices are up both year over year and month over month. Home prices nationwide (including distressed sales) increased year over year by 5.9 percent in May 2016 […]