Posts Tagged ‘real estate’

How to Attract the Highest Offer Possible When Selling Your Home

Although improving the appearance of your home by sprucing up the lawn, decluttering or updating lighting fixtures are important factors to consider in attracting higher offers, there are pricing strategies that don’t involve any physical labor. Here, Trulia suggests some techniques that can help you get top-dollar offers. Price your home competitively Setting the ideal price […]

Finding a Neighborhood If You’re Starting or Already Have a Family

When you have a young family or are planning to start one soon, the things that once were considered priorities when seeking out a home likely will have shifted. For example, proximity to bars, restaurants, and nightlife has become less important than school districts, crime rates and a sense of community. Here, Trulia tells you […]

Five Topics All Couples Should Consider When Buying a House Together

If you and your significant other are house hunting, there are several things you should think about in advance. Here, offers some topics to discuss before you start looking for your dream home. 1. Where to buy Many couples disagree on where they want to settle down—because location affects so much in terms of daily […]

Why Your Commute Time Should Factor into Your Home Buying Plans

Although it might be tempting to ignore a long commute to snag an otherwise perfect home, your commute time should take high priority during your house hunt if you work at an office. Here, shows you how to factor your commute into your home-buying process so you can decide where you want to live. Home prices If […]

Factors That Can Influence Home Buying

A home reflects its owner’s personality, tastes and values. So, because individuals are unique and have their own idea of what’s important when choosing a home, Redfin decided to compare and contrast what different types of home buyers care about when choosing a place to call home. Redfin surveyed more than 1,000 Americans on the features and factors […]

Low Rates, Loosening Standards for Jumbo Mortgages

Home prices are rising, which means a lender would require you to get a jumbo loan—a mortgage that is for more than the conforming limit set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. But don’t worry. Today’s jumbo mortgage rates are lower and lenders are easing up on the stricter requirements. In 2018, the jumbo mortgage […]

Home Renovations That Are Proven to Pay Off When It’s Time to Sell

If your home has the right mix of what today’s buyers are clamoring for—trendy amenities such as open floor plans, stylish backsplashes and heated hardwood floors—it can help you sell faster and at a better price. Here, reveals a variety of common amenities featured in homes that close the quickest—and for the most money. Electronics […]

Five Seasonal Splurges to Avoid if You’re Planning on Selling Your Home in the New Year

Merrymaking and gift giving might be top of mind right now, but many holiday activities could come back to haunt you if you’re thinking about placing your home on the market next year. Here, offers five seasonal splurges to avoid if you want the sales process go as smoothly as possible in 2018. 1. […]

Five Questions to Ask the Neighbors Before Purchasing a Home

You’ve found a home and are ready to make an offer. You’ve even checked out the local crime rates and schools. But you still should get an accurate feel for the neighborhood by talking to the people who will be living next door to you and your family day in and day out. After all, […]

Five Home Design Trends You Can Expect to See in 2018

Thinking of buying a home in 2018 and want to make sure it’s as fashionable as possible as soon as you move in? Here, Zillow offers a sneak peek at some exciting new trends that are sure to inspire. 1. Charcoal and honey Deep, dark walls painted in rich charcoal and matte black and accented […]