How Does Staging Impact the Sale Price of a Home?

Staging a home for sale has become very popular in the last decade. During the recession real estate professionals began to depend heavily on staging to sell their homes. Convinced that the process increased the sales price and reduced the time a home was on the market, real estate professional strongly encouraged sellers to use […]

Home Flipping: What You Should Know

Many real estate investors make a living by flipping homes. However, unless you choose the property wisely, you may end up making losses. How to start The first step is to find a home that has some value. You also need to look at some core factors. Here is a quick overview of the features […]

Five Best Practices for Buying a Home

If you want to land your dream home, you will have to follow some unwritten rules. These are some best practices that are followed by both sellers and brokers. Let’s take a look at them: Make an offer only after getting a mortgage pre-approved The pre-approval letter shows that the lender has verified your finances […]

Understanding the Different Kinds of Mortgage Lenders

While shopping for a home loan you might come across terms like retail lenders, direct lenders, mortgage brokers, and wholesale lenders. Many borrowers simply look at the terms and the interest rate and if they are satisfactory, they go ahead and purchase the loan. They don’t really bother to find out what sort of lender […]

Tips for a Greener Home

Many homeowners are trying to do their part in making the world a greener place. Whether you are recycling, turning off lights when not in use, or using less water, every effort can add up to make a big difference. A greener home not only means more energy conservation and monetary savings; it also means […]

How to Stay Safe While Searching Online For a Home

Most of us have become comfortable with online shopping and banking. Online home hunting is not much different. However, while searching online for a home, you need to be more vigilant. Over 90% people who bought homes last year had used property listing websites to find their dream home. That is not a bad thing. […]

Don’t Forget Attics during Home Inspections

When I began house hunting, inspecting attics was the last thing on my mind. Someone once told me about the problems they faced due to overlooking the attic. Then this realization dawned upon me that there are many good reasons for buyers to visit the attic or get an expert to look at it before […]

Factors to Consider When Buying a Home as a Couple

A study conducted by an agency a few years ago reported that 58% of home buyers are couples who are married while 1% comprises of unmarried couples. Many unmarried couples purchase homes to build equity and avoid rent payment. They need to decide whether one partner should purchase the home or they should purchase it […]

The Year Round Benefits of Home Insulation

If you’ve recently purchased a home, you might want to consider effective home insulation. Or, if you’re selling, home insulation could raise your home value a great deal. Either way, the benefits of home insulation are plentiful. Insulating your home is accomplished by adding special materials to your walls, ceiling, or roof to make your […]

Will this latest increase in mortgage rates impact the real estate market?

Of course. That’s like asking if the sky is blue or if the White House is white. The question is, can you take advantage of these increasing rates now, while they are still relatively low? Step 1, know what your home is worth and what your equity position looks like. Click here for a free […]