Tag: real estate

13
Feb

Small Is Beautiful  

When shopping for a new home, bigger is better, right? When it comes to roomier closets and more spacious kitchens, probably — but not so much when considering the return on your investment. According to a NerdWallet analysis of three years of data from Realtor.com for 20 of the largest U.S. metro areas, smaller homes generally appreciate at a faster

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9
Feb

Is This the New Normal?  

The homeownership rate is on the decline again. The latest numbers reflecting the fourth quarter of 2016 show the homeownership rate fell from 63.8 percent a year earlier to 63.7 percent, the Census Bureau reported. While the drop may seem slight, it reflects an overall trend for homeownership in the country for the past few years. The historical average for

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3
Feb

February is home buying time

Frigid temperatures and treacherous winter weather are here to stay a little while longer, since the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning, signaling six more weeks of winter. Read more: Study: January, February Great for Buying This weather prediction may even bring more deals for buyers wanting to kickstart their home search. Typically winter months have a higher number of

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29
Dec

Home Security Tips for First-Time Homeowners

While buying a new home for the first time is exciting, there are some security actions you should not skip. Purchasing your very first home is an occasion that merits celebration. But before you get lost in setting up for the house-warming party, it is important to make sure your new home is secure. New homeowners are vulnerable to security

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19
Dec

Factors That Can Affect Your Home’s Value

When it comes to selling your home, there are some interesting factors that could affect your home’s value. There are some obvious factors like foundation and home quality that can affect your home’s value.  However, there are some surprising factors you may not have known about that affect that value as well. Because some factors seem unusually bizarre, you may think

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15
Dec

Getting a Deal During Real Estate’s Off-Season

Getting a Deal During Real Estate’s Off-Season The holiday sales are not the only kinds of savings you can have this holiday season. After Thanksgiving, the holiday season seems to travel at warp speed with all the shopping, traveling, cooking, and hanging out–all that in addition to our everyday lives. Selling or buying a home during this time may not

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6
Dec

Home Issues That Scare Away Potential Buyers

Home Issues That Scare Away Potential Buyers There are some home issues that scare away potential buyers or kill a sale. Here are some of the major issues you should know about.  When you are in the process of selling your home, your home sale to-do list is most likely filled with a variety of tasks to take care of

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1
Dec

How to Plan for Hidden Costs of Buying Your First Home

How to Plan for Hidden Costs of Buying Your First Home How can you prepare for something you can’t see? These hidden costs surprise many first-time home buyers. You have found the perfect home and, after a lengthy closing process, it’s finally under your name. But if you are a first-time buyer, you may find out the price you paid

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29
Aug

Mistakes to Avoid When Refinancing a Home or Car

When refinancing your home or your car, you need to avoid these common mistakes that many people make.  Low-interest rates might not be doing your savings account any good, but they’re a gift to borrowers across the nation. Shrinking your monthly payments and paying off your debts faster is something that refinancing can do, but only if you do it the

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