Monthly Archives: October 2015
Appealing To Autumn Home Buyers
For years, seasons and school calendars have dictated real estate markets. Many buyers search hard in the spring and early summer so they can find a house and close before the school year starts in September. As a result, many sellers have held off listing their homes near the holidays and in the winter, favoring... Read More
What Does Bad Credit Do To Your Homeowner’s Insurance Rate?
You’re probably already aware that credit scores are a major factor when you’re buying a home, because your credit score affects the interest rate you get on your mortgage. Considering how big home loans are, a few credit score points could translate into a slightly higher rate, which ultimately can add up to thousands of... Read More
Is There A Science To Selling A House?
Selling a home isn’t just about slapping down a fresh coat of paint—you need to delve into home buyers’ brains and figure out what makes them tick. From the moment they spot your listing to the instant they walk through your door, what persuades them to make an offer, and stick around to close the... Read More
When Should Renters Become Buyers?
Renters today face the highest monthly charges in history and costs just keep rising month after month. In fact, U.S. renters pay 30 percent of their monthly income on rents while homeowners pay just 15 percent on mortgages. The steep cost of rent makes buying appealing, but many renters don’t have enough disposable income after... Read More
New Survey Shows What Millennial Homebuyers Are Seeking
Young buyers are returning to the market once again, boosted by the stable economy and growing job market. What is it they are looking for? Survey says: walkable communities. Younger buyers are no different from most potential homebuyers in that they are not only looking for the perfect home, they also want the perfect neighborhood.... Read More