Home Selling

Home Buying Will Home Prices Keep Rising? Homebuyers are getting a lot of mixed messages this year. Interest rates are near record lows, but housing prices are still rising. So should you continue to rent or go ahead and take the plunge to buy? That depends a lot on both your needs and where you live. You may be wanting more space for home […]
Home Buying Do sellers have to do repairs? Typically, buyers include a home inspection contingency in their purchase offer that allows them to ask the sellers for repairs and get out of the contract if the seller refuses. The seller can respond in a number of ways. They can readily agree to fix the problem, no matter how expensive. They can agree to fix any problem that’s a […]
Home Selling 5 Overlooked Places to Clean Regardless of how much time you spend cleaning, there are likely to be a few places you overlook. Below are five frequently missed spaces that may need a little elbow grease. Baseboards. While cleaning, look down. The baseboards running along the floor may likely need a little TLC, as they commonly pick up dust and debris […]
Home Buying How low will it go? Mortgage rates ended 2020 near a record low. Will record-breaking rates continue in 2021? Mortgage rates plummeted to historic lows this year, with the rate seemingly topping itself every week. As the year comes to a close, the average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage sits at 2.67 percent, more than a full percentage point lower […]
Home Buying Smart Thermostats: Top 4 Expert Picks Programmable thermostats let you set the temperature in your home and have the thermostat change it based on the time of day. What makes them ‘smart’ is that they can learn from your behaviors, let you control the climate remotely, show you energy consumption in real-time and even adjust themselves based on conditions like humidity. […]
Home Buying Market Rebound Continues: Home Sales JUMP in May! The markets continue to show signs of recovery. According to the latest Commerce Department monthly report, single-family home sales rose 16.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 676,000 in May. The May rate is 12.7 percent higher YoY. According to the report, home sales were up in all four regions: 6.8 percent in […]
Home Buying June – Minute on the Market
Home Decorating Five Quick Ways to Brighten Any Room Want to brighten up a room, but don’t have the time to paint or budget to add a window? Consider the following easy fixes: Hang a mirror. Hang a mirror (or lean a large one against a wall) to toss light around your room and open it up. Add metallics. Golds and silver accents will make any […]
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