Posts in category Blog: Market Updates

Know When to DIY & When to Hire ...

Looking to renovate your home on the cheap? It can be tempting to tackle DIY projects, even without having construction knowledge. DIY projects can save money, but some projects are better left to the pros. Taking on projects above your time and abilities can cost you much more in the end because you will end […]

5 Ways to Save for a Downpayment

When looking to buy a home, it’s best practice to put down at least 20 percent. While it is possible for some lenders and states to offer loans with less than 20 percent down, FHA loans and VA loans, but these options might not be available for you if a certain criteria isn’t met. For […]

Property Prices On The Rise

The forecast of rising property prices set for 2016 have come in stronger than expected, and it remains a tough home buying season with little inventory available among lower-priced homes. Falling unemployment rates, improving labor markets and low mortgage rates have all supported the price increase. CoreLogic recently released its Home Price Index, or HPI, […]

8 Costs to Know Before You Buy!

For a first-time homebuyer, or even a buyer who has purchased in the past, but it’s been 10 or 20 years, the process of purchasing a home can get confusing and sometimes stressful. It’s better to know ahead of time what you are paying for, so you can be aware of the pitfalls and understand […]

How To Buy & Sell at The Same Ti...

If you are looking to sell your current home in hopes of buying again, there is a delicate balance that goes into the process. In an ideal world, your new home would be purchased so you could move in and get settled, and then you could work through selling your previous home. But, for most […]

Avoid These Common Home Inspection Is...

After finding a buyer and negotiating a price, you’d think the stress would be over, but for some sellers, the words “home inspection” spell fear and dread as problems found can cost thousands to repair in order to keep the deal afloat. Many contracts include a contingency that allows the buyer to back out if […]

Quick and Easy Curb Appeal

Making sure the outside of your home is in tip-top shape is one of the most important things you can do to boost sales and even increase the price of offers. You don’t need to spend thousands to give your home great curb appeal in preparation to sell. Check out these easy tips and see […]

There’s No Time Like the Presen...

We’ve all heard rumors of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates in June. It’s been looming ahead as if to push all of us into either buying or selling, depending on which side of the coin our position falls. Even a 0.5 percent increase in mortgage rates can have a large effect. After studying the […]

New Construction on the Rebound

As we look at trends forming, new construction appears to be one of the keys to help improve the inventory shortage as well as first time home buyers with dwindling prospects. A recent ERA Real Estate broker survey report by Charlie Young outlines how new construction is starting to increase to meet demand. “New home […]

Today’s big real estate challenge is ...

The changing tides of the real estate market have fluctuated once again. It seemed to be only yesterday that we were floundering in the midst of foreclosures on the rise and homes sitting on the market for extended periods of time. But now, we find ourselves in yet another new territory, as an increasingly positive […]