Category: Real Estate

Pros and Cons of Replacing Your Roof Before a Listing

Pros and Cons of Replacing Your Roof Before a Listing

October 17, 2019 |

You might be wondering whether to replace your roof before listing your property. Most reputable real estate agents will advise you only to do so if your current roof isn’t likely to pass inspection or if replacing it will significantly raise the value of your home.

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How To Stage A House For A Faster Sale At A Higher Price

How To Stage A House For A Faster Sale At A Higher Price

October 10, 2019 |

“Staging” a house means to prepare it for sale in ways that make it more attractive to potential buyers. Homeowners can do much of this staging work themselves and should get suggestions from their real estate agent. They can also hire a professional to do the staging work for them.

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The Most Popular Cities For Relocating To Get A Better Deal On A Home

The Most Popular Cities For Relocating To Get A Better Deal On A Home

October 9, 2019 |

Many people are looking to buy homes, not across the street, not somewhere else in town, but in other parts of the country. The motivator for this is that there are significant differences in the median prices for home sales in different parts of America. This is not a result of the places being undesirable.

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How To Create A Home-Buying Partnership

How To Create A Home-Buying Partnership

October 2, 2019 |

Many want to have a home, yet find it difficult to afford one by themselves. Some people are forming home-buying partnerships to buy a home and live in it together. Here are some considerations for those interested in forming a home-buying partnership.

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Case-Shiller: July Home Price Growth Hits Lowest Pace in 12 Years

Case-Shiller: July Home Price Growth Hits Lowest Pace in 12 Years

September 26, 2019 |

Case-Shiller’s National Home Price Index reported U.S. home prices grew by 3.20 percent year-over-year in July; as compared to year-over-year home price growth 0f 3.00 percent posted in June. Cities with the highest rates of year-over-year home price growth were Phoenix, Arizona with 5.80 percent year-over-year home price growth. Las Vegas, Nevada had 4.70 percent year-over-year home price appreciation and Charlotte, North Caroline bumped Tampa, Florida from the top three cities with home price appreciation of 4.60 percent. Tampa, Florida posted 4.50 percent year-over-year home price growth in July.

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4 Reasons to Take Your Own Car When Viewing Homes

4 Reasons to Take Your Own Car When Viewing Homes

September 25, 2019 |

When you’re in the market for a new home to buy, your real estate agent will likely invite you to ride along with them to view homes. This is a convenient courtesy, but you may want to reconsider. Your other option is to follow the real estate agent in your own car instead.

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Expanding Opportunities For Home-Buying In ‘Opportunity Zones’

Expanding Opportunities For Home-Buying In ‘Opportunity Zones’

September 24, 2019 |

Opportunity Zones were created by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to encourage investors with capital gains on other investments to invest that money in low-income and undercapitalized communities. They get a reward of deferring capital gains tax. They avoid a portion of it altogether if they keep the investment for five years or longer.

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New Home Prices Going Down Making Them More Affordable

New Home Prices Going Down Making Them More Affordable

September 17, 2019 |

Residential real estate developers in America are responding to a national slowdown in new home construction by building smaller homes that are more modestly priced. The demand for smaller, less expensive homes is growing, while the overall demand for new custom homes is declining. Prices decreased slightly, by about one-half percent, from the price levels in 2018 for newly-constructed homes.

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How Long Should I Spend Looking For a New Home?

How Long Should I Spend Looking For a New Home?

September 12, 2019 |

Whether you’ve been looking for a home for a long time now, or you’re just about to get started on the hunt, you’re probably wondering how long should you spend looking for a new home. Does it take weeks to find your forever home, or months or even a year? What’s typical?

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Four Key Injury Prevention Tips On Moving Day

Four Key Injury Prevention Tips On Moving Day

September 5, 2019 |

It’s more likely that someone will incur an injury on moving day than on an ordinary day. The reason is that people are moving in ways that they don’t normally move, loads can be heavy, and accidents do happen. However, most injuries on moving day can be prevented by taking a few simple precautions.

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