Tag: Real Estate

3 DIY Home Improvement Projects You Can Complete Before Thanksgiving

3 DIY Home Improvement Projects You Can Complete Before Thanksgiving

October 11, 2019 |

It’s the time of year when many people are making their holiday plans: booking travel, making shopping lists, and getting their home ready for guests. Hiring a house cleaner, having the carpets steamed, and buying new furniture ahead of the holiday season are all common, but what about completely updating a room (or two)?

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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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New FHA Financing Available For Condo Buyers That Has A Low Down Payment

New FHA Financing Available For Condo Buyers That Has A Low Down Payment

October 8, 2019 |

Condominium owners and buyers have previously been at a disadvantage when trying to use the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) support to get a home mortgage. Single-family homes could get better FHA mortgage deals than condominiums. In October 2019, this changes.

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Top Tips For Having A Home That Is Also Your Office

Top Tips For Having A Home That Is Also Your Office

October 4, 2019 |

Telecommuting has significantly changed the housing market. More people than ever before are working from home. Younger people are especially likely to do this and become part of what is called the “gig” economy. Many are working as freelancers or starting online businesses.

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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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4 Cool Green Material Ideas For Your New Home

4 Cool Green Material Ideas For Your New Home

October 1, 2019 |

If climate change is foremost in your mind, you may be interested in reducing your new home’s carbon footprint. Choosing green materials is one way to promote sustainability and ensure you’re doing your part to help the planet.

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Is It Possible To Have A Hurricane-Proof Home?

Is It Possible To Have A Hurricane-Proof Home?

September 27, 2019 |

The recent total devastation of the Bahamas by hurricane Dorian reinforced the need for hurricane-proof homes in areas that are subject to this risk. Building codes have not kept up with the increasing severity of the weather.

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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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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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