Don’t buy a home until you’ve done these 6 things

VERY, VERY, VERY Important tip, from CNBC! Buying a home may be the biggest purchase of your life, and it's not one you want to rush. Before getting serious about a property, there are certain key things to make sure you've done. Here are six of them, according to real estate experts. 1. Figure out … Continue reading Don’t buy a home until you’ve done these 6 things

For millennials, this is the greatest hurdle to homeownership

For millennials, this is the greatest hurdle to homeownership As far as Tatiana Skomski is concerned, the American dream is alive and well — although just beyond reach. Skomski, 24, lives with her boyfriend, K.J., and their dog, Lola, in Portland, Ore. They picture getting married, buying a house and starting a family. "It's a … Continue reading For millennials, this is the greatest hurdle to homeownership

Buy, Sell or Refinance in 2019?

What you should know about buying, selling or refinancing a home as the market gets more complicated in 2019 Buy, sell or refi: Your housing playbook for 2019   3:46 PM ET Wed, 19 Dec 2018 | 26:38 It's the most expensive purchase many of us even consider: A place to live. As we head into … Continue reading Buy, Sell or Refinance in 2019?

International buyers are dropping out of the US housing market

~ Interesting read ~ International buyers are dropping out of the US housing market After strong interest for several years, international buyers appear to be souring on the U.S. housing market. The dollar volume of U.S. home sales to international buyers between April 2017 and March 2018 dropped 21 percent compared to the year-ago period, … Continue reading International buyers are dropping out of the US housing market

3 Tips to avoid homebuying regrets

~ Don't dip into your Retirement to buy or sell your house, word of advice ~ Almost 70% of millennials regret buying their homes. Here's why Megan Leonhardt | @Megan_Leonhardt 6 Hours Ago CNBC.com  Mint Images | Getty Images Millennials aren’t exactly jumping for joy after purchasing their homes. About four in 10 millennials are … Continue reading 3 Tips to avoid homebuying regrets

11 Things You Should Never Ever Do at an Open House

11 Things You Should Never Ever Do at an Open House Open houses can be exciting, no matter whether you're actively house-hunting or just a nosy Nellie. These events offer a pressure-free (okay, mostly pressure-free) way to scout out any homes on your radar—and maybe even find your dream space. But staying on your best … Continue reading 11 Things You Should Never Ever Do at an Open House

HOME Survey June 2018

Infographic: HOME Survey June 2018

Buyer Mistakes to Watch Out For

~ have you made any of these? It's ok if you have ~ 8 Dumb Reasons People Can't Buy a Home akurtz/Getty Images Buying a home—especially if it’s your first—can be a lot like losing weight in the sense that people end up doing, well, some pretty dumb stuff in the process. But while desperate dieters might waste … Continue reading Buyer Mistakes to Watch Out For

House Hunting in One Day: 6 Tips for Maximizing Your Time

~ When I was helping my cousins move from Riverside to Joshua Tree, because of our schedules we would schedule days where we saw regularly 15+ homes. We only had to do this 3 times, plus one short stack trip, before we agreed on the home she and her husband wanted to buy. Our busiest … Continue reading House Hunting in One Day: 6 Tips for Maximizing Your Time

Why Is Morale Declining in Homebuying Market?

~what do you think about these results?~ Why Is Morale Declining in Homebuying Market? The National Association of Realtors has released the findings for their Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) survey for the first quarter of 2018. According to the survey, consumers have indicated that, while a growing number of households feel more confident … Continue reading Why Is Morale Declining in Homebuying Market?