Sellers – Read This!

6 ways home sellers will need to shift their mindsets in 2019 © Jed Share/Kaoru Share/Getty Images Big sand castle In recent years, sellers have called the shots in home-buying negotiations. They've had plenty of leverage, too, thanks to surges in buyer demand, tight inventory and soaring home prices. Lately, sellers have lost their edge … Continue reading Sellers – Read This!

5 Ways to Dress Up Your House on a Budget

5 Ways to Dress Up Your House on a Budget Owning a house is a never-ending adventure in investing your heart and soul into a wholly unique structure. Some homeowners have great big budgets for massive changes or enhancements to their home, others are working with a shoestring. If you’re in the second group, you … Continue reading 5 Ways to Dress Up Your House on a Budget

Getting you home ready to sell? Do these now

For Sale: 4 Tips for Getting Your Home off the Market Quickly <a href='http://openx.rismedia.com/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a727cfcb&cb=<?php echo time(); ?>' target='_blank'><img src='http://openx.rismedia.com/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=63&cb=<?php echo time(); ?>&n=a727cfcb' border='0' alt='' /></a>   Do you have a home to sell? Are you ready to get the selling process over with quickly? There is no better time than now! Here are four top tips … Continue reading Getting you home ready to sell? Do these now

What’s behind the sudden optimism among homebuyers?

~ could be good news, hopefully we can get more houses to help get these buyers a home to buy ~ What's behind the sudden optimism among homebuyers? All year, the overwhelming sentiment in the housing market has been frustration. Too few homes for sale drove prices sky high and led to fierce competition among … Continue reading What’s behind the sudden optimism among homebuyers?

5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House

~ such great ideas! ~ 5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House If you're selling your home, chances are good you're familiar with the concept of staging your home. Real estate agents recommend your home look its best to prospective buyers, and home staging is a great way … Continue reading 5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House

Falling Short: Appraisals Not Meeting Homeowner Expectations

~ As prices rise and inventory drops, make sure you work your Realtor in pricing your home correctly ~ Falling Short: Appraisals Not Meeting Homeowner Expectations Quicken Loans released its May National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI) on Tuesday, which showed that, on a national average, homeowners estimated their house’s worth at a higher value … Continue reading Falling Short: Appraisals Not Meeting Homeowner Expectations

Selling? How to Make Your House Look Great in Photos

  Selling? How to Make Your House Look Great in Photos Improve your home’s shot at a sale by maximizing light, removing clutter and refreshing plants before the photo shoot   A house hunter’s first view of your property is often online, and if the photos accompanying your home’s listing don’t impress, you probably won’t … Continue reading Selling? How to Make Your House Look Great in Photos

The Ultimate Guide to Funky Home Smells

~ Especially when you are selling your house these are great things to look for and assess so you can list your home in it's best light! ~ The Ultimate Guide to Funky Home Smells By Margaret Heidenry | Mar 30, 2017 Tim Platt/Getty Images There are two definitions of funky: 1) something that’s cool, … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Funky Home Smells

Homeowners and Appraisers Go Head-to-Head

  Homeowners and Appraisers Go Head-to-Head Author: Staff Writer in Data, Headlines, News February 14, 2017 0 Quicken Loan National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI) found that the gap between homeowner evaluations and appraiser opinions has expanded for the second month in a row. The HPPI revealed that the appraiser rate is at 1.47 percent below what homeowners … Continue reading Homeowners and Appraisers Go Head-to-Head

U.S. home sales reach strongest pace in nearly a decade

U.S. home sales reach strongest pace in nearly a decade Home for sale Elise Amendola / Associated Press A home for sale in Andover, Mass., in May. A home for sale in Andover, Mass., in May. (Elise Amendola / Associated Press) Associated Press Americans bought homes in October at the fastest pace in nearly decade, … Continue reading U.S. home sales reach strongest pace in nearly a decade