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How Offering Buyer Incentives Will Get Your House Sold Faster

How Offering Buyer Incentives Will Get Your House Sold Faster

From free pizza to a complimentary stay, there are many things home sellers have offered up in order to get their home off of the market and out of their hands. While buyer incentives can certainly come off as gimmicky, here’s why people have used these in the past and a few options you may want to consider if you’re experiencing setbacks with selling your home.

By May 27, 2016 Read More →
4 Tips to Staging Your Home on a Budget

4 Tips to Staging Your Home on a Budget

Many people think that staging a home effectively is a matter of money, but there are easy ways to dress it up and make it shine that don’t come with a high cost. If you’re looking for some economical tips that will go a long way in making a positive impression, here are a few ways to get your home prepared.

By May 27, 2016 Read More →
Did You Know?: 4 Ways That a Real Estate Attorney Can Make Your Home Purchase Easier

Did You Know?: 4 Ways That a Real Estate Attorney Can Make Your Home Purchase Easier

It is common for home buyers to take steps to keep their out-of-pocket expenses to a minimum, and many will try to avoid paying for optional services for this reason. After learning more about the services provided to you by a real estate attorney, you may be ready to seek out these professional legal services for your upcoming purchase.

By May 26, 2016 Read More →
4 Neglected Home Maintenance Tasks That Are a Must

4 Neglected Home Maintenance Tasks That Are a Must

There are a number of home maintenance tasks that are easy to forget about in favor of more obvious renovations, but forgetting to do some of them can end up costing you a lot down the road. If you’re hoping to keep your home in tip-top shape, here are a few tasks that you shouldn’t forget about.

By May 25, 2016 Read More →
Need to Discuss – How to Refinance Your Adjustable-rate Mortgage with Better Terms

Need to Discuss – How to Refinance Your Adjustable-rate Mortgage with Better Terms

An adjustable-rate mortgage was once a great mortgage product, at a time when home buyers wanted to avoid locking in high interest rates. But with historically low interest rates now available to millions of buyers and rates expected to rise in 2017, lots of mortgage holders are trying to find a deal and negotiate better terms before rates go up. One great way to save on mortgage costs is to refinance your adjustable-rate mortgage.

So how can you make a mortgage refinance work for you? Here are a few tactics you can use to get better terms through a refinance on your adjustable-rate mortgage.

By May 24, 2016 Read More →
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – May 23, 2016

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – May 23, 2016

Last week’s economic news included the NAHB Housing Market Index, reports on housing starts, building reports and existing home sales. Minutes of the Federal Reserve’s last FOMC meeting were also released.

By May 23, 2016 Read More →
3 Ikea Hacks That Can Be Done in a Weekend’s Time

3 Ikea Hacks That Can Be Done in a Weekend’s Time

Whether you’re moving into your first apartment or preparing to purchase a second home, Ikea is a favorite for those trying to economically fill up the extra space in their home. While Ikea may have plenty of inexpensive options that you might not think can be dressed up, there are actually a lot of simple pieces that you can add to for a stylish, DIY look that will take no time at all.

By May 20, 2016 Read More →
How Are Mortgage Rates Determined?

How Are Mortgage Rates Determined?

If you’ve been paying attention to the mortgage rate news, you may be wondering exactly how it is banks decide what mortgage rates to offer. Do they just pick a number at random? Mortgage rates may seem somewhat arbitrary, but there’s actually something of a science to them.

So how does your bank or lender determine what your interest rate will be? Here are just some of the factors that go into the equation.

By May 19, 2016 Read More →
NAHB: Home Builder Confidence Holds Steady in May

NAHB: Home Builder Confidence Holds Steady in May

The National Association of Home Builders reported that home builder confidence in the U.S. housing market conditions held steady for the fourth consecutive month in May. Builder confidence stayed at a reading of 58, which was the number expected by analysts and was also the reading for April. Analysts said that the consistency in readings signified expansion in housing markets. Any reading over 50 indicates that more builders than not are confident about market conditions.

By May 18, 2016 Read More →
How to Determine the Price of Your Home for Sale

How to Determine the Price of Your Home for Sale

Many people rely on the price they paid for their home as a starting point for selling, but with the ever-shifting tides of the real estate market, the price paid is not always the best metric to go by. If you’re putting your home up for sale and are looking for the ideal price point, here are some ways you can arrive at a number that will keep potential buyers interested.

By May 17, 2016 Read More →