2020 Homebuying Checklist
by Caety James on 2020-01-24 at 5:00 AM
Some Highlights: If you’re thinking of buying a home, plan ahead and stay on the right track, starting with pre-approval. Being proactive about the homebuying process will help set you up for success in each step. Make sure to work with a trusted real estate professional along the way, to help guide you through the homebuying steps specific to your area.
The #1 Reason It Is Difficult to Find Your Dream...
by Caety James on 2020-01-23 at 5:00 AM
The headlines in real estate today all revolve around one major point: there is a shortage of homes available for sale. Price appreciation is accelerating again because there is a shortage of homes available for sale. First-time buyers are taking longer to purchase a home because there is a shortage of homes available for sale
How Buyers Can Win By Downsizing in 2020
by Caety James on 2020-01-22 at 5:00 AM
Home values have been increasing for 93 consecutive months, according to the National Association of Realtors. If you’re a homeowner, particularly one looking to downsize your living space, that’s great news, as you’ve likely built significant equity in your home. Here’s some more good news: mortgage rates are expected to remain low throughout 2020 at
Why your credit score matters so much
on 2020-01-23 at 10:18 AM
A credit score determines the interest rate a consumer is going to pay for credit cards, car loans and mortgages — or whether they will get a loan at all.
Supply of homes for sale hits record low, and...
on 2020-01-22 at 1:30 PM
Buyers are trolling the nation's neighborhoods looking for homes at the fastest pace in nearly two years, making an already critical shortage of inventory even worse. Sales of existing homes jumped a larger-than-expected 3.5% in December compared with January, according to the National Association of Realtors.
Existing home sales jump 3.6% vs. 1.5% expected
on 2020-01-22 at 11:54 AM
CNBC's Diana Olick reports on new home sales data that largely beat expectations.
Homeowners Feel Ready to Sell
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Trick or Treat Safety Rules for Homeowners
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Consumers Care About the Environment
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American property owners and communities are more concerned about the environment than ever before, and consumer inclinations for walkable communities and energy-efficient homes are on the rise.