As the snow begins to melt, and the grass shows itself once again, the spring buying season emerges as well. Notable economist Jonathan Smoke provides us with this article, providing effective tips on spring buying. Here’s some word from Smoke on new construction: “If you are shopping in an area where new homes are being…Details
Close to eight million home-owners have already hit rock bottom, due to a lack of refinancing. Don’t join the club. “Recent reductions in the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage could net the population of borrowers big savings if they would refinance, according to Black Knight Financial Services’ latest Mortgage Monitor Report. “Before the most recent reductions in…Details
Warning: selling your house usually means someone different will be buying. Make sure it can be their house. “Many sellers love their homes. They’ve made some of their most important memories there, and their home is literally where their heart is. When these homeowners took on improvements, from painting rooms to kitchen and bath renovations,…Details
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Santa Claus is coming to town, and he better be paying the utility bills. “As the mercury begins to fall and temperatures take a tumble, it’s a good time to start thinking about getting your home ready for the winter months. If you’re unsure where to start, here’s a handy checklist that can help you…Details
“Hey you – the one putting electric green shag carpet in all the bedrooms. The one turning the dining room into a bedroom – without a closet. The one transforming your kitchen into an homage to Arabian Nights. The one painting all the walls black and replacing all the wood baseboards with Lucite. What are you…Details
BUY! “The nature of market bottoms is that it’s hard to tell one’s occurred until prices and sales volume start to rise again. That’s why the best time to buy is when market conditions suggest a bottom. That means there’s still some risk for homebuyers, since no one has a crystal ball that predicts the…Details
Foreclosures: “Black Knight Financial Services released its “First Look” at May Mortgage data, which found that foreclosure inventory declined to its lowest level since July 2008. As a percentage of total inventory, foreclosure pre-sale inventory is 1.91 percent, down 5.56 percent month-over month. The percentage of total U.S. foreclosure pre-sale inventory is down 37.23 percent…Details
Pest control: “As time goes on and environmental science improves and lawyers continue to discover niche markets in our domestic disasters, sellers are required to make more and more kinds of disclosures. These are like the scriptures that you, the faithful buyer, must interpret with the help of the holy experts. The most multifarious of…Details
We can all be very envious towards celebrities sometimes, for their lavish and glamorous lifestyles, and particularly the way they decorate the homes. Don’t worry, though, because this Realty Times article gives you some great tips on how to decorate your Hollywood-potential home for great prices.