Real Estate Market Expected to Remain Tight in 2018 Real estate markets across the U.S. are expected to remain tight in 2018, as demand for homes continues to exceed the available supply. This is according to a survey of more than 100 economists, academics, and housing market experts. Housing Market Still Tight, Heading Into 2018 In its most recent "Home Price Expectations Survey," Zillow Continue Reading
Archives for January 2018
OWN It! Staging Your Home Yourself
Have you ever walked into a model home and thought "WOW", I wish my home looked like this? Well, there is hope for you! Check out this video providing simple tips on how you can create your own 'model home'. Continue Reading
SHORT SALE AND FORECLOSURE: HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT?
As unfortunate as it can be when homeowners fall behind on mortgage payments and must face the possibility of losing their homes, short sales and foreclosures provide them options for moving on financially. The terms are often used interchangeably, but they’re actually quite different, with varying timelines and financial impact on the homeowner. Here’s a brief overview. A short sale comes into Continue Reading
WHICH DOWN PAYMENT STRATEGY IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and stability to save for a long-term goal. It also helps you get favorable rates from lenders. But there can actually be financial benefits to putting down a small down payment—as low as three percent—rather Continue Reading
5 NEGOTIATING TACTICS THAT KILL SALE
Negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation tactics can sink a deal pretty quickly. Here are some negotiation tactics buyers (and real estate professionals) should avoid: Lowball offers: Going far below market value when you make an offer damages your Continue Reading