Monthly Archives: April 2017

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suburbs

Is Suburb a Better Option for the Renters?

According to a report of Consumer Housing Trends by Zillow, almost half of the millennial homeowners are moving to suburbs. The good news is a significant number of renters are also following them. The suburban lifestyle is not everyone’s cup of tea, but it has its unique perks that are hard to find in downtown areas. Read More →

research

How to Check the Background of a Property

Finding the dream home is only the beginning of a long home buying process. The first thing you should focus on is the background information on the property. It’s important to know the house’s history of sales, recorded sales prices, the record of foreclosure, and other information. The data will help you taking the final decision about the purchase, negotiating with the seller, and figuring out the fixes and updates the property needs. Read More →

homebuying renting

Is Renting Better than Buying a Home?

Owning a home is almost twice as affordable as renting in terms of monthly payments. Both have their own perks, but renters can have better financial deals when the economy is poor. Many people have made a sizable amount of money just by switching from owning to renting. Read More →

mortgage

The Right Questions to Ask the Mortgage Lender

Home buying is a tedious process that takes time and is a major financial responsibility. You need to understand your financing options even before start searching for the properties because you have to deal with the mortgage lenders. Read More →

neighbors

Do Neighbors Matter When Selling a Home?

Most homeowners focus on preparing the home for listing and the open house at the time of selling. Well, it makes sense to give attention to the makeovers such as painting, cleaning, sprucing up the landscape, taking great photos, and more. However, the potential buyers will not only look at your house but also scrutinize the neighborhood. So, your neighbors are likely to be an instrumental in how quickly your home sells. Read More →

home buying

How Renters and Home Buyers will Fare in 2017?

The rise of mortgage rate at the end of 2016 and its volatile nature since the beginning of 2017 have changed many equations for the buyers and renters in the real estate market. The real estate database company Zillow has recently published an article predicting five factors for the people who are going to rent or have made the big decision of buying a home this year. Read More →

buyer's market

4 Tips for a Seller to Survival in a Booming Market

It’s tough to sell a house at the asking price if the inventory is high. When there’s no shortage of homes, buyers will just move to the next property in case the seller doesn’t accept their offer. However, it’s not that much difficult to sell a house quickly at a reasonable price. Read More →

home buying

4 Tactics to Follow When the Inventory Is Low

Buyers and real estate agents need to raise their game when trying to find a suitable house in a tight market. When there’s an inventory shortage, it’s hard to find starter homes for sale. These situations are frustrating because you scour through neighborhoods only to realize there’s not much to look at and see yourself losing out to other buyers despite making good offers. Read More →