If the eyes are the window to the soul, then the front door is the gateway to the soul of your home. Aside from providing security, is it a statement? Does it provide need light in an otherwise dark entry area? Is it weathered and tired, or does it welcome guests?   If you are considering selli...
07.09.18 11:39 PM - Comment(s)
When an airline executive throws around terms like “revenue per passenger mile” it sounds impressive to us lay people, who picture every air mile having the same dollar sign attached to it. But when a real estate consultant bandies the term “cost per square foot” to discuss a home’s value, it should...
07.09.18 02:54 PM - Comment(s)
A recent 2018 Bank of the West study dealing with the buying habits of millennials indicates the equity-shy demographic is now turning to real estate as the cornerstone of their investment portfolio. Homeownership is emerging as the most popular ingredient of their American Dream (56%), followed by...
24.07.18 12:16 AM - Comment(s)
When we think of new home designs, we generally don’t think of what apartments look like or live like inside. Two different animals, right? But the truth of it is, although single-family and multifamily builders are not so much siblings as second cousins, there is a lot that is similar about them, ...
04.07.18 01:09 AM - Comment(s)
Big demand. Small inventory. Spring homebuyers are pounding the pavement at a furious pace, but the pickings are getting ever slimmer, according to news reports.   Spring is traditionally the busiest time of year to buy a home, but this year listings are getting snapped with lightning speed as ...
26.06.18 02:27 AM - Comment(s)

There are few more interesting real estate investments than home flipping — seeing an older or run-down piece of property find a fairy godmother to make it beautiful again and then being sold in several months’ time. According to a report in Realtor.com, home flipping activity is increasing across t...

11.06.18 10:44 PM - Comment(s)
If the adage about rising tides lifting all boats is true, then it comes as no surprise that rising incomes have been helping to offset recent increases in mortgage rates, offering a boost to housing affordability in the first quarter of this year, the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Far...
15.05.18 04:22 PM - Comment(s)
Never underestimate the power of words. Sellers evidently care about who they sell their homes to. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, using data provided by Seattle-based brokerage Redfin, one of the most effective ways to win a bidding war is to write the seller a letter....
12.05.18 12:23 AM - Comment(s)
f you’re already a homeowner, do you wonder why you keep getting unsolicited snail mail asking if you have any interest in selling your home? Wonder no more. The gains in home prices are getting bigger as the supply of homes for sale gets leaner, and buyers and their agents are hoping-hoping-hoping ...
24.04.18 02:48 PM - Comment(s)

 

Home sales are still going strong and the National Association of Realtors says they could have been even higher if there were more homes for sale. Seems there is a critical shortage of listings, especially in higher price ranges. And out in the trenches, homebuilders are struggling to k...
12.04.18 04:08 AM - Comment(s)
House flipping is not for the faint of heart, and with today’s lack of housing inventory, competition is fiercer than ever. Compared to last year, the biggest difference in 2018 is that the increase in buyers might push home values even higher. In this market, finding a buyer usually isn’t the prob...
11.03.18 10:59 PM - Comment(s)
http://player.cnbc.com/p/gZWlPC/cnbc_global?playertype=synd&byGuid=7000002237&size=530_298 U.S. home prices increased 6.3 percent compared with December 2016, according to the much-watched S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home prices index.  
28.02.18 06:11 PM - Comment(s)
The stock market inched higher again today; the bond and mortgage markets generally unchanged. Markets acting as usual ahead of an important FOMC meeting that concludes tomorrow, these days normal is for the stock indexes to make new highs daily.   President Trump a...
20.09.17 12:44 AM - Comment(s)

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