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  • Reasons To Sell Your House Before the New Year

    Get Your House in Front of Eager Buyers Even though the supply of homes for sale did grow compared to While some buyers may also delay their plans to move until January, others will still need to move for for sale in the winter and someone is looking at it, chances are that person is serious and ready to buy Putting your home on the market at this time of year and attracting a serious buyer can often result Less competition, motivated buyers, and your equity gains can all play to your advantage.

  • Mortgage Rates Jump Back Over 7% As Stronger Economic Data Rolls In

    As mortgage rates fell over the past two months, buyers seemed to be returning to the market. “The strong job market is good news for the spring buying season as higher household incomes are a necessary Just a half percentage point swing can cost or save a buyer more than $200 a month on the median-priced

  • Gen Z, Millennials Are ‘house Hacking’ To Become Homeowners In A Tough Market

    In Zillow’s survey, more than half of millennial, 55%, and Gen Z home buyers, 51%, expressed positive More apartment buildings are available The opportunity to house hack may be short lived. In some markets, new apartment buildings are under construction that will have available units next year Banks won’t consider potential rental income and they will require the buyer to be able to qualify for There is another risk to buying a bigger house with the intention of renting out part of it: You could

  • AI Is About To Change The Homebuilding Process, From Start To Finish

    lowest level in nearly 30 years in 2023 due to lofty mortgage rates and low inventory that has made home buying There is also a major problem with construction, because the nation just isn’t building enough new homes , and when it needs to be built, and who’s responsible for that segment of the building. Minor says the greatest possibilities lie in both improving the way homes are built alongside access “If you build the right software layer to systematically change housing, in terms of the designs of the

  • Will Virtual Staging Help Sell Your Home?

    the seller’s taste proves challenging to the sale, the listing agent may advise the seller to rent or buy In order to appeal to a wide audience and also compete with newly built homes, the resale market has The marketing photos with digital furnishings help potential buyers to envision what the space might It is difficult for a buyer to have an understanding of the room if there is no furniture in it. “We never want buyers to be unpleasantly surprised when they see a property in person.”

  • What You Should Know About Independent Living

    staff generally keeps a watchful eye over residents, and most communities have 24-hour staffing and building Independent living communities are often the best senior housing option for active adults who want built-in By understanding what’s important to you, you can choose a facility that caters to your needs and build Typically, this wouldn’t cover the total costs of rent or buy-in, but it could offset those costs.

  • 16 Renter-Friendly Design Upgrades You Won't Regret Trying

    Create the Illusion of Built-In Shelving Decorate a blank white wall with floor-to-ceiling bookcases "I've been told it's not super hard to do, but I live in a 96-year-old building, so I definitely don't Build a Faux Fireplace Recreate the beauty of a real fireplace by crafting an antique-inspired mantel

  • Market vs. Assessed Value: Know Your Home's True Worth!

    Here's a quick explainer on market value vs. assessed value: Market value is the estimated amount active buyers relatively easy to appraise, but a Victorian home on a busy street surrounded by condos and apartment buildings they fail to take into account current and local events that may play a more immediate factor into buyer For market value, a homeowner or buyer may be able to request a property be appraised a second time with

  • Mortgage Rates Likely to Remain Stable After Fed Move

    Last fall, mortgage rates surged to nearly 8%, shaking buyer confidence and causing home sales to dip Mortgage rates have held relatively stable for nearly two months, which is bringing more buyers back

  • Hot Housing Innovations At CES Reimagine Smart Energy Use

    But global home and building management solutions leader Nice has identified options that match any budget IMPULSE “If you install an induction stove, the building may not be wired for it because it already had It requires a 120-volt outlet to be installed and has a built-in bidirectional inverter.

  • Things To Consider If Your House Didn’t Sell

    biggest mistakes you can make when selling your house is restricting the days and times when potential buyers schedule is important, even though it might feel a bit stressful to drop everything and leave when buyers After all, minimal access means minimal exposure to buyers. Sometimes, the most determined buyers might come from far away. If your house is priced higher than others like it, it may discourage buyers, resulting in increased

  • NAR Economist: Mortgage Rates Are on a Downward Slope

    Falling mortgage rates are bringing holiday cheer to home buyers. “The current trajectory of rates is an encouraging development for potential home buyers, with purchase But since rates have fallen in recent weeks, more home buyers appear to be coming back to the market. The drop in mortgage rates may encourage more first-time home buyers to enter the market, and they may have more success getting ahead of competing buyers despite low housing inventory, Lautz says.

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