Mortgage Rates Drop, Home Construction Rises As Housing Market ‘Gains Momentum

Catch up on the week’s real estate and mortgage news. GETTY Our 2020 real estate outlook forecasts a New Year filled with low mortgage rates, tight inventory, and rising home prices—and the latest data seems to support just that. Freddie Mac’s chief economist Sam Khater sums it up best saying, “The housing market continues to steadily gainContinue reading “Mortgage Rates Drop, Home Construction Rises As Housing Market ‘Gains Momentum”

8 Ridiculous Items Marie Kondo Wants You to Clutter Your Home With

Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic; konmari.com Love her or loathe her, organizing guru Marie Kondo knows a thing or two about decluttering. She’s single-handedly responsible for the extra space in the closets of millions of Americans thanks to the KonMari Method. This signature style of cleaning found a global audience thanks to her best-selling book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” andContinue reading “8 Ridiculous Items Marie Kondo Wants You to Clutter Your Home With”

What is Owner Financing?

SHARE Advertiser & Editorial Disclosure Owner financing is a financial arrangement between the seller and buyer of a home. Instead of working with a lender to get a mortgage loan, the buyer makes monthly payments to the seller. If you’re a real estate investor looking to buy your next property for your business, owner financing mayContinue reading “What is Owner Financing?”

How to Actually Afford to Buy a Home in America

Home buying hurdles exist — but research, creativity and flexibility will help you clear them. Home buyers today face tough challenges — housing prices have soared, a dollar doesn’t go as far as it once did and rent is more expensive than the past.How are people today making such a large purchase despite these hurdles?Continue reading “How to Actually Afford to Buy a Home in America”

5 Tips for Starting Your Home Search

In today’s market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared. Here are five tips from realtor.com’s article, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind.” 1. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage Before You Start Your Search One way toContinue reading “5 Tips for Starting Your Home Search”

Bye-Bye, Boca! Retiring Boomers Are Flocking to These 10 U.S. Cities

By Sara Ventiera | Sep 9, 2019 iStock; realtor.com What’s your personal retirement plan, or maybe retirement fantasy? A) A sandy beach community with a chill vibe and lots of frosty drinks B) A senior-friendly burb with shops, pickleball courts, multitudes of doctors, and temperatures that rarely dip below 90 Related Articles Boomer Boomtowns: America’s 10 Fastest-Growing Retirement Hot Spots ReverseContinue reading “Bye-Bye, Boca! Retiring Boomers Are Flocking to These 10 U.S. Cities”

How to Bleach Hardwood Floors

     Whether you need to remove a stain or refresh the space, bleaching hardwood can get you results. Bleaching hardwood floors is a chemical process to lighten the color of the wood. Sometimes your hardwood floors become discolored with age or accidental stains. Occasionally, homeowners choose to lighten their floors in preparation for specialContinue reading “How to Bleach Hardwood Floors”

WHAT TO CONSIDER BEFORE FINISHING YOUR ATTIC

Your attic is a dark and dusty area of the house that is used by most of us to store our christmas lights and lawn ornaments. This area of the house can be so much more though! There’s a lot to take into consideration before renovating your attic into a liveable space so you betterContinue reading “WHAT TO CONSIDER BEFORE FINISHING YOUR ATTIC”

Real Estate Lead Generation 101

What are the best real estate lead generation options today? Where and how can real estate agents, investors and other related industry professionals generate more leads for buying, selling and renting properties? What are some of the little known benefits, and pitfalls of common real estate lead generation channels today? Here are 12 ways for real estateContinue reading “Real Estate Lead Generation 101”