(BPT) Low interest rates, a strong economy and the turn of the seasons are all causing the real estate market to heat up. More homes on the market bring more competition to buy the inventory that is out there. And one way to stand apart from other buyers who are vying for their dream home is to take steps to improve your credit
(BPT) - Real estate experts agree: dirt and clutter are the anti-staging elements that can send buyers running for the door before they ever think of making an offer. Prior to staging your home, invest some time in deep cleaning it, paying attention to everything from the front walk to the shower doors to the air inside your home.
Say what you want, but there is no exact science as to why some houses get snatched up right away – sometimes even higher than asking price - while others that seem reasonable, linger without any activity. There is no question that a big part of the equation is to work with a skilled and competent Real Estate Agent who will help
When underwriting a loan, lenders follow the guidelines of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, the largest buyers of mortgage loans and the FHA for government loans. Mortgage professionals know the advantages and disadvantages of each, and now… so will you.
When you have disputed credit
(BPT) When it comes to selling a home there are many different strategies and most of them focus on the home’s interior. However, what many sellers fail to realize is that it’s the exterior of the home that often makes or breaks a sale.
Curb appeal is necessary for that
Next week will bring another momentous event for the US Economy. All eyes will be on the Federal Reserve as they gather for another “Federal Open Market Committee” policy meeting, at which time it is highly anticipated that there will be another rate increase. I am not alone in predicting a.25% rate hike, despite what appears
(BPT) Looking to make a few changes around the house? A fresh coat of paint can make a big difference on the look of your home and how you feel living in it. But unless you’re a color expert, it’s hard to know what colors are best among the endless array of options. A great place to start is by understanding the
A few months ago, my friend and I agreed to meet at the garden where 29th meets 35th. Sounds like we were meeting in Manhattan to catch a sporting event at Madison Square Garden. Better than that, we were getting together in the center of Jerusalem.
In the beautiful
(StatePoint) Shopping for a home? Before you begin your search, it’s important to figure out what you can comfortably afford.
“The interesting thing about homebuying is that it isn’t a one-size-fits-all process,” says Mike Dawson, Vice President of Single-Family at Freddie Mac. “After all,
In this day and age of abundant choices, being mediocre will not get a business very far. With so much competition, everyone is vying for the attention of a consumer in any way possible. More often than not, it is the flashy and attention-grabbing promotions that garner the interest of a would-be customer … but not always does that alone clinch the sale. For
(BPT) Anyone who’s ever bought or sold a home knows how even little things can sway a buyer to feel a particular house is “just right.” While major features such as a good location, a big kitchen, and a certain number of bedrooms and bathrooms all drive a home’s price and how attractive it is to buyers, small
Envision your new home after the move. I’m sure the image that comes to mind is serene and clutter-free. You can achieve this goal by putting your stuff into perspective and questioning every item before it’s packed up and hauled to its next home.
To decide which belongings will come with