Sale prices may not be where we want them to be (as sellers and homeowners) but sales activity continues to remain steady with some properties attracting multiple bids and near-asking sale prices. It’s a little hard these days to push the envelope on pricing – market value is going to become evident in the first […]
According to the recent National Community and Transportation Preference Survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors and the Transportation Research Center at Portland State University, Americans are seeking out walkable communities more than ever before. In fact, 48 percent of respondents said they would sacrifice a larger yard for a home within easy walking […]
If you are thinking of putting your house on the market, you may as well think ahead – because eventually the house will be sold and there will be an inspection contingency. The following items are especially common in homes built more than 10 or 15 years ago. You can opt to have a […]
So much space for the money = excellent value! Granite counters, stainless steel appliances, neutral decor, hardwood under the carpet!
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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that its new mortgage rules will now go into effect on Saturday, Oct. 3, and not on Aug. 1 as originally planned. The Know Before You Owe mortgage disclosure rule, also called the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures rule (TRID), requires easier-to-use mortgage disclosure forms that clearly lay out the […]
According to Fannie Mae’s most recent monthly National Housing Survey, consumers are increasingly more positive about the housing market. In fact, when asked if they felt it was a good time to sell a home, 52 percent of survey respondents said they believe now is a good time to sell. This represents the first time […]