Preparing to Purchase a Home The Basics

Preparing to Purchase a Home: The Basics

Preparing to purchase a home shouldn’t begin right before you hope to buy your new property. Rather, the preparation process should start approximately a year before you plan to purchase the home. At this point, you’ll want to meet with a real estate agent and undergo a buyer consultation. Approximately three months after your consultation,…

The Impact of Low Interest Rates on Home Buyers and Sellers

The Impact of Low Interest Rates on Home Buyers and Sellers

Now that mortgage interest rates are fairly low, it’s important that home buyers and sellers consider how rates could impact the sales process. Lower interest rates usually lead to an influx of buyers into the market, eager to purchase property. These buyers tend to be more drawn to a 30-year rather than a 15-year mortgage.…

What Sacrifices Are Americans Making to Afford Housing

What Sacrifices Are Americans Making to Afford Housing?

It isn’t always easy to afford housing, whether you’re planning to rent or purchase a home. To pay off the mortgage or stay on top of the rent, many Americans need to make financial sacrifices. However, the kinds of sacrifices that a buyer or renter makes can vary from person to person. For example, it’s…

How to Upgrade a Dated Home Without Blowing Your Budget

How to Upgrade a Dated Home Without Blowing Your Budget

Upgrading an older or dated home can be a daunting process, especially if you’re working with a limited budget. Fortunately, you can make a large impact with small changes. Remove the knobs or pulls on your bathroom or kitchen cabinets and replace them with new ones. Similarly, upgrade lighting features to reflect the same metal…

It’s Easy to Take Better Listing Photos

It’s Easy to Take Better Listing Photos

Before a potential buyer stops by to view your property in person, they’ll likely consult your listing photos. Unfortunately, this means that if the photos are subpar, the buyer could be dissuaded from considering your property any further, even if it meets all their specifications. Fortunately, you don’t need to be a professional photographer to…

Should I List My Home During Spring

Should I List My Home During Spring?

Are you ready to list your home, but don’t want to make the situation more difficult by listing your property at the wrong time? This is a concern that many home-sellers have, especially if they’ve never sold property before and are unfamiliar with this side of the market. You might also wonder: Is there a…

What Are First Time Home Buyers Looking For in 2022

What Are First Time Home Buyers Looking For in 2022?

Every year brings with it a surge of first-time homebuyers entering the market. However, the expectations those buyers have can change from year to year. So, what are first-time homebuyers in 2022 looking for? This year, most homebuyers are looking to spend under $350,000 on their new property. This is slightly below the national median,…

Should Realtors Attend Conferences

Should Realtors Attend Conferences?

No matter your field, conferences can be extremely beneficial for professional development. This is certainly true for those in the real estate profession. So, why should you actually attend a real estate conference, and what can you expect to gain from one of these events? In fact, one of the biggest perks is networking. Conferences…