2021 National Housing Survey Results

Fannie Mae’s 2021 Q1 Housing Survey indicated that homebuyers remain satisfied with the mortgage process. It also illuminates how the pandemic is affecting the home-buying process. Specifically, the survey looked at whether the pandemic encouraged home buyers to use more digital processes. Continue reading “2021 National Housing Survey Results”

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Decorating Trends and Staging Ideas for the Fall

It’s finally fall! The sweltering days of summer are over, and the temperature is a little more pleasant. If you’re getting ready to put your home on the market or you’re an agent getting ready to sell a home for your client, you may be wondering how best to give the home a cozy fall feeling. Read on for some decorating ideas perfect for this time of year. Continue reading “Decorating Trends and Staging Ideas for the Fall”

What Should You Consider Before Getting a New Roof?

What Should You Consider Before Getting a New Roof?

If your house is 20 years old or older, it may be time to replace your roof. Before you jump the gun and start tearing your roof apart, there are specific things to look for to determine if you do need a new roof. Once you’ve determined that your roof does need replacing, you’ll want to consider which materials you’ll use, which contractor to hire, how the old roofing material will be disposed of and a few other things. We’ve got you covered at each step of the decision-making process. Continue reading “What Should You Consider Before Getting a New Roof?”

Why You May Need a Property Survey

Why You May Need a Property Survey

A survey is not always required to close on a property but is useful for showing some important information, such as the exact location of the property, where it begins and ends and how it relates to properties around it. It will also disclose zoning, setbacks, distances, north orientation, easements, boundaries, possible encroachments and environmental issues. Additionally, the survey will show any improvements that have been made to the property, such as a fence or a shed. Continue reading “Why You May Need a Property Survey”

June is National Homeownership Month

June is National Homeownership Month

June is National Homeownership Month, a time to celebrate making Americans’ dreams of homeownership come true and a time to help make that dream come true for those who have yet to find their home.

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson once said, “Homeownership serves as an enduring symbol of security and prosperity, and it provides many Americans with a legacy they can pass down to their children and grandchildren.” Continue reading “June is National Homeownership Month”

Projects That Provide the Best ROI in 2021

Projects That Provide the Best ROI in 2021

Spending on home improvement projects was up pre-pandemic, according to a report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University. This was in part due to the strong economy, but home renovations are at an all-time high now because of the pandemic and the fact that people are spending more time in their homes.

Your home renovations may be dictated by what repairs are needed, or you may be looking to add value to your home. If you’re not sure which projects to tackle first, read on to find out which home improvement projects will give you the best return on investment (ROI). Continue reading “Projects That Provide the Best ROI in 2021”

Why You Need Title Insurance Even if You Are Paying With Cash

Why You Need Title Insurance Even if You Are Paying With Cash

You’re paying cash for your new home. That’s great! You are not bound by the requirements set by many lenders such as having title insurance, but the reason lenders require title insurance is to protect their interests. It would be wise to follow that thinking and protect your investment as well.

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All About Home Warranties

All About Home Warranties

If you’re a homeowner, at some point, you’re going to have to deal with repairs, either to an appliance such as your refrigerator or dishwasher, or to your plumbing or HVAC system. If you’ve just bought a brand new home, you probably won’t have to worry about any major repairs anytime soon, but if you’ve bought an older home, you may want to consider a home warranty.

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