Eight Simple Ways to Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Increase Your Home's Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is the first impression a potential buyer gets of your home. A home’s curb appeal refers to its attractiveness when viewed from the street and is essential to consider when putting a home on the market for sale. It helps set expectations for potential buyers and positively influences a home’s value and marketability.…

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How Much is My Home Worth?

Home worth

Like most everything, home values are generally subject to the law of supply and demand. However, determining a home’s worth can be difficult due to the current economic conditions, location, comparable area sales, interest rates, and other factors. Knowing a home’s current value means greater control for the homeowner. Why Understanding Home Values is Important…

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What Are the Requirements for Mortgage Pre-Approval?

Documents Required for Pre-Approval of a Mortgage

A pre-approval letter is a document from a lender based on certain assumptions, stating the maximum the lender is willing to lend to purchase a home. When applying for a mortgage pre-approval, the lender typically requires information about your credit, employment, income, debts, and assets to determine your creditworthiness. Documents Needed for Mortgage Pre-Approval Here…

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Staging Tips: Sell Your Home Faster and For a Higher Price

Home Staging Tips

Staging a home will help it sell faster and for a higher price. However, home staging is more than just cleaning, straightening, and rearranging the furniture. Home staging is a way to showcase your home’s best assets to make it appealing to the broadest range of potential buyers. Think of staging as dressing your home…

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Is New Construction Right for Your Home?

New Home Under Construction

Is new construction the right way to go when you can’t find the “perfect” home? Finding an existing home can be a frustrating experience, especially when you discover that the “perfect” home just sold. According to Zillow, homes are selling faster than in previous years. In 2020, homes spent an average of 25 days on…

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Homeowners Have the Selling Power

Selling power is with the homeowner

According to the real estate brokerage firm Redfin, the average homeowner stays in their home longer than they used to. In 2010 a typical homeowner stayed eight years in a home. In 2019, the average was 13 years. Longer homeownership helps drive increased homeowner equity. It is one of the bright spots of the 2020 real estate…

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Is Working from Home Changing Homebuyer Needs?

Is Working from Home Changing Homebuyer Needs?

Working remotely has changed how Americans spend their time at home. The home office has taken on new meaning, and homeowners are no longer looking for a house with a room like the kitchen or den that can double as a home office. Spending extra time at home and the desire for more space, both…

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Median Home Prices and Mortgage Rates Climb [Infographic]

March Housing Market Report

Highlights The March national median listing home price was over $400,000, an all-time high and an increase of 13.5% over March 2021 prices. Rising interest rates are moderating the demand for homes. As a result, mortgage applications are down 40% from March 2021. Home sellers are seeing a softening market. The share of homes for…

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