Monthly Archives: December 2018

Why Millennial Renters Want to Own But Can’t

Nine out of 10 millennial renters say they want to purchase a home, but few are planning to do so in the near term, according to a new survey by rental website Apartment List. The chief reasons keeping them from … Continue reading

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Why Your Listing Is Being Ignored

Are you getting few showings for your listing, or do visitors want to leave quickly? Here are a few items that could be turning off potential buyers.

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Easy Ways to Save Money and Reduce Energy

A typical American household spends $2,060 a year on electricity, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Unfortunately, if a home isn’t efficient, a lot of that energy goes to waste—possibly as much as three-quarters of it, according to Renewable … Continue reading

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Resources for Buyers Struggling With Down Payments

First-time buyer surveys consistently show the top hurdle to homeownership is saving up for the down payment. But potential home shoppers may be misunderstanding the amount of money they really need to buy a home.  Read more HERE.

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Spruce Up a Home in the Winter

The colder months can make selling tougher. The home’s exterior can look dreary against a gray sky backdrop and buyers may want to go into hibernation rather than shop for homes in the chilly weather. But real estate and staging professionals … Continue reading

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Young Adults Living at Home May Suffer Professionally

Young adults who are given financial help from their parents to live independently instead of living rent-free at their parents’ home tend to do better professionally, according to a study published in August in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence.  … Continue reading

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Cash Back for Military and Veteran Families

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Plan to Reduce Human Appraisals May Lead to ‘Wildly Inaccurate’ Estimates

Federal agencies have proposed a plan to reduce the number of homes that require an in-person appraisal, hoping to speed up the closing process and save money for home buyers and borrowers looking to refinance.   Read more HERE.

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Young Adults Prioritize Homeownership Over Marriage

When asked about life priorities, millennials name homeownership as their second-highest goal behind retirement—and before marriage and having children, according to Bank of America’s 2018 Homebuyer Insight Report. Seventy-two percent of millennials say owning a home is their top priority, … Continue reading

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Scammers Target Elderly for Their Homes

Seniors are being targeted in a new real estate scam that tries to get them to sign over their home for far below market value.

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