Monthly Archives: February 2019

Millennials Prove Their Buying Force Has Arrived

Young adults are now taking on more mortgages than any other generation and increasing their purchase power in the housing market. Millennials represent 42 percent of all new-home loans, higher than both the baby boomers and Generation X, according to … Continue reading

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Tubs and Laundry Rooms Gain Prominence

Designing houses with features buyers want is a continuous process for the home building industry. During a Feb. 19 session at the 2019 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, builders and designers took a break from their work to talk about some … Continue reading

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The 10 Most Common Defects Found in Home Inspections

Home inspections have been uncovering much-needed property repairs. More than 1 million repairs needed more than $11,000 in costs, according to a February review of 50,000 home inspection reports by Repair Pricer, a home repair estimating resource. The following is a chart from … Continue reading

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How to Cozy Up a Large Space

Spacious areas can sometimes feel cold and unwelcoming. How can you make a large living room with high ceilings feel more inviting? Houzz, a home remodeling website resource, provides some of the following tips.

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Don’t Underestimate the Importance of the Garage

Male and female home buyers gave the highest marks to properties with a garage; an en suite, main-floor bathroom; or a newer furnace or A/C unit. Fifty-one percent of women and 41 percent of men ranked a garage a must-have … Continue reading

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Has Spring Sprung Early for the Housing Market?

Demand for housing is picking up and housing analysts are pointing to lower mortgage rates as the main reason. The spring buying season may be coming early.  Read more HERE. If you have the itch to buy or sell, contact … Continue reading

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Items Home Inspectors Can’t Evaluate

When a home inspector examines the property your buyer is under contract to purchase, you should know that there are some items the inspector legally can’t determine about its condition. HouseLogic.com, the National Association of REALTORS®’ consumer-facing website, recently highlighted … Continue reading

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Things to Be on Alert for When Buying an Older Home

Older homes often come with plenty of character and possibly even a lower price. But buying a home that has been around for a while can also mean dealing with age-related problems. RISMedia’s HouseCall has tips during the home inspection process … Continue reading

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Hey, Gen Z, Better Start Saving for a Home Now!

Nearly 80 percent of Generation Z members say they want to own a home before age 30, but a new study shows they will need to do plenty of saving beforehand. Indeed, Generation Z will need to save $304 a month for … Continue reading

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To Airbnb or to Not Airbnb?

Check out these interesting statistics on Airbnb!

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