Monthly Archives: June 2019

8 Project Ideas for Weekend Warriors

Renovation projects can be both daunting and expensive for homeowners. To properly pull off an upgrade, one should have an understanding of the scope of the work, have options to afford materials, and have a good understanding of the best … Continue reading

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What Millennials Are Willing to Give Up to Own a Home

Young adults are all about making sacrifices and lifestyle trade-offs to get them on the path to homeownership, according to a new survey of 1,000 millennials, ages 22 to 38, by Chase Home Lending. Seventy percent of young adults say … Continue reading

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Homeowners’ Top Neighborhood Gripes

A new survey from Porch.com, a home remodeling website, surveyed about 1,000 consumers to find the biggest neighborhood turnoffs. Noise, traffic, and crime were the chief concerns of buyers. Noise topped the list of neighborhood turnoffs, with 41% of respondents … Continue reading

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Home Trends You May Regret in 20 Years

Home trends come and go, but which are most prime for falling out of favor? Apartment Therapy recently took a look at the unfiltered opinions of some 2,400 posts to a question on Reddit about home trends that people will … Continue reading

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How Long Do Homeowners Stay?

Homeowners have been less transient the last few years. In the first quarter of 2019, homeowners who sold their homes had owned them an average of 8.05 years, down slightly from a record high of 8.17 in the fourth quarter … Continue reading

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Phrases You Should Never Use in An Offer Letter

Personal letters have been drawing criticism lately because of the potential for buyers to inadvertently reveal items that could hurt their negotiating position. Virginia real estate pro Daniel Bortz recently shared in a realtor.com® article some of the phrases he … Continue reading

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Open Houses Still Pay Off

In certain metros, homes that have open houses tend to sell for more money and spend less time on the market, a new study from the real estate brokerage Redfin finds. Homes with open houses sell, on average, for $9,046 … Continue reading

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Best Dates in a Year To Sell

Mark your calendar: Certain times of the year can offer seller premiums of 10 percent or more, and a majority of those days are during summer months. ATTOM Data Solutions analyzed more than 28 million single-family home and condo sales over … Continue reading

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Types of Neighbors Buyers Don’t Want

“The neighbors’ noise and aesthetics are among the top concerns of home buyers,” says Noah Goldberg, a Redfin real estate professional in Northern New Jersey. “If you have a bad neighbor, that’s something you’ll deal with every single day. You … Continue reading

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4 in 5 Landlords Say the Money Is Worth the Stress

Working with tenants is stressful, landlords agree. Eighty-eight percent of landlords recently surveyed say they have experienced some stress renting out their properties, yet 80 percent say the money from being a landlord is worth the stress, according to a … Continue reading

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