Category Archives: For Buyers

Buyers More Flexible on Commute Than Home Size

Most consumers are willing to extend their commutes in order to find a single-family home with a yard, according to a new Redfin survey of 1,400 consumers. Eighty-nine percent of survey respondents say they would choose a single-family home with … Continue reading

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Best Way to Triumph in a Bidding War

Cash offers are overwhelmingly the top way for home shoppers to emerge as a victor in a bidding war. An all-cash offer tends to double a buyer’s odds of getting their offer accepted when in a competitive buying situation for … Continue reading

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Double Master Suites Are a Growing Trend

Double master bedrooms are proving to be a growing trend in new luxury developments, Forbes.com reports. As more homeowners want to live near their families and multigenerational households become more common, relatives and adult children move in together; as a … Continue reading

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Home Warranty Catch You Should Know

Some sellers are hoping to hook a buyer by offering a one-year home warranty to cover repair costs for items such as appliances, electricity, or plumbing. The tactic, which is gaining popularity, is meant to give buyers peace of mind that … Continue reading

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How to Experience a Neighborhood Before Moving In

Before purchasing a car, many consumers like to give it a test drive to make sure the vehicle is the right fit for them. Likewise, some house hunters are asking for a “test stay” at a home before signing the … Continue reading

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Where Bargain House Hunters Should Shop This Winter

ATTOM researchers pinpointed the following states that often see the largest discounts below full market value in the winter: Ohio: –7.4% in January Michigan: –7.2% in February Delaware: –6.3% in February Tennessee: –6.2% in January New Jersey: –5.8% in December … Continue reading

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Cohabitating Unmarried Couples Are on the Rise

The share of American adults who live with an unmarried partner has more than doubled since 1993. The percentage still remains small—3% in 1993, compared to 7% now—but the growing numbers are significant because demographers say it represents a shift … Continue reading

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States for Middle Class Prosperity in 2019

Though middle class households are pinching their pennies, they still desire homeownership as a means to increase personal wealth, according to a new study by personal finance resource SmartAsset. Researchers looked at the states in which the middle class is … Continue reading

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‘Amazon Effect’ on Housing Is Real

One year after Amazon selected Arlington, Va., as its second headquarters site, home prices and sales in the surrounding area continue to surge, a new study from realtor.com® shows. “Massive inventory shortages, sky-high price spikes, and a blistering pace of … Continue reading

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Favorite Mortgage Lenders Ranked

Customers were slightly less satisfied with mortgage originators in the second quarter, and too much technology may be the culprit, according to the latest J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Primary Mortgage Origination Satisfaction Study. Lenders have been adding self-service technology to … Continue reading

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