Home Selling

Thinking of Selling Your House? This is a Perfect Time!

It is common knowledge that a great number of homes sell during the spring buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off putting their homes on the market until then. The question is whether or not that is a good strategy this year. The other listings that come out in the spring will represent increased competition to …

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Home Buying

You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy a Home

The largest obstacle renters face when planning to buy a home is saving for a down payment. This challenge is amplified by rising rents, which has eaten into the amount of money renters have leftover for savings each month after paying expenses. In combination with higher rents, survey after survey has shown that non-homeowners (renters …

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Home Selling

Why It Makes No Sense to Wait for Spring to Sell

The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by the theory of ‘supply and demand.’ If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limited, the price of that item increases. The supply of homes for sale dramatically increases every spring, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). As …

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Real Estate News

Johnny Cash’s Old Home – Listing Photos!

by Allison Underhill ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images; realtor.com The house once owned by the Man in Black is back! We first took a peek at the lakeside pad of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash when it officially hit the market in 2017. Since then, the historic home has attracted plenty of buzz, but no serious buyers. But now the current …

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Home Tips & Ideas

Protect Your Home From the Extreme Cold

Many parts of the U.S. have been struck with a snap of subzero temperatures. While keeping themselves warm during the bitter cold, homeowners also need to take precautions to keep their home safe, too. In Wisconsin’s capital, the Madison Water Utility posted a photo on Twitter to show homeowners how a burst pipe can damage a home. …

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Home Ownership

American Homeownership Tenure is Climbing

Americans are remaining in their homes longer than ever before, consequently tightening the lid on housing supply.   First American data indicates that homeownership tenure has risen 10% just from 2017 and has significantly climbed since the market crashed in 2008. “Tenure jumped to seven years during the aftermath of the crash between 2008 and 2016, …

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Home Buying

Buying a Home Young is the Key to Building Wealth

Homeowners who purchase their homes before the age of 35 are better prepared for retirement at age 60, according to a new Urban Institute study. The organization surveyed adults who turned 60 or 61 between 2003 and 2015 for their data set. “Today’s older adults became homeowners at a younger age than today’s young adults. Half the …

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