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(NAPSI)—The American dream of homeownership may not be as hard to attain as many people seem to fear. A few intriguing facts and hints can help.
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(StatePoint) It may seem like the size of your home is the be-all and end-all of your home’s value. But there are many other factors that come into play when determining the listing price of a particular home.
(NAPSI)—For many people, buying a home is a goal they aspire to achieve and often the most significant financial decision they'll make in their life. If you're among them, consider this advice: Given the mass amounts of information, data and tools available, it's critical to work with a professional who can help you make sense of it all. During the home buying or selling process, it's wise to follow these tips:
(StatePoint) If you’ve ever thought about starting your own business, you may have found the prospect of starting from scratch overwhelming, particularly after reviewing statistics about the success rates of new start-ups. But there are ways to become your own boss while eliminating some of the intrinsic risk that comes with this territory, say experts.
(BPT) - How often do you use the front door? Not often, right? When Americans come home from work or school, the front door now takes a back seat to the garage door.
(BPT) - With the average American getting married later than they have in a century, according to the National Center for Family and Marriage Research, more and more singles aren't waiting for wedding bells before they take the plunge into homeownership. A new CENTURY 21 Real Estate survey shows that while singles are less willing to make lifestyle sacrifices in order to purchase a home, they still value homeownership. Find out how these determined buyers pull it off with the help of agents who understand their unique needs.
The number of U.S. renters has expanded significantly since the burst of the housing bubble, and renters now represent 34 percent of all households, according to government statistics. Meanwhile, rents climbed 3.2 percent last year.
Computer technology has changed the way consumers shop for everything from shoes to homes. Thanks to easy access to online data, 90 percent of homebuyers surveyed by the National Association of Realtors in 2012 said the Internet was their top information source when searching for a home (compared to just 27 percent who said they typically turned to newspaper ads first). Further, 62 percent of buyers who participated in the NAR poll reported that virtual tours propelled them to follow up with a personal visit to the homes they viewed online.
(StatePoint) The number of U.S. renters has expanded significantly since the burst of the housing bubble, and renters now represent 34 percent of all households, according to government statistics. Meanwhile, rents climbed 3.2 percent last year.
(BPT) - The real estate market heats up when the weather does, and spring and summer are traditionally the most active seasons for home sales. This year, industry experts predict that home prices will continue to rise and, with mortgage rates remaining low, the spring and summer real estate season will be competitive for both buyers and sellers.
John Gaw, 45, and Deanna Gaw, 42, were sentenced in Pinal County after pleading guilty to two counts of burglary, each.
Real estate deals that implode- chances are, either you have experienced one or know someone who did. Here is a “best of” or more appropriately, “worst of” list of deal killers in the Northwest Tucson and how to avoid them.
Free things first – pack it up. Go into each room and start removing excess items. There should not be stacks of paper, clothes, books or toys littering the floors.
As this issue is the “Best of the Northwest”, it seems appropriate for a toplist of real estate tips.
As you are driving around this week, enjoying the warmest winter on record for Tucson, I am betting you see several out of state license plates, maybe even a few from as far north as Alberta, Canada. The snowbirds are here in full force, and after the pounding the rest of the country has taken this winter, I am betting next year’s batch will be even greater in numbers.
(StatePoint) Looking to add value to your home and make it more sellable in the future? While little fixes here and there can help a bit -- there is one single upgrade that can make a huge impact -- a new roof.
The crash of the housing market forced many would-be sellers to stay put until their homes appreciated back to at least a “break even” status. That day has finally come for many local homeowners, but we are finding that a good portion of them want to wait and find their dream house before selling, and in many cases – before even listing. This puts them at a distinct disadvantage as chances are their dream home is also someone else’s dream home- and will be already under contract by the time they are ready to act.
(BPT) - When selling a house, the mantra for most is neutral, neutral, neutral. To help potential new owners envision themselves moving in, real estate experts remind sellers to de-personalize their homes. That means removing family photos and mementos and replacing favorite color schemes with more vanilla shades and hues. So as a new homeowner, how do you begin to de-neutralize your new house to make it your new home?
Part of life is the unexpected. Perhaps the unexpected arrived to you in the form of a new baby (or two), a “returning to the nest” adult child, a new job that requires a good deal of working from home and telecommuting, an elderly relative coming to stay indefinitely, or a beautiful new marriage which comes complete with three “pre-packaged” kids.
Finding the right REALTOR® is crucial to a smooth transaction. Our mission is simple – to provide the highest quality, old-fashioned customer service while pairing it with cutting-edge technology and resources to ensure the best possible experience for our clients.
When you begin the vetting process to select a real estate agent to represent you, don’t be afraid to inundate them with questions. Buying or selling is a huge financial and emotional event, and you deserve to know that you will be receiving the very best.