Money-Saving Home Improvements Tips



When you are getting ready to sell your home, some home improvements can help you find a buyer. While you could spend thousands on renovations, it doesn’t guarantee prospective buyers will like the changes you’ve made or that you will recoup your investment. However, there are some money-saving improvements you can make that aren’t going […]

Agents expect more bidding wars throughout 2021



With housing inventories low and home values rising by double-digits over the past year, sellers are holding firm on the price they demand. A recent survey by the real estate agent referral firm HomeLight has found that 52% of agents believe the biggest challenge sellers will face in 2021 is the temptation to overprice their […]

Home builders are cashing in on rental demand



Building firms are constructing more single-family homes specifically for the rental market, and that means a growing proportion of new homes will never be listed for sale. Experts say the rising number of build-to-rent homes could lead to greater competition for buyers who’re already struggling with low inventories, particularly in the entry-level price bracket. The […]

Tips for a Selling a Tenant-Occupied Property



It’s certainly your house to sell. But tenant-occupied investment houses present unique challenges when landlords are ready to sell. You have two primary concerns that need to be dealt with. 1. The tenant has specific rights that you must comply with. Not complying can cause bitterness from the tenant and very possibly fines and/or fees […]

Open House Tips for First-Time Buyers



You’ve decided to take the first steps to go from renting to buying. Once you’ve stopped window-shopping on real estate sites and decide to see the real thing, open houses are the best low-pressure way to see your potential dream house up close. Worried you don’t have enough experience to tell if a house has […]

Redfin survey shows greater optimism for housing in 2021



Around 60% of home buyers and sellers said in a survey by Redfin that they’re optimistic that the housing market will improve in 2021, which is a big leap on what people said in a similar survey the previous year. High earners and homeowners are the most upbeat about housing’s prospects, the survey of 1,400 […]

How ADA Compliance Improves Your Real Estate’s Marketing



In spite of most people taking advantage of technology, people with disabilities continue to face challenges including going online to have access to information they need. It’s been said that adults living with a disability are less likely to seek help online compared to those who don’t have a disability. Three times less is the […]

Biden to provide $25 billion in rental assistance



U.S. President-elect Joe Biden last week announced a stimulus plan worth $1.9 trillion that included several housing-related proposals aimed at helping people to stave off the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The proposals would extend the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until Sept. 30, provide an additional $25 billion in rental assistance to help […]

Covid-19 vaccine rollout could lead to higher inventories and lower prices



Covid-19 vaccines are now being rolled out in the U.S., and their introduction could soon impact on the trajectory of the housing market, experts say. Some say that more housing inventory will arrive on the market in the coming months as the vaccination campaign gathers momentum. They believe that many would-be home sellers are delaying […]

iBuyer revenues slump amid high market demand



iBuying companies are experiencing a slump in sales during a time when many thought the opposite might happen, as they provide a contactless way to sell a home. Opendoor, the biggest iBuying company, has seen its revenue fall by almost half in the past year, and said it doesn’t expect its business to recover properly […]