Opendoor says it will help buyers make cash offers



iBuying company Opendoor is responding to a slump in its business by helping customers who need to secure financing to buy a home make cash-backed offers that can improve the chances of their bid on a home being accepted. The company said that in order to take advantage of the offer, buyers will first need […]

What to Know About Homeowners Insurance



Home Insurance Explained Are you going to be needing to get homeowners insurance protection? The biggest purchase most people will ever make is their home, so you need to make sure it is fully protected. Making sure you have enough coverage to prevent you from losing out should something terrible happen isn’t necessarily straightforward, however. […]

Grants for Buying, Building, or Remodeling a Home in 2021



Resale housing inventory is at an all-time low nationally, making it difficult for many to find a house within their budget. Even if you are able to find a home, often you will get caught in a bidding war or the house may be taken off of the market before you can make an offer. […]

Don’t wait, sell your home now, real estate pros say



Real estate agents are urging their clients to go and sell their homes now, or risk missing out on the golden opportunity that the current seller’s market presents. “A lot of people are missing the best market now by waiting,” said Kris Lindahl, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Kris Lindahl Real Estate in the […]

Bentonville – 2021 real estate market trends



Bentonville is a small city renowned for big things. Known for being the corporate home of Walmart, the world-renowned retailer, and home to the Crystal Bridge Museum of American Art, one of America’s best museums, Bentonville is undoubtedly one of Arkansas’ most popular cities. Nowadays, Bentonville is growing into one of the top mountain biking […]

Developing Housing Market Concerns



After a short slump at the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the residential home market quickly recovered and prices soared most of 2020. Price increases were primarily due to ultra-low mortgage rates, strong buyer demand, and a limited number of houses for sale. Who would have thought that mortgage rates creeping toward 3% would […]

Texas judge says CDC eviction ban is “unconstitutional”



The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s moratorium on evictions has been ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge in Texas, paving the way for evictions in the state to resume. The ruling could also set a legal precedent and have a sweeping effect on housing providers across the U.S., ABC News reported. Under the moratorium, […]

Who Are Millennial Home Buyers in 2021?



First-time homebuyers during the COVID-19 pandemics face unique challenges to acquire a home in today’s market. New house inventories are limited across the nation, existing homeowners are reluctant to sell in this period of uncertainty, and lenders are raising credit and underwriting standards for new loans. Millennials — those born between 1981 and 1996 — […]

Some retirees have a big problem with short-term rentals



Retirees are finding it tough to find a home in desirable destination and resort areas where they can better connect with their neighbors due to the advent of short-term rentals such as Airbnb. The problem is that homes in these desirable locations often tend to have lots of short-term rental properties within the same neighborhood, […]

13 Ways to Increase Your Home Value



To many, becoming a house owner is a dream come true. Not without reason: having your own house inevitably provides comfort and an impeccable sense of security, which many people crave. At the same time, though, being a house owner is not a piece of cake, as it requires a lot of responsibility, organization, and […]