How to improve your credit rating as fast as possible



Most homebuyers are aware that the higher their credit score is, the more chance they have of obtaining a lower mortgage rate on their home. But maintaining a high credit score isn’t easy, as a single missed payment can quickly cause it to come tumbling down. “Depending on your credit history, a 15- or 20-point […]

More millennials turn to co-buying to own a home



Millennials who’re unable to afford a home on their own and can’t rely on their family to help are increasingly opting to co-buy a home with their friends. Around 4% of first-time buyers in the period from July 2018 to June 2019 purchased their home with a housemate, according to data from the National Association […]

Disabled are priced out of accessibility features at home



Homes that have features designed to boost the quality of life of disabled people, often known as “accessible homes”, can cost up to 10% more than their non-accessible counterparts, according to a new study by Apartment List. The rentals website said the study even controlled for size and location, and concluded that it means those […]

SEO for Real Estate Investors



SEO for Real Estate Investors The real estate industry has stepped away from its traditional ways and became one of the early adopters of modern technology and digital marketing strategies. Innovations, such as virtual reality (VR) tours of properties is just an example of how far the real estate industry has come in just a […]

Future housing permits at their highest level in 13 years



January saw total housing starts fall by 3.6%, but economists were more focused on home building permits, which are a gauge of future house building. And what they saw left them upbeat about what could be coming, as housing permits rose to their highest level since March 2007. Even so, the dip in housing starts […]

Zillow forecasts home value growth to increase



Annual U.S. home value growth slowed for the 21st consecutive month in January, but you have to squint to spot the difference this time around. When paired with inventory that is hovering near record lows, the nearly two-year slowdown in the housing market may be coming to an end right as home shopping season kicks […]

10 Steps to Buying Your First Home: Here’s What to Expect



Buying a home is the largest purchase you’ll likely make in your lifetime, so it’s not surprising that buying a home, especially for the first time, can be both exciting and a bit baffling . But knowing what you’re likely to encounter can reduce some of the anxiety. Here are the typical steps to take […]

Engel & Völkers Belleair, Ranked a Top Workplace by the Tampa Bay Times



Multiple top producing real estate advisors were recognized at the February Team Meeting held by Engel & Völkers Belleair. The Tampa Bay area is home to four Engel & Völkers shops, voted a Top Workplace 2019 by the Tampa Bay Times and one of the largest real estate firms in Tampa Bay by the Tampa […]

8 Features to Look For When Buying an Eco-Friendly Home



These days, many home buyers are looking for eco-friendly features. Fortunately, greener options are being incorporated into more and more home designs, making it easier for homebuyers to find the house that’s right for them. The National Association of Realtors reports that in 2018, about 5.34 million existing homes were sold. Although building a new […]

How to prepare for a long distance move



If you’re planning a long-distance move, you have quite an adventure ahead of you. While moving can be known to be a stressful event, it can also be exciting. If planned right, moving can go more smoothly than you’d expect. So, if moving across the country is on your to-do list, here are four things […]