Helpful Real Estate Articles For Buyers and Sellers



Great Reading When Buying or Selling a Home Each month there are lots of great real estate articles that deserve a little bit of extra attention. Showcasing such articles in a real estate roundup is always enjoyable. Roundups are the perfect opportunity to give other writers a pat on the back for their exceptional work. […]

Expect fewer bidding wars on the West Coast this year, Redfin says



Home buyers on the west coast are less likely to face a bidding war than in previous years, according to a new study from the online real estate brokerage Redfin. What’s more, they also have a better chance of winning the first home they make an offer on than buyers in other parts of the […]

5 Hazards to be Aware When Buying a House



When real estate markets heat up, home buyers get desperate. This desperation often leads them to relax their standards especially when it comes to inspection issues. This is completely understandable especially when there’s lots of competition for the best homes. It’s important to realize that no home is worth jeopardizing the health and safety of […]

Questions to Ask a Home Inspector



Questions to Ask Before, During and After a Home Inspection When you are selling or buying a home, the inspection is one of the most significant hurdles to get past. Home inspections cause a lot of properties to come back on the market. From a buyer’s perspective, they are also an excellent way to get […]

Don’t Waive Your Inspection Rights.



So many areas around the Country are experiencing strong sellers markets. This is great news for home owners but it leaves many prospective home buyers struggling to find a home. We’ve all heard the stories about buyers that have submitted a number of full price offers on homes but continue to lose out. Frustration from […]

First time buyers should have an easier time this year



First-time home buyers can expect an easier home shopping experience this spring, as market conditions shift in their favor. Entry-level home values are growing at their slowest pace since mid-2016, giving first-time home shoppers a little more breathing room during the home search process, according to RealEstate.com’s Entry-Level Market Report. At the same time, inventory […]

Buying a For Sale By Owner: What You Need to Know



What to Be Aware of When Buying a For Sale By Owner Property Have you ever been driving around a local neighborhood and noticed a for sale by owner sign on a home that intrigued you? You are not alone. Many buyers will find the desire to inquire on what’s known in real estate circles […]

Buyers gain more power on the West coast



Limited inventory and rapid price appreciation have kept sellers firmly in the driver’s seat for several years as the United States recovered from the housing market collapse. But now, buyers are gaining more negotiating power as the housing market slows, especially in some of the nation’s hottest markets. In 20 of the 35 largest metros, […]

Freddie Mac blames seniors for the current housing shortage



Seniors are said to be creating a barrier for young adults entering home ownership for the first time, due to not moving out of their homes and instead deciding to “age in place”, according to a report from Freddie Mac. Freddie Mac’s February Insight report notes that around 1.6 million existing homes are being held […]