Look at home buying as an auction, experts say



Buyers could benefit from adopting more of an “auction mindset” as they head into the housing market, experts say. Those who believe they’ll be able to buy a home for less than the asking price these days will likely find that they end up with zilch. With home inventories so tight, it’s better to think […]

High prices and low inventory frustrate buyers



Home buyers are getting more frustrated with the rising prices and lack of options in the housing market. Fannie Mae’s latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index reveals that just 35% of people believe now is a good time to buy a home, down from 47% just a month ago. Moreover, the percentage of people who think […]

Unsolicited offers abound as investors hope to profit from housing stock shortage



Homeowners in small town America say they’re being pestered with speculative inquiries on their homes, even though they’re not listed for sale. And in some cases the speculation is hitting ridiculous levels, with one homeowner claiming to have received over a hundred such offers! In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Chuck Vukotich said […]

How Long it Takes to Close on a House



What Is The Time Frame For Closing on a Home? One of the more popular questions asked from buyers and sellers is how long it will take to close on a house. When buying or selling a home, you feel relieved once the process closes and you have the home keys handed over to you. […]

Frustrations grow for buyers in small-town America



Home buyers in small-town markets are being frustrated as well-funded investors beat them to the post, snapping up more and more of the few properties listed for sale there. The Wall Street Journal relates the frustration of Dominic Pollock from Bethlehem, Pa., who said he and his fiance have so far viewed more than 50 […]

What to Know About a Property Survey: See Why They’re Important



How Do Land Surveys Work? Are you in need of getting a land survey done? You might have never thought about ever needing a land survey until recently. Is this something people need to go through? No, this is not a compulsory step. However, it is a beneficial, even money-saving, step. Sometimes people get a […]

Home prices jump by double-digits in Q1



Home prices keep making strong gains with almost every major metro area in the U.S. seeing a year-over-year home increase in the first quarter. Those gains were in the double-digits in 89% of those metros areas too, the National Association of Realtors reported Tuesday. Nationwide, the median existing single-family home price jumped to $319,200, up […]

Helpful Hacks To Make Moving Comfortable



Are you planning on upgrading to a bigger home in a centrally-located and posh neighborhood? Or perhaps, you’re leaving behind your hometown in favor of a quieter, more peaceful life in the suburbs? Either way, planning a move is perhaps one of the most hectic or stressful ordeals one has to tackle in life. It’s […]

What Should I Offer? CMA’s Are Not Just for Sellers



A comparative market analysis is not just for sellers. A CMA can help a buyer understand a homes value and structure a good offer. Your buyer’s agent can provide a detailed analysis of similar homes that have recently sold.

What to Know About Septic System Inspections



Buying a Home With a Septic System Are you considering buying a home with a septic system? Septic inspections are a normal practice when buying a home that does not have a public sewer. Taking good care of your septic system is one major task for your household’s wellness and good hygiene. Proceeding with the […]