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 […]

More sellers are insisting on a kick-out clause



Kick-out clauses are becoming more common, but how do they work?

6 Things to Consider Before Buying a Home



Buying a home is a huge move. We have looked at all the points you need to consider before making a purchase below.  Location  Make note of the location of your property. You don’t want to get a house that is far away from friends, family, and work. It may be in a location that […]

States offering to pay off student debts for young professionals who buy a home



Some U.S. states are trying to tempt young professionals to set up home there by offering to pay off their student debts in exchange for buying their first properties there. The recently launched “SmartBuy” programs in the states of Illinois and Maryland offer to pay off the student loan debts of young adults who obtain […]

The advantages of a pre-listing home inspection



Homeowners who’re looking to secure a quick sale might want to take it upon themselves to do a pre-listing home inspection with the aim of speeding up the sales process. Typically, the onus has always been on the buyer to pay for the home inspection once their offer has been accepted, but that can lead […]