According to Business Insider, predictions about the housing market during Donald Trump’s time in office are split along party lines. Surveys have shown that, generally speaking, left-leaning consumers in blue states are feeling pessimistic about the near future of real estate. Conservatives in red states, however, are more confident and more likely to make large purchases and investments.
Overall, the global economy has smiled on the brand new Trump administration so far, and since the gl... read more
While the real estate market promises to be vigorous this spring, it’s still important to consider ways to attract buyers and increase selling potential if you plan to put your home on the market. A few simple improvements have the potential to add real value to your home. As you prepare to put your house on the market, consider some basic upgrades.
Curb Appeal—Remember the power of first impressions. If your exterior looks neglected, that image will be tough to remove from a buyer&rs... read more
A home inspection gives buyers the peace of knowing what they’re getting into with their new property. Keep in mind as a seller that the deal is not done until the bottom line is signed at closing. The inspection can be a turning point in the wrong direction for your buyers, or it can be that ?nal con?rmation that they made a great choice. Consider these steps when getting ready for your home inspection:
Check the outer perimeter—The inspector will need to take a look at the... read more
Imagine a classic Midwestern blizzard is whipping through the region, followed by some bone-chilling Canadian air that lasts for a week. Meanwhile, you’re house hunting; driving on slick roads that haven’t yet been plowed, stomping through drifts of snow and bracing yourself as you walk into the icy headwind in the backyard of a home you’re considering.
Now imagine this instead: slipping on a virtual reality headset and walking through properties from the comfort of your own ho... read more
A home warranty provides discounted repairs and replacements on a home’s large functional components, such as plumbing, air conditioning, furnace, electrical system and often on major appliances. When something breaks down, the homeowner contacts the warranty company to discuss next steps: Is it covered? Has it been maintained? When can it be addressed? For many, a home warranty may be exactly what you need. Here’s why.
#1 No DIY worries. For those of us who are about as handy as a ni... read more