As experts contemplate the possibility of a real estate market downturn, consumers and homeowners are beginning to think about next steps. And while market corrections are a normal aspect of the world of real estate, it is a natural occurrence that can cause concern among consumers. After all, how will a downturn affect your investment or home value? How can you position yourself to ride out the downturn or, better, use it to your advantage?
Market downturns: a launch pad for smart decisions on real estate ... read more
Whether you are buying a new home or selling your home, the home inspection can be a worry-inducing step in the process. That’s completely natural. After all, an inspector could uncover anything from major plumbing and mold issues to the need for a new roof, to seemingly minor recommendations that slowly and steadily add up.
For buyers, the findings could mean more negotiation is necessary. For sellers, the findings of a home inspection could be money out of your pocket, or worse, the withdrawal of an o... read more
As a new homeowner, the learning curve can be steep. Worse, while you’re still trying to figure out where to plug in your cell phone charger or the trick to getting that sticky lock to turn, there are also a lot of myths out there to navigate. The minefield of misinformation in the digital space can keep you from making the right choices to protect your property. More, the last thing any homeowner wants to do is to pour a lot of valuable capital into something better left alone.
So how do you separate fact fr... read more
When you’re planning a move, it seems there are a million details to think about: from packing to changing billing addresses to cleaning, filling the moving truck and even downsizing. Simply put, the amount of work it takes to relocate can be overwhelming.
But in the midst of packing up your lives, it’s important to remember that your children are moving too, and changing schools can be a very scary endeavor.
Changing homes often means changing schools
For children, the potential impact of chang... read more
When the nest is the right size now, but a new baby is soon to enter the picture, it’s time to go house hunting. But if it’s your first visit from the stork, or even the second, you may be wondering just what kind of a place you’ll need for your little ones to grow up in. Well, we have good news—it turns out Realtors are experts not only at understanding the complex world of home buying, but they know exactly what you should be looking for when you need a baby-friendly abode.
What yo... read more