Have you been wondering what most homebuyers want in their dream home? Homes.com has your answer!
We recently conducted a survey of potential homebuyers across the country – asking them to let their imaginations run wild, to find out what they want in a family home. The results showed that the American Dream of home ownership is anything but lost; it’s still out there in full force! As a real estate agent or mortgage lender, it’s good to know what homebuyers desire, so you can better connect with them. Now, it’s time to share the results with you.
Many of you may already know that the holiday that we refer to as "Earth Day" celebrated its 40th anniversary yesterday. Earth Day was first held on April 22, 1970 as an environmental-teach and was founded by former U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin.
Today, most communities across the country use the holiday as a week long extravaganza of activities completely focused on improving our everyday effects on the environment. We know that everyone is aware of the importance of recycling, but there are many, simple things we can do around the house to benefit our environment. Continue reading →
Homes are one of the most costly investments you will make in your lifetime; but it doesn’t have to be that way. You can optimize your living arrangements to better suite your needs and desires. Buying a home can often times be to your advantage, but there are times when it may not be. Therein lies the question… “Should I rent or buy?” Continue reading →
In recent years, the cost of buying a home in most markets has increased while the cost of renting remains flat. But it’s never a good idea to base long-term investment decisions on short-term conditions. If you decide to rent instead of purchasing a home, you may be in a bad spot if the cost of rentals in your area shoots up.
Typically, a weak housing market corresponds with a strong rental market. If the rental market is strong in your area, it may indicate weakness in the local housing market, which typically favors buyers over sellers. Continue reading →