If you’re a current homeowner, or in the market to buy, you’re probably curious about the latest trends in home design. Sellers who make strategic updates before listing a property can generate increased interest from buyers and, in some cases, a premium selling price. And buyers should consider which features of a home will need… Read More Top 8 Home Design and Remodeling Trends for 2019
The holiday season is upon us, and many of us have already begun to celebrate. From trimming trees to lighting candles, it’s the time of year to fill your homes (and hearts) with holiday joy. But there’s no need to stop at your front door. Let the spirit of the season radiate outward from your… Read More 9 Ways to Share the Spirit of the Season—Starting From Home
While no one can predict the future with certainty, most experts expect to see modest growth in the U.S. housing market for the remainder of this year and next. Inventory will remain tight, mortgage rates will continue to creep up, and affordability will remain a major issue in many parts of the country. So what… Read More “How’s the Market?” What’s Ahead for Real Estate
No one likes to think about disasters. Severe weather, fire, theft—or even a seemingly small issue like a broken pipe—can wreak havoc on your home and result in thousands of dollars in damages. Fortunately, a good homeowners insurance policy can offer you peace of mind that you and your family will be financially protected if… Read More Are You Covered? A Homeowner’s Insurance Guide
Today is International Left Handers Day. As usual, I’m going to twist this into some sort of real estate related thought. (No, I won’t be talking about left-handed door knobs, or household appliances…) For many years, being right-handed was seen as, well, being “right”. At this point, we know it’s pretty crazy to think of… Read More On the other hand…
The residential rental market is now the fastest-growing segment of the housing market. In the United States, the demand for single-family rentals, defined as either detached homes or townhouses, has risen 30 percent in the past three years.1 And in Canada, rental units now account for nearly one-third of the country’s homes, with particular demand… Read More Renters for a Weekend or a While: What’s the Best Use of Your Investment Property?
It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of buying a home. Once you’ve had an offer accepted on your dream house, you’ll probably be anxious to move in. However, before you make a significant financial commitment, it’s best to know exactly what you’re buying. When you hire a home inspector, you get… Read More How to Avoid the Top 8 Home Inspection Mistakes