Category: Real Estate Tips

May 24

Home Insurance Myths to Bust for Your Clients

Home Insurance Myths to Bust for Your Clients   Most mortgage lenders require borrowers to purchase home insurance, but many buyers may be confused about what their policy covers. Realtor.com® recently highlighted several common myths consumers believe when it comes to home insurance. Myth number one: All of a home’s belongings are covered. “A homeowners …

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May 23

What Owners Want in Kitchen Remodels

What Owners Want in Kitchen Remodels

What Owners Want in Kitchen Remodels Kitchen revamps tend to be one of the most popular home remodeling projects. About 10.2 million American households tackled a kitchen remodel or replacement work in 2015, according to a recent report from the National Kitchen & Bath Association. Homeowners tend to want new flooring, counter tops, cabinets, sinks, …

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May 22

Rampant Refis Ignited Housing Crisis

Rampant Refis Ignited Housing Crisis

Rampant Refis Ignited Housing Crisis   Mortgage refinance activity may have been the true hidden culprit behind the housing crisis, according to a new report by the Urban Institute written by Laurie Goodman, codirector of UI’s Housing Finance Policy Center. Mortgage refinances were more likely to default than mortgages taken out to purchase a home …

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May 18

Will the Starter Home Return?

Will the Starter Home Return?

Will the Starter Home Return?   Home builders say they’re struggling to deliver on the demand of lower-priced entry-level homes that cater to the growing number of willing millennial buyers, arguing that more entry-level homes will hurt their bottom lines. “Since the recovery has really been at the middle end of the market, home prices …

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May 17

Home Prices Will Only Get Higher

Home Prices Will Only Get Higher

Home Prices Will Only Get Higher   Home sales reached their highest pace in a decade in the first quarter of 2017 as property prices continue to escalate, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ latest quarterly report. The median price of an existing single-family home nationally was $232,100 in the first quarter, up 6.9 …

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May 16

Housing Readies for First-Time Buyer Shift

Housing Readies for First-Time Buyer Shift

Housing Readies for First-Time Buyer Shift   Get ready to see more first-time home buyer clients. In the first quarter of 2017, the number of new-owner households was double the number of new-renter households. About 854,000 new-owner households were formed during the first three months of this year, more than double the 365,000 new-renter households …

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May 15

Does Your Content Pass the ‘Strawberry Test’?

Does Your Content Pass the 'Strawberry Test'?

Does Your Content Pass the ‘Strawberry Test’?   With any content marketing you do online, says Forbes guest columnist William Arruda, founder of CareerBlast, it’s important to follow the “strawberry test”: making your content inviting, bite-sized, and healthful.   After all, the competition for eyes online is steep. There are 130,000 new long-form posts published …

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May 12

362 N Central Blvd Broomall, PA 19008 home for sale Delaware County

362 N Central Blvd Broomall, PA 19008 home for sale Delaware County

 362 N Central Blvd Broomall, PA 19008 home for sale Delaware County Cell Number: (610) 659-3999 {Smart Phones Click to Call} Direct Number: (610) 353-5366 {Smart Phones Click to Call} Fax: (610) 771-4480 Email: anthony@anthonydidonato.com Call me for info on this home for sale at 362 N Central Blvd Broomall, PA 19008 in Delaware County …

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May 12

Dos and Don’ts for Estate Sales

Dos and Don'ts for Estate Sales

Dos and Don’ts for Estate Sales   Some sellers have a house full of belongings that they need to dispose of before putting their home on the market. In these cases, an estate sale may be necessary to get rid of the items quickly while also putting some extra cash in your client’s pocket. Here …

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May 11

Making an Offer: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Making an Offer: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Making an Offer: 5 Mistakes to Avoid In competitive housing markets across the country, making an offer that sticks has become increasingly difficult. Ensure your client doesn’t make the process even tougher by succumbing to one of these common mistakes. Delaying “Time kills deals,” says Andrew Sandholm of BOND New York Properties in New York. “Dragging …

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May 10

Seriously Underwater Homes Still a Big Issue

Seriously Underwater Homes Still a Big Issue

Seriously Underwater Homes Still a Big Issue   With home prices on the rise, more home values are climbing up above water, but in a few cities, the number of seriously underwater homes is still alarming. Nearly 5.5 million U.S. properties, or 9.7 percent of all properties, were considered seriously underwater in the first quarter …

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May 09

College Grads Could Get Home buying Help

College Grads Could Get Home buying Help

College Grads Could Get Home buying Help   Several states are offering home ownership assistance programs to recent college grads that may help them receive thousands of dollars toward the purchase of a home. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced the “Graduate to Home ownership” program, which provides assistance to first-time buyers who …

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