Category Archive: Real Estate Tips

Mar 30

What Has Mortgage Lenders So Upbeat?

What Has Mortgage Lenders So Upbeat?What Has Mortgage Lenders So Upbeat?

What Has Mortgage Lenders So Upbeat?   Mortgage lenders’ optimism reached a high in a first-quarter survey, even as lenders expressed pressing challenges to their profit margins, according to Fannie Mae’s 2017 Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey. Lenders say they’re most upbeat about the direction of the economy and home prices. They also continue to report …

Continue reading »

Mar 29

Why Your Agents Still Need a Website

Why Your Agents Still Need a Website

Why Your Agents Still Need a Website As a broker-owner or manager, you may be getting the question from agents as to whether having a personal business website is still relevant today, and worth the time, money, and effort. Beyond providing a profile for your agents on your company’s site, it is still wise for …

Continue reading »

Mar 28

This Is the Worst ‘Housing Drought’ Ever

This Is the Worst ‘Housing Drought’ Ever

This Is the Worst ‘Housing Drought’ Ever The number of homes for sale is at the lowest level on record, according to the National Association of REALTORS®, who began tracking inventory 18 years ago. That means many home buyers likely will find fewer options this spring, and the homes that are being listed tend to …

Continue reading »

Mar 27

Investors Are Unlocking Biggest Profits Here

Investors Are Unlocking Biggest Profits Here

Investors Are Unlocking Biggest Profits Here   The county offering the highest returns from single-family rental properties so far in 2017: Clayton, Ga., in the Atlanta metro area. That’s according to the first-quarter 2017 Single Family Rental Market report, released by ATTOM Data Solutions. Researchers analyzed single-family returns in 375 U.S. counties, each with populations …

Continue reading »

Mar 24

How to Get Your Content Shared Online

How to Get Your Content Shared Online

How to Get Your Content Shared Online   Producing shareable content should be key behind any internet marketing strategy. The more you can get others to share your content, the more new prospects you can land in front of, and the potential to rank higher in Google searches. But what motivates other people to want …

Continue reading »

Mar 23

Home Sales Drop Amid Inventory, Affordability Issues

Home Sales Drop Amid Inventory, Affordability Issues

Home Sales Drop Amid Inventory, Affordability Issues     Existing-home sales dropped in February as tight inventory and weakening affordability conditions kept many buyers out of the market in most parts of the country, the National Association of REALTORS® reports. Total sales for existing single-family homes, townhomes, condos, and co-ops fell 3.7 percent to a …

Continue reading »

Mar 22

Smart Reminders for Your Home Sellers

Smart Reminders for Your Home Sellers

Smart Reminders for Your Home Sellers   Besides staging, sellers also should take a few more steps to ease the stress of their sale. Realtor.com® offers up some of the following often-overlooked tips: 1. Highlight improvements and any issues. “If you’ve owned your home for a while, make a list of all the problems you’ve …

Continue reading »

Mar 21

Bidding Wars to Heat Up This Spring

Bidding Wars to Heat Up This Spring

Bidding Wars to Heat Up This Spring   Likely to be a hallmark of this year’s spring home selling season: Bidding wars. As home listings are scarcer and buyer demand remains high, home shoppers are finding a lot more competition this spring, particularly in hot markets like the San Francisco Bay area, Denver, and Boston. …

Continue reading »

Mar 20

3 Sources of Odors That Offend Buyers

3 Sources of Odors That Offend Buyers

3 Sources of Odors That Offend Buyers   Your sellers may have “nose blindness.” The term refers to the process of adapting to the smells around you and becoming so desensitized to them that you learn to ignore them or become less sensitive to them, says Dr. Richard Doty, director of the Smell and Taste …

Continue reading »

Mar 17

What to Watch for in Home Renovations

What to Watch for in Home Renovations

What to Watch for in Home Renovations   Home renovations can help boost the resale value of a property, but they also can expose homeowners to costly repairs or even make them physically sick, if they don’t take some precautions. Help your renovating clients be on the lookout for some of these dangers that could …

Continue reading »

Mar 16

Owners Overestimating Home Values

Owners Overestimating Home Values

Owners Overestimating Home Values     The gap continues to widen between what homeowners say their home is worth and appraisers’ valuations. Homeowners’ estimates of values were, on average, 1.69 percent higher than appraisers’ home value opinions in February, according to Quicken Loans’ National Home Price Perception Index. The gap has been detected every month since …

Continue reading »

Mar 15

What’s the House Size? No One Is Really Sure

What's the House Size? No One Is Really Sure

What’s the House Size? No One Is Really Sure Just how large a house really is may depend on whom you ask, The Wall Street Journal reports. That’s because appraisers, developers, builders, real estate professionals, tax assessors, and architects all measure spaces differently. No universal standard exists for calculating a home’s square footage. Further, it …

Continue reading »

Older posts «

» Newer posts