Home Buyer Competition Increases as Housing Sales Soar
With existing-home sales continuing their upward trajectory, many economists believe that the housing market is well past the recovery phase. Lawrence Yun, the chief economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR), believes the market is in a boom phase, with home sales comparable to pre-pandemic levels. "With the sizeable shift in remote work," he says, "current homeowners are looking for larger... Read More
Piles of Clutter? Here's How to Get to the Bottom of Them
Have you tried to stay organized but failed? Many people buy books, listen to advice, and purchase all sorts of organizing tools only to wind up with tons of clutter and no way to find the things they really need.
The problem with most organization tips is that they start with the clutter and not with the clutter-er. Nearly every person who has an organization... Read More
Three Reasons People Are Looking to Move Right Now
First-time buyers rarely buy their "forever" home, no matter how much they're in love with a home when they first move in. People's lives and circumstances change, forcing them to upsize or relocate. Here are some reasons people are looking to move right now:
Bursting at the Seams
When people purchase their first home, they don't always think about how much space they'll need... Read More
Should You Improve Your House Before Listing It?
If you're preparing to sell your home, you might be wondering if you should make repairs or improvements before listing it. The answer depends on the overall condition of the property, the type of buyer you want to attract, and the current real estate market.
If You Can't Afford Repairs, Sell As Is
This applies to major issues like structural damage, plumbing complications, and electrical problems. Keep in mind that your buyer pool will most likely consist of flippers and contractors. While you might have to consider low offers, you won't have to deal with the hassle and expense of repairs... Read More
How to Create a Home Inventory
In the unlikely event that disaster strikes, you'll want to be prepared for the worst. After a burglary, house fire, or flood, it's hard to think clearly about next-step details like filing an insurance claim. Having a complete home inventory will relieve some stress by ensuring you're quickly reimbursed for stolen or damaged possessions. Here's how to make one:
What Should You Include in Your Inventory? Include any possessions you would want to receive reimbursement for if they were destroyed or stolen, such as expensive furniture, jewelry, firearms, electronics, antiques... Read More