Blog :: 02-2014

Is real estate still a good buy?

Buying a home is no longer a no-brainer, whether you are buying as an investment or to live in it.

Buying a home is no longer a no-brainer, whether you are buying as an investment or to live in it.

That is the message to draw from current measures of value in many metropolitan markets.

The fundamentals have changed from six months ago, when [...]

Want to Sell Your Home? The Spring Selling Season May Be Coming Early This Year

If you're considering selling your home in 2014, now is the time to get ready. Not next month, not next week, not tomorrow. Right now.

Why? Because buyers are already on the hunt.

The Internet is the new curb appeal Last month will likely be remembered for polar vortexes, widespread snow, and historic traffic jams. Lost in the shuffle is [...]

9 Ways to Make your Home Offer Irresistible

When you're competing with a lot of other buyers for a hot piece of property, your bid needs to stand out.

You've found a home you can afford, in a great neighborhood with good schools. It even has a fenced-in yard for your dog. What could go wrong?

Any number of things, ranging from a competing buyer's all-cash offer to an insufficient [...]

2013 Homes Sales Rose to 7-Year High

Sales of existing homes ascended to their highest point in seven years in 2013, according to data from the National Association of Realtors, aided by a small gain in December.

From January to December 2013, total existing home sales rose to 5.09 million, up 9.1 percent from 2012. Sales haven't hit that level since 2006, at the end of the [...]