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Tips for Winning a Bidding War in a Hot Home Market

Tips for Winning a Bidding War in a Hot Home Market

Cash isn’t always king in a bidding war. Get the home you want without blowing your budget, using these Realtor-tested strategies. Christine Tusher Houzz Contributor With the real estate market finally recovering, some markets across the U.S. are seeing the return of the bidding war. While this is great news for sellers, it’s a source […]

WHAT MAKES A GOOD RENTAL PROPERTY SUCCESSFUL?

WHAT MAKES A GOOD RENTAL PROPERTY SUCCESSFUL?

Whether you have a vacation rental property already or setting up a new one to be rented for the first time, there’s a lot of thinking to be done. You’ll need to think about a lot of aspects before you start decorating the property. It’s always advisable to create a place that is not only […]

8 Things You Must Know About the VA Appraisal

8 Things You Must Know About the VA Appraisal

The VA appraisal is a unique evaluation of properties financed by VA loans. And with its unique guidelines, the VA appraisal is worth careful study by buyers and agents alike. Need a study guide along the way? Let’s take a look at eight things buyers and agents must understand about the VA appraisal. 1. It’s Mandatory […]

Characteristics of a Successful Real Estate Agent

Characteristics of a Successful Real Estate Agent

Most home sellers have very little experience with real estate agents. For that reason they may not know a good real estate agent from a less than perfect agent, at least not until it is too late. An excellent real estate agent is like a conductor, guiding a group of resources towards a final goal: […]

9 Features Buyers Value In A Home

9 Features Buyers Value In A Home

Deciding where to live comes with a lot of options, but buyers quickly realize that some features are more important than others, when it comes to choosing the right house for them. Buyers value some features so much that they are willing to spend more money to have them. But very often what appeals to […]

Someone Surveyed My House a Few Years Ago…

Someone Surveyed My House a Few Years Ago…

Someone Surveyed My House a Few Years Ago – Why Won’t the Title Company Let Us Use It? When a survey is completed as a part of a real estate transaction, the surveyor references items shown in the title commitment for that particular purchase. There are several reasons why a title company many not allow […]

FHA loans easier to get – but more in default

FHA loans easier to get – but more in default

WASHINGTON – March 13, 2017 – Riskier borrowers are making up a growing share of new mortgages, pushing up delinquencies modestly and raising concerns about an eventual spike in defaults that could slow or derail the housing recovery. The trend is centered around home loans guaranteed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) that typically require […]