Real Estate Update – January 2017

The new year is officially in full swing and so is the winter housing market! What lies ahead for the 2017 market exactly? Experts are predicting another good year. The winter market is typically cooler, with fewer homes available and many listings left over from the previous season. For sellers, prices are rising and inventory… Read full article

What Makes Homes Sell Faster and For More Money?

Homes with ‘Subway Tiles’ or ‘Barn Doors’ Sell Faster and For More Money Zillow research shows certain keywords referring to homes’ features, amenities and design styles impact their sale price and time on the market. MARKET TRENDS / STORY / BY ALEXA FIANDER ON 12 APR 2016 Ever wonder why some homes sell for a premium and others don’t? While timing… Read full article

Tips For Selling Your Home Fast

Selling a home can take a lot of work. Some properties will fly off the market within a week, and others can sit on the market for weeks (or years!) before the perfect buyer comes along. These are the tacticts you need to help sell your home fast. 1. #GetRealtor Seriously. We promise you. You… Read full article

Fed lifts key interest rate from near zero

Fed lifts key interest rate from near zero By Martin Crutsinger | AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates after seven years of record lows. But it’s signaling that additional  rate hikes will likely be made slowly as the economy strengthens further and muted inflation rises. The Fed’s move to lift its key… Read full article

Anything but Boring: The Antidote to All-White Kitchens

Anything but Boring: The Antidote to All-White Kitchens Source: Apartment Therapy Pin it White is huge for kitchens right now: white appliances, white countertops, and especially white cabinets. It’s a clean, uniform, and refreshing look — but it’s not for everyone. If you find yourself craving a little color in the kitchen, take a look… Read full article

11 IKEA Holiday Decorating Ideas Worth Stealing

11 IKEA Holiday Decorating Ideas Worth Stealing Source: Apartment Therapy Pin it It’s always fun flipping through an IKEA catalog, looking at all the new stuff, and imagining how it might look in our own home. Their winter holiday collection is an extra bonus this time of year, filled with festive decorations and — most… Read full article

Halloween and Home Sellers

Halloween and Home Sellers Source: NAR – Economist Commentaries, by Brandi Snowden, Research Survey Analyst Home sellers decide to move for many reasons. Using the 2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, we can discover these reasons as well as some surprising reasons for selling a home. While not the typical reason for selling, 28 percent of REALTOR® respondents… Read full article