Category Archives: Real Estate News

Keys to Buying a Second Home

(TNS)—If you’ve been thinking about buying a second home, now is a good time to take the leap. Mortgage rates are still historically low. But there are some vital things to do before you start shopping. Follow these steps to make buying a second home a smooth process: The best way to start the search […] The post Keys to Buying a Second Home appeared first on RISMedia .
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Ask the Expert: Can a Home Inspection Help the Mortgage Process Along?

Today’s Ask the Expert column features Dan Steward, president of Pillar To Post Home Inspectors. Q: Should sellers get a home inspection to help the mortgage process along? A: If you’re a seller, it behooves you to get your own home inspection prior to putting your house on the market. But why spend money on one […] The post Ask the Expert: Can a Home Inspection Help the Mortgage Process Along? appeared first on RISMedia .
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6 Things You Must Do Before Buying a Home

(TNS)—Buying a home is a huge investment—probably the most significant purchase of your life. It’s not something you should do without preparation. Before you start on the road to homeownership, make sure you are ready. Improve your credit score. A high credit score snags you the best deals. “Below 660 or 680, you’re either going […] The post 6 Things You Must Do Before Buying a Home appeared first on RISMedia .
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What to Consider When Selling Your Home in a Rising Rate Environment

There are many economic variables to consider when selling your home when interest rates are rising. If that’s the only changing economic variable, you’re generally going to see a negative impact on both home sales and home prices. This means as interest rates rise, the buyer pool for your home is going to shrink. In […] The post What to Consider When Selling Your Home in a Rising Rate Environment appeared first on RISMedia .
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4 Ways to Prepare for a Competitive Spring Home-Buying Season

(TNS)—With housing inventory far lower than demand and mortgage rates poised to rise, it’s going to be a competitive market for homebuyers this spring. If you’re looking to buy a home this season, here’s how to prepare yourself to enter the fray.  Get your financial house in order. Unless you plan on paying for the […] The post 4 Ways to Prepare for a Competitive Spring Home-Buying Season appeared first on RISMedia .
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Moving With Kids

Story Idea –Moving with Kids In addition to the anxiety everyone experiences when moving to a new home, home buyers and sellers with children face a unique set of difficulties and stressors during the moving process. According to a new report from the National Association of Realtors®, the biggest concern for sellers with children is…
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How to NOT Get Scammed by a Contractor

Story Idea – How to NOT Get Scammed by a Contractor    While the majority of contractors are honest professionals, it is still important for homeowners to be aware of possible scammers, frauds or swindlers when hiring a contractor before undergoing a remodel. Consumers should be wary of contractors who ask for money upfront. According…
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Real Estate Firms Concerned About Millennials

Story Idea – Real Estate Firms are Concerned About Millennials According to a new report from NAR, real estate firms are worried about millennials and their presence, or lack thereof, in the real estate market. When it comes to homeownership, 52 percent of firms are concerned with millennials’ ability to buy a home because of…
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Cleaning House on the Quick and Cheap

We once met a woman who loved to clean house. She said it gave her a feeling of accomplishment. For many, however, it’s a thankless chore, and the sooner done, the better. Consumer editors at Woman’s Day Magazine and the DIY Network offer seven ways to save time and money and still keep your home […] The post Cleaning House on the Quick and Cheap appeared first on RISMedia .
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Get Ahead of Home Maintenance Before the Holidays

Twenty-four percent of home contractors recently surveyed by American Home Shield (AHS) reported Thanksgiving as the busiest holiday season for repairs and service. Get ahead of home maintenance with these tips from AHS: Wake your heating system from hibernation. No homeowner wants to wake up seeing their own breath because the furnace broke down in […] The post Get Ahead of Home Maintenance Before the Holidays appeared first on RISMedia .
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