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Home Prices Up 7.1% From Last Year

Thanks to the historic inventory shortage, home prices across the US are on the rise. According to Core Logic’s May 2018 Home Price Insight Report, home prices across the US are up 7.1% from last year. That means a home listed for $250,000 in May 2017 would sell for $267,750 today—an increase of $17,750. And those increases are showing no signs of slowing down. According to the report, home prices are projected to grow another 5.1% by May 2019. Which means that same house that was valued at $250,000 just a year ago would then sell for $281,405.25—an increase of […]

Repairs To Make Before Selling Your Home

When selling your home, the last thing you want to do is invest more into it, but in most cases making a few repairs or renovations to your home before putting it on the market can really be worth the financial and time investment. You want your home to look fresh, modern, and clean, and with a little work and money you can sometimes increase the value of your home by a considerable amount. Here are a few improvements that can really boost your home’s salability. Fresh Coat Of Paint-Rooms with a fresh coat of paint look new and clean. […]

Understanding Buyer Closing Costs

Most people who are in the market for a new home are aware of the costs associated with purchasing a home and moving, but closing costs can be expenses that may be overlooked, especially for first-time home buyers. The amount of the closing costs will depend on where you live, the type of home you are purchasing, and the type of mortgage you are going to carry, but in most cases they can equal anywhere from two to four percent of the purchase price of your home. So before planning your home purchase budget, here are some hidden expenses that […]

Buying A Fixer-Upper: Are You Ready For The Work

Always dreamed of renovating a home exactly to your specifications, or have you found an older house that is structurally sound but needs a lot of work inside? Perhaps the price is right and you can’t resist all that house you can get for your money. Whatever the reason, buying a fixer-upper can be both an exciting and rewarding purchase or a financial and time consuming disaster, depending on whether you are prepared for what you have gotten yourself into. So what should you know before buying a home that requires a little or a lot of tender loving care? […]

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