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During the homebuying process, most shoppers expect they’ll have to compromise on some of their wants. Whether it’s the neighborhood, home price or the number of bathrooms, buyers know they may not get everything on their wish list. But for shoppers whose needs include having an accessible home —...
11/17/2020
Generally, when you buy a house, you get nothing but the building(s), the land and everything that’s bolted down. Fences, sheds, carpeting, curtain rods, light fixtures and dishwashers generally stay. Furniture and televisions usually go. But occasionally, you’ll find a furnished home for sale. F...
10/27/2020
Those in the homebuying market don’t need to be told twice: shopping for a house is difficult. For many consumers, purchasing real estate is the single largest investment they’ll ever make, not to mention the day-to-day impact their choice can have on their lifestyle. Should the home be in the ci...
10/22/2020
It’s common knowledge that purchasing a home will set you back several thousands of dollars on top of the purchase price. Closing costs and fees can add up to 2% to 6% of the mortgage amount when financing.  However, when it comes to selling, homeowners end up shelling out a decent amount of mone...
09/28/2020
On the surface, the difference between commercial and residential real estate is fairly simple. Commercial real estate is where people work and shop, and residential real estate is where they live.  But for the real estate buyer or investor, there are some more subtle differences that set the two...
08/24/2020
Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has put a damper on the economy as a whole, the real estate market continues to be strong thanks to record-low mortgage interest rates, pending home sales were more than 6% higher in June than a year earlier, according to the National Association of Realtors. Exi...
08/17/2020
Real estate apps have become an increasingly popular method for homebuyers to begin their search. According to the National Association of Realtors, 44% of homebuyers in 2018 looked online for properties as the initial step in the process. And 76% of all buyers found their home on a mobile device...
07/27/2020
Owning a home is a classic element of the American dream, but with an average median home price of $241,300 in 2019, such a purchase may feel out of reach. However, leveraging auto-saving methods can help you build up your savings before you know it, giving you the down payment you’ll need to buy...
07/27/2020
If you’ve been dreaming of renovating your kitchen, you are not alone. A study by home renovation website Houzz found that a kitchen remodel was the most popular home improvement project in 2019. But it’s also one of the most expensive. The median cost for a major kitchen renovation lands at $35,...
06/23/2020
As businesses closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic, nearly 40 million Americans have filed unemployment claims since mid-March. The unemployment rate spiked to nearly 15% in April (from 4.4% in March) before falling slightly the next month.  With so many people out of work, more potenti...
06/17/2020
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