June 3, 2014 12:09 pm
National Homeownership Month
actually started as a week-long celebration of homeownership during the Clinton administration in 1995. In 2002, President George W. Bush proclaimed June as the National Homeownership Month
. Here is an excerpt from his proclamation
June 2, 2014 11:57 am
Many sellers are still hesitant about putting their house up for sale. Where are prices headed? Where are interest rates headed? Can buyers qualify for a mortgage? These are all valid questions. However, there are several reasons to sell your home sooner rather than later. Here are five of those reasons.
1. Demand is Strong
There is currently a pent-up demand of purchasers as many home buyers pushed off their search this past winter because of extreme weather. According to the National Association of Realtors
(NAR), the number of buyers in the market, which feel off dramatically in December, January and February, has begun to increase again over the last few months. These buyers are ready, willing and able to buy…and are in the market right now!
2. There Is Less Competition Now
May 29, 2014 11:09 am
It's probably only natural for real estate agents to assume that most boomers or retirees bent on moving to a new city to enjoy their golden years will be on the trail to Florida, Arizona, or some other state blessed with warmth and plenty of sunshine. And those states are probably the ones best situated to offer plenty of age-in-place benefits, right?
When a boomer or senior who's open-minded about where they wish to move and retire searches Google for the best cities to age in plac
e or best cities to retire
, they finds some spots that are a bit out of the norm, but quite intriguing nonetheless.
May 28, 2014 10:57 am
Many experts are currently discussing a variety of topics such as real estate as an investment, the movement on mortgage interest rates and reasons to buy now instead of waiting. It is important that we realize that this does not apply solely to the first time home buyer.
The opportunity that exists in real estate today is there for everyone.