If your lifestyle has changed recently and you’re ready to make a move, taking advantage of today’s sellers’ market might be just the answer for your summer plans. With homes continuing to get multiple offers, this could be your moment to get the contract you’re looking for on your house if you’re ready to sell. And here’s the thing […]
What homebuyers and sellers need to know about contingencies
What are contingencies when buying or selling a home? If you’re considering buying or selling a house, a term that you’re likely to hear pop up is “contingency.” It’s also, unfortunately, a term that’s hard to define without using the word in the definition! Here’s a basic overview: A contingency is can be thought of […]
7 Tools & Resources To Help You Buy a Home Online
Are you a frequent online shopper? If so, you’re not alone. In the past few decades, online shopping has gone from being non-existent to becoming a multibillion-dollar industry. Even homebuyers have used online shopping to help with their real estate purchases, with 50% of buyers finding their homes through the Internet in 2018. There is, of […]
Now’s the Time to Move-Up and Upgrade Your Current Home!
Homes priced at the top 25% of the price range for a particular area of the country are considered “premium homes.” In today’s real estate market, there are deals to be had at the higher end! This is great news for homeowners wanting to upgrade from their current house. Much of the demand for housing […]
How Home ownership Delivers Unsurpassed Family Wealth
There are many financial benefits to home ownership, but probably none more important than its ability to create family wealth. How Housing Matters is a joint project of the Urban Land Institute and the MacArthur Foundation. It is an online resource for research and information on how home ownership contributes to individual and community success. Their article, The First Rung […]
Selling Your House: Here’s Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner!
With home prices on the rise and buyer demand still strong, some sellers may be tempted to try to sell their homes on their own rather than using the services of a real estate professional. Real estate agents are trained and experienced in negotiation while, in most cases, the seller is not. Sellers must realize that their ability to […]
Your Tax Refund Is The Key To Homeownership!
According to data released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Americans can expect an estimated average refund of $3,143 this year when filing their taxes. This is down slightly from the average refund of $3,436 last year. Tax refunds are often thought of as ‘extra money’ that can be used toward larger goals. For anyone looking to buy a home in […]
Selling your house during the holidays
Selling your house during the holidays It is no secret that selling your house around the holidays may seem like a challenge. While it can be challenging to sell during the winter, we have compiled a list of strategies, expert tips, and creative marketing so you can attract buyers at any time of the […]
Simple Steps To Home Ownership For First Time Home Buyers
Understand the most important steps, from a mortgage perspective, for home-ownership, and learn why choosing a mortgage through Howard Hanna Simon can make the experience of purchasing your first home that much simpler. If you would like more information or would like to speak with a licensed agent call us at 724.929.9699. You can also […]