The first time home buyer faces several challenges, especially in today’s real estate market. Affordability is a significant concern as housing prices have reached record highs, and mortgage rates have increased.
Easy Home Cleaning: 27 Strategies for Busy Households to Reduce Stress
Maintaining a clean and organized home can be a daunting task, especially with busy work schedules, social commitments, and family responsibilities. However, the benefits are well worth the effort and these tips on home cleaning should make your life easier.
2023 Home Design Trends To Watch
As we spend more time at home, the importance of personalized design elements that make our homes cozy and comfortable is clear. So what can we expect for 2023 home design trends?
2023 Real Estate Predictions: What’s In Store?
Looking back over 2022, we can form some decent 2023 real estate predictions. Join me in running down the likely scenarios we will encounter next year.
5 Awesome Tips To Beat Inflation For The Holidays
You don’t have to break the bank to celebrate the holidays in style—even in this season of inflation. Prices may be higher on everything from food to gifts to decorations, but there are still plenty of opportunities to beat inflation and eke out extra savings.
7 Tricks To Boost Your Home Sale Price!
The market is shifting and now more than ever, if you want to maximize your home sale price, you need an advantage. That advantage can be found with a real estate professional who has experience getting the best price and terms for sellers, even in the worst markets to sell your home. In todays article, we run down some of the key ideas to help anyone get better results.
5 Questions To Answer Before Buying First Home
Deciding whether to jump into the housing market or rent instead is rarely an easy decision – especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer. So let’s explore the questions to answer before buying first home.
8 Strategies To Score A Lower Mortgage Rate
Mortgage rates have been on a roller coaster ride this year, rising and falling amid inflationary pressures and economic uncertainty. And even the experts are divided when it comes to predicting where rates are headed next. Let’s talk more about how you can get a lower mortgage rate.
7 Mistakes Home Sellers Make That Can Really Cost You
Let’s talk about some costly home sellers mistakes and how to avoid them. No matter what’s going on in our local housing market, the process of selling a home can be challenging. Some home sellers have a hard time saying goodbye to a treasured family residence. Others want to skip ahead to the fun of decorating and settling into a new place. Almost all sellers want to make the most money possible.
Real Estate In 2022 – Low Supply and Rising Rates
A short supply of homes for sale and mortgages experiencing rising rates are defining real estate in 2022. As we try to combat inflation and recession at the same time, we can expect this to impact our national and local real estate markets.
5 Steps To Writing The Winning Offer in Our Real Estate Market
The goal is to submit the winning offer. You have been searching for the right home. Maybe you have even made some offers that have been rejected. You are tired of jumping through all the hoops just to be disappointed. Well, let’s sit back and review some of the key elements that will give your offer the highest chance of being the one that is accepted. Of course, if your buyers agent is paying close attention and spending the time needed, there may be some other steps to take to give your offer the best chances. However, the items we discuss here are going to be at the core of a strong offer.
9 Steps To Prepare Your Home For Sale – The Seller’s Checklist
Superior results come from smart planning. When it comes to selling your home, how you prepare for putting your home on the market is a critical part of getting the best price, terms and conditions. If you like the idea of multiple offers that are over asking price with as few contingencies as possible, using this seller’s checklist is the right place to start!
3 Real Estate Investment Types To Hedge Against Inflation
As inflation reaches levels many have not seen in our lifetimes, eyes turn toward its effect on real estate. Historically, real estate has been one of the best hedges against inflation. Join me in exploring what inflation is, how it effects you and real estate options that will help minimize its effects.
8 Top Home Design Trends for 2022
There’s a lot to consider when selling your home, from the market and appraisals to where you’ll go next. Don’t forget, however, that home design is also a key factor. It’s often one of the first things buyers notice when they walk into a home, and it’s also a detail that you, as a seller, can easily control.
The State of Real Estate in 2022, Does ‘Normal’ Even Exist?
The last few years have seen ridiculous increases in home prices. What are some possibilities for real estate in 2022? Will we see yet another year with 20% price increases year over year? Or can we expect prices to at least come close to normalizing? Will we also see a continuing rise in mortgage rates?
20 Great Home Gifts For Christmas!
Let Whitelaw & Sons Real Estate help you with your Christmas list this year by suggesting 20 great home gifts for those extra special people in your life this year! Spread the cheer with gifts to fit just right with those closest to you!
Buy A New Build Instead Of Buy An Existing Home In 2022?
New Build or Existing Home: Which One Is Right for You? Homebuyers today are facing a huge dilemma. There simply aren’t enough homes for sale.1 Nationwide, there were 1.27 million active listings in September, down 13% from the previous year. According...
7 Safety Strategies To Defeat Home Intruders!
Shut Down Home Intruders With These 7 Safety Strategies According to the FBI, more than one million burglaries are committed in the United States each year, with victims suffering an estimated $3 billion in combined property losses.1 Fortunately, there are some...