Housing Nightmare: Prevent Freezing Pipes

Housing Nightmare: Prevent Freezing Pipes

Housing Nightmare: Prevent Freezing Pipes When it gets cold outside, a home’s water pipes may be at risk. That’s because when water freezes, it expands. That can cause pipes to burst. And that could cause a basement to flood. It could ruin drywall too. In the end,...
Lead Poisoning Linked to Seller-Financed Deals

Lead Poisoning Linked to Seller-Financed Deals

Lead Poisoning Linked to Seller-Financed Deals Lead paint in aging and poorly maintained homes remains one of the largest sources of lead poisoning, and the growth of seller-financed housing contracts may be exacerbating the problem, The New York Times reports....
5 Stats to Watch as Home Sales Rise

5 Stats to Watch as Home Sales Rise

5 Stats to Watch as Home Sales Rise Existing-home sales were on the rise last month, led by a surge in the Northeast and modest gains in the South, the National Association of REALTORS® reported Wednesday. Existing-home sales – completed transactions that encompass...
Buyer Agents: 6 Gripes About Holiday Listings

Buyer Agents: 6 Gripes About Holiday Listings

Buyer Agents: 6 Gripes About Holiday Listings The holidays can still be a great time to sell a home, but too often sellers may unintentionally sabotage an offer. The National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents recently surveyed its members to find out the biggest...
Too Many Buyers Regret Their Lender Choice

Too Many Buyers Regret Their Lender Choice

Too Many Buyers Regret Their Lender Choice Twenty-one percent of customers purchasing a home regret their choice of a lender, according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Primary Mortgage Origination Satisfaction Study, based on responses from more than 5,000 consumers. When...
Easy Ways to Enhance the Home’s Entryway

Easy Ways to Enhance the Home’s Entryway

Easy Ways to Enhance the Home’s Entryway The entrance to the home is where buyers often form some of their first impressions of the interior of the home. However, too often, “the entryway gets neglected because it isn’t necessary in the same way that a living room...
Is the Starter Home Coming Back?

Is the Starter Home Coming Back?

Is the Starter Home Coming Back? Starter homes were largely viewed as a dying fad, but millennials are showing renewed interest. They believe the starter home may help turn them into a homeowner more quickly. Six in 10 millennials recently surveyed by Berkshire...
Older Adults Are Facing Troubles With Housing

Older Adults Are Facing Troubles With Housing

Older Adults Are Facing Troubles With Housing The nation’s housing inventory is unprepared to meet the needs of an increasingly older population through the next two decades, according to a new report released by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies....
6 Tips to Speed Up Closings

6 Tips to Speed Up Closings

6 Tips to Speed Up Closings Home buyers in a hurry to move into their new house may be discouraged to know that the average time to close on a property is 50 days, according to Ellie Mae. But you can help your clients shorten the timeframe by encouraging a more...