Friday, January 24, 2020 / by Nicole Solari
The headlines in real estate today all revolve around one major point: there is a shortage of homes available for sale. Price appreciation is accelerating again because there is a shortage of homes available for sale. First-time buyers are taking longer to purchase a home because there is a shortage of homes available for sale in the lower price points. Boomers are staying in their current homes longer because there is a shortage of homes available for sale to which they would move. In certain markets, affordability is becoming more challenging because there is a shortage of homes available for sale.
What’s the major reason for this lack of housing inventory?
The issue was examined in a recent article by the National Home Builders Association (NAHB). In the article, Robert Dietz, Chief Economist for NAHB, explained:
“Home building in the 2010s was a story of the L ...
Friday, February 1, 2019 / by Nicole Solari
5 REASONS HOMEOWNERS THROW THE BEST SUPER BOWL PARTIES!
Watching the big game at home with your friends & family offers many advantages.
There’s more room to entertain a large crowd, and you don’t have to worry about complaints to your landlord if you cheer too loudly!
The kitchen is big enough to make as many appetizers as you want, and if some of your guests are only there to watch the commercials, they can do so on a different TV in another room!
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 / by Hayley Baker
Monday, June 19, 2017 / by Nicole Solari
Those are two very important benefits that outweigh the initial investment of home staging, but those are not the only benefits when preparing a home for sale. Let’s take a deeper look into why so many sellers and real estate agents are turning to home staging before putting a “For Sale” sign on the property. Here are four notable home staging benefits to consider.
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Supplying a Move-In Ready Home
Many of today’s buyers are looking for specific homes that won’t necessarily require a ton of work before moving in, because honestly, who has the time to gut and renovate? Hence, buyers want move-in ready spaces they can enjoy instantaneously.
According to a Maritz Research Staging poll, 63 percent of buyers are willing to pay more for move-in ready homes. So why not get your home ready for its new owner? Home staging concepts can show sellers how to prepare and showcase theire ...
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 / by Nicole Solari
We’ve talked a lot about the financial advantages of home ownership. Even with the massive swings we’ve seen for real estate, home ownership, over time, remains one of the most secure ways to build long-term wealth. The combination of low mortgage rates and tax advantages, such as mortgage interest and property tax deductions, as well as capital gains exclusions will almost always make buying a better financial decision than renting. But, home ownership isn’t all about the money. There are a number of other factors that can make owning a home the preferred choice.
Think about when you first moved into your own place, happy to be on your own, even if it was a rental. However, since it was a rental, the degree to which you could make the place you own was somewhat limited by your landlord’s rules and regulations. You’ll always remember when you decided to paint one of the rooms a deep burgundy color. For you it was a bit of drae ...