First impressions are everything when it comes to selling a home. Most people make up their mind whether or not they like a house within mere minutes of stepping foot inside. That is why it is crucial to make sure that you (and your home) are putting your best foot forward.Here are the top Do’s and Don’ts for getting your home ready for the market: Don’t overdo it on the heat. ...
7 Easy Ways to Burglar Proof Your Home Here’s a startling statistic: a burglary occurs every 15 seconds. Though not all of us have the time or ingenuity to pull off a Home Alone and set elaborate traps and hook up ziplines to our tree houses, here are seven ways to burglar proof your house — without setting Joe Pesci’s head on fire.1. Buy Laminated Windows ...
Existing-home sales bounced back in December and climbed
above an annual pace of 5 million sales for the sixth time in seven months,
according to the National
Association of REALTORS®. Median home prices for 2014 rose to their highest
level since 2007, but total sales fell 3.1 percent from 2013.
NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun says sales picked up in December to close a
It looks like housing will continue to excel into the
new year, due to the rise in job creation and declining mortgage rates.
Another boon for housing is the rise in single family
construction. Although levels still remain way below “normal” building
conditions, increased construction ties directly back to an increase in
available jobs, furthering the cycle for improved housing. According ...
A brief overview of the Capital Region market ~
The clock is ticking for
buyers and homeowners who want to grab a low mortgage rate in 2014. But if you
stay on top of your game, keep your finances in order and act quickly, you can
still grab attractive mortgage deals.
These 10 mortgage tips
can help you with your mortgage decisions in 2014.
1. Document your
finances. Lenders will be extra diligent when underwriting home loans in 2014,
The new “Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act,” HR
3370 passed earlier this year should resolve most
of the unintended consequences due to implementation issues with the
Biggert-Waters Act of 2012.
Repeals FEMA’s authority to raise flood insurance rates
at the time of property sale.
Coldwell Banker Prime Properties has been award the "Best Realtor Website" by the Capital Region Builders & Remodelers Association for the second consecutive year.The association assembles ad panel of experts to review realtor websites in the Capital Region to make this decision. Be sure to visit us at
Angie Hicks of Angie’s List has suggestions
for that part of your home that offers the best of indoor and outdoor living.
The screened-in porch offers home experiences approaching paradise - like an
afternoon curled up in a wicker rocker, reading a good book, or an evening of
al fresco entertaining with your favorite folks.
But if you think of a screened-in porch as just a home add-on, you might ...
There's a lot of information available online for the prospective home buyer - a lot! Increasingly, buyers are using the Internet as their first step in the home search process. The percentage of buyers who purchased a home they found on the Internet has increased steadily since 2001 - from just 8% - to 43% in 2013. However, the percentage of buyers who used a Realtor to purchase a home has remained ...