Recent Blog Posts

Next Week Might Be the Best Time to List Your Home

If you're thinking about selling your home, then one of the first things you'll need to decide is the timing. Obviously, the sale will need to fit in with the happenings of your life, but you'll also want to choose a time of the year that will best maximize the ease and profitability of your sale. Based on a new report by Realtor.com, you might want to hurry with your preparations, because the best time to put your home on the market might be coming up next week! After examining three years of data from the 50 largest real estate markets in the nation, the report concluded that the week of March 31 through April 6 was the best time to list your home!

4 Homebuying Costs That Are Often Forgotten

Every prospective homebuyer knows that they need to save additional money beyond just the down payment for closing costs, which generally total between 2% and 5% of the purchase price. Although closing costs include many of the various fees that are required to seal the deal on a home purchase, they don't cover them all. As a result, buyers often fail to budget for any extra expenditures that are incurred during the final phases of the buying process. Keep reading to find out about some of the most common costs that you should expect to encounter while grabbing that dream home!

Buyers Rejoice! Affordability Is Improving

After a years-long seller's market, conditions are finally shifting in favor of prospective home buyers! That is the finding of data and analytics company Black Knight's latest Mortgage Monitor Report, which examines mortgage performance, housing, and public records information each month to determine current trends in real estate. The report describes how the continued slowdown in annual home price appreciation and the recent drop in mortgage interest rates are combining to provide relief to hopeful buyers who had been facing an affordability crunch.