How Offering Buyer Incentives Will Get Your House Sold Faster

From free pizza to a complimentary stay, there are many things home sellers have offered up in order to get their home off of the market and out of their hands. While buyer incentives can certainly come off as gimmicky, here’s why people have used these in the past and a few options you may want to consider if you’re experiencing setbacks with selling your home.

4 Tips to Staging Your Home on a Budget

Many people think that staging a home effectively is a matter of money, but there are easy ways to dress it up and make it shine that don’t come with a high cost. If you’re looking for some economical tips that will go a long way in making a positive impression, here are a few ways to get your home prepared.

Did You Know?: 4 Ways That a Real Estate Attorney Can Make Your Home Purchase Easier

It is common for home buyers to take steps to keep their out-of-pocket expenses to a minimum, and many will try to avoid paying for optional services for this reason. After learning more about the services provided to you by a real estate attorney, you may be ready to seek out these professional legal services for your upcoming purchase.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – May 23, 2016

Last week’s economic news included the NAHB Housing Market Index, reports on housing starts, building reports and existing home sales. Minutes of the Federal Reserve’s last FOMC meeting were also released.

How Are Mortgage Rates Determined?

If you’ve been paying attention to the mortgage rate news, you may be wondering exactly how it is banks decide what mortgage rates to offer. Do they just pick a number at random? Mortgage rates may seem somewhat arbitrary, but there’s actually something of a science to them.

So how does your bank or lender determine what your interest rate will be? Here are just some of the factors that go into the equation.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – May 16, 2016

Last week’s economic news included reports on retail sales and consumer sentiment along with weekly releases on new jobless claims and mortgage rates.

‘Free Pizza for Life’ and Other Crazy Home Sales Gimmicks from Across the Nation

While you may not want to take the risk of making these bold moves yourself, here are some unusual things that some people did in hopes of getting their home off the market a little sooner.

5 Uncommon Mortgage Terms You Need to Know

When it comes to finding a new home, there are lots of complex ratios, terms, and contracts that you’ll encounter – and at times, it’ll feel like you’re trying to navigate a minefield. If you’re not careful, you may find yourself signing on for a mortgage that doesn’t suit your needs – or one that could financially ruin you. Here are five mortgage terms you may not encounter regularly that you’ll need to know when buying a home.

How to Smartly Leverage Your Home Equity

So you’ve been a homeowner for some time. You’ve been faithfully paying off your mortgage for years, and you have a fair bit of equity built up in your home – and that makes you proud. But now, you’re wondering what good equity is if you’re not using it.

How do you actually use home equity? And how do you leverage it to get a high return for low risk? Here are just a few options you may want to consider if you’re looking for something to do with your equity.

Avoiding Home Buyer Remorse: 5 Tips for a Happier Homeowner

The rush of excitement that comes with finding the home you’ve been looking for is ideal, but just because it seems like the perfect place, it doesn’t mean there aren’t other factors to consider. Instead of getting hit with buyer’s remorse, here are some tips so that your home purchase doesn’t become something you’ll regret.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – May 9, 2016

Mortgage rates fell across the board last week according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey. Other economic news included reports on construction spending, public and private sector employment and national unemployment.

A Quick and Easy Guide to Hiring the Best Contractor for Your Pre-Sale Home Renovations

If you’re planning to complete some renovations on your home before putting it on the market, you may be unsure of the best way to go about finding the right contractor for the job. Here’s how you can get to the bottom of who will work the best for you.