Via KCM: Keeping Current Matters
In Trulia’s 2014 Rent vs. Buy Report, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting throughout the 100 largest metro areas in the United States; ranging from an average of 5% in Honolulu, all the way to 66% in Detroit, and 38% Nationwide!
The other interesting findings in the report include:
Even though prices increased sharply in many markets over the past year, low mortgage rates have kept home ownership from becoming more expensive than renting.
Some markets might tip in favor of renting later this year as prices continue to rise faster than rents and if – as most economists expect – mortgage rates rise, due both to the strengthening economy and Fed tapering.
Nationally, rates would have to rise to 10.6% for renting to be cheaper than buying – and rates haven’t been that high since 1989.
Buying a home makes sense. Rental costs have historically increased at a higher rate of inflation. Lock in a mortgage payment now before home prices and mortgage rates rise as experts expect they will.
Open House Every Friday until SOLD!!!. 1421 Loblolly in Harker Heights TX. I’m there from 11 am to 6 pm. BRING ME A SERIOUS BUYER and receive a $50.00 gift card after closing!!!!
Another quality Shanondoah home with FOAM INSULATION!!! It has 4 sides brick, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, 2 car garage. The features include Tile in the foyer, Living, Kitchen, Dining and both baths. Granite Counter tops, Custom Oak cabinets, builders stainless appliances to include: stove, microwave and dishwasher. Tile Back splash in Kitchen, Tile in both showers and surrounding the master garden tub.It ding, rounded corners, Ceiling Fans in Living and all Bedrooms. Master Bedroom has crown molding with rope lighting, Blinds throughout. This home also has FOAM INSULATION to help keep your electric bills to a bare minimum. Will have a Full yard St.Augustine Sod, Full Sprinkler System and a full privacy fence.
Via: Texas association of Realtors. I thought this was good advice for sellers who are staying in the home while trying to sell. It is a bit difficult for buyers to see themselves in a home that is occupied but simple clean up and de-personalizing can definitely help!
Here are things to avoid neglecting for an open house.
08/29/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff
When done right, open houses are a great way for potential buyers to see your property at its best. When done wrong? You risk ruining your chances of a quick sale. Below are the worst mistakes sellers make at open houses as identified by Parade Magazine:
- Staying during the open house
- Not leaving enough time before you leave to prepare the house
- Not cleaning up at all before you leave
- Letting pets stay during the open house
- Trying to mask odors with stronger odors
- Trying to mask sounds, such as traffic noise, with louder sounds
- Not turning on lights before you leave
- Blocking access to parts of the house
- Leaving notes for buyers, pointing out features of the home
Remember, your Texas REALTOR® knows how your property will appeal to buyers. Listen to his or her advice about open houses and other matters regarding your home’s sale.
I thought this was interesting. I have noticed a lot of people buying before marriage and thought, “Isn’t that an interesting trend?” Well apparently its a growing trend!
Via: Killeen Daily Harold
(BPT) – With the average American getting married later than they have in a century, according to the National Center for Family and Marriage Research, more and more singles aren’t waiting for wedding bells before they take the plunge into home ownership. A new CENTURY 21 Real Estate survey shows that while singles are less willing to make lifestyle sacrifices in order to purchase a home, they still value home ownership. Find out how these determined buyers pull it off with the help of agents who understand their unique needs.