When buyers outnumber sellers, it's important to be flexible and ready to move quickly when the right home comes along. Navigating the home-buying process can be difficult in the best of times, but it can be especially stressful when you’ve planned and saved, only to see your favorite homes snatched up before you can even … [Read more...] about The Buyers Guide to Success in a Sellers Market
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Whether you want a small project or a new challenge, these improvements can enhance your home and may boost its value. Like many homeowners, you may have eyed a home improvement project in the past only to come up short on time or inspiration. Don’t feel bad. Nearly half (43%) of all homeowners say their biggest challenge … [Read more...] about 9 Easy-to-Ambitious DIY Projects to Improve Your Home
If you imagined 2020 was the year you would finally list your house for sale, you may have paused those plans when the Coronavirus pandemic arrived. But now, we’re more than six months into the COVID-19 era with no clear end in sight. As many people continue working and logging in to school from home, the real estate market … [Read more...] about What are buyers looking for now during the Pandemic?
According to Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index, the percentage of Americans who think it’s a good time to buy a home continues to drop as the COVID-19 pandemic lingers across the nation. But in destination city's such as Metro-Phoenix, nothing could be further from the truth. People are submitting offers quickly and … [Read more...] about Sell Your House When There’s a Pandemic -Here’s How!
Here's a great idea for your Summer! Thanking ahead about remodeling your bathroom? Congratulations! That's fantastic! BE careful though! Because whether you're simply upgrading your sink or ripping out every last tile, it takes alot of research to get a successful bathroom renovation right. If you're selling now or in the … [Read more...] about Ask These 9 Questions Before You Remodel a Bathroom
In today’s housing market, the minimum FICOs are lenient. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: 620 minimum FICO score FHA loan: 500 minimum FICO score VA loan: No minimum FICO score USDA Rural Housing: In most cases, the minimum is 640 There’s more to know than just the minimums, of course (which is why underwriting guidelines … [Read more...] about Most home buyers are surprised at what they can qualify for.
We have noticed that most of our mainland Chinese investors are interested in capital growth. The focus on appreciation often outweighs a need to achieve high rental yields. These types of investors will be drawn to established markets such as Phoenix, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles because of the potential for strong … [Read more...] about Mainland Chinese Investors are Interested in Capital Growth.
Landscaping Mistakes That Wreck Curb Appeal Don’t let badly designed or maintained landscaping wreck your home’s curb appeal. Here are pitfalls to avoid. Clumsy, neglected, and hodgepodge landscaping not only hurts your home’s curb appeal, it can cut the value of your property and make it harder to sell. Real estate … [Read more...] about Landscaping Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Curb Appeal