Monthly Archives: August 2013

House Prices Continue to Rise


Nationally, house prices continued to rise in the second quarter of 2013. According to the most recent release by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. house prices rose by 2.1 percent on a quarter-over-quarter seasonally adjusted basis. This is the … Continue reading

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Multiple Offer Dilemma? Make your Offer Stand Out Against the Competition


By Cannon Christian Finding your dream home is no simple task. You may start by considering a price range or maybe you’re looking for a particular style of home. Often times, home buyers have to meet certain work or family … Continue reading

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A Few Comments on the Impact of Rising Interest Rates


    Here are a few interesting comments on how rising interest rates might impact the real estate market as we move forward. Zillow Dr. Svenja Gudell, Senior Economist “As long as mortgage interest rates don’t rise too far and too fast, most … Continue reading

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How Buyers Can Stand Out in a Multiple Offer Market


A Beverly Hills home listed at $2.5 million and sold within 10 days at $100,000 over asking price with multiple-offers. A bank real estate owned property listed at $4.9 million and received 21 offers—some were $250,000 over asking price. Far … Continue reading

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Small Home Improvements That Save Big


By Barbara Pronin Home improvements almost always increase the value of your home. But you don’t necessarily have to spend a lot to get results that will save you big money in the long run. U.S. News personal finance experts … Continue reading

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5 Demands to Make on Your Real Estate Agent


Are you thinking of selling your home? Are you dreading having to deal with strangers walking through the house? Are you concerned about getting the paperwork correct? Hiring a professional real estate agent can take away most of the challenges … Continue reading

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Now Is the Time to Lock Your Rate


For consumers and borrowers looking to secure a mortgage, locking in to the lowest rate possible is critical to your success. A mortgage rate lock enables borrowers to lock in the original rate that they were quoted when they first … Continue reading

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