We all hope our homes will hold their value over time, but in the short-term, home values often fluctuate up or down depending on a myriad of factors. Much of the value of a home correlates with the neighborhood and surrounding area in which it is located. Find out 5 ways that the area in which you buy has an affect on your home’s value.
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Finding and viewing houses during the home buying process can be dizzying, especially for first-time home buyers. Before you start looking at homes, it’s important to set your housing priorities. We give you a few items that should make your list so finding the right home is a breeze.
If you’re thinking about selling your home, you’re undoubtedly thinking about the sale price of your home, too. If you don’t know already, you’re probably wondering what your home is worth. Maybe you’ve talked to a Realtor, he’s done a market analysis and come back to you with a suggested sale price. Are you happy with that price? If you’d like to add a few more dollars, here are some things you can do to increase the re-sale value of your home.
A recent segment on NBC’s TODAY Show revealed that NOW is the best time to buy a new home. Not only are prices at an all-time low in many cities, but most mortgage rates are less than 6 percent. With higher unemployment rates and more foreclosures, buying a home is more affordable than it’s been in years. But before you buy, you should ask yourself these important questions.
For a few years now, many of us have been trying to decide if it’s the right time yet to invest in a home. On the one hand, we want to wait until the economy is in a little bit better shape and our own employment is a little bit more secure. On the other hand, we want to take advantage of getting the best price on a home and we know that we must be near the housing market price bottom. So, what do you think, is 2011 the year that we should invest in property?
Get the inside scoop from a mortgage industry veteran about buying a home and what you should do – and what you shouldn’t – to ensure a smooth and quick mortgage experience.
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By: Doug Gartley Buying a home requires a lot of preparation and research. It’s important to start off on the…