It’s that time of year when families consider moving to get their children into a good school district. At realtor.com we recently conducted a back-to-school survey to see how much weight schools have in the home-buying decision. The results show that school-district boundaries do impact the buying decision for more than 60 percent of realtor.com home buyers.
New homes usually sell faster than homes that have been lived in, and it’s not just because they have the latest gadgets and designs. New homes don’t have a personality yet, so it’s easier for a buyer to imagine himself as the owner. They are always clean and ready to move into, and they have a uniquely fresh, crisp, appealing atmosphere.
Our first client appreciation event was an enormous success. Thanks to all of you and to our event sponsors! If you weren’t able to attend the event, here is what you missed. It was a cold Saturday morning when visitors started gathering at Marcus Village Pointe Cinema.
Within the last several year’s home buyers have been blessed with a good real estate market. Interest Rates have been near historical lows and housing inventories have been high. This made for a fantastic “buyer’s” market.
Well, times are changing. Inventories have decreased drastically and the number of buyers and sales have steady and in some cases increased. This has caused a “Seller’s” market. The rules have changed.
What not to do when applying for a loan. In Holly’s 23+ years in business and as the owner of Eagle Mortgage, she has learned that customers often have some incorrect ideas about how to improve their chances of getting a mortgage. Make sure you have the correct information with these tips of what NOT to do within six months of applying for a mortgage. In our Omaha Real Estate experience, the Blythe Team agrees with Holly on the points below.
Mortgage Rates are near historic lows! The Federal Reserve has kept them this way on purpose. Based on history I believe it’s safe to say they will NOT remain this low for long. It may be a smart idea to consider making a move or refinancing your home while rates are still low!
Some homeowners consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). We think there are several reasons this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Here are five of our reasons: