Home Affordability is Steadily Decreasing

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While market conditions are generally shifting in a direction less favorable to sellers, the movement isn’t necessarily favoring buyers either. As prices, interest rates and property taxes continue to rise,...
12 Steps For Making An Offer On A House

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When you make an offer on a house, in some ways, it's the first serious step toward homeownership: You're telling the seller that you're interested enough in their property to literally put your money on the...
Open House Prep Guide: Get Ready In 19 Steps

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An open house can be an ideal way to introduce a bulk of buyers to the property you're hoping to sell them, and done right, an open house can sometimes generate multiple offers. The key, though, is "done...
2019 Real Estate Outlook

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Most experts predict that closed sales will decline while prices will continue to rise through and beyond 2019, but at a slower rate.
10 Things To Know About Home Value Estimates

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There's a reason why estimating a home's value is a specialized process that's typically executed by a licensed professional (also known as an appraiser) -- it's not easy to determine the fair-market value of...
35 Things Home Inspectors Examine

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What does a home inspection involve? Standards and specifics vary from state to state, but in general, the inspector is responsible for making sure there are no glaring, obvious issues with a home that's being...