Five ways a housing counselor can help a first-time home buyer
Housing counselors are commonly recommended to help homeowners who are having difficulty making their mortgage payments, but these counselors can also provide assistance to would-be homeowners. In fact, working with a housing counselor before you buy can be a good way to get into a sustainable housing situation and avoid making mistakes We asked Marietta Rodriguez, president and chief executive at the nonprofit organization NeighborWorks America…
How can I find a no or low-cost housing counselor that I can trust to help me with my mortgage?
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Opinion: Why Philly is offering housing counselors to people returning from prison
Pa. has the second-highest imprisonment rate in the U.S. The Supervision to Aid Re-Entry (STAR) program connects returning citizens with the support they need.
9 Ways to Network Without Leaving Your Couch
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Redfin: Top 5 homebuyer concerns
While the top three concerns for homebuyers are still very similar to 2014, number four and five in 2015 are new entrants to the list. Here’s what changed.
15 money-saving tips for first-time homebuyers
The door for first-time homebuyers has been shut for years. But, in 2015, that door looks set to crack open. Rents are rising faster than incomes, which is causing many millennials to enter the market and buy. In fact, Zillow predicts millennials will be the biggest homebuyers in 2015, which will loosen the lock on the housing market.
Top 10 Things Homebuyers Should Know
We share the top 10 things you should know about homes and today's real estate market as a homebuyer.
4 homebuyer turnoffs and how to avoid them
Hank Bailey offers real estate agents some advice about how to avoid irritating a homebuyer client (or losing that client entirely).
The Top Mistakes First Time Homebuyers Need To Avoid
In today's real estate market, first time homebuyers are at an all-time low. More and more young adults are opting to rent, or even move back in with their pare
Here are the top 13 things homebuyers want in a home
What's a non-negotiable must-have feature in a future home to one homebuyer may be unimportant to the next person. Luckily, there's some consistency.
How to beat out other homebuyers when there is no inventory
It’s an extremely tough market out there for potential homebuyers, meaning every little thing that they can do to beat the competition matters. Here are tips on how buyers can beat the competition, especially when there is barely any inventory.
9 Real Estate Terms Smart Homebuyers Know
When you don’t know what you’re talking about, you can look ridiculous. Here are nine real estate terms that any smart homebuyer needs to know.
Fairfield Realtors Learn Many Homebuyers Are Searching For Solar
FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Environmental experts addressed the Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors Wednesday, explaining what sorts of sustainable bells and whistles the savvy homebuyer is looking for these days.“Solar is the new granite counter...
The Top Real Estate Markets for First-Time Homebuyers
Buying your first home can be an exciting and overwhelming prospect when determining what needs are most important in your future city or town. Luckily, we've rounded up the top real estate markets for first-time homebuyers that cover the spectrum.
Agents live on their phones, but what are homebuyers doing?
At Planwise we did some research on prospective homebuyers about six weeks ago. We surveyed more than 1,200 people and initially asked this qualifying question: Are you planning to buy a home within the next three years?
Homebuyer Tips — Top 5 Mistakes & How to Avoid Them
When buying a home, the financial stakes are huge. Brendon DeSimone offers homebuyer tips for how to avoid common, and often costly, mistakes.
Trulia: More homes on the way for potential homebuyers
Housing starts increased monthly and annually in July. Trulia’s chief economist tells homebuyers to sit tight, relief is on the way. That being said, the 12-month rolling total was flat or less than the previous month for the fourth month in a row.
First-Time Homebuyers Lead the Way in May
The National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) latest Existing Home Sales Report revealed that first time homebuyers made up 32% of all sales in the month of May; marking the highest share since September 2012 and up from 27% the same time last year. NAR’s Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun, cited “stron
Got $600 To Spare? You Should Totally By This Vagina Couch
I know. The thought of owning a couch shaped like a vagina made me scoff too. I am proud to possess a pussy, or whatever, but I'm not one of those feminists who wants to decorate my home in vaginal art work (unless of course it's an original Georgia O'Keefe painting). However, I am a total sucker for a cozy little nook in which to sit while weaving or reading or watching TV, and I gotta say, this particular couch — being sold…
Sofa, So Good: 10 Creative Ways to Revive a Tired Old Couch
It’s not surprising that the couch is the focal point of most living rooms. It’s often one of the largest pieces of furniture, and family and friends alike make a beeline to its ample seating. Over the years, however, a sofa can become stained, outdated, or saggy, tempting us to bite the bullet and spring for a new one. But you can upgrade your sofa without buying new. So, before you buy, check out these clever ways to revitalize an old sofa.