5 Tips from New Home Builders When Purchasing a House

Designed by Reworks Architecture

Shopping for a new home is exciting and overwhelming at the same time. Whether you’re in the market for new modern homes or one that was previously owned, it’s important to look past a curb appeal to avoid extra expenses and disappointments after you’ve unpacked.

The Aspects of Life to Analyze Before a Mortgage

Tim Richmond

Many people don’t have a simplified way of looking at their life as it relates to a mortgage. The enormity of the commitment is huge, and people need to properly assess certain aspects of their life. If you are a prospective home buyer, I’ve listed the areas of your situation that should be carefully looked at before signing on that dotted line with black ink.

Landscape Maintenance & Design: Increase Curb Appeal & Better Your Investment

Landscape Maintenance Curb Appeal

Buyers are magnetized to homes with attractive exteriors. That gorgeous remodeled kitchen, bath, or master bedroom may never be seen if buyers can’t first make it past your front door. Indeed, the Real Estate Agent Community Trends survey has found that “82% of surveyed agents have had potential buyers decline to look at the interior of a house due to its exterior appearance.”

Benefits of Incorporating Reclaimed Wood into Your Property

Reclaimed Wood flooring and table

Hardwood has always been an attractive feature in a home. Who doesn’t like gorgeous hardwood flooring? As design trends turn green, more homeowners are opting for the eco-friendly counterparts of this perennial favorite – often in the form of reclaimed wood – to make their dwellings more efficient, sustainable and durable. As you gather ideas to make your home more appealing to buyers or to give your fixer-upper a facelift, don’t neglect the advantages reclaimed lumber offers.

3 Remodeling Projects with High Resale Value

Image courtesy of CASE San Jose’s modern kitchen images

Before embarking on any home improvement project, it is important to consider a project’s potential return. Luckily for homeowners, there are a number of remodeling projects that provide the potential for a high return on investment when you turn around to sell the home. Exterior remodeling projects are a cost-effective option as they are typically less expensive to complete and are more likely to make a good first impression on potential buyers.

Solid Patio Covers are One of Many Options to Create a Year-Long Outdoor Living Space

Photo Credit to Rick's Fencing

Wish you had more space to hang out and entertain at home? Instead of building an expensive addition to a new or existing home, consider migrating outside. Outdoor living spaces are among the hottest home design trends, and the addition of solid patio covers and pergolas will easily complete the look of the area you choose to designate as your outdoor living room.

The Best Real Estate Dictionary

Real Estate Definitions

Introducing our new Free Real Estate Dictionary full of definitions and examples of common real estate terms.

Using Quality Architectural Images to Market a House Plan under Construction

New - 3D Rendering

While past homeowners had to envision their future homes based on a simple blueprints or hand sketches, modern buyers appreciate access to more advanced images in order to fully understand each house plan – and they’re attracted to listings that make use of those more sophisticated images.

New Bank Owned REO Disposition Strategy - Give Them Away!

Bank of America to give 1000 homes away

Earlier this year, Bank of America started the new trend of banks trying to rent their foreclosed inventory rather than sell it. Now they’re going a step farther and looking to give away the homes!

Local Governments Taking Delinquent Homes?

Eminent Domain to seize private citizen's homes?

What would happen if local governments started seizing homes by eminent domain due to borrower delinquency? What kind of precedent would this set? Is it good or bad for stabilizing the housing market; or should we leave the market alone and let natural forces take over?