December 2014

Found 23 blog entries for December 2014.

home_oleksandrmarynchenko_450realtormag.realtor.org - After a slowdown in the market this year, housing analysts and economists have high hopes for 2015. The real estate market is expected to build momentum across the board nest year, mostly because of a strengthening economy.

To read more of this article, click the link below:

Photo:  ©[Olekssandr Marynchenko]/123RF.COM

611 Views, 0 Comments

interest__max5128_450zillow.com - Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages fell this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgages at 3.72 percent, down from 3.73 percent at this same time last week.

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate hovered between 4.01 percent and 3.75 percent for most of the week before settling at the current rate.

To read more of this article, click the link below:

Photo:  ©[Max5128]/123RF.COM

485 Views, 0 Comments

house_nikolaichuk_450forbes.com - Whether you’re looking to sell your home or spent the last year waffling between renting or buying, you probably have one question as we head into the new year: Will 2015 be better — or are we headed into another year of the same?

There’s no such thing as a real estate crystal ball, and anyone who claims to have all the answers probably has a hidden agenda. With many factors to consider, let’s take a closer look.

To read more of this article, click the link below:

Photo:  ©[Nikolai Chuk]/123RF.COM

466 Views, 0 Comments

houseinfingers_lehui_450zillow.com - Follow these tips to position your home for a quick and profitable sale.

If you’re considering selling your home in 2015, you should know that a lot has probably changed in the real estate market since you last sold. Knowing what works today — and resolving to put the tips and advice of the past to rest — will help you sell your home quickly and for top dollar.

To read more of this article, click the link below:

photo:  ©[Lehui]/123RF.COM

453 Views, 0 Comments

kitchen_primoz_jenko_450Paying attention to your home’s finer points matters when it comes to buying and selling.

In an attempt to gain an edge on the competition, home sellers consider all sorts of ways to improve, embellish, accentuate, update and upgrade every nut and bolt. Combining high function with high style maximizes comfort, improves marketability and increases home value.

To read more of this article, click the link below:

Photo:  ©[Primoz Jenko]/123RF.COM

387 Views, 0 Comments

livingroom__karammiri_450_01realtor.com - Thinking about replacing your floors? Especially if you have carpet, the choice seems clear: Hardwood floors are preferred by home buyers and renters across the United States.

But consider carefully whether hardwood floors are the right choice for every room in your home—and what type you might want to install for the best resale value.

As you weigh investing in your floors, you’ll need to evaluate your budget, the preferences and traditions in your community and your own personal taste. Some people only want to step on soft carpet, while others prefer hard surfaces.

To read more of this article, click the link below:

Photo:  ©[Karam Miri]/123RF.COM

433 Views, 0 Comments

home_oleksandrmarynchenko_450cnbc.com - Next year is going to be a great one for real estate, two pros in the sector told CNBC on Monday. 

For broker Fred Glick, it's all about jobs, oil prices and interest rates, which translate into more money in consumers' pockets and more confidence.

"This is all going to turn around to a happiness. I call it the axis of housing happiness in that you have jobs, you have low oil prices and you have low interest rates."

To read more of this article, click the link below:


Photo:  ©[OleksandrMarynChenko]/123RF.COM

393 Views, 0 Comments

fireplace_vvvita_450realtor.com - If you want to generate sales heat for your home, don’t neglect the fireplace: A cozy fireplace is often on the top of a home buyers’ wish list.

In fact, a working fireplace with a classic design and mantle can add as much as $12,000 to the value of your home, according to the National Association of REALTORS®.

To read more of this article, click the link below:

Photo:  ©[VVVita]/123RF.COM

371 Views, 0 Comments

livingroom__karammiri_450_01zillow.com - Today, Zillow Digs announced the top five home design trends for 2015 — and the four soon-to-be forgotten fads of 2014. The results were published in the 2015 Zillow Digs Home Trend Forecast, a one-of-a-kind report that combines data from a survey of leading interior design experts and an analysis of the most popular photos on Zillow Digs.

Curious to see what trends made the list? Click the link below:

Photo:  ©[Karam miri]/123RF.COM

 

557 Views, 0 Comments