By Jillian Pretzel | Realtor.com
Thinking about selling your house in 2024? While many home sellers wait until spring to put their property on the market, there are some distinct advantages to getting ahead of the curve this year and listing sooner rather than later.
Generally, the cold weather season causes home sales to be sluggish, but this winter is a bit different. High interest rates kept much of America’s real estate market in a deep freeze for most of 2023. But now that rates have subsided a bit in the new year, there is a whole lot of pent-up demand (and supply) that could burst onto the market at any... Read More
National Association of Realtors
Pending home sales decreased last month, down 1.5% from September.
Month over month, contract signings intensified in the Northeast but diminished in the Midwest, South and West.
Pending home sales dropped in all four U.S. regions compared to one year ago.
WASHINGTON (November 30, 2023) – Pending home sales dropped 1.5% in October, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The Northeast posted a monthly gain in transactions while the Midwest, South and West all recorded losses. All four U.S. regions noted year-over-year declines in transactions.
The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI)* – a forward-looking indicator of home sales based on contract signings – dropped... Read More
By Patricia-Anne Tom | REALTOR.COM
Most energy-saving tips are designed to save you a few bucks throughout the year, but how do you know which tips to up your energy efficiency are going to offer the most bang for your buck?
Some tips cost you absolutely nothing, and yet you save money. Other tips will cost you a little, but can help you hold onto as much as 10% of the money you’re currently paying out of pocket. Ready to dive in?
Energy saving tips that really save
Consider these eight energy-saving tips below, so you aren’t sweating when your winter gas bills come, and as the weather warms, evaluate your... Read More
REAL SIMPLE | By Lauren Phillips and Lisa Milbrand
Moving—like getting a tooth pulled or driving a very long distance through uninteresting landscapes—is one of those trials almost everyone must face. It's sometimes unpleasant, it's never exactly fun, but it usually leads to a positive outcome. Of course, particularly with moving, the success of the endeavor really depends on avoiding moving mistakes and planning ahead to make the process as smooth as possible.
Fortunately, and likely because almost everyone does end up moving at some point, there are plenty of tried-and-true moving tips out there to make the whole process easier. Following a moving checklist can help... Read More
Like a plant that’s outgrown its pot 🌱, you deserve a space that enables you to thrive in your new stage of life 🌼. But what does that look like? 🤔
Here are the top factors today’s buyers are looking for in their next home:
✔️ Equity potential
✔️ Close proximity to work and play
✔️ Room to grow
✔️ Functional space
✔️ Close proximity to quality schools
🕊️ EMPTY NESTERS:
✔️ Low maintenance
✔️ Close proximity to family, caregivers, and hobbies
So is it time to find a space that better fits your current stage of life? ⬆🏡⬇
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