Buying a house was challenging for many buyers in 2021, but especially for first-time buyers. Competition and prices were high, and inventory was low, and while some predictions suggest things will loosen up a bit in 2022, buyers will still need to have an aggressive strategy heading into the new year.
From the outside looking in, being a real estate agent might look pretty fun, easy, and stress-free. Of course, like any profession, there are some stressful things. Some you can probably guess, like long hours, deals falling through, or a long stretch between commission checks.
Having a wedding and buying a house: two of the biggest moments, with two of the biggest price tags in adult life. But lately, it seems the word “and” is being replaced with the word “or”, at least according to this REALTOR Magazine article!
As a homeowner, when something goes wrong in your home, it falls on your shoulders to fix it. And while major repairs typically require professional support, there are plenty of minor repairs you can tackle on your own—if you have the right tools.
Selling your house to an “iBuyer” may sound appealing, since it’s supposed to be quick, easy, and allow you to avoid having your house on the market and potential buyers and agents walking through your house.
Whether you’re at a party, family get-together, work, or just talking to a neighbor, there’s a good chance you’ll hear people talking about how crazy the real estate market’s been. And you’ll probably hear people’s opinions on whether it’s a good time to buy or sell a house.
Building good credit is a key element in preparing to buy a home. But there are a lot of misconceptions out there around credit scores, how they work, and how to build and maintain a good one—misconceptions that could actually hurt your credit and make it harder to buy a home.
When you sell your home, you want to sell it for as high of a price as possible. And how much you’re able to sell your home for will depend on, in large part, how you stage your home—and that includes your living room.