Real Estate News and Trends

Real Estate News and Trends Is Williamsburg, VA a Great Place To Retire? The verdict is in: Williamsburg, VA is a lovely place to retire. And it has been the case for several years. In fact, the city graced CNN Money’s list a couple of times already. Colonial Williamsburg’s historic 18th century architecture and attractions do little to make would-be retirees feel old. It will only transport you […]
Real Estate News and Trends Trees Can Increase The Value Of Your Home There are a lot of ways to increase the value of your home – from revamping your interiors to adding smart home features. Another way to increase value is by having trees on your property. In a world where temperatures are rising, the demand for properties with lush landscapes and large trees are increasing. In […]
Real Estate News and Trends Looking for a Mortgage? It Might be Time to Review Your Resume When evaluating a potential borrower, lenders consider a number of factors. You already expect to produce a good FICO score, proof of income, and a reasonable down-payment, but have you reviewed your resume? A crucial aspect of loan approval is your employment and employment history – your resume. Your employment history provides lenders some insight […]
Real Estate News and Trends Market Outlook There’s been some concern lately about another housing market crash. Maybe you’ve read articles linking today’s environment with the Market Meltdown of 2008. Even with the talk of recession, this real estate market is very different and that means that most experts do not expect a crash, just a normal ebb-and-flow slowdown. There are some […]
Real Estate News and Trends The home buyer’s guide to Kingsmill in Williamsburg, VA Seekers of unblemished natural beauty and tranquility flock to Kingsmill on the James. What was once a part of a vast plantation along the mighty James River now boasts several resort-style amenities, a plethora of historic attractions, and a captivating home location for a variety of buyers. If you’re seriously eyeing homes for sale in […]
Real Estate News and Trends Benefits of Switching From Gas to Induction For decades, gas stoves have been the preferred choice for both professional and amateur chefs alike and it’s easy to understand why. Gas stoves allow for quick control of the heat which allows for quick adjustments when cooking. But recently possible bans on gas stoves have dominated national news as unhealthy. Regardless of whether induction […]
Real Estate News and Trends Design Trends for 2023 – More is Everything A common regret around taking down the holiday decorations is how bare the home looks suddenly. Fortunately for anyone ready to upgrade their design in 2023, new trends are offering more comfort and coziness than we’ve seen lately. For the past few years, home designers have created a blend of minimalism and simplicity in their […]
Real Estate News and Trends Seller Concession Limits The real estate market is shifting. In some areas of the country, it has flipped to a strong buyer’s market. Sellers challenged by this change are looking for creative ways to attract buyers. In addition, buyers suddenly in the driver’s seat are asking for more concessions from sellers than ever before. Seller concessions are a […]
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Real Estate News and Trends 6 Factors That Could Damage Your Credit Score Having good credit is essential for a number of aspects of your life, ranging from the interest rate on a car loan or credit card to background checks for employment. Poor credit can be incredibly expensive, costing you thousands of dollars in higher interest rates over the course of a home loan. Fortunately, with proper […]
Real Estate News and Trends Are Adjustable-Rate Mortgages Making a Comeback? Homebuyers have had a rough time lately. First, the frenzied housing market stymied so many offers and caused frustration due to lack of inventory. Now that the pace and prices are starting to drop, interest rates have ticked up to alarming levels. While some buyers are postponing their purchase, those still in the market are […]
Real Estate News and Trends Should I Move For My Job? The question of moving for a new job is not uncommon. In the past few years, more and more companies are moving their entire operations out of high-tax states to those more business-friendly. Possible work-from-home options further complicate the decision to move with your company. So, should you move when your company does? Things to […]
Real Estate News and Trends Do You Need a Backup Generator for Your Home? Many people live where power outages occur quite often. This can be caused by storms or simply an unreliable power grid. If you experience regular power outages, you may be wondering if you need a backup generator. Here are some considerations for you to think about before you buy. You May Need a Back-up Generator […]
Real Estate News and Trends Additional Criteria When Hiring a Listing Agent Most sellers spend a long time considering whether they should sell their home. These same people who have considered all the financial and personal pros and cons of moving hire the first real estate agent they like. While certainly it’s important to find an agent you can communicate with, the right agent brings more than […]
Real Estate News and Trends Still Renting Your Home? 4 Facts That Might Change Each year, home renters face the question of whether to renew their lease for another year or determine it is time to buy a home of their own. Over the past couple of years, the US housing market has changed dramatically as home values have soared and interest rates have remained low. So, if you […]