Monthly Archives: May 2015

Bathroom and Kitchen Remodeling Remain Top Two Projects

To kick off National Home Remodeling Month this May, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) issued the results of their Remodeling Market Index survey. The survey calculations identified “the most common type of jobs performed by NAHB Remodelers in 2014.” Taking the lead again this year were bathroom and kitchen remodeling projects. These types […]

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Shop for Insurance Before You Close

After purchasing a new home, buyers are often focused on securing a good mortgage, hiring a reputable moving company, and preparing for moving day. Those are all important. Just don’t forget about home insurance! It’s an easy detail to miss. If you wait until the last minute to make those arrangements, you may not have […]

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New Construction takes off in April

After slowing down in March, new residential construction took off in April according to the US Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s latest press release. Housing starts for privately-owned housing units rose by 20.2% compared to March and were 9.2% higher than same time last year. Regionally, the West saw a […]

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Making Sure Your “Wish List” is Complete

Before shopping for a new home, people often create a “wish list” of the features they desire most. That’s a good way to ensure you choose a home that best fits your needs and desires. For example, you might want an extra bedroom for guests, ample space for a home office, a local playground for […]

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When to Consider Buying a “Diamond in the Rough”

Let’s face it. When you visit a home during a scheduled viewing or open house, you’re usually seeing it at its best. The rooms are tidy. The sinks are clean. The closets are organized and uncluttered. Even the lighting is set to its brightest. That’s just good old-fashioned marketing. However, not every house you see […]

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Fannie Mae Rolls Out New Closing Cost Assistance Program for First Time Homebuyers

Fannie Mae has announced the roll out of their newest closing cost assistance program for first time homebuyers. The HomePath Ready Buyer™ Program provides first time homebuyers with a comprehensive educational course to help prepare them for the “responsibilities of homeownership.” Upon successful completion of the course, first time homebuyers will receive a certificate of […]

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