Selling Windermere Launches Customized Program Focused On Supporting Growing Senior Population Two years ago, the oldest members of the Baby Boomer generation turned 65, and over the next 18 years, 79 million more will do the same. These seniors are projected to move out of an estimated 11.3 million housing units through 2020 creating what is known in the real estate industry as the “silver tsunami”. These generational trends have inspired the creation of Windermere Senior Transitions.
Selling Should I Move or Remodel? There are a number of things that can trigger the decision to remodel or move to a new home. Perhaps you have outgrown your current space, you might be tired of struggling with ancient plumbing or wiring systems, or maybe your home just feels out of date. The question is: Should you stay or should you go?
Selling Increasing Your Home’s Curb Appeal First impressions are extraordinarily powerful, and your house is no exception. When others approach it for the first time, does it strike them as clean, inviting and well maintained? In real estate, these all-important qualities are known as “curb appeal.”
Selling Why Rising Home Prices Won’t Help Most Underwater Homeowners Rising home prices have been in the news. The upside: It’s a solid sign of a recovering economy. The downside: It is creating unrealistic optimism among underwater homeowners, causing many of them to think, “I’ll just hold off on a short sale and see what happens.” That decision could be a very costly mistake for homeowners. Here’s why.
Selling 5 Things to Consider if You’re Behind on Your Mortgage If you are behind on your mortgage, here are 5 steps you can take.
Selling Short Sale FAQs: Understanding the Short Sale Process A short sale is the sale of a property for less than what the owner still owes on the mortgage. A short sale is an alternative to foreclosure when a homeowner needs to sell and can no longer afford to make their mortgage payments. The lender agrees to accept less than the amount owed to pay off a loan now rather than taking the property back by foreclosure and trying to sell it later.
Selling March Perspectives The good news is that we’re finally coming out of the housing slump of the past five-plus years. Housing is a major driving factor of the U.S. economy, so regardless of whether or not you own a home, a stronger housing market is good for everyone. For some would-be home sellers, this positive momentum, combined with a rise in home prices and buyer activity, is enough to compel them...
Selling Time to Reality Check the Real Estate Market The good news is that we’re finally coming out of the housing slump of the past five-plus years. Housing is a major driving factor of the U.S. economy, so regardless of whether or not one owns a home, a stronger housing market is good for everyone.
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Selling Out with the old, in with the new, and other housing predictions for 2013 The new year is upon us, and with it comes the chance for a fresh start with infinite possibilities. As the saying goes, “out with the old, in with the new”. Historically, January is believed to be a pretty powerful month from which predictions about the rest of the year can be made.
Selling Selling your home: A step-by-step approach Whether you’re starting a family, moving for your job, getting ready to retire or embarking on a new chapter in your life, when your home no longer suits your current situation, it’s time to think about selling it. Although this can be a bit complicated, with the help of your agent, you can minimize the hassles, get the best possible price, and shorten the distance between “For Sale” and “Sold”.
Selling Home Staging tips With a little time, effort and imagination, you can stage your home to showcase its best features, sell it faster and get top dollar.
Selling Top 3 Reasons Short Sales Fail Short sales are complicated. With all the variables that need to be juggled, it's easy to make mistakes that end up derailing a transaction. Here are the most common reasons that short sales fail.
Selling The Value of Home Staging When you put your home on the market, you want it to sell quickly and for the best possible price. Staging your property can help you do both. Below, you will find tips that can help you showcase your home’s strong points, minimize its problem areas, and increase its appeal for prospective buyers.
Selling An Agent in Seller’s Clothing By Michael Doyle Have you ever wondered if your real estate agent understands what you are going through? They come into your house speaking confidently about your neighborhood...
Selling Q&A with a Windermere Short Sale Expert Q: How does a short sale affect a homeowner’s credit score as compared to a foreclosure? A: If the homeowner is participating in the federal government’s Home Affordable...
Selling Major Changes Coming to Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives Program (HAFA) As of June 1, there will be significant changes to the HAFA program. The updates will allow a homeowner to remain current on their mortgage, qualify for HAFA, and go through a short sale with less of an impact on their credit.
Selling Pricing your home to sell When it comes time to sell a home, most people want the property to sell quickly for the highest possible return. Setting the correct listing price is the most important step in reaching this goal.
Selling How to Create a More Beautiful and “Sale” Ready Home When you love your home but want to make some changes, how do you know where to begin?
Selling 3.8% Medicare Real Estate Tax: Fact or Fiction? You may have heard rumors about a 3.8% seller real estate tax to begin in 2013 and wondered if there was any truth to it.
Buying An Optimistic Outlook: 2012 Market Insights The real estate data that I have reviewed suggests some markets are likely to exhibit positive price growth in 2012. Markets that are seeing sustained employment growth and price stability in the second half of last year are the ones most likely to see some very modest price growth this year.