April 2018

Found 5 blog entries for April 2018.

An inspection is standard operating procedure when it comes to buying and selling a home. And while a home inspector’s final report provides valuable information, does it give you an accurate picture of a home’s well-being? Maybe. But there are some potential gaps in a typical home inspection, and some of them could prove costly if existing issues are overlooked.

Homes for Sale in Davenport FL

Whether you’re buying or selling, double-checking for potential problems known to slip through the cracks in a typical home inspection could save you money in closing. Read on to find out how to get the additional information for special inspections that you’ll need to help spot issues before you close (which could protect you from costly repairs

354 Views, 0 Comments

man and woman learning how much their home is worth

Not sure how much your home is worth? Use these techniques to get top-dollar offers.

Are you wondering how to price your home before it goes on the market? While improving the appearance of your home — sprucing up the lawn, decluttering your home, or updating lighting fixtures — is an important factor to consider in attracting higher offers, there are pricing strategies that don’t involve any physical labor.

How much is your Davenport fl home worth?

How to Price Your Home to Attract the Highest Offers

  • Price your home competitively.

    Setting the right price for your home is the single most important decision you will make when  deciding to sell. Go too high, and you risk turning off every buyer in the

396 Views, 0 Comments

The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as market demand. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) surveys “over 50,000 real estate practitioners about their expectations for home sales, prices and market conditions” for their monthly REALTORS Confidence Index.

Homes for Sale in Davenport FL

Their latest edition sheds some light on the relationship between Seller Traffic (supply) and Buyer Traffic (demand).

Buyer Demand

The map below was created after asking the question: “How would you rate buyer traffic in your area?”

Buyer Demand Still Outpacing the Supply of Homes for Sale | Keeping Current Matters

The darker the blue, the stronger the demand for homes in that area. Only four states had a ‘stable’ demand level.

Seller Supply

The index also asked: “How would you rate

398 Views, 0 Comments

Some believe that the combined effects of the new tax code and rising mortgage rates will have an adverse impact on residential real estate prices in 2018. However, the clear majority of recently surveyed housing experts believe that home values will continue to rise this year.

Homes for Sale in Davenport FL

What is the Home Price Expectation Survey?

Each quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists. Those surveyed include experts such as:

  • Daniel Bachman, Senior Manager, U.S. Economics at Deloitte Services, LP
  • Kathy Bostjancic, Head of U.S. Macro Investors Service at Oxford Economics
  • David Downs, Real Estate Finance Professor at VCU
  • Edward Pinto, Resident
296 Views, 0 Comments

Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dream for as long as America has existed.

Homes for Sale in Davenport FL

Realtor.com recently reported that:

Buying remains the more attractive option in the long term – that remains the American dream, and it’s true in many markets where renting has become really the shortsighted option… as people get more savings in their pockets, buying becomes the better option.”

What proof exists that owning is financially better than renting?

1. In a previous blog we highlighted the top 5 financial benefits of homeownership:

  • Homeownership is a form of forced
323 Views, 0 Comments