Summer may be peak home improvement season, but as this comprehensive fall home maintenance schedule suggests, autumn is king when it comes to maintaining your home.
When the sales offices for Luma, a new 24-story condominium development in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood, opened last summer, it stood out from similar spaces around town. Instead of a full-sized model of one of the units, this smaller sales center contained a kitchenette, bathroom mockup, and a sitting area with an Oculus Rift headset, virtual reality hardware made by the highly-touted, Facebook-owned tech company trying to bring the technology to the masses.
Ikea, everyone’s favorite Swedish furniture powerhouse, keeps on evolving, despite its comfortable status as the world’s foremost furniture and home goods retailer.
If you’re considering buying a home, ask any real estate agent and they’ll tell you: NOW is the time to do it. (Well maybe they always say that) But seriously, it is.
The real estate market is constantly fluctuating and if you want to get a great home for a great price, making a move now and fast is in your best interest; conditions a year from now (or even six months from now) aren’t likely to be as favorable.
Why is that? you ask. Well, Why shouldn’t you (Obviously, says the agent), if you’re interested in buying a home, wait? Why is NOW the time to make a move?
Everyone wants to find an amazing deal in real estate. To the untrained and inexperienced they imagine this process is quite easy, but it certainly isn’t. The canceled homes in the auction and the difficulty and time intensive work it takes to complete a short sale home buying process. We are here to give you some ideas as to what the different routes mean to you. The plus and minus to each route before you choose to take it.
A professional video is crucial in setting the tone and grabbing peoples interest in your home that a still shot can’t always deliver. Can you spot the difference?
May new home sales gain 2.2% from April
Sales of new single-family houses in May 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 546,000, which is up 2.2% from April, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. — From Housing Wire
3 ways to tame student loan debt and afford a mortgage
It’s no secret that student loans can make buying a home a challenge. But what exactly is the problem, and how can buyers overcome it? The problem is that student loans can be included in the buyer’s debt-to-income ratio or DTI. — From Bankrate