The real estate industry is constantly evolving to adopt new and disruptive technologies such as electronic contracts, virtual showings, and more. Another example of this has been seen through home staging. Staging a home for sale is the process of preparing it to be shown to potential buyers. It involves de-cluttering, cleaning, making minor repairs,… Continue reading Virtual Home Staging With Artificial Intelligence
Last week, the Federal Reserve opted to meet without raising the federal funds interest rate. This marks only the second time in 19 months that they did not raise the rate. With this said, they were particularly clear when stating that they intend to raise rates again later this year. As of now, the plan… Continue reading Are Higher Mortgage Interest Rates On The Horizon?
The end of the fiscal year for the U.S. government is on September 30th. At this point, lawmakers have not come to an agreement on a budget and Congress has not yet approved an extension. Therefore, it is possible that we could see a government shutdown as soon as October 1st. A government shutdown occurs… Continue reading The Impact Of A Government Shutdown On Real Estate
Staging a home for sale is the process of preparing it to be shown to potential buyers. It involves de-cluttering, cleaning, making minor repairs, and arranging furniture and accessories in a way that is appealing and inviting. Staging is important because it can help your home sell faster and for more money. A well-staged home… Continue reading The Importance Of Staging A Home
Whether you are a home buyer or seller, it is generally assumed that cash is king. Of course, in many circumstances, this is certainly true. In markets such as South Florida, it has become increasingly difficult to compete in the home buying market if you are not a cash buyer. With many Americans opting to… Continue reading The Pros And Cons Of A Cash Buyer
For most Americans, buying or selling a home will likely be the largest financial transaction in their lifetime. With this said, advances in technology now allow all of us to have more access to the housing market than ever. For example, simply downloading the Florida Home Search app for your smartphone or tablet will give… Continue reading The Benefits Of Hiring A Real Estate Agent
It is no secret that the U.S. housing market has been in a deep sales slump for over a year. Rapidly rising interest rates have not only deterred many buyers from entering the market, they have also led to many homeowners deciding not to sell. So what about home prices? Interestingly, we have seen national… Continue reading Have Home Prices Bottomed Out?
From time to time, we receive questions from clients regarding flipping a house. For starters, what exactly does flipping a house mean? Typically, house flipping is when someone buys a property and holds it for a short period of time and then sells it later with hopes of making a profit. Typically, a home held… Continue reading Things To Consider When Flipping A House
Given the persistent inventory challenges in the housing market, perhaps buyers have become less selective about needing a move-in ready home, right? Not so! The housing market is competitive, and even more buyers are looking for homes that are move-in ready. A move-in ready home is one that is in good condition and does not… Continue reading The Majority Of Buyers Want A Move-In Ready Home
The backyard is often the most overlooked part of a home when it comes to selling. However, it can actually be a major selling point, especially for families with children or pets. A well-maintained backyard can add value to your home and make it more attractive to buyers. Of course, buyers typically focus on the… Continue reading The Importance Of A Backyard When Selling Your Home