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In the market for a new home? Or planning to refinance? Find out what your monthly payment will be. [...]
Mon, Feb 02, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Calculate the return on your home and how it compares to returns on stocks, bonds and overall home prices. [...]
Tue, Nov 05, 2013, Continue reading at the source
Being nice is the right thing to do. Plus, fostering positive relationships with landlords and management companies comes with many benefits big and small. View the full article: 8 Reasons to Be Nicer to Your Landlord, Starting Now on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. [...]
Fri, May 18, 2018, Continue reading at the source
My first interaction with Larry Silverstein was on September 11, 2015. The name may not buzz high on the Q rating, but the Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn native is one of the most important American entrepreneurs alive. In case you're not familiar with Silverstein, Larry is a self-made billionaire and the owner [...]
Fri, May 18, 2018, Continue reading at the source
If you enjoy strolling flea markets and treasure-hunting in antiques shops, you're bound to spot unusual items like telephone benches, valet chairs, pie safes, big wood record player cabinets and more. And while not all vintage furnishings are created equal, many can find a useful new life in our present-day... [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Navy veteran Dan Gilmore says the NFL's stance against kneeling doesn't mix with his version of patriotism. “I wouldn't personally kneel, but I support their right to do it,” the 44-year-old Gilmore said. “[Veterans], we're not protecting an item or a song, but the values and the rights to freedom... [...]
Thu, May 24, 2018, Continue reading at the source
North Korea carried out what it said is the demolition of its nuclear test site Thursday, setting off a series of explosions over several hours in the presence of foreign journalists. The explosions at the nuclear test site deep in the mountains of the North's sparsely populated northeast were... [...]
Thu, May 24, 2018, Continue reading at the source
STYLED. STAGED. SOLD.
By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Does your listing's lighting need a contemporary makeover? Edison bulbs may be the answer. These clear glass light bulbs, in which the center is exposed, have a nostalgic-like appearance and let out a nice warm glow. They stand out, instead of allowing your lighting to [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Have a home you recently staged that you'd like to show off here at Styled Staged & Sold? Submit your staging photos for consideration, along with three to five of your best spruce-up tips. Contact Melissa Dittmann Tracey at mtracey@realtors.org. Home stager: Cyndi Ryan with Staging Gracefully, Middle River, [...]
Mon, May 14, 2018, Continue reading at the source
By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Just when everyone was getting their hygge on—a new staging style has taken hold. Instead of it being all about cozying up your home décor, now it's all about stripping it down and being minimal. The Scandinavian concept of lagom began taking hold last year [...]
Mon, May 07, 2018, Continue reading at the source
By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine From rustic to modern to even the most luxurious interiors, homeowners are sprucing up their spaces with cowhide. Cowhide rugs have seen one of the biggest jumps in Google searches on home design trends over the last decade, according to Digital Third Coast's latest design [...]
Mon, Apr 30, 2018, Continue reading at the source
By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Want to add some greenery or a garden to a backyard but tight on space? Try a vertical garden. By going up with your plants instead of spreading them out, you'll be able to squeeze a garden in even the smallest of spots. Vertical gardens are [...]
Mon, Apr 23, 2018, Continue reading at the source
ECONOMISTS OUTLOOK
The REALTORS® Confidence Index (RCI) survey[1] gathers monthly information from REALTORS® about local real estate market conditions, characteristics of buyers and sellers, and issues affecting homeownership and real estate transactions.[2] This report presents key results about market transactions from April 2018. View and download the full report here. Market Conditions and [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018, Continue reading at the source
At the national level, housing affordability is down from last month and down from a year ago. Mortgage rates rose to 4.42 percent this March, up 8.2 percent compared to 4.28 percent a year ago. Housing affordability declined from a year ago in March moving the index down 7.0 percent from [...]
Fri, May 11, 2018, Continue reading at the source
In a monthly survey of REALTORS®, the survey asks, “Compared to the original listing price, at how much of a net discount or net premium did the property sell?” According to a survey of REALTORS® who responded to the March 2018 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, 37 percent of properties that closed [...]
Tue, May 08, 2018, Continue reading at the source
In a monthly survey of REALTORS®, respondents are asked “In the neighborhood(s) or area(s) where you make the most sales, what are your expectations for residential property prices over the next year?” Among the respondents, the median expected price change is four percent. The chart below shows median expected price change [...]
Mon, May 07, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Home price appreciation is an important topic in today's economy. Using data from the American Community Survey (ACS), we can analyze the gains and losses of property values over time. I estimated the median property values by state in 2017 using the FHFA index and the median property values from [...]
Tue, May 01, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Some mobile homes are absolutely bank-financeable as long as the buyer is approved with enough money down. Older mobile homes are virtually impossible to obtain a traditional bank or conventional loan for due to their age, condition, foundation and the number of times the home has been moved. Please see [...]
Thu, May 24, 2018, Continue reading at the source
You remember about the property I have that the Tenant ran their car into the exterior wall of the house? I am still boiling about that incident and frankly just want to sell & off-load the four-plex to another Investor or Landlord. At this very moment – consider me [...]
Mon, May 14, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Investment Opportunities In Manchester Property growth in Manchester is booming. As a city it has fantastic opportunities for investors of all shapes and sizes. It's considered the buzz of the hub in the Northern Powerhouse and continues to deliver for the North West. In terms of area, south Manchester and [...]
Wed, May 09, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Over the years the most influential and loving person we as humans will be around is our mother. My Mother, Elva Mae Porter, was a heavy component in my life, and that remains even after her death which occurred last March in 2017. She decided to become involved in my [...]
Sat, Apr 28, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Here's a goose bump-inducing fact for you: Florida is home to more than 80 species of mosquitoes – more than in any other state or province in North America. Is it any wonder that lawmakers in Florida require that windows in rental properties have screens and that landlords must repair [...]
Wed, Apr 25, 2018, Continue reading at the source
1523 Elrino Baltimore, MD 21224 (city)SUNDAY IS THE ONLY SHOWING. NEED POF TO SETUPBeautiful area with strong comps starting in the $50k's for a 2 BR. Pride of ownership and near i95.Two Bedroom; One Bath; 840 Square FeetBuilt in 1953. Current tenant moving out end of June-$895 per mo.Nothing Needed [...]
Thu, May 17, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Hello Investors,If you're looking to expand your current investment portfolio you should definitely consider this property!** 3 BD / 1 BTH ** Spacious home!** Owner looking to liquidate portfolio!** Property management services available!** Annual Taxes - $283/year900 Block of N. Monroe StreetBaltimore, MD21217ASKING $13K!!!Comps:1) 916 McKean Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217 [...]
Thu, May 17, 2018, Continue reading at the source

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