Can Words Affect Your Home’s Price?

According to a Zillow analysis of 24,000 home sales, words like “beautiful,” “custom” and “remodeled” can and have led a home to sell at a premium price. Interestingly, their survey found that homes in the lowest price tier did well when they used high-end adjectives like...

Steady Real Estate Trends for 2015

As the weather warms up, so does the housing market, and experts say this year’s spring selling season is shaping up to be an active one. Whether you’re buying or selling, The Fiscal Times shares some of the top trends to keep an eye on...

Staging the Essential Room for Millennials

Millennials looking for new homes are willing to sacrifice extra square footage and some luxury features. However, it’s quite surprising to learn what realtor.org named as the one essential room that will not be compromised for this demographic: a separate laundry room. This room topped the...

The Burbs – Not So Remote Anymore

Most metro areas used to keep it simple: Downtown, Intown and the Suburbs. According to Builder Online, this calculation is being rethought as suburban town centers grow increasingly walkable, making the 'burbs every bit as appealing as the urban core. Builders that used to focus on...

Young Buyers Vs. New Buyers

Metrostudy and Builder Online help define that the millennial, entry-level, and first-time buyers are not the same. The 2015 new home market has been focused on entry-level buyers, but the problem is that many marketers view entry-level buyers, first-time buyers, and millennials as the same. While...

Better Homes and Gardens Reveals What Next Gen Homeowners Really Want

Better Homes and Gardens recently surveyed the attitude and behavior trends of homebuyers in the U.S., with a focus on the "next generation.” The exclusive survey looked at their preferences on topics such as outdoor living spaces, home exteriors, kitchens, and the integration of smart...

Builders: This Room is a Must-Have in 2015

2014’s technology made it increasingly easier for us to work from home. Many were able to work in any room of a house. However, builders are seeing that the home office is becoming one of a home’s must-have features. Dedicated office space doesn’t necessarily have to...

What Does 2015 Housing Look Like?

According to CNBC, the housing market has finally turned a corner. With the potential for interest rates to move higher, there is much to expect in 2015.  Here are some highlights from their 2015 predictions. Refi – Final Call The window is starting to close for refinancing;...

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Millennials – It’s Time to Stop Renting

Now here’s an incentive for Millennials to get off the fence about buying their first home. According to a recent Builder Online article, it is now more affordable to own a home than it was 15 years ago. It's also more cost effective to buy rather...

How Important is a Healthy Home? Houzz Knows!

According to a study by Houzz in October, homeowners are now recognizing how much their homes can impact health. In fact, 50 percent of homeowners in the study have opted to remodel just to prevent health issues. The study surveyed 808 registered Houzz users. Those that...