You are selling your house and you have a pet. Buyers prefer viewing homes without the dog greeting them at the front door. What if you can’t get a dog sitter or can’t take time off from work to take the dog out of the house? Now what? The solution: Stage your pet! While you’re […]
Pending home sales were down slightly in February but remain notably above the pattern in the first half of last year, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, eased 0.5 percent to 96.5 in February from 97.0 in January but is 9.2 percent above February […]
It was in the 80’s today in Winchester, MA. This spring market is hot – literally! Spring market is the time of year when buyers focus on house hunting. It feels great to house hunt in the spring because homes look so much better in Spring than Winter with green grass and flowers. Buyers with […]
Many of my buyers have asked me over the years whether or not title insurance is necessary. The buyer’s attorney recommends it to the buyer and the buyer questions it’s value because the property has passed the title exam. I highly recommend title insurance to all my clients. The reality is that a title examiner […]
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)announced it would increase the annual mortgage insurance premium (MIP) by 0.10% for FHA loans under $625,500. This would raise the fee from 1.15% to 1.25% of the total loan amount. This annual premium increase — which is broken down into monthly payments — takes effect April 1, […]
Here are some interesting stats: Of the 4,000 respondents to Better Homes & Gardens’ annual consumer survey, 55 percent (up 5 percent from 2010) said style upgrades for countertops, flooring, faucets, and fixtures are important in their next home purchase. Other priorities buyers have for their next home include: Affordable price: 78% Energy efficient heating and […]
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