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Why Generation Y Will Not Be Buying Us Out of the Housing Crisis - 04/21/11 01:17 AM
The Housing Downturn: the Result of a Generation Gap? A recent report by the NAR has been used to blame part of the housing crisis on age demographics. According to this theory the housing market slowed down all of a sudden because the drop in the birth rate after 1973 created a sudden shortage of first-time buyers around 2006, when the housing began slowing rapidly in many areas. According to this theory, the problem is just that there are not enough buyers coming of age to purchase the existing housing inventory. The supposed good news is that, during the downturn, the (8 comments)
You Can't See What You Can't See! Get A Pre-drywall Inspection! - 04/17/11 11:42 PM
Home inspections are so important before buying, but some people assume, or are told, that they are unnecessary for new homes. Actually, inspections are very important for new construction, and there are 3 inspections that should be done: 1) a foundation inspection to be sure it will be strong, level, and dry 2) a framing or pre-drywall inspection to check the framing itself as well as the HVAC ductwork, electrical, plumbing, other other systems hidden behing the walls 3) a final inspection of the completed home, to make sure everything is up to code, installed properly, and that there are no (2 comments)
Looking for advice on getting back into the real estate business after having a child, I stumbled upon a thread on a well known mom's message board. On this thread, a young woman was considering getting her real estate license and asking other moms who were agents how they balanced work and family and if they every had their children at the office or along for appointments. Several mothers replied that they were, or had been, in real estate, and most either worked from home with their children present at least part-time or took their children to the office (7 comments)
This photo comes from mobile advertising website Adzookie. In exchange for allowing them to paint your house as one giant eyesore billboard, they will pay your mortgage each month as long as the house remains painted, from 3 months up to a year. They will paint everything except the roof, windows, and awnings, in bright colors including their website name/logo and social media icons, and will repaint it back to the original colors after the end of the agreement. The company’s founder and CEO, Romeo Mendoza, says that he sees the plan as a way to help spread the word (5 comments)
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