home ownership: 4 Poor Decor Choices New Home Owners Make - 02/02/16 10:39 PM
When your client finally closes on their home, they’re going to be excited to start making the place their own. But going overboard with decorating concepts or placing furniture in the wrong configurations can make a home look cramped and uninviting. Help guide your client’s eye for interior design by steering them away from these furnishing mistakes recently highlighted by realtor.com®:
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Oversized furnishings. “Measuring a space is imperative before you purchase anything,” Will Saks, a designer with Homepolish, told realtor.com®. … (3 comments)

home ownership: 4 Personal Benefits of Volunteering - 11/30/15 04:51 AM
I recently started volunteering as a coach for Fort Hunt Youth Basketball and I believe volunteering has some great benefits.
Friendship- When people get together, relationships are formed. After coaching a few practices, it’s not uncommon for volunteers to exchange phone numbers or social media information. By giving just a small amount of time, lifetime bonds may be established. Community- Building with your community gives a sense of pride. Whether you are volunteering at your local recreation center or at your local food kitchen, this will save money. Saving money saves resources and funds can now go toward other local improvements. … (1 comments)

home ownership: Expected costs of buying a home - 05/01/14 11:56 PM

Expected costs of buying a home, is an important question to research before making the commitment to become a home owner. For more specific details about costs associated with buying a home, continue reading below.
 
 
Over the last week I have had several questions put to me about the costs a buyer should expect when buying a home in Utah.
First, commissions.  In a typical home purchase the person selling a home will pay a commission to their agent (the listing agent).  This is normally around 6%.  The listing agent then offers a portion of that commission, usually 3% to … (4 comments)

home ownership: 10 Ways To Spruce Up Your Home - 04/28/14 12:50 AM

Ten ways to spruce up your home is an interesting article that home owners might find useful. For the complete list of ten ways to spruce up your home, continue reading below.

10 Ways To Spruce Up Your Home - Sprucing up your home can be as easy or as hard as you want to make it. Whether you want to spruce up your home for the summer season or you just want to change things around a bit, here are 10 helpful tips for you!
1. Let’s start with the entrance to your home: the front door. Throw a … (1 comments)

home ownership: First Time Home Buyers: To Put Things In Perspective - 04/28/14 12:46 AM

First time home buyers: to put things in perspective, is an interesting article that potential home buyers might find relevant. For more specific information about first time home buyers, continue reading below.
First Time Home Buyers: To Put Things In Perspective… There will never again in our lifetime ever be a better time for first time home buyers to tell the landlord to “Shove off!”  Mortgage rates are at the lowest levels of our lifetimes.  Home values are beginning to increase after a few years of stagnation and mortgage rates will not stay this low for much longer.  These factors ad up to … (0 comments)

home ownership: 10 Reasons Why Homeowners Have an Edge on Renters - 04/24/14 12:28 AM

Ten reasons why homeowners have an edge on renters, is an interesting article for those contemplating home ownership. For more specific information about home ownership vs. renting, continue reading below.
Homebuying has earned a bad rap in recent years: The subprime mortgage crisis and ensuing economic meltdown left many homeowners underwater, unable to pay their mortgage and even facing foreclosure. Homeownership rates fell throughout the recession and got down to about 65 percent, compared with almost 70 percent before the recession, according to the Census Bureau. While record low interest rates helped entice homebuyers, the bureau reports that the homeownership rate remains … (2 comments)

home ownership: Creative Way To Come Up With A Down Payment… - 04/23/14 12:25 AM

Creative way to come up with a down payment, is an interesting article with a useful tip for those interesting in purchasing a home. For more specific information about coming up with a down payment, continue reading below.
I get this question sometimes: “Can I sell a car to come up with a down payment?”
The answer is “yes”. …It’s possible to sell a personal asset (car, boat, jewelry, baseball card collection, etc.) to raise the money for your down payment.
Here is what you would need to provide the mortgage company if you decide to sell a personal asset…
1) … (1 comments)

home ownership: Luxury Homes Defined - 04/18/14 04:20 AM

Luxury homes defined, is an interesting article that gives some insight on what exactly are luxury homes. For more specific information about luxury homes, continue reading the reblog below.
Although many people envision a luxury home as an ominous mansion on top of the hill that everyone dreams about, the old concept of a huge mansion is really outdated.
In today’s real estate market, a luxury home is quite different from the oversized mansions of yester-year, and for the most part, it’s something much more unique. The idea of a sprawling mansion always comes into mind, but there’s really more … (3 comments)

home ownership: What does a home buyer need to know about a seller’s market? - 04/16/14 12:03 AM

What does a home buyer need to know about a seller's market, is an interesting article that potential home buyers might find relevant. For more specific information about buying a home in a seller's market, continue reading below.
Spring is here, but where are all the for sale signs that usually sprout up out of the ground overnight even before the tulips do? If it seems that there is less of those telltale signs of spring this year, you’re right. There is a marked decline of listings, and we’re in the midst of a seller’s market.
 
What does a home … (0 comments)

home ownership: How to Find More Space in Your Home - 04/16/14 12:01 AM

How to find more space in your home, is an interesting article that home owners could find some insight in. For more specific information about finding more space in your home, continue reading below.
The temperatures are warm, and April showers have brought May flowers. It's spring. With summer on the doorstep, it's also time to ready yourself for long leisurely summer days and outdoor entertaining; it's time for spring cleaning and reorganizing
There are two sides to this battle: You're either obsessed and want to rid yourself of everything that reminds you of winter, or you're relaxed - cleaning and organizing … (0 comments)

home ownership: 10 Things Real-Estate Agents Won't Tell You - Or Will They - #4 - 04/09/14 11:52 PM

Ten things Real Estate Agents will not tell you, is an interesting article that can shed some light on the Real Estate industry's processes. For more specific information about what Realtors will not tell you, continue reading below.
#4 - Your home isn't worth as much as you think.  The author suggests agents won't tell you your home is worth less than you think. 
It is TRUE that some seller's think their home is their castle and let emotion cloud their pricing decision.  Some home owners want to price their home based on how much they have spent on improvements.  A … (3 comments)

home ownership: How To Avoid Home Buyer Mistake #25 - 04/09/14 11:50 PM

How to avoid home buyer mistake number twenty five, is an interesting article that potential home owners shopping might find relevant. For more specific details about home buyer mistakes to avoid, continue reading below.

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home ownership: Five Home Renovations That Can Deter Potential Buyers - 03/27/14 11:46 PM
Luxury upgrades: Avoid trendy and frivolous renovation expenditures. Simple and relevant renovations are more likely to pay off in the long haul. Amin & Will in Lowes
 
Garage conversion: Converting a garage to a family room can turn off potential home buyers. Some people want a garage and not a family room. Consider if you plan on selling in the future before you make the change. Adding a swimming pool: Unless you live in a place that is warm year round, a pool might not the the best idea. Pool maintenance can prove to be very costly. Some home buyers … (8 comments)

home ownership: The Top 5 Renovations to Increase the Value of Your Home - 02/03/14 04:02 AM

The top five renovations to increase the  value of your home, is an interesting article that offers great tips for home renovations. For more specific details, continue reading below.
Everyone wants to improve their home in one way or another. The list of possibilities is almost endless but what home improvements will increase the value of your home the most and provide you with the best return on your hard earned dollars? A recent survey of realtors nationwide has produced the following list of the top 5 home improvement projects guaranteed to get you the most “bang for your buck”.   … (0 comments)

home ownership: Remarkable low maintenance backyard certified Wildlife Sanctuary by Audubon - 01/20/14 05:06 AM
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home ownership: 10 Projects to Improve the Value of Your Home That Don’t Break Your Budget - 02/27/13 04:21 AM
This is the 15th year that Remodeling magazine has released the Cost vs. Value Report. The purpose of this report is to compare the cost of an improvement versus the value the improvement will likely add to the sale of your home. If you’re thinking of selling this year, take a look at this list and see what might best benefit your home and family. This year’s survey included more than 3,900 appraisers, sales agents, and brokers across the country who provided their opinions and estimates.
Top 10 Midrange Projects 1. Entry Door Replacement (steel)
Job Cost: $1,137
Resale Value: … (2 comments)

home ownership: Americans Still Want to Own a Home - 08/20/10 04:01 AM
Via Source: Trulia.com (08/18/2010)
More than 72 percent of American adults say that home ownership is a part of their personal American dream, down from 77 percent six months ago, according to a survey for Trulia.com.
About 23 percent said their attitude toward homeownership has grown more positive in the last six months, while 19 percent say they feel more negatively.
Among those adults who are renting a home, 27 percent say they never intend to buy. Of the renters who do plan to purchase eventually, 68 percent said it would be more than two years before they do.
The factors … (0 comments)

 
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