April 2024 Monthly Statistics

U.S. existing home sales recently fell from a one-year high, dropping 4.3%month-over-month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.19 million,according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), a higherinterest rates and rising sales prices continue to keep some perspectivebuyers on the sidelines. Average 30-year mortgage rates have topped 7%in recent weeks, while the median existing-home sales...

How to Increase the Value of Your Property?

There are various ways how you can increase the value of your property and it depends on your budget, time, and resources. Here are some strategies you might consider: Home Renovation/Remodeling Curb Appeal Energy Efficiency Improvements Enhance Functionality Upgrade Systems Smart Home Technology Invest in Quality Materials 1. Home Renovation/Remodeling Home renovation or...

Part Four: Your First-Time Homebuyer’s Guide

Read Time: 4 Minutes What to Expect During Closing You’ve made it to the fourth, and final installment of Your First-Time Homebuyer’s Guide. In this section, we will cover the home stretch of your homebuying experience, “closing,” as shared in Your First Home (Second Edition), written by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan. Even though the final stage of the homebuying process can let loose a...

Part Three: Your First-Time Homebuyer’s Guide

Read Time: 4 Minutes Introduction Welcome to Your First-Time Homebuyer’s Guide, Part Three! If you’ve completed parts one and two of the series, you’re practically a first-time homebuyer pro as we’ve covered a lot, including: financing, how to find your home, partner with a real estate agent, and more. In the third installment of this series, we’ll continue to add to your homebuying...

Part Two: Your First-Time Homebuyer’s Guide

Read Time: 4 Minutes Introduction In First-Time Homebuyer’s Guide (Part One) we covered key elements such as deciding to buy, finding your agent and securing financing. In part two, we will explore three more components of the first-time homebuying experience so you can embark on it with ease and confidence. Each magnificent tip below is brought to you courtesy of Your First Home (Second...

Part One: Your First-Time Homebuyer’s Guide

Read Time: 4 Minutes Introduction As shared in the second edition of Your First Home, written by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan: “Buying a home is a big decision – particularly your first home – but it is one of the best choices anyone can make. It’s a place that is entirely your own. Something you can paint, renovate, and live a full life in. Secondly, the reality is that homes are an...

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