Category: Buying, Selling & Financing
- The newest members of the active adult community are in the process of moving into their new homes this month. The first phase of Del Webb Wilmington includes 141 homes. Six model homes were recently completed, one of which was the Castle Rock model that is a part of the Rachael Ray Home Collection.
- Building a new home lets you customize your finishes and optional features. It also lets you choose the lot where your new home will be built. While it's easy to get excited about your home's upgrades, don't overlook the importance of choosing the lot that will give your home its perfect setting.
- In 2014, the watchword for most of the country was "recovery." While trends differ in individual markets, 2014 was a generally positive year for real estate. Interest rates have stayed low, median home prices have gone up and foreclosure inventories are down. If trends continue as expected, the market will continue to recover through 2015.
- Buying a home is an expensive investment and one that should be taken with care. In most states, you can legally conduct real estate transactions without a lawyer. However, hiring an attorney can bring some added protection, particularly in more complex transactions.
- Downsizing can be a great way for retirees and empty nesters to minimize their home maintenance and maximize their budgets. But moving to a smaller home can be a large undertaking. Before you can downsize, you'll need to organize. Here are ten steps to help you declutter and prepare for your new home.
- Dreams of retiring often include images of favorite pastimes, traveling or trying something new. Yet, retirement doesn't mean the end of housework, yard work and other routine chores. To maximize their free time, many active adults downsize and look for homes where they can enjoy low-maintenance living.
- Whether you're buying your first home or jumping back into the market after owning a home for many years, it's easy to fall for some common home buying myths. Don't let these persistent real estate myths get in the way of your retirement plans to enjoy life in an active adult community.
- Home improvements are a great way to update your living space and increase your home's value. Owning a home also means taking care of general maintenance and occasional repairs which may require the help of a professional. Whether you are remodeling or fixing an existing problem, choosing the best contractor will get the job done right.
- There's certainly something appealing about being the first owner of a brand new home, but there are also some downsides that can might make a resale home a better option. In most cases, the choice is largely a personal preference. One homebuyers' "pro" could be seen as a "con" by someone else. Here are a few pros and cons to consider before choosing a new construction home.
- When selling your home, it's tempting to forego the cost of a real estate agent's commission and take the For Sale By Owner (FSBO) route. Sometimes this can work out well, but in other cases it can be more hassle than it's worth. There are many things to consider before selling your own home.