One of the hardest hit sectors of the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic has been housing. With the substantial number of job losses suffered from coast to coast (and worldwide), millions of people are having trouble keeping up with their mortgage payments.
When making any type of big-ticket purchase, most people don’t feel comfortable moving forward sight unseen. This is particularly the case with buying personal and / or investment real estate.
Although Spring is traditionally a great time to list a home for sale, the year 2020 will likely go down in history as one of panic, fear, and uncertainty due to the worldwide COVID-19 virus. Due to the nationwide social distancing rules that are currently in force, the traditional in-person showings and open houses may not be an option – at least for now.
Handling a Lowball Offer Everyone loves a good deal. But when you’re the seller – and particularly when it has to do with the sale of your home – low offers can not only seem disappointing, but in some cases they can even be insulting. By definition, a lowball offer is considered one that is [...]
If you’ve considered the idea of moving to a new home, but the time just doesn’t seem right, you may want to consider giving your current residence a makeover instead. Before you get started, though, it is important to have a good understanding of the home décor trends that are “in” and “out” for 2020. [...]
With the 2019 holiday season now behind us, we’ve officially rung in a new year, and a new decade. That means it will soon be time to start gathering information and preparing for your upcoming taxes. Over the past few years, there have been some significant revisions in the U.S. tax law. So, without having [...]
In many areas of the country, winter can mean a long span of cold, grey days and early nights. But you don’t have to feel like you’re living in a cave until spring comes back around. In fact, there are many easy ways to keep your home bright and cheery all year long. One strategy [...]
For most people, a home mortgage will be the largest debt of their life. A mortgage can also oftentimes be the biggest check you write out every month…typically for a period of 15 or 30 years! But, while it can be a nice feeling to pay off your debts and not be saddled with large monthly [...]
With the 2019 holiday season nearly in full swing, it is once again time to deck the halls and trim the trees. Rather than blending in with everyone else, though, there are a number of ways that you can give your home some added curb appeal …without breaking the budget. One way to really make [...]
If you’re in the market for a new home, it’s likely that you’ve done some research online to see what’s available in the market. So, what happens if you’ve found the ideal property in your desired location, but your dream home already has a sale pending? While you might feel like you’re out of luck, [...]