June 5, 2012 - 7:45 AM
Yes, this chronicle has a happy ending, because we did finally close on our very first home. Over champagne, I will tell you that after all that house-hunting, weekends spent open-housing and hours spent internet searching, the home we bought is right across the street from the home we’re renting now. I was... Read More

The First-time Buyer Chronicles End with Success

Anna Marie Erwert

Yes, this chronicle has a happy ending, because we did finally close on our very first home. Over champagne, I will tell you that after all that house-hunting, weekends spent open-housing and hours spent internet searching, the home we bought is right across the street from the home we’re renting now.

June 4, 2012 - 11:22 AM
The state of American real estate is, right now, basically an entirely new state. The conditions making this market are so extremely opposite, and have such opposing ramifications, experts find themselves without firm precedence to make predictions. Industry professionals, struggling to define the current... Read More

The Nations's Summer Sales Outlook: Expect the Unexpected

Summer Sales Outlook

The state of American real estate is, right now, basically an entirely new state. The conditions making this market are so extremely opposite, and have such opposing ramifications, experts find themselves without firm precedence to make predictions.

June 1, 2012 - 12:01 PM
This week, we’re switching our focus to color combinations since most of you probably don’t decorate in monochrome. And we’re starting off with the Power Couple of color combos: yellow and gray. Seriously, yellow and gray are like that awesome couple you know that have totally different personalities, but... Read More

Color of the Week: Yellow and Gray

This week, we’re switching our focus to color combinations since most of you probably don’t decorate in monochrome. And we’re starting off with the Power Couple of color combos: yellow and gray.

Seriously, yellow and gray are like that awesome couple you know that have totally different personalities, but are somehow magically on the same wavelength. They’re both cheerful and chill at the same time.

May 31, 2012 - 10:27 AM
May brought a mix of real estate news: median prices are up in more than half of US metros for the first quarter and builder confidence is at its highest point in five years; on the other hand, the shadow inventory of foreclosures still looms in the background and home prices are still at post-housing bust... Read More
May 30, 2012 - 10:53 AM
Thinking about buying a 2nd home for vacationing? You aren’t alone. Lower home prices and low interest rates make now an attractive time to snap up that little beach house, cabin the mountains, or condo in the city next to the Theater District. We’ll show you who’s already taking advantage of great deals on... Read More
May 29, 2012 - 10:07 AM
How agents help you sell your home
The nation is experiencing record low inventory of homes, especially market rate listings; the resulting competition for these homes is reaching fever pitch. Buyers, feeling pressure, try brave (and sometimes dangerous) ways to outbid their competitors: pre-emptive bids, zero contingency bids, and the plain... Read More

A Great Realtor(R) Is a Great Weapon in a Bidding War, Part 2

Realtors help buyers make bidsThe nation is experiencing record low inventory of homes, especially market rate listings; the resulting competition for these homes is reaching fever pitch. Buyers, feeling pressure, try brave (and sometimes dangerous) ways to outbid their competitors: pre-emptive bids, zero contingency bids, and the plain old over-bid.  It can all get a bit crazy

May 28, 2012 - 10:53 AM
In honor of Memorial Day, we post today on real estate news worth being thankful for. April’s report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows some positive—even promising—numbers. More People Can Afford to Buy in this Country NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun feels one of the biggest steps toward... Read More
May 25, 2012 - 2:50 PM
Ah, Memorial Day weekend – the unofficial start of summer, backyard barbecues, and wearing white. We’ve rounded up five projects to make your weekend a success.   If you’re heading toward a coast this weekend, try setting up this awesome beach party tent – most of what you need, you can find right on the... Read More

DIY Friday: Five Ideas to Celebrate Memorial Day

Ah, Memorial Day weekend – the unofficial start of summer, backyard barbecues, and wearing white. We’ve rounded up five projects to make your weekend a success.

 

If you’re heading toward a coast this weekend, try setting up this awesome beach party tent – most of what you need, you can find right on the beach! Plus, you can make this in your backyard for kids.

May 25, 2012 - 11:17 AM
I am loving the neon trend right now. Done right, it's adds a fun, modern pop of color and energy to any room. I like it best when paired with charcoals or whites. Try a neon print or neon chairs before you try painting a whole wall to see how you like the effect. There's no better time to infuse your home... Read More

Color of the Week: Neon!

I am loving the neon trend right now. Done right, it's adds a fun, modern pop of color and energy to any room. I like it best when paired with charcoals or whites. Try a neon print or neon chairs before you try painting a whole wall to see how you like the effect.

There's no better time to infuse your home with fluorescence than the unofficial start of summer. Enjoy!

May 24, 2012 - 12:01 PM
We’ve written a whole bunch of posts recently that address the inventory shortages nationwide and the return of bidding wars to the most desirable housing markets. If you are looking to buy in one of these especially competitive neighborhoods, it’s all the more important that you’re ready to act when you... Read More

Buyers: How to Beat the Rush and Make a Quick Offer on a Home for Sale

We’ve written a whole bunch of posts recently that address the inventory shortages nationwide and the return of bidding wars to the most desirable housing markets. If you are looking to buy in one of these especially competitive neighborhoods, it’s all the more important that you’re ready to act when you find a home you love, and act quickly.

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