Many potential buyers are waiting until they can be 100% sure the real estate market has fully recovered before making the move to purchase a home. Here are five reasons why waiting might not make sense any longer: 1.) Prices Are on the Rise The latest Case Shiller Home Price Index revealed that home prices have appreciated […] read more
Investors are officially no longer the big kids on the block as existing homeowners and first-timers whittle away at low housing inventories. The housing recovery also comes with homes that take less time to sell, amounts paid over the asking price that are rising and homes that are flying off the shelves. read more
The homeowners of this Upper West Side duplex built a roof garden and created a climbing wall in the home to indulge their love of the outdoors. read more
Celia Chen, an economist for Moody’s Analytics, recently reported on her projections regarding mortgage standards throughout 2013. “The housing recovery began in earnest in 2012, despite constraints placed by a still-tight mortgage lending environment. This year promises improvements as the drivers of tough credit standards reverse. First, consumer credit quality is improving, which will help […] read more
Buying a new home comes with a maze of options. That’s a good thing. Here’s advice from a pro on choosing them. read more
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Neutral shades such as white and beige will always work in a home, but sometimes a space calls for bolder colors. Check out a few ways to add these new neutrals to your home. read more
Mortgage lenders will begin making cash payments to homeowners harmed by wrongful foreclosures of anywhere between a few hundred dollars to as much has $125,000 beginning in April, federal bank regulators said Thursday.