2017: Time to buy Experts urge action from would-be buyers

Over the past few years, real estate professionals likely noticed a strange trend among would-be homebuyers. When mortgage rates went up even slightly from near-historic lows, shoppers tended to retreat from the market despite the fact that affordability was still well below pre-recession and all-time norms. But now that rates and prices alike are creeping…

February 2017 Market & Tech

Curious about how much of a down payment you can make on the purchase of a home? Contact your local Homesale Realty agent to help you with the process!

Homeowners play a role in making their open house inviting

When it’s time to sell a house, many homeowners may prefer to take of hands-off approach and let their chosen real estate professionals dictate how they’re going to proceed through the sales process. And while this is not always a bad idea, it’s still important for owners to make sure they’re doing all they can…

Relocating and Moving Tips to Make Your Transition Easier

Moving can be a very overwhelming process, especially when relocating to a new area. This month we’ve compiled a list of practical ways to help ease the transition. Whether you’re looking for packing tips or a real estate agent to guide you through the big move, we’ve got you covered! Relocating Find a great, local…

January Marketing & Tech Stat

2016 proved to be another year of growth and expanding reach for BHHS. Here are just a few stats that show the exposure our listings are getting through successful marketing.

Perception vs. Reality: Should buyers worry about rising mortgage rates?

Over the course of the year, mortgage rates hovered mostly in the mid- to low-3 percent range, giving consumers historically strong affordability for several months, even as home prices rose. But in recent weeks, real estate professionals – as well as buyers and sellers – have likely noticed mortgage rates spiking to 4 percent and…

Boost the ROI on your remodel in 2017

With home prices and buyer demand on the rise, it’s smart for any homeowner to consider remodeling at least one part of their house to boost their asking price. However, any real estate professional can tell clients one simple truth: There’s a right and a wrong way to approach this issue. And a lot of it…

New Year’s Resolutions for your Home

Being a few days into the New Year, many people like to set goals for what they hope to accomplish in the months to come. Your home can definitely be part of these aspirations! Here are a few small ways you can improve your home for 2017. Plan a Budget for Improvements Take a look…

Relocating Guide

No matter where you find yourself moving from or to, chances are there’s a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices agent in your area ready to help! Our wide reach spans across 47 states and over 1200 offices.

Is winter a good time to sell?

The summer buying season got its name for a reason: It is by far the busiest time for real estate sales in the calendar year. However, this fact seems to have also created something of an unfair negative view of other times to both sell and buy properties. In fact, some experts say there are actually benefits…

5 Tips for a Safe Home this Holiday Season

This holiday season brings along fun traditions, time with family, and a festive spirit in the air. It’s a time of joy and celebration, but can also be a common season for home accidents or injuries. To avoid putting a damper on your holiday festivities, here are a few tips to keep your home and…

Putting together a home repair checklist for Selling

Before entering the real estate sales process, many homeowners choose to make a few minor upgrades to their houses as a means of boosting value. However, some experts caution that consumers sometimes get a bit overzealous in these efforts and don’t get the return on investment they might have expected or hoped for. As a…