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!

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…

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…

Characteristics of Homes Purchased

When considering buying or selling a home, there are several key features that are important to focus on. Homesale Realty has highlighted these characteristics for you.  

Choosing the Right Neighborhood

Finding the right neighborhood is just as important as finding the perfect house. Although “location, location, location” usually refers to neighborhood attributes that will hold property value and increase resale, there is no one neighborhood that’s right for every buyer. Choosing the best location for your individual needs can be just as tricky as choosing…

Mobile – An Essential Part of Real Estate

Did you know that 94% of all home buyers used a website at some point during their home search? That is an incredible stat that proves the importance of the internet, websites and ultimately mobile devices and mobile traffic in the real estate industry. Mobile is here to stay, and in fact, it continues to grow.

5 Insider Tricks to Weeding out Home Lemons

When searching for a new home, important features such as price, school district and number of bedrooms can overshadow other considerations very quickly. Taking a few extra minutes during the home tour to follow these tips may prove to be well worth your time at the end of the buying process.

Financing a Home Purchase

Unless you are in a position to pay all cash for your home, you will need to obtain a home loan (mortgage) to complete the purchase. Did you know that 86% of buyers finance their home purchase? We are happy to assist you in this process to help ensure that you obtain the financing that meets…

The Market is Great

Home values have risen and people are finding out they have more equity in their home than they thought.  Plus right now, homes are selling quickly!  If you’re a buyer, now is the time to purchase your home because interest rates are unbelievable low. Visit http://Homesale.com if you’re ready to buy or sell your home.

Hidden Costs That Surprise First Time Homebuyers

You think you’re ready to purchase your first home. You’ve taken careful consideration of mortgage rates, your monthly income, and have definitive budget in place. You’re ready to begin your home search and jump at the chance of making an initial offer once you find your dream home. But as professional realtors and seasoned home…

Guide to Unpacking Your New Home

Moving day has FINALLY arrived, the truck it loaded and now you are headed over to your new home. As the truck is being unloaded and all you see are brown boxes and unplaced furniture, you instantly become overwhelmed with how to tackle all of your unpacking. Should you unpack everything all at once? Work…