Buyside is here!

Homesale Realty has upgraded its systems with a new data analysis platform that helps real estate sales associates match buyers with potential new homes. The web-based platform, created by real estate analytics company Buyside, feeds search data from major real estate sites such as Zillow, Trulia and more, into one central location. “I am very…

FAQ: To buy or not to buy?

It’s no secret that the majority of the younger generations are renting for longer than their elder counterparts. With an abundance of student loan debt and soaring home prices, it’s no wonder why most people are turning to renting. However, as rent prices steadily increase, is it better to bite the bullet and invest in…

FAQ: This Old House or That New House?

One of the first decisions you have to make when buying a home is if you should buy new construction or an existing home with fixer-upper potential. Unfortunately, there is no right or wrong answer – it all depends on your individual situation and personal preferences. To help you in your decision-making process, we’ve outlined…

How To Know If You’re Ready To Buy A House

Buying a house should never be entered into lightly, and often many potential buyers may not realize just how much work it actually takes or understand the process involved. Doing as much research as possible can help determine exactly what is needed to put you in the best possible position to make a purchase. Here…

Budgeting Tips

Whether you are looking to upgrade to a better apartment, buy a house, do renovations or start saving early for retirement, budgeting can help with each of these goals. The idea of budgeting may be intimidating so here are a few tips to get you started. Make Your Own Chart There are a lot of…

FIVE TIPS TO WHIP YOUR FINANCES INTO SHAPE

It’s a new year, so that means a new you. Isn’t that the high hope that most of us set during this time of year? Whether your focus is on improving your health, finances or even picking up a new hobby in 2016, if you’ve already set the goal, you’re one step closer to achieving…

The Hot List of Home Features for 2016

Did you ever wonder what home features are all the rage, what the up-and-coming are, and whats heading out the door? Well, Realtor.com®‘s data team recently sifted through their millions of listings to find out what features are highlighted in listing descriptions over the past five years. Check out the 20 features that are most often promoted in listings: Fireplace Wood Flooring Carpeting…

A Guide to Buying Your First Home

1. Meet with a sales associate. Why Should I Use a Real Estate Agent?   2. Get pre-approved for a mortgage. Why Should I Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage? How Much Home Can I Afford? Mortgage Approval and Student Loans   3. Search for your first home. My HomeFinder Listing Status   4. Find your home…

8 Reasons to Hire A Real Estate Agent

  1. Education and Experience You don’t need to know everything about buying and selling real estate if you hire a real estate professional who does. A real estate professional is the manager of your home buying process. They are aware of your concerns, needs and priorities. They are up-to-date on the latest regulations and…

Happy Father’s Day!

Homesale Realty would like to say Happy Father’s Day to all of the fathers! Have a wonderful day! AskHomesale.com provides real estate advice and information for home buyers, home sellers, and homeowners alike. Askhomesale.com is part of the Homesale Realty Family. The Homesale Family of Companies is the leading real estate company serving the Baltimore, Maryland, South…

Neighborhood Spotlight – Westminster, MD

Thinking about moving? Carroll County, Maryland has a diverse selection of neighborhoods and locations to choose from. Located at the seat of Carroll County is Westminster. Westminster, Maryland, provides a balanced quality of life and well-established neighborhoods. Westminster real estate is a popular choice among home buyers due to the town’s active community and year round family-fun events….

Closing the door on 2014

Yesterday, S&P Dow Jones Indices released the latest results for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Prices Indices. The index tracks home prices nationwide and in 20 major cities. There are two composites conducted; 10-City and 20-City. Both of the composites saw year-over-year declines in October compared to September. The S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index, which covers…