The surprising benefit that comes with higher home costs

Homebuyers in today’s market definitely face some shifting conditions. The improving economy is bringing mortgage rates up from some of the lowest levels ever observed in the housing market, and more buyers are creating increased competition for a limited inventory, driving prices up as well. However, declining affordability might, in some ways, may actually be…

What to Expect for Real Estate in 2016

This year may have marked the best year for the housing market since 2007, but the market will likely get even healthier in 2016, according to a recent real estate forecast by realtor.com®. One of the main drivers behind the brighter 2016 is the projection that employment will continue to grow, which means people will…

Top Home Trends – 2013

  While the word trend suggests a fleeting fancy, statistics indicate that a lot of these home innovations are here to stay.  They will continue to grow and evolve, influencing future home trends.  Here’s a review of some of the most-popular home trends consumers were willing to spend their money on this year. Smarter Technology…

Grandparents Day (Sept 8th)

In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a resolution declaring National Grandparents Day be celebrated each year on the first Sunday after Labor Day. This act was set into motion in 1970 by a West Virginia housewife, Marian McQuade, as a way to encourage families to visit their elderly relatives. This year it will be celebrated…

Get Ready For Labor Day

Labor Day is a U.S. federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September (Sept. 2, 2013). It was originally organized to celebrate the many labor associations and their role in our economy…it’s now considered a day of rest! For many it also the “unofficial” end of summer and a last chance for trips and…

Personalize Your Home

A few simple improvements can help define your personal style and will make your space feel more like home! Kitchen »        Swap your knobs – Add a little pizzazz.  Pick a pattern and finish that will accentuate your kitchen’s style and décor. »        Hang pendant light – Install one over your kitchen sink to create…

Getting your College-Bound Teen Ready

Within the next month many parents will face the tough task of preparing their teen for dorm life for the very first time.  For the majority of students the concept of a home away from home can be overwhelming and a little bit frightening. Here are some tips to help guide you and your teen…

Homesale Launches Paperless Transaction System

Partnered with dotloop, Homesale is creating a more digital real estate experience. dotloop eliminates the need for paperwork, provides a streamlined process and allows our agents to spend more time better serving their clients. Giving our agents and their clients the ability to negotiate, collaborate, e-sign, and close deals, all in one place, will result…

Dress up your Décor

Neutrals are safe, easy to decorate around, and lend themselves to any design theme.  Preferring a simple, neutral décor does not mean you are boring or dull!  You can show off your personality and sense of style by “dressing up” up a neutral room! A neutral is any color that stays in the background and…

Prudential Real Estate 2012 Second Quarter Awards

Each quarter Prudential Real Estate compiles a list of the top real estate offices throughout the country, ranking them based on their size and location. We are proud to announce that Prudential Homesale has seven offices that have ranked in the top 3 for their respected category for Q2 2012. Homesale YWGC Realty – Federal Hill 1st Place…