Real Estate, Real Estate Agent

4 things to look for in a real estate agent | Richmond American Homes

4 Things to Look for in a Real Estate Agent 1. Listening Skills…check! 2. Knowledge of the area…check! 3. Time and attention…check! 4. Selling strategy…check! We’ve got this! Now put us to work for you! 4 things to look for in a real estate agent Source: 4 things to look for in a real estate agent | Richmond American Homes

Lending, My Home, Real Estate

5 Things I Learned to Expect When Buying a Home

Around here, I’ve developed a bit of a reputation. As “Rachel the Renter” I entertain my co-workers (and you!) with a variety of renting anecdotes and horror stories. But the truth is, I do want to eventually break up with my landlord and explore a monogamous relationship with a mortgage broker. I know “Rachel the First-Time Homeowner” doesn’t have the same alliterative ring,…

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Home Prices Keep Rising, and So Does Consumer Confidence

OK, confirmed: The once-ailing U.S. housing market is robust again, and although its spring performance wasn’t quite as strong as expected, consumers are gaining confidence, which will likely translate into more sales in coming months.The S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index, which tracks home prices across the nation, on Tuesday reported a 4.2% annual gain in April 2015, while the 20-city composite…

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Centennial Hills, family, Real Estate, Schools

8400 ROMANTIC SUNSET STREET, Las Vegas NV 89131, MLS # 1550560, Keller Williams Realty

8400 ROMANTIC SUNSET ST   |  LAS VEGAS, NV 89131 Property Features Interior Features Bedrooms: 3 Full Baths: 2 Half Baths: 1 SQFT: 2684 Exterior Features Lot Size: 8276 ft Stories: 1 Utilities Central Air: Central A/C Additional and Community Information Additional County: Clark County Property Type: Single Family Subdivision: TULE SPRINGS RANCH SOUTH-UNIT Annual Taxes: $2,224 Year Built: 2001 Community Grade…

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family, Real Estate

Las Vegas real estate overview (June 2015) – Trulia.com

Summary for Las VegasThe median sales price for homes in Las Vegas, Las Vegas for Mar 15 to Jun 15 was $165,000 based on 1550 sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median sales price increased 5.1%, or $8,000, and the number of sales decreased 6.8%. Average price per square foot for Las Vegas was $1,397,298, an…

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Lending, Real Estate

Low mortgage rates are good for buyers and refinance

In a time of meager income growth, low mortgage rates have played an integral role in enhancing affordability and re-inflating home prices. Low rates increase the ability of a given income to afford a higher-priced home. Source: Low mortgage rates are good for buyers and refinance

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Is ‘For Sale By Owner’ Right for You? | Zillow Blog

Selling your home without an agent is entirely possible and, in some ways, easier today than in the past. Going for sale by owner (FSBO) could be a huge cost savings, since the real estate commission is the largest expense of any home sale. But FSBO is not for everyone. If you go this route, you must be deliberate each…

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Finances, Real Estate

5 Credit Cards for New Homeowners – Realtor.com

As any homeowner will attest, buying a house is one of those purchases that only comes with more expenses. Maintaining a budget and shopping around for the best deals on big expenses like furniture and home repair services will help you save money as a homeowner, but taking advantage of good credit card offers can be another way to accomplish…

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Lending, Real Estate

Federal funds rate expected to rise by late 2015. Time to buy your home?

As predicted by many economists, the Federal Reserve is indeed considering raising the Federal Funds Rate later this year, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said Friday. In a speech at the Providence Chamber of Commerce in Providence, RI, Yellen said that the Fed is seeing widespread economic improvement and expects that improvement to continue. And if the economy improves as expected,…

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Lending, Real Estate

Is it time to buy a new home? Interest rates predicted to increase by end of 2015

As predicted by many economists, the Federal Reserve is indeed considering raising the Federal Funds Rate later this year, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said Friday. In a speech at the Providence Chamber of Commerce in Providence, RI, Yellen said that the Fed is seeing widespread economic improvement and expects that improvement to continue. And if the economy improves as expected,…

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