Being a move-up buyer can be tough in today’s market. Although deals are closing rapidly, there’s no guarantee that your new dream home will close at the same time as your old dream home. Selling and buying at the same time is a delicate dance, but it is doable. There are a few ways to pursue this plan: 1. Sell first, then buy. This is perhaps the safest plan, but it calls for multiple moves. In this scenario, you list your home and complete the transaction before purchasing another home. … [Read More...]
If you are looking to buy a home but hold a large amount of credit card debt, it may make sense to consolidate your debt as part of your overall path to financial fitness. Obtaining a new loan with a lower interest rate allows you to knock out older debt with higher interest rates and to potentially pay off your loan more quickly. Methods of obtaining debt-consolidating loans offer varying levels of effectiveness, so it’s important to shop around. Generally, financial experts advise against … [Read More...]
We try to cover as much top real estate news as we can here at realtor.com, but occasionally we miss a few things. Here’s a roundup of top stories from our friends across the Web: Unpaid debts can be deducted from your tax refund [Inman] – Tax tips for those who owe. Exploring the Amazing Abandoned Sea Forts of World War II [Gizmodo] – A collection of nautical military structures from days past. Bosh talks of enduring stay, wants to remain in Miami [Sun-Sentinal] – As the … [Read More...]
The Amenities at Pelican Bay Residents and Guests take part in a variety of amenities at Pelican Bay. The finest and most frequented amenity are the two beach access locations; accessible by only by showing a Foundation Member identification card. These wonderful stretches of white sand extend for almost three miles. The south beach location offers year round dining at the Sunset Café and the Sandbar seasonally. The north beach offers elegant beach dining at the … [Read More...]
Property values have come roaring back. Many can now refinance their loans by virtue of having additional home equity. And increased property values can also put homeowners in a better financial position to sell their home without entering short sale territory. But the fact remains: Everyone wants to attain maximum value for their real estate and home repairs can help. So what’s the best barometer of a home’s true worth? Simple: the amount a ready, willing and able buyer is willing to … [Read More...]
Mortgage rates climbed for the sixth consecutive week but remain relatively low by historical standards. The uptick in rates can be attributed to improving economic reports and speculation that the Federal Reserve will scale back bond purchases. The average rate on a 30-year fixed loan achieved a 14-month high and is closing in on the 4 percent mark. According to the latest survey by mortgage buyer Freddie Mac, the average on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is up 0.07 percentage point from last … [Read More...]
Guest post by Edmund Choi, Realtor®, Devon, PA. The old adage in real estate is — and always will be — location, location, location. A property can be upgraded to satisfy your HGTV aspirations or personal tastes, but the neighborhood will define how you enjoy your home for years to come. Your independent research will require a significant amount of time, since your Realtor can’t tell you where to live. So, how do you determine which neighborhood you want to live in? It … [Read More...]
This is a widgeted area which is called Featured Posts. It is using the Genesis - Featured Posts widget to display what you see on the AgentPress child theme demo site. To get started, log into your WordPress dashboard, and then go to the Appearance > Widgets screen. There you can drag the Genesis - Featured Posts widget into the Featured Properties widget area on the right hand side. To get the image to display, simply upload an image through the media uploader on the edit page screen and publish your page. The Featured Posts widget will know to display the post image as long as you select that option in the widget interface.