Category: Buy or Sell a Home

Real Estate Niche: Luxury Student Housing That Gets an “A”

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Real Estate Niche Luxury Student Housing That Gets an A

Rising Demand for Luxurious Student Housing Housing options for college students have expanded exponentially, not unlike the choice of majors and courses now available. And after freshman year, the housing that students can move into both on and off campus is light years from what most of their parents experienced decades before in uninspired buildings.....

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Homes for Millennials: Walkable Lifestyle, New Urban Communities

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Homes for Millennials

While some young millennials opt to move to the suburbs for extra space, good schools and affordable housing, a contingent of these younger homebuyers gravitate to an urban lifestyle where they can walk to restaurants, bars, bookstores and coffee shops. According to the National Association of Realtors®, 62 percent of millennials prefer to live in.....

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What Rising Home Prices and Mortgage Rates Mean to Buyers

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What Rising Home Prices and Mortgage Rates Mean to Buyers

The times they are a-changin’. And that goes for mortgage payments as well. According to Realtor.com, rising home prices and steadily increasing interest rates pushed the average monthly mortgage payment up nearly 14.5 percent nationwide between June 2017 and June 2018, making homes less affordable than before. If you haven’t checked rates lately, you might.....

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4 Fantastic Retirement Destinations for Baby Boomers

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4 Fantastic Retirement Destinations for Baby Boomers

Listen to the conversations of Boomers and many debate whether to stay put or go elsewhere. This isn’t about whether to move into an assisted living facility or nursing home. It’s not time yet for many Boomers—those born between 1946 and 1955—who are still healthy and active and want to continue to play tennis, golf,.....

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Record 64 Million People Live in Multigenerational Homes

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All in the Family

High housing costs. Rising interest rates. The obligations of the so-called sandwich generation. All of these factors are driving a new trend in housing: multigenerational living. Whether it’s college graduates coming home to live in mom and dad’s basement, or aging parents moving in with their children to avoid the cost of senior housing, statistics.....

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Staging Tips to Make Your Home Sell

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Staging Tips to Make Your Home Sell

In the thick of the house-selling season, especially if you live in a market where sellers dominate the market because of a limited number of homes for sale, you may think staging is something you can safely skip. Think again. Fifty percent of agents said that staging increases the dollar value of offers on a.....

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