According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, granite countertops are in less demand today, while the use of quartz is on the rise. Why? For one thing, man-made quartz countertops are offered in a far greater range of looks and feels. Reason number two: it’s a bit easier to maintain ... » Learn More about Is Granite on its Way Out?
Homebuyers are getting a lot of mixed messages this year. Interest rates are near record lows, but housing prices are still rising. So should you continue to rent or go ahead and take the plunge to buy? That depends a lot on both your needs and where you live. You may be wanting ... » Learn More about Will Home Prices Keep Rising?
Typically, buyers include a home inspection contingency in their purchase offer that allows them to ask the sellers for repairs and get out of the contract if the seller refuses. The seller can respond in a number of ways. They can readily agree to fix the ... » Learn More about Do Sellers Have to do Repairs?
Last week, I had the opportunity to sit down with Bo Smith with Cornerstone Home Lending. Bo and I go way back. He had financed about seven of the home that I have lived in over the years. Since getting into real estate four years ago, he has been a preferred lender and a ... » Learn More about Hold Back Escrow
By the end of 2020, the number of homes listed for sale in the U.S. reached an all-time low. Supply sank below 700,000 homes nationwide, according to realtor.com®'s Monthly Housing Trends Report, and that was before the ... » Learn More about What if there is No Supply?