Some Highlights:

  • The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report.
  • In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state.
  • Based on the latest numbers, if you plan on relocating to another state, waiting to move may end up costing you more!
  • Alaska, Delaware, West Virginia & Wyoming were the only states where home prices are lower than they were last year. source: Real Estate with Keith Kreis

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High Tech Home Automation Upgrades

Bring your home into the 21st century with some high tech home automation upgrades. Featured Homes For Sale

Many people have already upgraded their property with home automation, but may be completely unaware that they have. You may already use products such as the Nest thermostat or the Amazon Echo, these products are in fact technologies that are part of the home automation revolution that is changing the way people live in their homes. Homes For Sale

Today’s market provides a home automation device for each and every room in your home. Below are some of the top home automation products to upgrade your home. Continue Reading…

5 Walk-Through Tips for Home Buyers

One of the most important steps in the process of buying a home is the final walk-through. This is where the buyer can confirm the house is in the same condition he/she has agreed to buy it in. It’s also an opportunity to ensure that the agreed upon repairs, if any, were made as specified and nothing has gone wrong with the house since he/she last looked at it. Homes For Sale

Sometimes, home buyers do not pay enough attention to the final walk-through because they’re too excited about finally closing on a home particularly if it has taken a while to find the right home for them. This may lead to small problems once the buyer takes ownership. On the contrary, the final walk through can raise both negative and positive emotions during this last part of the home selling process.

It is smart to take the walk-through seriously and think things through. Do not see it as just checking a box. During the walk through you should open all the faucets and inspect them for leaks. Ensure that the appliances work, turn heat or/and air conditioning on and off, flush the toilet and open every window to its fullest, then close it tight and check for air leaks. Homes For Sale

Below are some tips for buyers to help them complete an effective and smooth walk-through. Read more…

Should I get a C.L.U.E.?

In the information age the chances are pretty good that your personal information is in at least several databases that you may not even be aware of. Auto and homeowner insurance companies, for instance, have a handy tool to help them make underwriting decisions – a database of previous insurance claims. The Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange, also known as C.L.U.E., is generated by LexisNexis® and insurers will base the yay or nay of your insurance application, at least partially, on what they find in the C.L.U.E. report. Homes For Sale

The database includes basic information on folks who have filed claims, including name, date of birth, address and, of course, the actual information about the claim filed (date filed, type of claim and the amount of money it took to satisfy it). Homes For Sale

For instance, if a tree fell on your home during a wicked storm, causing roof damage, and you filed an insurance claim, it may appear in the database along with information pertaining to whether or not you were reimbursed for the damage. All claims reported, by the way, paid for or not, remain in the C.L.U.E. database for seven years. Read more…