Category Archives: Housing Market Trends

An Average Sized House: How Big of a House Do you Need?

If someone asks you to describe your dream home, you can probably rattle off a list of features that fill you with real estate envy. Maybe you crave big windows that admit pools of natural light, or perhaps you desire a gourmet kitchen with double ovens and sleek countertops.

You might not, however, think in terms of square footage. You can make just about any home size work if you love everything else about it, which inspires the question with which many families struggle: How big of a house do I need?  Continue reading An Average Sized House: How Big of a House Do you Need?

15 things that should be on your checklist for buying a home

You may be ready to buy a home, but are you armed with the knowledge you need to make the best decision? Have you thought about buying versus building a home? A great way to make sure you have all the information you need before purchasing your home is to make a checklist for each part of the home buying decision process.

Before you make an offer on a home

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8 essential things to consider when buying or renting a home

Buying a home is often the most significant purchase we will make in our lifetime. Many prospective homebuyers look at building equity as one of the main financial reasons to jump into the market. At least, that was a major factor until the housing bubble of 2008. Since then, prospective homeowners may scrutinize more closely at the costs and advantages of such a large transaction. 

While the effects of the housing crisis may have led to a more cautious approach to homeownership, the drive to become a homeowner has remained strong. If you’re making the decision of whether you should buy or rent your home, consider these points before making your decision. Continue reading 8 essential things to consider when buying or renting a home