Home Buyers Narrow Home Search With Technology

Home buyers who successfully purchased a home last year only viewed a median of eight homes before purchasing. For some buyers who put down multiple contracts and repeatedly lost bidding wars, this may seem like very few, however for others who found limited housing inventory in their area, it may seem like a wide selection.

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December 2021 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey: Fewer Buyers Waiving Appraisal, Inspection Contract Contingencies

The fraction of buyers who are waiving appraisal and inspection contract contingencies has been trending downwards in recent months, according to NAR’s December 2021 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, a survey of REALTOR® transactions. In the December survey, 19% of buyers waived the inspection contract contingency, down from a peak of 27% in July 2021, while 21%

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What Not to Fix When Selling a House

Learn what repairs and upgrades to avoid when preparing a home for sale. Preparing to sell a home can be daunting. Popular shows like “Fixer Upper,” “Flip or Flop,” and “Property Brothers” make it seem like you have to spend thousands of dollars and make renovating a full-time job to prepare to put your house

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Tackling Home Financing and Downpayment Misconceptions

Despite the current hype around home buyers paying all-cash for homes, the majority of home buyers finance their home purchase. Among primary residence buyers, 87% percent financed their home purchase, a share that rises to 95% among first-time buyers. When financing a home, buyers typically put down a downpayment, but how much? One of the

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