Monday, December 15th, 2014
By HomeAdvisor

Before you go on vacation this holiday season, have you prepared against burglary? Do you store your valuables, close the blinds, lock the back door and so on? Many homeowners might be unaware of a string of burglaries in their neighborhood and come home to find their house broken into as a result.

Home burglaries account for $4.7 billion in property losses every year in the United States, because burglars find a way in.

According to statistics, a home burglary occurs every 13 seconds because someone forgot to lock a window or door -- almost 30% of the time. With you going on holiday, make some home security investments to avoid inclusion in this statistic.

Learn more from this informative infographic on burglary statistics and prevention:

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Friday, December 12th, 2014
The S&P/Case-Shiller 20-City Composite Home Price Index seeks to measures the value of residential real estate in 20 major U.S. metropolitan areas: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa and Washington, D.C.

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Saturday, November 29th, 2014
By Jaymi Naciri
November 17, 2014
Buying a house is like having a baby: there's no absolute perfect time to do either.

The down payment-interest rate-economic factors-qualification quadrangle can be so confusing. Rising rates, loosening requirements, down payment options, buyer's markets, seller's markets - what does it all mean to you if you want to buy a home? The truth is that while the banks might have a magical formula to determine your mortgage-worthiness, determining if the time is right really comes down to three main questions:

Do you want to buy a home?
Are you financially prepared?
Is your credit where it needs to be?

If yes, then go for it. Here are nine reasons to do it now.

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Saturday, November 29th, 2014
By Blanche Evans
November 17, 2014

Home prices are starting to inch up again in most areas, which is encouraging sellers to believe that their homes will sell quickly and for more money. And that's when they start making mistakes.

Don't be one of them.

Overpricing a home is the biggest mistake a seller can make. Asking a high price for your home says more about you than it does about your home. It may show you value your investment, that you have cared for the home and kept it updated and in good repair. But if the price is too high compared to other similar homes, it can make you appear unrealistic.

Buyers shop in a range that they've either been given by their lenders or one where they feel comfortable. If they're searching on the MLS, they will typically look at homes they can afford and may miss seeing the page where your home is advertised because it's out of their price range.

It's also psychologically easier for buyers to negotiate in their price target range. Buyers feel more comfortable asking for a little discount on a home within their reach than to ask you for a big discount on a more expensive home.

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Saturday, November 29th, 2014
The S&P/Case-Shiller 20-City Composite Home Price Index seeks to measures the value of residential real estate in 20 major U.S. metropolitan areas: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa and Washington, D.C.

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