Category Archives: General Information

Study Reports 90% of Consumers Used an Agent in 2018

If you were thinking tech and for-sale-by-owner real estate transactions might replace real estate agents, new data should put this notion to rest: in the first half of 2018, 90% of home buyers and sellers used an real estate agent, according to the REAL Trends 2018 Consumer Study released on Monday, That’s the highest rate […]


Home Warranties Explained

While buying a home remains one of the biggest investments a person will make in his or her life, there’s always a lingering fear that something may go wrong soon after the purchase. Though home inspections may catch most of these problems before they occur, what happens if a major system or appliance goes haywire […]


Make Your Home FHA-Loan Friendly

Knowing the basics of FHA loan rules can increase your chances of selling your house or condo. If your house meets the FHA guidelines, it will appeal to buyers who plan to use an FHA-insured mortgage. If your house doesn’t qualify for an FHA loan, you’re cutting out 30% of potential buyers. FHA is especially important […]



New Albany OH Ranked the Best Suburb in America

After examining data on 2,754 municipalities across the country, Business Insider put together a list of America’s 50 best suburbs. They considered suburbs with populations between 5,000 and 100,000 within 40 kilometers of the nearest metropolitan area. They also factored in average commute times, median household income, poverty and crime rates, public-school ratings from GreatSchools.org, […]



Why a Home is the Best Investment

America is, by and large, a nation of homeowners. Though more than 100 million Americans rent, they’re outnumbered two-to-one by Americans who own their own home, according to data from the U.S. Census.. Ask the 64% of Americans who currently own homes why they made the decision to stop renting. They will describe the personal […]



Understanding Real Estate Appraisals

Understanding how appraisals work will help you achieve a quick and profitable refinance or sale. When you refinance or sell your home, the lender involved will insist that an appraisal be performed. An appraisal is the process of valuing real property and is simply an opinion of the market value of your home based on […]


Decisions Faced When Inheriting a Home

Inheriting a property can often come as a shock and may feel a bit overwhelming especially when this comes in the wake of a family tragedy or death. Being the executor of an estate can be especially challenging. The largest asset in an estate—and the most difficult to resolve—is typically the house. While the specific […]