7 hidden reasons buyers will hate your home

If you’ve shown many homes, you might have noticed that some homebuyers have a love-hate relationships with the properties they see. They either fall madly in love with a place, finding no faults, or are totally disgusted, even outraged that you would dare show them something so terrible …

Strategies for getting hesitant homeowners off the fence and on the market

Are homeowners hesitant to enter the market? Real estate agents are finding that they seem to be, and there are two big reasons. The first being that the news of low inventory of homes for sale is making headlines, and many sellers wonder where they wi…

‘Shark Tank’ star Barbara Corcoran teams up with Homes.com

Homes.com is partnering with Barbara Corcoran, one of the “sharks” on the hit ABC startup pitch show “Shark Tank,” to raise the listing portal’s visibility with consumers. Corcoran, who co-founded the New York City-based Corcoran Group in 1973 and sold …

Can’t find work or save for a down payment: Are millennials becoming real estate’s lost generation?

Millennials are moving back in with mom and dad in staggering numbers. Is this due primarily to the recession or are other factors in play? More importantly, what are the ramifications for the real estate industry? A recent study out …

New rules for jumbo loans, qualified residential mortgages could make homebuying more costly in 2014

On Jan. 1, 2014, a new provision in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act goes into effect. The “qualified residential mortgage,” or QRM, may have far-reaching effects that will lessen the number of people who ultimately can …

Inspection advice to avoid buying a money pit

Protecting financial interests more important than not offending agentread more

Home inspectors shouldn’t contract repair work

Repairing homes they’ve inspected would be a conflict of interestread more

3 ways online video can help your house hunt

Mood of the Marketread more

Don’t pass up chance to attend home inspection

On-site review can avoid misunderstandings, determine a property’s worthinessread more

Tight inventory forcing sellers to make double moves

Despite inconvenience, setup offers benefits when buying replacement homeread more