If you have been searching for a home in the Twin Cities lately, you know how tough the struggle is. In some cases you literally have just hours to get your offer in once a half decent or better quality home hits the market. You should also be ready to over bid on any home that is in mint condition because a full price offer will not get you the home.
Many people do not realize negative things that are typical for certain homes based on the original year of construction. Homes built in the 1920's through the early 1940's are usually balloon framed, and these homes, although are good homes if maintained, have certain drawbacks
One of the great things about being a real estate agent and blogger is the opportunity to see other fantastic content. There are some really talented writers who publish great articles but don't always do what is necessary to promote it!
When searching for home or apartments for sale in Google one can see number of sponsored results. These sponsored ads are from Adwords, which is Google's main money maker. This means real estate agents and agencies do use Adwords to market their listings. How do realtors use Adwords and what are the pros and cons of marketing real estate listings with Adwords.
Inspection of a property is essential give all the flippers there are out there trying to make a buck. On Long Island, this home inspector finds most flip homes are usually cosmetic renovations with old stuff left behind like galvanized steel drain pipe (see picture) and ungrounded 50 year old wiring.
The FHA has played a major role in helping home buyers purchase home since the collapse of the mortgage industry. Over the years the FHA has increased and decreased the mortgage insurance premiums it has charged to borrowers. However, the recent decrease in mortgage insurance premiums by the FHA and FHA mortgage rates makes the FHA Streamline Refinance an attractive home loan.