Monthly Archives: June 2015

13 Decorating Tips for Short-Term Renters

Decorating a temporary space is always a dilemma. You want to feel at home, but when you know the space won’t be home for long, it can be hard to justify a large investment. For these in-between accommodations, I’ve put

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With Buyers In Full Force, U.S. Home Values Now Within 1.0% Of All-Time Peak

Home Values Nearing All-Time Peak Home values continue to move higher nationwide. According to the FHFA Home Price Index, property values rose nationwide in April, marking the 17th straight month of home price growth; and thirty-eighth out of 39. Home values are up 5.3% percent

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As First-Time Buyers Flood Market, Home Supplies Get Scarce

Current Mortgage Rates Stoke U.S. Home Sales With current mortgage rates hovering near 4 percent, U.S. home sales remain strong. In May, despite a scarce supply of homes for sale, existing home sales tallied 5.35 million — a 22-month best. Also, purchasing

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First Time Home Buyer : 2015 Guide to Buying a Home

Strongest Housing Market In A Decade According to Freddie Mac, mortgage rates continue to remain at historic levels, hovering near four percent nationwide. Today’s mortgage rates, the pace and volume of homes going under contract, as well as the loosening

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VB Development Authority Approves Next Steps for New Entertainment Complex

The City of Virginia Beach has been working with Peterson Companies to develop VA ViBe!, a 230,000-square-foot entertainment project in the resort area. Today, the Virginia Beach Development Authority approved a 12-month extension of the exclusive negotiation period with the

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How Much Does That House Project Really Cost?

Your home buyers love that home, but if only it had hardwood floors instead of carpet throughout. How much would that cost? You may field such cost questions from potential buyers, and some new online resources may help you gather

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7 Mortgage Loans For Today’s Low- And No-Downpayment Buyers (Updated For 2015)

You Don’t Need A 20% Down Payment Housing is on the mend. Since the start of 2012, home values are up nearly thirty percent nationwide. Unfortunately, rents are rising just as fast. In many U.S. markets, it’s more economical to

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