What’s Trending Next? A Dozen Home and Design Ideas for 2020

© FreshPaint – AdobeStock What’s Trending Next? A Dozen Home and Design Ideas for 2020 From building and decorating materials to room sizes, colors, and lighting, gift your clients with the knowledge gleaned from crystal ball gazers as we look ahead to 2020’s trends. December 20, 2019 by Barbara Ballinger Almost everyone enjoys making predictions

Top Renovations for Maximum ROI [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: If you’re planning on selling your house in 2020, these are the top renovations that will give you the highest Return on your Investment. Regardless of how long you’re planning on staying in your current home, it’s smart to be aware of which home renovations add the most value. The exterior of a

Case-Shiller: Home Prices Now 15 Percent Higher Than Last Peak

  By RISMedia Staff     In October, home prices rose 3.3 percent year-over-year, according to the latest S&P CoreLogic/Case-Shiller Indices, bringing them a milestone 15 percent-plus higher than their last peak, in July 2006. The complete data for the 20 markets measured by S&P: Atlanta, Ga. October/September: 0.4% Year-Over-Year: 4.2% Boston, Mass. October/September: 0% Year-Over-Year:

2020 Forecast Shows Continued Home Price Appreciation

  Questions continue to rise around where home prices will head in 2020. The latest forecast from CoreLogic shows continued appreciation at 5.4% over the next year:Additionally, ARCH Mortgage Insurance Company in their current Housing and Mortgage Market Review revealed their latest ARCH Risk Index, which estimates the probability of home prices being lower in two years. Based on the most recent results, 32

Year-Over-Year Rental Prices on the Rise

  Looking ahead, 2020 is projected to be a strong year for homeownership. According to the Freddie Mac Forecast, “We expect rates to remain low, falling to a yearly average of 3.8% in 2020.” If you’re currently renting, 2020 may be a great time to think about making a jump into homeownership while mortgage rates are low.

South, Midwest See Biggest Sales Jumps

December 16, 2019 Existing-home sales are rising the most in the South and Midwest regions of the country, indicating more people are considering a move there, the National Association of REALTORS® reports. The South’s share of nationwide existing-home sales increased from 36% in 2000 to 43% in October of this year; the Midwest’s share rose

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling a Home in 2020

  It’s exciting to put a house on the market and to think about making new memories in new spaces, but we can have deep sentimental attachments to the homes we’re leaving behind, too. Growing emotions can help or hinder a sale, depending on how we manage them. When it comes to the bottom line,

What is the Best Investment for Americans?

  Some are reporting that there is trepidation regarding the real estate market in the United States. Apparently, the American people are quite comfortable. Porch.com, a major network helping homeowners with their renovation projects, recently conducted a survey which asked Americans: “What do you believe is the safest investment over the next 10 years?” U.S. housing came

Case-Shiller: Sept. Home Prices Up 2.1% Year-to-Year

Josh Boak Seven years of rising home prices have hurt affordability, and the rate of value increases has slowed – but the Sept. increase is still a bit more than it was in Aug. WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. home prices increased modestly in September from a year ago, as roughly seven years of rising home

The Cost Across Time [INFOGRAPHIC]

  Some Highlights: With interest rates around 3.66%, now is a great time to look back at where they’ve been over the past few decades. Comparatively, they’re pretty low! According to Freddie Mac, rates are projected to increase to 3.9% by this time next year. The impact your interest rate has on your monthly mortgage payment is

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