Sat.Feb 27, 2021

Need More Parking? Here’s the Average Cost of a Garage Extension


In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many homeowners feel the urge to expand and enhance their living space. Maybe you need more space now that your kids moved back home, or perhaps you need a designated home office to get away from household distractions.

Mortgage and refinance rates today, Feb. 27, and rate forecast for next week

The Mortgage Report

Today’s mortgage and refinance rates Average mortgage rates fell a little or held steady yesterday (Friday). Unfortunately, it was the only glimmer of light in a gloomy week that saw […]. Mortgage Rates Now


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All-white No More: New Kitchen Trends Are Set to Dominate 2021


2021 is bringing a wave of changes. Major news outlets are moving on from election drama. Toilet paper shortages are a thing of the past. We’re even using the word “unprecedented” a little less.

5 Dreamy Bedrooms with a View

Sotheby's International Real Estate

Waking up on the wrong side of the bed is practically impossible in these luxurious suites, where windows present stunning city skylines, rosy sunsets, and the sea. San Francisco Panorama. San Francisco, California | Gregg Lynn, Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage.

6 Essential Tips to Sell Your House Fast In Salt Lake City


If you’re looking to sell your Salt Lake City home fast, market trends are on your side. With a booming tech industry, world-class outdoor recreation, and family-friendly vibe, Salt Lake City is growing, and its real estate is heating up.

What’s driving the real estate inventory crisis? These 5 trends


This situation isn't just pandemic-related — we started 2020 with record-low inventory, and it's only dropped from there. In fact, the inventory crisis has been a decade in the making, driven by five major trends that are unlikely to change anytime soon.

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6 Landscaping Tips for Summer

Realty Biz

URL: [link]. Owning a home comes with responsibilities, and lawn care and landscaping are an important part of ensuring your outdoor space looks great. Your lawn and landscaping can take a beating from the harsh winter weather and scorching sun in the summer.

A Comprehensive Guide to Double Sink Vanities: Buyers’ Most Coveted Bathroom Feature


In HomeLight’s Top Agent Insights Report for Q4 2020, agents ranked a double sink vanity as the number one bathroom upgrade for 2021 , with 64% of agents saying this upgrade appeals to buyers.

Sell for the Zestimate?


Would you sell your house for the zestimate? There’s been no shortage of news when it comes to Zillow, a company that kicked things off in the early 2000s with a home-search portal that consumers now recognize as the place to go for market inventory.

Real Estate Agent Reviews: Decoding the Good, the Bad, and the Confusing


You’re selling your home. You need a real estate agent. Whom do you choose? Where do you even start looking? In the social media age, a referral from a trusted friend isn’t enough. Almost everyone checks them.

California Showings


No surprise here, given what we see in the market today. But interesting that 2021 is off to 2x the start we had last year – which was pre-covid! New listings are down 20% to 25% while twice as many people are looking! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~. Market Buzz Showings

Real Estate in the Digital Age: 3 Ways You Can Sell Your Home Online


Today, the success of your home sale hinges on your ability to sell your home online. Whether you sell your house to a cash buyer like an iBuyer or list your home on the market, you’ll encounter digital processes at almost every phase of the sale.

Which NYC borough is right for you?

Realty Biz

New York City is acknowledged as one of the greatest cities in the world. Yet it is comprised of five distinct boroughs, each one a city in itself, and each one with a unique character.

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Crime Impacts Property Value. These 10 Websites Help You Keep Tabs on Neighborhood Crime


Studies show that crime rates can impact property values. Not surprisingly, when crime rates go up, property values go down, and vice versa. If you’re a seller, it pays to know your neighborhood’s crime stats so you can adjust your pricing and marketing strategies accordingly.

Economic Update For Week Ending February 27, 2021

Luxury Real Estate Blog

Stock markets dropped on fears of higher interest rates – As the economy appears to be recovering quicker than expected according to data and developments that are very positive, rising interest rates became a concern over the last two weeks.

Heads Up Seller: You’re on the Hook for Paying Both Real Estate Agents’ Commission


According to HomeLight’s transaction data analysis, the national average real estate agent commission rate is 5.8% of the final home sale price. So, who pays for real estate agent commission? The simple answer is that, customarily, it’s going to be the seller.

Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Two Housing Lotteries in Bed Stuy


Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 89 Units in Bed Stuy, Starting at $524 a Month An affordable housing lottery has opened for 89 units in a 6-story building at 645 Gates Avenue, between Throop Avenue and Marcus Garvey Boulevard in Bed Stuy. The building is called The Astra. -- Brownstone Boys: Updating Furniture… Read More > The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Two Housing Lotteries in Bed Stuy appeared first on Brownstoner. Brooklyn Life Featured Last Week Weekend