Archive for April, 2015

Melbourne Real Estate Picture Could Change Long-Standing Trend

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

You would think that smaller homes would be skyrocketing in popularity right about now. Statistics show that the average number of people in American households is shrinking. Practicality would seem to dictate that a trend toward downsizing should be underway, with significant implications for Melbourne real estate. It’s no exaggeration to say that for as […]

U.S. Residential Sales Expectations Hit 8-Year High

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Residential sales in Melbourne —in fact, all real estate dealings anywhere—remain the most local of commercial transactions. If your house is in San Francisco, a price spike in suburban Newark is probably of little interest, unless you plan on moving anytime soon. Even so, the new projection for overall U.S. residential sales had to perk […]

Taking a Harder Look at Today’s Credit Score Models

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

It may not be the first factor you look at when you begin planning to buy a Melbourne house, but unless you are in the rare position of being able to make an all-cash purchase, sooner or later your credit score will become a prominent factor. That’s why this month’s get-together in Washington held some […]

Melbourne Homeowners Improve Staging through DIY Shortcuts

Friday, April 24th, 2015

You’re eager to get your home sold quickly with a minimum of fuss. You’ve been over the comparables with your Realtor®; and the listing looks and reads great. It’s getting close to showing time—and although you know that your Melbourne property is a great buy that any new owner would be proud to call home, […]

Gloomy Weather Needn’t Dampen Melbourne Home for Sale Prep

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

You’ve decided that right now is the perfect time to put up your Melbourne home for sale; you’re charged with energy and determination; you’re ready to get going—and then…suddenly, the spring weather turns foul. It’s an all-too-common frustration, from mud season sieges in Northeastern Maine to kite-busting windstorms in the far Southwest, the kind of […]

To Ease Decision Pressure, Sync with Your Melbourne Realtor®

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

When you find yourself poised on the brink of any new real estate venture, there’s no more important initial step than seeking out a great Melbourne Realtor® to round out your team. Without even thinking about it, everyone automatically knows that they want a real estate professional with the technical experience, communication skills, and local […]

Melbourne Spring Real Estate Selling Season: it’s Sprung!

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

When the first spring day comes along (as opposed to the first day of spring), a goodly proportion of Melbourne’s residents feel the annual pull toward the garden store aisles. Even those who’ve stoutly resisted ordering seeds, gardening tools, or any of the other back yard paraphernalia the catalogs kept hawking all winter can succumb […]

Melbourne Rental Home Net Income Depends on Prudent Budgeting

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Owning a Melbourne rental property owes its popularity to the distinctive financial attributes it offers investors. Like a dividend-producing stock, it’s a holding that stands to produce a regular income stream. It’s also a real asset in the truest sense of the word—one with solid collateral value. For adroit Melbourne rental property investors, it’s also […]

Danish Home Interest Rates Spawn Negative Mortgages

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Since Melbourne home interest rates continue to play such a leading role for buyers in today’s real estate market, any relevant news items bear watching. For quite a while, home interest rates in Melbourne have cooperated nicely, dwelling at tantalizingly low levels. It’s been helpful to sellers and buyers alike. Meanwhile, some strange headlines about […]

Now or Later: When Is the Right Time to Buy a Melbourne Home?

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

A few weeks ago, an eye-catching article surfaced on the Investopedia web site—one with the arresting title of “When is the Right Time to Buy a Home?” I have always assumed that for prospective Melbourne home buyer, the answer to that question varies by the individual circumstances. But if there is a more cut-and-dried universal […]