Archive for January, 2016

Melbourne Mortgage Interest Rates Fall Amid Economic Turmoil

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

By the end of last week, with world financial markets quavering and Wall Street chalking up the worst start for any year ever, you’d think that Melbourne’s real estate outlook would be as worrisome as the rest of the economy’s. Not necessarily. For sure, there was enough to worry about. If world trade levels continue […]

Mystery of The 184 Things Your Melbourne Real Estate Agent Does

Friday, January 29th, 2016

As its name clearly implies, The 184 Things a Real Estate Agent Does for You is an exhaustive list of the actions a Melbourne real estate agent is called upon to perform on behalf of a client. It is an authentic real estate Golden Oldie. Whenever someone wonders aloud what it is that Melbourne real […]

For Melbourne Moving Days, 5 Practical Planning Tips

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

  When a Melbourne home seller tallies the total financial impact of selling the old and then buying the new home, in addition to the closing and brokerage costs, the expense of the move has to be reckoned, too. It may seem like an afterthought, but especially for larger homes and families, it’s a cost […]

More First-Timers May Enter the Melbourne Housing Market

Monday, January 25th, 2016

  You don’t need real estate statistics or government bureau reports to sense that first-time home ownership rates have been in the dumps for a while. Melbourne housing figures have too few transactions month-by-month to draw many conclusions about sustained trends in home ownership here—yet it’s evident that for young adults everywhere, the glacial recovery […]

Melbourne Rent-to-Own Solutions Can Make Possible the Impossible

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

The term “rent-to-own” sounds like a contradiction for good reason. It’s often called upon to reconcile a buyer-seller situation that does not fit a standard mold. A Melbourne rent-to-own agreement can allow potential buyers to move into a Melbourne house before their finances are up to snuff (or at least that’s the call most lenders […]

Melbourne Townhome, Condo Offerings Attract Downsizers

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

When a Melbourne couple begins thinking over the pros and cons of downsizing their family’s home base, one increasingly attractive possibility is a move into a Melbourne condominium or townhome (yes, they’re different—more on that later). Several factors combine to make that choice worth looking into. One is demographic: Melbourne homeowners approaching retirement age typically […]

Extra Payments for Melbourne Mortgages Questioned

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

It’s usually around this time of year when the one in charge of keeping track of your Melbourne household’s finances either sits down to do some budget arithmetic, or (at a minimum) goes hunting for a new shoe box to hold the coming year’s tax receipts. Both activities are simply exercises in ascertaining what is […]

Ultimate Rainy Day Home Décor Inspiration Generator

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

  Even if you don’t pride yourself on your artistic flair, you probably have developed fairly firm ideas about what makes some Melbourne homes come across better than others. Without even consciously thinking about it, you know as soon as you walk through a front door whether that immediate impression is strongly positive, just so-so, […]

Melbourne Real Estate Investments Forgotten in Savings Survey

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Along with all of last week’s New Year’s Day festivities came what you could call the New Year’s Frame of Mind: the familiar, this-time-of-year special consciousness of the passage of time. For most Melbourne residents, all the other seasons come and go with everyone too busy tending to everyday affairs to pay much attention to […]

Melbourne Foreclosure Listings are Bargains Worth Investigating

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

It is entirely possible to think of a residence that’s been the subject of a Melbourne foreclosure as the real estate equivalent of a cute, cuddly orphaned kitten or puppy—one that deserves to be adopted by a loving family. You can think of the bank as the temporary animal shelter. With a little tender care, […]