Author Archives: Andy Weiser

How Experts Predict Home Prices Will Trend Over The Next 5 Years

If you are in the market to buy a home soon, one thing to consider is what experts project home prices will do in the future and how that might affect affordability and your investment. While you may have seen some negative headlines over the past year about home prices, they’re doing much better than expected and are in fact rising across the country. The data shows that experts predict home prices will keep appreciating. A recent survey, the Home Price Expectation Survey (HPES) which polls over 100 economists, investment strategists and housing market analysis, showed projections from the panelists over the next 5 years through 2027. Estimated increases as forecasted in Q3 of 2023 from December to December are Read More »

8 Things To Do After Closing On Your New Home

When the time has come that you have finally closed on your new home and gotten the keys, then it is important to consider some next steps. Before you start redecorating and planning your future housewarming parties, make sure you get down to some essential business first. Here are some things you will want to be sure you take care of. Insurance For anyone that has a mortgage, homeowners insurance (and possibly flood insurance) will be required. However, make sure you don’t forget about your contents too. Discuss this with your agent and see if you can even do a bundle with your automobiles too and save. Change The Locks You never know who the previous owner has handed keys Read More »

4 Things Sellers Should Replace Before Listing Their Home For Sale

Most everyone knows that nearly every time someone is going to list their home for sale there will be a punch list of things to do to get it in the right physical shape. While you may be thinking about the bigger items, it is important to not forget all of the little things as well. Here are 4 things that you should pay attention to before you place your home on the market for sale.  Fresh Paint A little paint goes a long way. If you have the time and ability to handle this yourself, it can be an inexpensive way to really make a great impression. Old and worn paint can really make your home look dated and Read More »

Easy Ways To Personalize Your New Home

Everyone knows that when you first move into your new home it is common to want to put your own personal stamp on it to make it feel like it’s yours. Your furniture and belongings will do that to a certain point, but not everyone has the vision to know where to start. Here are some great and simple ways to customize your new home. Paint Front Door For a much smaller project than painting the whole house, consider painting the front door with a new color of your personal liking. This will revamp the look but also help put your own taste into the front facade. Designate an Accent Wall  If you cannot decide on an idea for changing Read More »

Your Kitchen Design and Renovating Guide

Doing over your kitchen can be an undertaking especially if it is your first time designing and renovating. The kitchen is also the heart of the home where so much time is spent and so much focus is given when determining the value of the home. Before you start planning out your kitchen project, here is a helpful guide on the important steps to take. Plan The Project The first place to begin is to do some overall planning. This means come up with a budget and decide on the kind of look you want and what things you are looking to incorporate into the design. Prioritizing your wants and needs will also help you keep things within your budget.  Read More »

The Dos and Don’ts During A Move

Some of us move more often than others, but all of us know that moving day can be overwhelming. You need to do some planning, packing and it can be tough to know exactly what you need and what you don’t. Here are some tips below so you can be efficient and save where you can.  Use The Right Materials Using the right materials for packing can save on many things – frustration, stress, time and potentially money! Make sure you have enough boxes, bubble wrap, packing tape and paper so that you can properly protect all of your valuable items and safely transport them to your new home without damage. Don’t Buy Unnecessary Items Do your best at calculating Read More »