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Weekly Round Up - Real Estate Links We Love - July 1

Posted by Walnut Street Finance Team on Jul 1, 2018 2:06:06 PM

Summer is in full swing! With temperatures heating up, we think you deserve a nice cool beverage poolside and some good reading material.. Here’s our weekly round up of real estate links we love.


Six Key Signs That A Local Real Estate Market Is Changing Gears

If you are a seller looking to offload a property, or a buyer looking to get the most out of your investment, you want to make sure you truly understand the market cycle and when is the right moment to act. While there are a number of up-and-coming areas that people are watching, your local community may be ready to heat up as well...read full story here

U.S. long-term mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 4.55 percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates were flat to lower this week. The benchmark 30-year rate marked its fourth decline in the past five weeks. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages was 4.55 percent, down from 4.57 percent last week. By contrast, the 30-year rate averaged 3.88 percent a year ago...read full story here

Richmond’s Real Estate Market is on Fire: Low Inventory is Causing Multiple Offers and Homes Selling Above Asking Price in Some Areas

When a craftsman cottage in a popular Richmond neighborhood came on the market this spring, it was snatched up within days. The house on West 45th Street in the Forest Hill Terrace neighborhood — listed for $259,900 — was shown 53 times in 36 hours. Eleven offers were made for the 1,469-square-foot house with three bedrooms and 1.5 baths...read full story here


Top Realtors Say Do This To Get More For Your Home

When it comes to selling a home, top real estate agents from around the country all agree that buyers want their home to look as good as their Instagram feed. And creating these environments don't need to cost a fortune. Just a few simple adjustments can mean thousands of additional dollars to your bottom line...read full story here

Is it better to rent or buy a home in Raleigh?

Within a relatively short time frame, buying a home in Raleigh makes more financial sense than renting. That's according to a new study from SmartAsset, a financial technology company that has crunched the numbers on which home markets are the best for buyers...read full story here

7 tips for buying beach real estate in Del., Md.

The words “normal” or “stable” may sound bland, but for anyone looking to buy beach property in Delaware or Maryland, that’s what you want to hear your real estate agent say nine years after the end of the Great Recession...read full story here


Want to Sell Your House for More? Paint the Front Door Black

Color matters to buyers, and real estate firm Zillow looked through 135,000 photos from homes sold around the country to see how certain paint colors impacted their sale. Some colors can increase the selling price. Some can reduce it...read full story here

Affordable ways to refresh your home

Home improvements can rejuvenate a stale dwelling. But remodeling and renovations could set you back thousands of dollars for each room. A “midrange minor kitchen remodel” — including hardware, countertops, flooring and a refrigerator — is about $21,000, on average, according to Remodeling magazine’s 2018 Cost vs. Value report. But with the right approach, you can give your abode some TLC without busting your budget...read full story here

32 Ways to Save During a Home Renovation

Save money in big ways during your remodel with these tips...read full story here

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