Google Searches of Homes for Sale Show Strong Rebound

Americans are resuming their house hunting online after taking a pause during the initial stages of the COVID-19 outbreak. One way to track potential buyer interest: internet searches. LendingTree’s team analyzed Google search data to see how popular the search term “homes for sale” is in 50 of the nation’s largest metros. Overall, searches for…

Keys to Selling Your House Virtually

In a recent survey by realtor.com, people thinking about selling their homes indicated they’re generally willing to allow their agent and some potential buyers inside if done under the right conditions. They’re less comfortable, however, hosting an open house. This is understandable, given the health concerns associated with social contact these days. The question is, if you…

Will Mortgage Rates Remain Low?

Just how long mortgage rates will remain at rock-bottom percentages is tough to judge, but don’t be surprised if they do what they did last week and rise again over the next few weeks. Despite the effects of the coronavirus on already turbulent financial markets and concerns of a recession, mortgage rates will “likely stabilize…

Prepping your home for sale

As our market enters the busy spring home buying season, many homeowners will be placing their homes for sale. If you are one of these homeowners, consider these tips for preparing your home for sale… Maximize Curb Appeal Getting them through the front door starts at the curb. Manicure the lawn, trim the trees and…