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Things to Look for When Buying a New House
Posted Friday April 12, 2019 in Real Estate

Shopping for a new house in means doing a little digging to see if any big repairs or deal breakers are lurking beneath the surface. It’s likely a few issues will come up during your inspection, but it’s smart to check these things out before you put in an offer. Damaged roof The first thing… Read more »

How To Prepare Your Home Before You Go on Vacation
Posted Friday April 5, 2019 in Home Improvement

Do you have a vacation checklist for your home? It might take a little extra work to get your home ready for vacation, but you’ll be able to relax more once you’re at your destination. Consider this your checklist for peace-of-mind while you’re getting away. Make it look like someone is home Vacation season is… Read more »

The 10 Most Profitable Markets for Vacation Homes
Posted Friday March 29, 2019 in Real Estate

A house right on the beach, maybe a cabin in the woods surrounded by the magnificent fall foliage, or perhaps a rustic lodge in the mountains near the ski slopes. Whatever your dream vacation home happens to be, what if it turned into your best investment as well? Not only do many second-home markets have… Read more »

Questions to Ask During an Open House
Posted Friday March 22, 2019 in Real Estate

Attending open houses in can be a lot of fun. After all, how often do you get a chance to tour other people’s houses without restriction? However, when you’re serious about buying a home, it’s time to start asking the serious questions. 1. Why are the sellers moving? Truth be told, you may not get… Read more »

How to Get the Best Home Price When Buying New Construction
Posted Friday March 15, 2019 in Real Estate

Before you sign a contract with your builder, make sure you’re getting the best price when buying a new build by using these steps first. That way, you can sign knowing that you got the best deal possible. 1. Walk the lots Your builder has created your dream development, but each and every lot is… Read more »

What Will Single-Family Homes Look Like in 10 Years?
Posted Friday March 8, 2019 in Real Estate

Porch took a look at census data from recent years. Using all those various data points, they were able to get a clear idea of what average single-family homes look like in 2016. By analyzing trends, they’re also able to predict what single-family homes will look like in 2036. Some notable trends emerged from their… Read more »