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My Favorite Staging Accessory: Mirrors

My Favorite Staging Accessory: Mirrors

Styled Staged & Sold will be featuring staging professionals’ favorite staging accessories and props over the next few weeks. (Do you have a favorite? Submit your favorite for consideration to mtracey@realtors.org.)   Go-to prop: Mirrors Stager: Natalie Gray, Gray Group Design, San Clemente, Calif.       Why I love them: “Mirrors are my favorite […]

Official 3-Year Lows For Rates

Official 3-Year Lows For Rates

Mortgage Rates kept on living the dream this week , officially moving to their lowest levels in 3 years as of Tuesday. Interest rate momentum has generally been positive ever since the Fed’s late April announcement. Even so, the entire week and the wee…

Mortgage applications up just 0.4%, despite rates near three-year lows

Mortgage applications up just 0.4%, despite rates near three-year lows

Despite interest rates hitting recent lows, the number of people applying for a mortgage barely moved last week.

Just what is a ‘smart home’ anyway?

Just what is a ‘smart home’ anyway?

The definition of a “smart home” is coming under scrutiny. That’s because sellers are using the term to boost sales and prices.

The top towns for real estate investors

The top towns for real estate investors

Forget Las Vegas and Phoenix, today’s real estate investors are seeing more lucrative opportunities in less-obvious markets.

10 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Value on a $200 to $2K Budget

10 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Value on a $200 to $2K Budget

Submitted by HowMuch.net Maintaining and increasing your home’s value can pay off in major ways. Not only does helping your home hold value help it sell for its full amount, it can also help your home sell more quickly, help maintain your neighbor’s home values, and ensure that you’re not overpaying in property taxes. These […]

Impressive Winning Streak For Mortgage Rates

Impressive Winning Streak For Mortgage Rates

Mortgage Rates moved lower again this week , fulfilling the destiny that was revealed to them when they defeated a rather ominous trend toward higher rates after last week’s Fed Announcement. At the time, I said that was an important victory, and that …

Mortgage applications down 3.4% on another slight rate gain

Mortgage applications down 3.4% on another slight rate gain

A small tick higher for interest rates last week was enough again to hold borrowers back from applying for a mortgage.