Happy New Year!
This month’s newsletter features articles on:
A New Home for the New Year?
According to the National Association of Realtors®, housing affordability conditions are forecasted to remain favorable throughout 2013, with mortgage rates remaining near record lows. Completed existing-home sales are projected to rise from 4.6 million in 2012 to 5.1 million in 2013, perhaps in part due to some areas of the country being more affordable to buy than to rent.
A New, Sustainable Start
If you don’t yet have a New Year’s resolution of your own, here’s one to consider: making your home a more environmentally sustainable place to live — and living a more sustainable life in it.
The Bright Side
It’s only natural for homebuyers to want to buy in the most desirable of neighborhoods, but that’s not possible or practical for every buyer. Don’t fret, though — buying in less sought-after areas has its own advantages.
That Secure Feeling
Selling means opening your home up to strangers — which can leave you feeling vulnerable when it comes to security. Safeguarding valuables is one way to make your home safer while it’s for sale; hiring a real estate representative is another.
The Corner House
They may be sometimes more expensive, but are corner lots better? The answer is entirely a matter of personal preference. To help you decide if a corner lot is right for you, consider these points.