Not Ready to Commit? Don’t!

Potential buyers and their real estate agents often engage in a complicated courtship dance. A top-flight real estate coach offers ways the best agents overcome prospective clients’ common objections.

Odd Lots: Refis, DTIs and More

Nothing is more devastating to a homebuyer than to search for months and finally find the place they want, only to be rejected by their lender. But it happens. According to LendingTree, 1 in 10 would-be borrowers are turned down.

Accessory Units Gain Traction Nationwide

Today, proponents of accessory units believe they will help ease housing shortages by expanding the options for people of all ages. Now, many communities throughout the country have been relaxing their restrictions against ADUs, or outright encouraging them.

Who Wants to Live Where Someone Died?

Trulia also discovered that if a house was haunted, buyers would rather it be possessed by a vengeful ghost than a demon. And, apparently, they’d be willing to live with the antics of the poltergeist: Less than half would be willing to pay for an exorcism.

Words Matter in Home Listings

Some real estate professionals say there are some words neither their colleagues nor their clients should use in their listings. These phrases and terms are so overused that they have become meaningless.

When Is a Fixer-Upper Worth the Pain?

People buy fixers for all sorts of reasons. Money, of course, is the main factor. But many simply like the house or the neighborhood, and a healthy minority figured they’d enjoy working on the place.

Robotics, 3D Printing Far from Mainstream in Homebuilding

Nowadays, only a handful of residences are built entirely in a factory. Many more are built with factory-built components, such as floor and roof trusses, that are delivered to the building site. But no GM or Ford Motor Co. has emerged to take the industry by storm.

There is a Magic Day to List a House

Houses listed for sale on a Thursday tend to sell more quickly, and at higher prices, than those listed on any other day of the week, research shows. But what’s the best time of day to show a house?

As-Is Often Means As-Won’t Sell

Homeowners who sell their houses “as-is” may end up costing themselves more than they would have spent to make the necessary repairs – if they are able to sell their homes at all.

Of Construction Miscues and Mishaps

Homebuyers who expect their newly built castles to be flawless masterpieces are only fooling themselves: The perfect, zero-defect house has yet to be built. But every builder has a whopper of a story about a big mistake.