Buying your first house? You’re likely driven mainly by budget, but there are some other important considerations you may not have thought of that can help you find the perfect place. Not only can these tips help you find a home that really suits your lifestyle, but also helps you afford to live there comfortably.
Keith Smith of Roy Wheeler Realty Company, recently attended the affordability conference at Portland State University. Representatives from Washington, D.C., Charlottesville, Va., Seattle, and Portland—all cities where homes and apartments have become very expensive—met at PSU last week to share information and create policy and development plans that they will put into practice in their
Where is the real estate market today and what can we expect in the future months? The headlines on the Daily Progress on Wednesday 10/10/2018 stated, “Real Estate Market continues to hum along” https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/local-housing-market-humming-along/article_ffdeba4c-ccea-11e8-bb9e-e786ab7dea11.html The question that comes to my mind is, “Is it really” … Click on this link https://www.caar.com/docs/default-source/press-releases/caar-2018-third-market-report-final.pdf and you will see
What is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) and why do you need it? PMI protects the lender in case of default on a mortgage. It is paid by the homeowner when the down payment on a home is less than 20%. Many people perceive PMI as a terrible thing. I’ve always maintained that is in fact,
There’s no shortage of advice for home buyers. Getting approved for a mortgage or how to keep on top of a credit report is certainly good advice but there should be just as much attention given to those who are selling their home. After all, home sellers also typically turn around and become home buyers.
Life is unpredictable, no matter how carefully you plan. And yet, when you buy a house, you are essentially committing to live in the same place for a certain period of time. The number of bedrooms, the layout, the school district, the yard size, the commute—you’re pretty much locking yourself into all of these factors.
I really enjoyed spotlighting Michael Guthrie, the CEO and Managing Broker of Roy Wheeler Realty Co., on I Love CVille Real Estate presented by Intrastate Inc. Michael offers tremendous insight into the current Charlottesville and Central Virginia real estate markets and lets us know his CVILLE HOT SPOT for real estate investing. We see Michael on a personal level,
You’ve probably heard how important curb appeal is when you’re trying to sell your home. The first thing buyers look at when they pull up to your home is the big picture — the house, the yard, the trees, the flowers. It’s the impression that counts, and all it takes is one thing to ruin
There were few surprises in the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors (CAAR) recently released 2nd quarter market report. (Click to Read full report https://www.caar.com )Compared to the same time period in 2017, there were more homes sold (1290 vs 1200) and the median home price once again increased to $314,500 from $309,500. Even though more
Home office are one of the most in-demand home features today and continue to rise in popularity as more and more people work from home (or bring their work home!). A new report from Upwork found that nearly two-thirds of companies today have remote workers, and, according to Forbes, more and more Americans are quitting their