Hollywood-inspired homes that have the “look, but don’t touch elegance” are a fading trend and home owners now are preferring natural, comfortable spaces. Consumers’ three favorite home designs are: Inviting, Rustic, and Beachside Charm, according to a new survey conducted by realtor.com®. Visitors were asked to vote for their favorite type of decor as part of their “Get This Look” promotion. Inviting home styles nabbed 23 percent of more than 10,000 votes cast by realtor.com
• Appraiser opinions of home values were 2 percent lower than homeowner estimates in September.
• September was the first month the gap narrowed since the current trend started in February 2015.
• Nationally, home values continued to rise with a 3.11 percent year-over-year gain. DETROIT, October 13, 2015 – Quicken Loans, the nation’s second largest retail mortgage lender, today reported appraiser opinions of home values in September were 2 percent lower than homeowner’s vie
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (October 7, 2015) - In a nationally representative survey of 1,024 American consumers, LendingTree found that 79 percent of Americans considered themselves bargain hunters. Nearly all Americans, 92 percent, have researched prices online before purchasing an item. However, when consumers were asked how often they looked for better prices when shopping for major financial loans, such as a mortgage or an auto loan, less than one-third, or 30 percent, of Americans
Along with pumpkin spice lattes and flannel shirts, you might want to consider adding buying a home to your list of fall essentials. According to Sharon Voss, Realtor and president of theOrlando Regional Realtor Association, fall is a great season to buy for these 3 reasons: 1. Less competition “Fall historically sees a decline in buyer demand that results in a willingness to negotiate among summer’s remaining sellers. However, in seller’s market conditions with limited inven