As the U.S. population continues to expand, communities throughout the country are facing a housing crunch. The solution? High-density areas where housing, jobs, retail, and entertainment are all interwoven—creating communities where the emphasis is on walking, not driving, according to the National Multi Housing Council 2004 Annual Report.
Only two out of every 100 insured homes will file a water-damage claim within the year, yet 22 percent of all insurance losses are caused by water damage on average. Should a leak or flood occur, technicians recommend that homeowners do the following to minimize loss and prevent further damage.
From golf course communities to retreats to second homes, farmland isn't used just for farming anymore. Farmers also want to cash in, rather than miss the top of the gains that haven't been seen since the 1980 to 1984 run-up in rural land.
Some of the country’s housing markets may be slumbering, but not in neighborhoods with new or updated housing. That's why it’s mission-critical for real estate practitioners to know the latest in the styles and amenities homebuyers want.
The attractiveness of ranch-style depends a lot on local culture, including whether local real estate professionals appreciate ranch homes and how they are presented for sale. If the local real estate culture treats these homes as architectural treasures, sellers and homebuyers will too. Your enthusiasm as a real estate practitioner is infectious.
Encourage sellers to spruce up their listing’s exterior, so buyers will have no reason to turn on their heel. Well-chosen improvements can draw buyers into the home and add value. Both the facade and yard should say: “This house is loved.”