As we gear up for Independence Day next week, we’ve got the latest in real estate news. This week’s stories cover why would-be buyers might just find it easier to qualify for a mortgage soon, what five mistakes buyers must avoid, best places to live in the United States, secrets of successful house flippers, and more. Happy Fourth!
It’s about to become easier to qualify for a mortgage—and here’s why
Aspiring homeowners might soon be getting a break when it comes to being able to qualify for a mortgage. Fannie Mae plans to raise the debt-to-income ratio from 45 percent to 50 percent. What does this mean for prospective buyers?
5 mistakes your buyers must avoid before purchasing a home
Today’s home market is tight. Demand is high, and supply is low; you cannot afford to let your buyers make any mistakes.
The best places to live in the U.S. for quality of life in 2017
Affordability, low crime rates, short commutes, and access to good healthcare are just a few of the elements that mean a high quality of life.
The critical first two weeks of marketing a home for sale
Don’t take chances with your listings. The first two weeks after a home is listed for sale are the most important when it comes to marketing. Make sure you are covering all the bases.
9 secrets of successful house flippers
Whether you or your buyers are hoping to get into the house-flipping business, there are tricks of the trade every flipper needs to know.
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