Every year, Gallup conducts a survey of Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are asked to select real estate, stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, or bonds. For the seventh year in a row, real estate has come out on top as the best long-term investment. Gallup explained: “Real estate remains the most favored investment to Americans, [...]
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Home prices are at the top of everyone’s minds. Can they maintain their current pace of appreciation? Will rising mortgage rates negatively impact home values? Will the next economic slowdown cause prices to crash? Let’s try to answer these questions based on what has happened in the past as well as what we know about [...]
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 FROM 2:00PM TO 4:00PM OVERVIEW $112,000 Single-Family Condo 2Beds 2Baths 1,027sq. ft. DESCRIPTION Gorgeous views in one of Ankeny's most sought after neighborhoods! This Prairie Lakes second level condo offers an open concept with 9 ft ceilings, new wood laminate, carpet and fresh paint throughout. Kitchen includes good amount of [...]
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 FROM 2:00-4:00 PM OVERVIEW $185,000 Single-family home 3 Beds 2 Baths 1,036sqft Location, location, location! Easy access to shopping districts in Ankeny, Des Moines and both interstates. Main level features an open concept kitchen/dining/living areas, laundry room and large pantry closet. Master suite includes a walk in closet and bath [...]
Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV binge session? We’ve all been there, watching entire seasons of “Love it or List it,” “Million Dollar Listing,” “House Hunters,” “Property Brothers,” and so many more all in one sitting. When you’re in the middle of [...]
The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting, with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage, in 98 of the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. In the six years that Trulia has conducted this study, this is the first time that it was [...]
Many people believe that selling their house during “the spring buyers’ market” is the best thing to do. Their reasoning is that there will be more buyers than there are during the winter months and, therefore, their house will sell quicker and for a higher price. Historically, this made sense. However, today’s real estate market [...]
In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. 1. Exposure [...]
We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when the demand for that item is high and the supply of that item is limited. The last two major reports issued by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed information that suggests that right now continues to be a great time to sell [...]
Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insights * report reveals that home prices have appreciated by 6.2% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 5.1% [...]