Debunking 4 Myths about Buying a Home

by Piana Team November 6, 2014 Selling a Home

A recent study by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University revealed when renters were asked why they do no plan to own in the future, financial constraints were a more common response than the perceived lifestyle benefits they may receive from renting. Today, we want to go over those financial challenges and see if …

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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t For Sale by Owner

by Piana Team November 5, 2014 Selling a Home

Some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on without the assistance of a real estate professional, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). We think there are several reasons this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers.

Here are five of our reasons
1. There Are …

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The Importance of Using an Agent When Selling Your Home

by Piana Team November 4, 2014 Selling a Home

When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price with the least amount of hassles. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is to actually get the home sold.

In order to accomplish all three goals, a seller should realize the importance of using a real estate …

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4 Reasons to Buy Before Winter

by Piana Team November 3, 2014 Selling a Home

It’s that time of year, the seasons are changing and with them bring thoughts of the upcoming holidays, family get togethers, and planning for a new year. Those who are on the fence about whether now is the right time to buy don’t have to look much farther to find four great reasons to consider …

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Should I Rent My House Instead of Selling It?

by Piana Team October 31, 2014 Selling a Home

A recent study has concluded that 39% of buyers prefer to rent out their last residence rather than sell it when purchasing their next home.

The study cites that many homeowners were able to refinance and “locked in a very low mortgage rate in recent years. That low rate, combined with a strong rental market, means they can charge …

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Don’t Wait! Move Up to the Home You Always Wanted

by Piana Team October 30, 2014 Housing Analysis

Now that the housing market has stabilized, more and more homeowners are considering moving up to the home they have always dreamed of. Prices are still below those of a few years ago and interest rates are still below 5%.

However, sellers should realize that waiting to make the move while mortgage rates are increasing probably …

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Safety comes first when showing homes

by Piana Team October 29, 2014 Housing Analysis

here are many things that differentiate a real estate agent’s job from almost everyone else in the world’s job.

For starters, agents work when other people aren’t working.

This is why real estate agents have time after your work to talk to you about the details regarding the sale or purchase of your home. That means that …

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7 Helpful Tips for First-time Homebuyers

by Piana Team October 28, 2014 Housing Analysis

Looking for a new home can be a pretty exciting task. With that much money on the line, it’s worthwhile to read up on the process before you set out. Unnecessary mistakes can—and should—be avoided while trying to get the best deal for your money. As a first-time homebuyer, proper guidance from seasoned professionals can …

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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home

by Piana Team October 27, 2014 Around The Home

If you are thinking about purchasing a home right now, you are surely getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in real estate. Let’s look at whether or not now is actually …

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5 Financial Reasons to Buy

by Piana Team October 25, 2014 Selling a Home

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