If you are looking for a way to add value to your house, you may have thought about putting in a pool. After all, this is a great way to cool off during the summer while entertaining your family members and friends. At the same time, does a pool increase the value of your property? Learn more about the benefits and drawbacks below. The Benefits Of Owning A Pool If you decide to put in a pool, there are a lot of benefits you will enjoy. First, it will make your property look significantly more appealing. As long as you work with a reliable contractor, a pool will look attractive to the eye. … [Read more...]
Case-Shiller Home Price Indices: Home Prices Grow at a Near-Record Pace
U.S home prices grew at a near-record pace in January according to the National S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index; year-over-year home prices rose by 19.20 percent in January as compared to December’s reading of 18.90 percent. Home prices rose 1.80 percent on a month-to-month basis from December to January. While home prices continued to grow at near-record rates, home price growth slowed in some areas during December but picked up in January. Craig M. Lazzara, managing director at S&P Dow Jones Indices, said: “Last fall we observed that home prices, although … [Read more...]
Home Values Are Impacted By School Zones: Is The Move Worth It?
If you are looking for a home, then you probably have a budget in mind. You also need to know about the most common factors that influence the price of a home. One factor that always seems to play a role in the price of a home is the quality of the school system. This makes sense. After all, a lot of people who are looking for a home have children (or are planning on having children) and want to make sure they have access to a quality education. At the same time, is it truly worth the price increase to have access to a better school district? The Quality Of The School District And The Price Of … [Read more...]
What’s Your Home’s Real Value?
As a society, it seems like we've gotten away from appreciating our homes for their emotional and sentimental worth. Instead, we focus solely on their monetary value. An Appraiser Can Estimate A Home's Monetary Value, But To Gain A True Concept Of Your Home's Worth, You Must Also Take Into Consideration: Pride Of Ownership. You don't buy a pair of Prada shoes because you're going to be able to resell them and make a profit. You buy them because they make you look good and feel good. Security And Stability.Your home provides a roof over your head that's in your control. You can decorate … [Read more...]
Tips For Deciding The Value Of A Home
Homes are more than just a building. They are filled with memories of children taking their first steps, holidays that were celebrated with family members and friends, and Super Bowl parties filled with smiles and cheers. These memories are priceless; however, people cannot let emotions cloud their judgment when they are trying to sell a house. Instead, it is important to focus on the building. There are a few tips that everyone should follow as they try to figure out how much their home is worth. Be Reasonable The first tip is not to price a home too high out of the gate. While it is tempting … [Read more...]