5 Things You Should Love About Your Home Before You Commit

5 Things You Should Love About Your Home Before You Commit

You swoon at the curb appeal and your heart flutters at the sight of the kitchen countertops, but is the home you’re considering buying really The One? Before you make an offer, be sure you love these six, hard-to-change things about your potential new place. 1. Square footage Too small and you may quickly outgrow […]

Camp + King: “4 Things We Learned from RE/MAX … and How It Influenced the 2017 TV Campaign”

Camp + King: “4 Things We Learned from RE/MAX … and How It Influenced the 2017 TV Campaign”

Today’s blog is written by Camp + King, the award-winning ad agency behind “The Sign of a RE/MAX Agent” campaign, launched in 2016. New ads in the campaign will begin airing this month. 4 Things We Learned from RE/MAX … and How it Influenced the 2017 TV Campaign 1. When buying or selling a house, […]

4 Considerations When Updating Appliances

4 Considerations When Updating Appliances

Nothing lasts forever – including the “vintage” stove that came with your adorable fixer-upper or the washing machine your parents gave you when they decided to downgrade. When it’s time to replace the appliances in your home, here are four considerations to keep in mind. 1. Repairing vs. replacing Sometimes an appliance is so far […]

Five Things to Know: Millennials and Home Buying

Five Things to Know: Millennials and Home Buying

  Millennials are now major players in the home buying arena, according to the recent Home Buyer and Generational Trends report released by the National Association of Realtors: 1. Millennials accounted for 35% of buyers in 2015. This is up from 32% in 2014, and is the third year in a row Millennials have composed […]

4 Ways Tech is Used in Real Estate

4 Ways Tech is Used in Real Estate

You may not think “real estate” when you think about modern technology, but several advances are making the lives of homebuyers, home sellers, and agents a lot easier – not to mention adding peace of mind with added security measures. Here are a few. 1. Drones Fitting a small camera onto a helicopter drone lets […]

Home Buying Resources

Home Buying Resources

Keys to Home Buying – Resource Lists Determine Financial Readiness to Purchase a Home: What Can You Afford? Mortgage calculator This mortgage calculator will calculate your monthly payments without asking for your contact information. Freddie Mac – Mortgage Calculator This mortgage calculator will calculate your monthly payments without asking for your contact information.  It also helps […]

Types of Home Loans

Types of Home Loans

The Different Types of Mortgage Loans  Explained What are the different types of mortgage loans available to home buyers in 2016, and what are the pros and cons of each? This is one of the most common questions we receive here at the Home Buying Institute. This page offers some basic information about the types […]

7 Tips For Buying A Vacation Home

7 Tips For Buying A Vacation Home

You may be tempted to finally buy that vacation place now that the housing market has healed. Here’s what to consider before you start house hunting. Many Americans contemplating a vacation home abandoned that dream when the housing market collapsed. But now that home values have climbed month after month, with the median price up […]