Many home buyers and sellers believe nothing can replace the expertise and real insights that Realtors provide.
(NAPSI)—For many people, buying a home is a goal they aspire to achieve and often the most significant financial decision they'll make in their life. If you're among them, consider this advice: Given the mass amounts of information, data and tools available, it's critical to work with a professional who can help you make sense of it all. During the home buying or selling process, it's wise to follow these tips: Monday, November 17, 2014
Historically, the appreciation rate for real estate is very strong. Even when the housing market declines, long-term investors in real estate can rest easy knowing that property values tend to rebound rather quickly, rewarding patient investors in the process. Looking at real estate as a long-term investment is just one way approach a potential investment property. The following are a few additional considerations prospective investors should contemplate before buying an investment property.
The housing market has begun to heat up thanks to an economy on the rebound. Few people aspire to rent for life, and home ownership is a dream shared by both natives and immigrants who came to the country seeking a better life. Each year the National Association of Realtors compiles a profile of buyers and sellers that documents trends in the real estate market. Although the majority of first-time home buyers identify as white, the next largest group are Hispanics, who account for 11 percent of the market of first-time home buyers. The rapidly growing Hispanic population is influencing all areas of modern living, including real estate. Estimates suggest that, between now and 2020, Hispanics, the second largest ethnic group in America, will account for 50 percent of new home buyers.
Buying or selling real estate is rarely free of complications. Unforeseen issues often arise during real estate transactions, and in such instances a real estate attorney can prove invaluable. While buyers, sellers or veteran real estate investors might be able to handle minor or routine issues on their own or with the help of their realtor, more complex matters are best left in the hands of a real estate attorney. One of the benefits to hiring a real estate attorney when negotiating a complex or potentially complex real estate transaction is the expertise that lawyers can bring to the table. Realtors may have vast experience buying and selling homes, and many are adept at negotiating as well. But realtors are not licensed to practice law, and even the savviest realtor would admit that offering legal advice is not his or her forte.
Selling a home is no small undertaking. It often pays to be patient when putting a property up for sale, but waiting for an acceptable offer can be stressful, especially for those homeowners who have already found their next homes. Because so much tends to be riding on the decision of whether or not to sell a home, homeowners would be wise to consider the following factors before putting that "For Sale" sign in their front yards. Tuesday, December 30, 2014
MYRTLE BEACH – South Carolina REALTOR® member and president, Henry M. “Randy” Harrison, was named the association's REALTOR® of the Year at Sale Away, its 2014 annual conference and expo in Myrtle Beach. The Realtor of the Year program honors and recognizes members who have contributed most to the advancement of the real estate profession and community. Harrison, broker/owner of Harrison Realty Co., has been selling Myrtle Beach real estate since 1979 specializing in beachfront, condos, homes, commercial and land sales. He holds multiple designations including: Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) and Resort Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS). Florence realtor Ken Jackson, 2013 REALTOR® of the Year, presented the award.