With home-buyer satisfaction at an all-time low and home-seller satisfaction declining as well, real estate companies are challenged to manage customer expectations as the housing market continues to fluctuate, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction StudySM released today.
Three home builders, Cedarglen Homes, Mattamy Homes and Morrison Homes, have been recognized as J.D. Power Builders of Excellence for providing outstanding service and high customer satisfaction, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Alberta Single-Family New Home Builder Customer Satisfaction StudySM.
Dolce Vita Homes has been recognized as a J.D. Power Builder of Excellence for providing outstanding service and high customer satisfaction, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Alberta Single-Family New Home Builder Customer Satisfaction Study.
The process of finding a home involves a number of steps. The good news is that there is a fairly logical sequence by which this occurs. Further, there are some things you can do to accelerate the process like doing advance research in an area that interests you or getting pre-qualified for your home loan in advance of your home search.
Buying a home can be an exciting and nerve-wracking process. With terms like MLS, comparables, CMA and market analysis being thrown around, you may feel as though you are learning a new language. Perhaps no stage of the process, however, is more essential and more complex than a careful, objective home valuation. This is particularly important given the difficulty of determining a home's value without your personal feelings getting in the way.
As a consumer, there are numerous ways you can help to ensure satisfaction with your new-home builder. The J.D. Power and Associates 2006 New-Home Builder Customer Satisfaction StudySM measures customer satisfaction with new-home builders in 34 markets across the United States.
When researching new-home builders, it's important to do a sufficient amount of homework to ensure a satisfactory experience. The following are some recommended steps to finding the builder that best fits your needs.
Selling your home is a big decision and to maximize your gain, you have to be sure that your house is top condition. There is a lot you should do to prepare prior to marketing your property. Perhaps the most important tip is that you should try to emotionally detach yourself from the home you have known.
Moving is one of life's most stressful events, and no matter how much planning one does there is a reasonable chance that something will go wrong during the process. While there are no sure-fire ways to guarantee a perfect move, there are things that you can do to increase the likelihood of having the best possible moving experience.
Real estate fraud has reared its ugly head in recent years and we feel that this subject is so important that we wanted to provide information as to certain types of fraud.
In recent years, national home values have largely increased partly because interest rates have decreased. The trend has started to moderate and in some places, the market has gone down in value. However, targeting the "best" real estate markets can be difficult, particularly since markets can change with little warning. After all, areas of peak interest now may not be hot markets in the coming months or years.
In terms of mechanics, foreclosure flipping is very similar to regular property flipping. However, there is added risk when dealing with foreclosure flipping because there is often a heightened probability of unforeseen problems that have been cosmetically repaired and possibly hidden trust deeds that encumber a property. In addition, people who lose their homes to foreclosure sometimes do damage to a property out of frustration at having lost their home.
One of the hottest money making ideas in the U.S. today is property flipping. Basically, the objective is to buy a property, fix it up and sell for a profit as quickly as possible. The big challenge is to purchase a house for an affordable price, spend a budgeted amount of money to fix it up, and then place it on the market at a price that will allow you to make a profit.
It is usually not difficult to sell your own home, provided that you have the know-how, patience, time, and negotiating skills. If you lack any of those, you might be better off hiring an agent.
Conventional wisdom states that spring is the best time to put your house on the market, and winter is worst, but that's not always true. Home sales almost always hit their peak in April and May, and continue at high levels throughout June and July.
Most real estate agents will tell you the importance of staging a home when selling. Here are some helpful tips on how to successfully stage your home for sale.