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Monthly Archives: February 2016

    How To Find The Perfect Realtor [Infographic]

    By Team Real Estate | February 29, 2016

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    Why Winter IS A Good Time To Sell Your Home

    By Team Real Estate | February 29, 2016

    If you tell most people that you’re thinking about selling your home in February, you’ll probably get some weird looks. Chances are, more than a few people will ask, “Why the heck aren’t you waiting until the spring?” It is true that real estate has high and low selling seasons. No surprise there. And, traditionally,... Read More

    Mortgage Rates Again At Historic Lows

    By Team Real Estate | February 27, 2016

    Just two weeks ago, we posted an article discussing where mortgage interest rates may be heading over the next twelve months. We quoted projections from Fannie Mae,Freddie Mac, the Mortgage Bankers’ Association and the National Association of Realtors. Each predicted that rates would begin to rise slowly and steadily throughout 2016. However, shaky economic news and a volatile stock market have... Read More

    Do You Know How Much Equity You Have In Your Home? You May Be Surprised!

    By Team Real Estate | February 19, 2016

    CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 256,000 properties regained equity in the third quarter of 2015. This is great news for the country, as 92% of all mortgaged properties are now in a positive equity situation. Price Appreciation = Good News For Homeowners Frank Nothaft, CoreLogic’s Chief Economist, explains: “Home price growth continued to lift borrower equity positions and increase... Read More

    Tips to Save You Money at Home

    By Team Real Estate | February 17, 2016

    We’re well into 2016, but you remember the utility bills from last winter and want to lower those bills. Home improvement expert Bob Vila has some ideas to help. Audit your energy Vila’s first suggestion is to ask your utility company to do an audit; however, Westar does not provide that service in Wichita. You... Read More

    Throwback Ideas for Interior Color

    By Team Real Estate | February 8, 2016

    Although winter has been calm so far, we’ve only made it to the middle. Six more weeks until the drab camouflaged colors of winter turn to green and spring once again fills us with new life. Until then, you can accelerate the warm temperatures and fresh colors with plants inside. Terrariums are making a comeback.... Read More

    No Matter Which Groundhog You Listen To, You Should Sell Before Spring!

    By Team Real Estate | February 6, 2016

    Is spring closer than we think? Depending on which Groundhog you witnessed today, you may have less time than you think to get your home on the market before the busy spring season. Many sellers feel that the spring is the best time to place their home on the market as buyer demand traditionally increases... Read More