Independence Day is right around the corner and millions of Americans will be hosting BBQ’s right on their back deck. But before you bring company over does your wood need to be re-stained? If so, here are 5 Easy Steps to have your deck looking brand new.
Although one can argue several pitfalls of smart phone technology and never being “unplugged”, we can all agree that these devices have drastically altered life- and let’s face it- have eased the anxieties of numerous everyday tasks and interactions. We can settle a debate with Google, find the cheapest gas, a place to eat, get directions, stay in touch with friends and family, conduct business, track our workouts, or order pizza with a device that fits in most pockets. Smart technology seems to connect you to the entire world outside your home.
The new homes’ market has been in high demand but it hasn’t come without a price. New homes’ prices are on the rise and there are a number of factors that dictate cost. Here are a few reasons why buyers must be prepared to pay more for their new home.
After Barack Obama’s presidential term ended there was much speculation around rather or not the former first family would move back to their hometown of Chicago. But after renting a lavish home in D.C.’s ritzy neighborhood Kalorama much of the speculation died down. However, now the Obama’s have taken the next step and purchased the home they were renting and have decided that because they’ll be in the nation’s capital for at least another two and a half years, said their spokesperson Kevin Lewis, “it made sense for them to buy a home rather than continuing to rent property.”
For years Raleigh has been the center of national attention for the Triangle but tons of activity are also happening around towns that neighbor the big city. Garner and Clayton happen to be two of those small towns and not only are they seeing urban sprawl at it’s finest the demand from the people is there too. Why? Because many major companies are expanding and providing more opportunities for the residents who live there.
The Triangle housing market has never seen this kind of activity before. The closest resemblance was during the housing boom of 2003 – 2006. But the market has evolved and buyers are pouring in from unexpected places such as San Francisco, New York City, and yes, even Florida! The population growth is not the only staggering observation, the average sales price, average list price, and the real estate appreciation over one year, in Raleigh, NC., has also caught the attention of buyers, sellers, and all other on lookers around town. Here is a market snapshot of what’s going on in today’s housing market.
The largest generation of people America has ever seen, up until the Millennials arrived, are beginning to make big moves. Known as the hardest working generation the world has ever known, the Baby Boomers, are responsible for much of America’s prosperity, and due to the wealth their generation created many of them purchased homes that have represented such wealth. However, many Baby Boomers are now beginning to downsize and sell off their large estates. But where will many of them go? With very little supply across the country the dilemma the market is faced with is will there be enough inventory to satisfy demand?