3 Months, 3 Housing Trends: Rates Rise, Prices Slow, Millennials Buy First-time home buyers might have a couple of things to cheer about in the final three months of 2018, even as mortgage rates are expected to continue their slow rise. Here are three housing and mortgage trends to keep an eye on from October […]

by MJN Real Estate October 09, 2018 0 comments

Safer Mortgages Rise From the Ashes of ’08 Financial Crash Mortgages are safer now than they were 10 years ago. That’s the main effect the 2008-09 financial crisis has had on the mortgage market. The following loan types were popular during the housing boom in the early- to mid-2000s but are unavailable now to most borrowers: […]

by MJN Real Estate October 08, 2018 0 comments

Moving 101: Pet Safety Moving day is here, your bags are packed, boxes loaded, and movers are en route. Everything seems to be going smoothly, then suddenly, you realize you can’t find Fido… More than 10 million pets go missing each year. A good number of those wander off while their families are preparing for a move. […]

by MJN Real Estate September 08, 2018 0 comments

Buying a House in 2018: What You Need to Know Buying a house is a minefield full of “I didn’t know thats.” From choosing the right home to qualifying for the best mortgage, you want to minimize the things you don’t know. Lower your “didn’t-know” ratio. With a shifting lending landscape, rising interest rates and down […]

by MJN Real Estate July 31, 2018 0 comments

6 Ways to Trim the Cost of Painting a House A fresh coat of paint makes everything it touches seem brand new. But such new beginnings cost real money. Professional painters charge around $4,000 for labor and materials to paint the exterior of a 2,500-square-foot, two-story home and roughly $5,500 for the interior. Painters’ rates […]

by MJN Real Estate June 19, 2018 0 comments

3 Months, 3 Housing Trends: Fast Buyers, Higher Rates, Tapping Equity Homebuying will remain competitive from July through September, with the edge going to buyers who act fast. And as mortgage rates rise, some homeowners will feel compelled to tap their equity rather than refinance or sell. Here are three housing and mortgage trends to […]

by MJN Real Estate June 10, 2018 0 comments

Installing a New Garage Door Can Give Your Home a Lift Despite its hanging in there through life’s ups and downs, it’s time to replace your garage door. A new garage door can improve the look of your entire home, but what should you expect to pay? Garage door installation — not including an opener […]

by MJN Real Estate June 04, 2018 0 comments

Save on Granite Countertops and Rock Your Remodel Granite countertops, durable, high-fashion and low-maintenance, are stars in kitchen and bathroom remodels nationwide. And you don’t need to buy the most expensive granite to get stunning results in your home. Here’s what to know about granite counters, how much they will set you back, and tips […]

by MJN Real Estate June 02, 2018 0 comments

5 Signs It’s Time To Go From Apartment To House Have you been thinking of trading in your previously adequate apartment for a bigger living space? Here are five signs it might be time to move into a single-family residence. 1. You’re ready to expand your family This is one of the most popular reasons […]

by MJN Real Estate May 21, 2018 0 comments

5 Things That Make A Good Neighborhood When you’re looking for a home, the right neighborhood is one of the most important factors to consider. Here are five things that make for a great neighborhood. Schools This one seems pretty obvious, but it bears repeating. Good schools are essential to a good neighborhood. Quality schools […]

by MJN Real Estate April 30, 2018 0 comments