Quad Cities Real Estate Blog
Instant Offer or Instant Trouble
Online companies may facilitate your transaction, but not necessarily with your interests in mind.
By Hilary Nixon, RE/MAX Senior Public Relations Specialist
This week my parents, Norma and David, are making a move they’ve never made before: They’re downsizing. They both were born in 1945 (I’m sure they’ll be psyched I just told you that), and although they missed the exact window to be labeled baby boomers, they have, for the most part, identified with the Post-World War II generation. Boomers have had a broad influence on the American way of life since coming onto the scene between 1946 and 1964. According to some experts, my parents are on the very front end of a trend that will see a significant number of boomers transition into a smaller, simpler, more manageable lifestyle. In many cases, this can involve selling a home that’s just too much to maintain.
Hear that whoosh? It’s the sound of homeowners in flood-prone areas around the country sighing in relief, albeit cautiously. In late October, Congress drafted legislation calling for a four-year delay of the Biggert-Waters Act, which would have significantly raised flood-insurance premiums.
By Katharine Davis, RE/MAX Editor
Yes, I know the leaves are falling, the temperatures are dropping and the holidays are fast approaching. But my sights are set on spring – the season when my husband and I hope to become first-time homebuyers.
By Deborah Kearns, RE/MAX Senior Editor, Corporate Communications
You don’t know me, but my name is Deborah and for six years I’ve been an editor at RE/MAX World Headquarters in Denver, interviewing and writing about the best agents in the world. I make my living telling their stories, but for the next few weeks or so, I’d like to tell you mine.
The iconic RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon turns 35 years old this month! Curious how much it weighs? Or how many countries it flies in? This colorful, new infographic answers these questions, and much more.
It’s a few pieces of paper that can save you a lot of trouble down the road. It’s called the seller disclosure form, and it’s one of the most important things you, as a seller, will fill out in your home sale.
By Cory Vasquez, RE/MAX Senior Social Media Marketing Manager
When we decided to buy a new home, we did just as our real estate agent instructed and created a prioritized list of must-haves for our new home. No one knows our lifestyle better than we do, and we knew exactly what we needed in a house. There was no doubt that we’d know it was the one when we walked in.
Home projects aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. But if you’re a first-time homebuyer, it might be helpful to have some basic fix-it skills.
We will help you get your house ready for sale and give you personalized advice customized to your home. A website can’t do that.