For many people, the new year brings big changes — and there are few changes bigger than selling a home. You may be ready for a fresh start, but deciding whether you should sell your house is no easy decision. There are a whole host of financial factors to consider, not to mention the emotions that come with leaving a place you’ve made your home. With so much to think about, making the final decision may come down to one simple question: Will 2019 be a seller’s market? The short answer is yes. But it’s not all good news. There are a million factors that affect the housing market, and here are the main points you should consider when deciding to sell your house in 2019.
A deployment is one of the hardest things a member of the armed forces can experience in their military career. But it’s almost equally difficult for families who miss their loved ones and want to see them return safe. Many spouses dream of having their husband or wife come back to a brand-new house so they can jumpstart their lives stateside again. But buying a home is extremely complex, especially if your spouse is overseas and unable to help in the search. That doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Here are some tips on buying a house when your spouse is deployed.
Homeowners understand owning and maintaining a home takes work. We all want to provide a protective, safe and friendly home for ourselves , our family, and all of our guests.When you’re busy working your job(s), caring for your family, and maintaining a home, things can occasionally get missed. Because there’s so much to do around the house this time of year, we compiled the most complete fall home maintenance checklist for our heroes to tackle their fall home maintenance to-dos, and also created a convenient single one-sheet checklist you can download to reference every year to assure nothing is missed. If you’re a first-time homebuyer, this post provides essential information and the free fall home maintenance checklist download is a great tool to keep you ahead of the game.
We are proud of our Heroes Served Club inductees. Not only do the accomplishments of these Homes for Heroes affiliate real estate and mortgage specialists show the hard work and dedication they have for the real estate profession, but also their commitment to serve their community heroes and provide them with significant savings.
These eight club members have helped over 1,300 heroes buy, sell or refinance a home, and in the process, provided a total of nearly $1.3 million in Hero Rewards® savings!
Veterans Day is about honoring the sacrifice of all the men and women who proudly served in our armed forces. It’s a day for remembering that freedom isn’t free, and there are men and women who worked and fought to protect those freedoms and our beloved country. It’s a day to honor a tradition of service that ensures all Americans enjoy the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
In recognition of National Veterans and Military Families Month, and Veterans Day on November 11th, the Homes for Heroes Foundation presented a $3,750 grant to the Grand Strand MOAA (Military Officers Association of America) in South Carolina to support Grand Strand veterans, courtesy of a nomination submitted by Homes for Heroes real estate specialist, Joanne Paskewich out of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
As a real estate agent, you’re committed to getting the best deal for your clients. So, what if there was a way to help your clients save money while also growing your business? That’s what Homes for Heroes aims to do through our extensive affiliate network. We work with over 2,300 real estate and mortgage specialists nationwide who choose to partner with us because they recognize the benefit to their clients, their communities and their bottom line. Here’s what you need to know about Homes for Heroes and why working with us could be a big advantage to you and your clients.
In early October 2018, the Homes for Heroes Foundation donated a $5,000 grant to the Denver Firefighters Relief Fund. Homes for Heroes mortgage specialist, Jamie Harrington, along with real estate specialists, Chris Gettys and Sherry Gorman presented the $5,000 check to the Denver Firefighters Relief Fund who gave the grant to the Josey family to assist with the costs of managing their son Quinton’s cerebral palsy.
The mid Columbia Pig Bowl, located in Dalles Oregon, is an annual fundraising football game between Washington and Oregon law enforcement members that brings the mid Columbia community together to raise money for local families that need some assistance. On September 22, 2018 the Homes for Heroes Foundation, along with local Homes for Heroes real estate specialist, Heather Wright, and mortgage specialist, Eric Green, provided the Dalles, Oregon Pig Bowl a $5,000 foundation grant to help support the Gibson and Pishion hero families.
To increase home value, it usually takes some elbow grease and a little money. When you work with us to buy a home, you’ll actually receive money you can put toward improving the value of your new home. On average, heroes save over $2,400 when they buy a home with us, and some save even more. The savings are received on real estate, mortgage, title and inspection services provided by Homes for Heroes specialists. After closing on your new house, Homes for Heroes will mail you a check for the amount saved, and you can use it anyway you want.
One option might be to use your Hero Rewards savings to update your new home. This is how you can increase home value. Consider it a wise investment that also makes your home more like you want it. You don’t have to do a full-blown remodel; you’d be surprised by what you can do on a budget. Not sure what sorts of improvements to make that add value? Here are some tips: