Danny's Real Estate Blog - Blog Archive: May, 2014

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May 2014

There are 2 blog entries for May 2014.

First-time home buyers have been a sluggish segment of the housing market in recent years, but Barclays equity researcher Stephen Kim is betting on their return. Kim recently released a report, “The Return of the First-Time Buyer,” which outlines three reasons why he believes first-timers will soon be back. In fact, he’s betting that entry-level buying will be a key theme in homebuilding industry this year.

Kim says that job growth is reaching an important threshold for improved household formation. “The cumulative number of jobs created over the past several years has now reached the point where each new job will drive greater household growth,” Kim writes.

Also, Kim points to the loosening of credit, with more lenders showing willingness to lend to

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If you are looking for ways to add value to your home, the following home improvements may be just what you’re looking for.

Tip 1: Remodel your kitchen
Kitchen updates are one of the best ways to increase the value of your home. Adding modern appliances and refacing your cabinets to give it a more modern look is well worth the investment.

Tip 2: Add a Garage
Homes with at least a two car garage are more attractive to potential home buyers. Having a home with a small garage is almost as bad as having no garage, so consider upgrading before putting your home on the market.

Tip 3: Remodel your bathroom
Bathrooms are very important to home buyers. Just as with the kitchen, home buyers look for modern conveniences. Adding a Jacuzzi bathtub, painting the walls and…
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