April 2018

Found 4 blog entries for April 2018.

New Home Building Technologies You Should KnowBuying a home today is still very much about the standard features of the structure: square footage, number of bedrooms, and practical amenities. But in 20 years, home buyers may only want to buy a home that was constructed by a 3D printer or one that was built with a foundation of concrete that can heal itself from trauma or time. If this sounds like sci-fi, it might be time for home buyers to learn more about how new advancements and products are currently shaping the industry. Learn more about the technology behind home building, and how it's likely to affect future sales.

Robot Brick-Layers

While certainly one of the more controversial technologies of tomorrow, brick-laying robots are able to work at a rate that a human simply can't

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Home Bidding Wars: How to Navigate a Bidding WarAccording to experts, housing availability nationwide is limited, creating stiff competition for those that come up for sale—especially the most desirable ones. The home shortage has seemingly roused the resurgence of home bidding wars reminiscent of those reality TV storage auction shows where cash is king, negotiations occur fast, and wit are required to become the victor. Here are some tips for successfully competing in and winning a bidding war when buying a home in the perfect location.

1. Pay in Cash if Possible

Sellers are likely to give preference to buyers offering to pay in cash. This is because the sales process is streamlined when buyers don't require financing. There are often cases where sales get delayed due to financial

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General Tips for Understanding EscrowEscrow refers to the time period between when a home buyer's offer is accepted and when they officially take control of the home. The standard time period is about 30 days, but the numbers vary considerably. There's a lot for both buyers and sellers to do during this, and a lot of ways that something can go wrong. Luckily, home buyers who take the time to learn more about it should have a much smoother escrow experience than those who go into it blind.

The Basics of Escrow

Because few sellers know the buyers very well, escrow is the art of letting a neutral entity handle the most valuable parts of the transaction. To ensure a seller doesn't run off with the buyer's down payment, both parties let someone else hold onto key documents or cash

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Homeowner Roofing Material InformationChoosing a roofing material can be difficult. Homeowners in search of a new roof must first choose the right material for their needs. Knowing the differences between each roofing material can help homeowners who would like to install a new roof on their home.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are the go-to roofing product for the majority of the homes in the U.S. Home owners love shingles because they're durable, affordable and versatile. Shingles come in a variety of colors to match homes of all types and styles. Asphalt shingles can even be cut into different shapes to resemble other, more expensive materials, such as cedar shakes or slate tiles.

With an expected service life of about 20 years, shingles aren't the longest-lasting

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