The Villages Blog

Over the past few years, a real estate buying frenzy bid up home prices to eye-popping amounts. However, as mortgage rates have risen, buyer demand has cooled. 1 Consequently, home sellers who enter the market today may need to reset their expectations. Read more
If you're embarking on a journey to purchase your very first home, you might want to pay attention to your credit score. Your credit profile has a major impact on your ability to secure financing and can also influence your interest rate. Read and Learn more... Read more
Every buyer goes into a real estate transaction hoping to win the negotiation, but not every negotiating tactic will have the desired effect. Want to buy that home? Read on... Read more
With so many people working from home these days, it's no surprise that a home office has become a popular selling point. In fact, it's now a "must-have" feature for many buyers. Take a peek! Read more
Understanding the true value of a home is critical for both buyers and sellers. However, sometimes sellers are interested in conducting their own home appraisal to determine what a home is actually worth before setting an asking price. Read more
A renovation sure can be exciting, but it's also fraught with pitfalls that can bring on regrets. How do you ensure that, by and large, when the grand project is concluded, you're content with the results? Read more
Investing in real estate provides many owners with positive cash flow, tax benefits and the satisfaction of making an impact in others’ lives.  Like any investment, real estate has market trends that, if ignored, can cause an investor tremendous headaches. Read more
A new home is one of the largest purchases you'll make in your life. In order to keep things moving as smooth as possible, there are certain unwritten rules buyers need to know before setting out to purchase a home. Here are some tips... Read more
Today, first-time homeowners are buying more square footage and putting down roots, in what may mark a fundamental change in family housing. But experts say there are still ways for families who can’t afford fancier properties to cope. Read more
It’s the old supply-and-demand predicament: Home sales in the U.S. continue at a torrid pace, but the availability of listings remains limited. Buoyed by historically low mortgage rates, buyers keep shopping for homes, reducing the available inventory and sparking a rise in home prices across the country and especially in The Villages Florida. Here are five factors that illustrate where the housing market is today and is likely heading tomorrow. Read more