As part of tradition (and by 'tradition' I mean this is the second time) we are listing the top 10 YourHomeForSale blog posts of the year. It was interesting to see what bubbled-up as the blog's must-reads, and we have to say - you are an eclectic bunch! Who knew that you all have a penchant for pink bathrooms, micro economics and hurdle rates?
Based on our analysis, we understand that you prefer no-nonsense real estate information combined with some whimsy and local flavor. Got it. We'll keep it coming, and we're always open to suggestions, so if there's anything you'd like to see more of (or less of) just let us know!
From our team to yours, have a safe, happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!
YourHomeForSale Top 10 Posts of 2012
"[The] idea of the macro (broad-based) and the micro (hyper-local) goes for a real estate as well."
"Rather than get frustrated, there are a few ways to approach the pink bathroom. One that you might not have considered is to embrace it. That's right - don't be so quick to sink the pink."
"Experts have declared that today's hurdle rate is lower than average past property appreciation rates, making Buy vs. Rent the preferred option for prospective homeowners. Why? Because things are looking up."
"Of course these are just a few of the many features and resources that make Arlington a great place to live. But if you had to pick a favorite Arlington street to call home, which would it be?"
"Many people who expected to own a home five years ago are still waiting, and during the waiting process, people change - and so do first-time buyer expectations and priorities."
"...if you're left scratching your head saying, 'what the heck is shadow inventory and what does it mean to me?' we'll shed some light on the shadows."
"There is a back-to-basics shift happening - whether it's wanting to know where your food comes from, or wanting quality-built homes in communities that keep families together and support networks close."
"When it comes to homeownership, we consulted local insurance expert, Paul Kent of Rush-Kent Insurance. He provided his insights into some insurance questions that every homeowner - and potential homeowner - should know."
"If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this is our infographic of experience and expertise."
"The market is picking up, you don't want to delay, your new home is waiting, so get on your way!"