Should Pets Appear In Listing Photos?While the prized possessions of property owners might feature in residential listing photographs—artwork, furniture, décor—there’s one thing that won’t: their pets. No matter how cute, fluffy or personable they might make a property for pet lovers; marketing directors have traditionally shied away from including them in listings.
“A pet is not a universally appealing value proposition in a home,” says Nicole Oge, senior vice president of marketing at Town Residential. “Eight out ten people—if you show them a photo with a dog in it, they wouldn’t remember the apartment, they would remember the dog.”So what do you think — Should Pets Appear In Listing Photos?
Jon Stewart Monologue On Banks & MERS
It’s odd how he can be so funny — joking about the ineptitude among banks, regulators and consultants on everything from MERS, the housing bubble, the recent foreclosure settlements, how insignifcant the payouts were (btw those checks bounced) — and somehow he doesn’t ever focus his satiric laser beam on those that really caused the mess in the first place
Fed Policy Creating a Housing Bubble?
American Enterprise Institute Fellow Ed Pinto on Federal Reserve policies’ impact on the housing market
Banks Beginning to Lend Again?
M&T Bank vice president Drew Kessler on data showing banks loosening lending standards.
House Hunting For Kids
While the parents are inside the house with their agent, this kid takes takes to the outdoors to make sure this potential home’s features are satisfactory.
So yeah!!, house hunting can be fun — even for kids. It’s all just in how you approach it!
Veterans Home Loan
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, more than 22 million veterans and servicemembers are eligible for VA home loan benefits. This number is expected to rise with more veterans integrating back into society.
VA Home Loans have a different set of standards than conventional loans because the program is suited to the unique needs of veterans and servicemembers. Further, the program offers substantial benefits to veterans such as no down-payment and no private mortgage insurance payments (PMI). “In today’s economy with interest rates and housing prices at historic lows the VA Loan Program offers significant value to those serving or have served”, says Grant Moon a Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and President of VA Loan Captain, Inc.
Housing Bubble 2.0?
Beacon Economics founding partner Christopher Thornberg and Leader Capital Senior Portfolio Manager John Lekas on state of the housing market.