Toledo Real Estate Blog

  • Mortgage Rates and Housing Prices Expected to Rise in 2014

    BY Deo Tolentino

    Even though 30-year fixed rates dropped in the first half of January, many analysts expect fixed mortgage rates to go up somewhat in 2014, but to top out at around 5%. What this means for buyers is that while higher than 2013's historic lows, the rat...

  • Curb Appeal for Condo Sellers

    BY Deo Tolentino

    You know that curb appeal is important to buyers of single-family homes, but you are selling a condominium in a large building full of similar units. How do you make yours stand out? Here are a few tips for prompting that positive first impression th...

  • Will a Bath Remodel Increase My Home’s Value?

    BY Deo Tolentino

    Spring is just around the corner and the lure of a new home has you thinking about putting yours on the market. Your neighbor added a new bathroom last year and you’re wondering if you should upgrade yours before you sell. Logically, a new bathroom...

  • Design Trends in New Homes

    BY Deo Tolentino

    When the housing market rebounded, so did home builders eager to show off their design skills. Buyers expect that newly constructed homes will be safer and more energy efficient, but they’re also looking for homes that meet the needs of the more mo...

  • Real Estate Terminology: Ratios, the Third in a Series

    BY Deo Tolentino

    In the vocabulary of real estate, various ratios help buyers and mortgage services determine the viability of a purchase. A ratio is a way of expressing the relationship between two values or amounts. Usually, ratios compare how much of one thing the...

  • Know Your Style: Country French Style

    BY Deo Tolentino

    Originally called French Provincial, Country French Style evokes the casual simplicity and rustic elements of a country home in the South of France. By paying tribute the region’s sunny, warm landscape, Country French style adds cheerful vitality t...