Home Buying Tips

‘New Homes Are Likely a Viable Choice for Fewer First-Time Home Buyers.’ New-Home Sales Dip as Affordability Worsens

‘New Homes Are Likely a Viable Choice for Fewer First-Time Home Buyers.’ New-Home Sales Dip as Affordability Worsens Getty Images The numbers: U.S. new-home sales decreased 8.6% to an annual rate of 763,000 in March, the government said Tuesday. That figure represents the quantity of homes that would be sold over a yearlong period of time […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Apr 26, 2022

10 Wild Home Inspection Photos That’ll Make You Go ‘WTF?’

10 Wild Home Inspection Photos That’ll Make You Go ‘WTF?’ chrisboy2004 / Getty Images Instagram is an endless trove of eye candy in the form of celeb selfies, cute pets, and cool home design ideas—but who would have thought that shocking home inspection photos of rusty toilets or electrical hazards would become Insta-famous, too? That’s […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Apr 24, 2022

The South Pacific in Santa Monica? Beautiful Bali-Style Mansion Is Listed for $9.5M

The South Pacific in Santa Monica? Beautiful Bali-Style Mansion Is Listed for $9.5M Realtor.com With this premium Balinese residence in Santa Monica, CA, you’d never need to venture across the Pacific Ocean for vacation. Of course, living a resort lifestyle year-round isn’t cheap. Located just a few blocks from the beach, this South Pacific–inspired residence recently […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Apr 24, 2022

What Does ‘Contingency’ Mean in a Real Estate Listing?

What Does ‘Contingency’ Mean in a Real Estate Listing? When you see the word “contingency” in a real estate listing, it may be one of those real estate terms that make you go, “Huh?” But don’t sweat it. We’ve all been there, and we’re here to help clear up the confusion. Every home sale is […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Apr 22, 2022

Exclusive: Mika and Brian Kleinschmidt Reveal the Money-Saving Home Maintenance Move You Aren’t Doing

Exclusive: Mika and Brian Kleinschmidt Reveal the Money-Saving Home Maintenance Move You Aren’t Doing Mika and Brian Kleinschmidt are best known as the hosts of “100 Day Dream Home,” now in its third season. While these Florida residents know plenty about designing and building a gorgeous home, they’re also very aware that first-time homebuyers today […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Apr 22, 2022

Modern, Boxy, and Colorful: Michigan Design Defies All Norms

Modern, Boxy, and Colorful: Michigan Design Defies All Norms Realtor.com A property with two distinct structures separated by a bridge is a standout in the suburbs of Detroit. Modern, boxy, and colorful, it’s a refreshing change from the norm. “I’ve never seen something like this before,” says listing agent Shadia Martini, of Great Estates Realty. […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Apr 21, 2022

What Does ‘Under Contract’ Mean in a Real Estate Listing?

What Does ‘Under Contract’ Mean in a Real Estate Listing? Getty Images As you scroll through the real estate listings, you might spot a few that say the house is “under contract.” But what does “under contract” mean? In most cases, a property is listed as “under contract” once a buyer has made an offer […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Apr 16, 2022