One More Reason to Buy :)

9 Jun 2012 · by Virtual Results

When it comes to dating, homeownership can be the ultimate aphrodisiac.


NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — When it comes to dating, homeownership can be the ultimate aphrodisiac.

In a survey of 1,000 single people, more than a third of women and 18% of men said they would much rather date a homeowner than a renter.

Only 2% of women said they preferred to date a man who rents, while only 3% of men said they would choose a woman who rents over one that owns her home, according to the survey, which was conducted by Harris Interactive for real estate site Trulia.

Both sexes also clearly prefer it when there’s no roommate in the picture; 62% of survey respondents, men and women, prefer to date singles who live alone.

And there was bad news for the growing number of boomerang kids — the young adults who went off to college, graduated and then wound up back in their old bedrooms. It’s going to be hard to find love, except (perhaps) from your parents. Less than 5% of all singles surveyed said they would date someone living in their childhood homes.

“That’s a real deal-breaker,” said Michael Corbett, a spokesman for Trulia. “If you’re still living with your folks, you’re dead-on-arrival for dating.”

The home they could love

Trulia also asked which home features are the biggest turn-ons. Number one turned out to be a master bath. Men (64%) love that private sanctum almost as much as women (75%) do.

Walk-in closets were cited by 55% of men and 72% of women and gourmet kitchens got 51% of the male vote and 62% of the female. Hardwood floors, outdoor decks and home theaters also came in high on the list.

Interestingly enough, hot tubs got a lot less love from respondents. Only 26% of men and 22% of women cited the old standby in the science of seduction as an amenity they would truly want. 

New Office Coming Soon

9 Jun 2012 · by ChrisSampaio

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Real Estate News

9 Jun 2012 · by ChrisSampaio

If you have been watching the news you probably heard that the market is improving. Prices are starting to go up in some areas and inventory its getting lower. On top of that there are less foreclosures and short sales. What does it mean? It means that if you have been waiting for the bottom to buy, this might be it. It might be the time to make the move and get something at a good price until you can.