Learning About Real Estate Listings and Agent Services

  • The Value Battle That Makes Buying Foreclosed Homes Difficult

    30 August 2017

    When looking for property for sale, many people turn to foreclosed homes as a way of saving money. But is this a good idea? There are some slight downsides to this approach that may make it a potentially bad investment. A Foreclosure Will Negatively Affect Surrounding Property Values One of the most troubling things about a foreclosed home is that it can seriously and negatively affect the value of the surrounding homes.

  • Two Options To Avoid Becoming Homeless When Buying And Selling A Home At The Same Time

    13 August 2017

    When you buy a home and sell one at the same time, it can be challenging managing the process so you avoid being homeless while transitioning from one place to another. While you can rent a temporary place to stay if your home sells before you're ready to move, there are things you can do to avoid that additional expense. Here are two of your options. Add a Home Sale Contingency

  • 3 Questions To Ask When Buying A Tiny Home For Your Elderly Parent

    12 July 2017

    More and more aging senior citizens are deciding against staying in a nursing home or an assisted living facility as long as they have the ability to do so, and tiny homes make an ideal setting for an older adult who does not need a lot of space. It is not uncommon for children with aging parents to step in and help with finding a tiny house for their relative. Buying a tiny home for your aging parent should be a decision that takes some careful consideration because as it is with a traditionally sized home, not every home will work out for every individual.

  • Is The Assessed Value Or Market Value Most Important When Selling Your Home?

    10 July 2017

    Before selling your home, you must settle on a listing price. There are several factors you can use to determine the price, including the assessed value and market value of your home. If you are not familiar with those, here is what you need to know. What Is the Assessed Value? The assessed value is based on an assessment that is conducted of your home. The value is often used by the county government to determine taxes and by the mortgage lender to determine the appraised value.

  • Is Your Kitchen Keeping Your Correctly-Priced Home From Selling?

    6 June 2017

    If your home is priced right but is lingering on the market without any purchase offers, then it is time to figure out why. A home that is priced to fit the local market should sell in a reasonable amount of time. When it doesn't get any offers, then there is typically a reason. Sometimes a home's layout is challenging or the landscaping turns people off when they drive up. However, more often, the reason a correctly priced home isn't selling is due to its kitchen or bathrooms.

  • 3 Tips For Staging Small Vignettes In Your Home While Trying To Sell It

    21 May 2017

    If you are trying to sell your home, you may be looking for small, subtle ways to entice potential buyers. If so, use the following tips for staging small vignettes in your house to evoke warm, homey feelings in persons coming in for a showing. Freshen Up The Entryway And Living Room When a potential buyer first comes into your house, they form a first impression. When setting up vignettes in your home, start with either the entryway or living room, whichever one your front door opens into.

  • Buying A Home For Your Growing Family? 3 Easy-To-Miss Details To Look Into Beforehand

    28 February 2017

    When you talk with family, friends, or coworkers about homes for sale, they will likely tell you about the basic details, but leave the specifics out because they do not necessarily make for great conversation. This is fine in these given situations, but it can give you a certain perspective of home buying. When the time has come in which you are ready to purchase a house for your growing family, you will find it easy to pay attention to the things that have been mentioned by others throughout the years.

  • How To Lower Closing Costs Without Relying On A Property Seller's Goodwill

    24 February 2017

    Homeowners are routinely advised to request sellers to shoulder a share of the closing costs. This is good advice, but it isn't always feasible; for example, few sellers will be willing to do that in a seller's market. Luckily, there are still other ways of lowering closing costs; here are three examples: Shop for Service Providers Shop for service providers just as you would shop for, say, car insurance coverage by comparing costs.

  • Want To Sell Your Home Quickly? 3 Tips To Make It Happen

    13 February 2017

    Being patient with the home selling process could have you netting a large sale price in the end. It is not guaranteed, but waiting longer gives you more time for the right offer to come around. However, you may want to get as much as you can for the property while still being able to sell it in a short time frame. It is important to understand that there are several variables preventing any guarantees from happening.

  • Regardless Of Your Position, Your Real Estate Agent Can Refer You To These Experts

    19 January 2017

    Hiring the right real estate agent for your needs is valuable not just for the process of buying, selling, or renting, but also because he or she can put you in touch with a network of experts who will help to make your life easier. For this reason, it's often desirable to partner with a real estate agent who has extensive experience in the business; over the years of working in real estate, he or she will be able to develop this network of contacts to pass along to clients.