20 December 2017
One of the most exciting events you may go through in life is buying a house, yet this event can be very overwhelming and confusing too, especially if you are a first-time homebuyer. Because of this, it's important to understand certain terms used in real estate before you start the process of looking at homes for sale, and here are three important terms you should understand. Full-disclosure One term to learn about before you buy a house is full-disclosure.
6 December 2017
One resource that many people overlook when buying a home is the value of talking to neighbors. While it can take a little bit of courage to walk up to a stranger's house and ring the doorbell, doing so can be valuable. If you're eyeing a house to buy and you're getting close to submitting an offer, you should consider visiting the neighborhood with your real estate agent and contacting a few nearby neighbors.
13 November 2017
Moving out of state and not being able to watch your property means that you need to put someone in charge of the sale. The best person to take over the care and sale of your property is a real estate broker. Real estate brokers can represent you for finding a buyer or finding a renter. If you are not able to be hands-on with finding a buyer, you will be able to communicate with your real estate broker who will be on the project.
28 October 2017
Ask most business people and they will tell you location is an important aspect of their success. The same goes for purchasing a condo you want to sell later. If you want your property to retain its value, here are two location issues you want to watch out for. Single-Employer Cities Purchasing a condo in an area where employment prospects are good can definitely help ensure your home stays valuable, because there will typically be a constant influx of people who need places to live.
11 October 2017
When you make the decision to sell your home, you have several decisions to make. If your home needs repairs, one of those decisions could be whether to sell the home as-is or try to make the necessary repairs. For some sellers, placing the home on the market as a fixer-upper is the right decision. If you are unsure whether you should go ahead and list your home or make the repairs, here is what you need to know:
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.
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
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.
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.
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.