Should You Have A Real Estate Agent For A New Home Purchase?
A recent national survey showed that 88% of new-home buyers involve a real estate agent to help them through the home-buying process. So most buyers and most builders have decided it’s the best way to go. New home project salespeople are a great resource to understand their project. But your ...
How To Make A Home Ready To Sell
Start several months before the property is made available. Look through the eyes of a buyer. What needs to be cleaned?  Repainted? Repaired? Or tossed? Ask yourself - or a friend If you were buying this house what would you want to see? The goal is to show a home that looks good makes ...
What Is an Inspection Clause?
You may want to include an inspection clause in the offer when negotiating for a home.An inspection clause gives you an “out" on buying the house if serious problems are found or gives you the ability to renegotiate the purchase price if repairs are needed.An inspection clause can also specify that ...
How to Set a Price For Your House?
Your aim is to get the best price AND terms in your market, during the period you’re selling.Market conditions, interest rates, and competition, all matter.The price you want, and the price a buyer will pay, are framed by those complex conditions.So pricing isn’t completely predictable.Other ...
20 Home Gadget Gift Ideas to Fit Any Budget
Looking for the perfect present for a loved one this holiday season? We’ve rounded up 20 of our favorite gift ideas. And since we work in real estate, we focused on items that add enjoyment, comfort and, in some cases, major value to your home.Approximate Price Ranges$ - under $50$$ - $51 to ...
How Can You Improve Your Home’s Value?
Buyers generally seek the least expensive home in the best neighborhood they can handle. So, you want to present a home that fits in the neighborhood but doesn't stand out too much. For example, if neighbors are all 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and 3000 square feet, additions that make your home 5, 4, and ...
From Renter To Owner: 8 Important Reminders Before Making The Transition
If you’re renting now, you most probably dream of having your own house one day. In fact, you’re probably already looking into buying a property to your name right now. So aside from finding that perfect dream home, what else do you have to prepare for in buying your own place of residence? Here ...
How To Deal With Low Ball Offers On Your Home
You might have expected that your house would sell for exactly what you set the price for, and a buyer making an offer for much less could be pretty frustrating. So what exactly makes for a lowball offer? Typically its 25 percent or less below list. But with all things being unequal, what makes an ...
10 Important Fixes/Repairs To Make Before Selling Your Home
If you’re about to sell your home, having it in top shape will definitely up your chances of getting it sold quickly. It shouldn’t just be about making it look beautiful; you have to consider functionality as a major aspect in a buyer’s decision. A buyer will most likely have a professional home ...
The 5 Biggest Red Flags To Spot When Purchasing A New House
Whether it’s your first time buying a home or have had experience in purchasing properties, it’s very important to be reminded of what can be a problem after the sale has been made. After all, we want to minimize costs and get the best deals. How can this be done? Home inspections are crucial in ...