Choosing The Right House

Refuting A Few Myths First-Time Homebuyers Often Believe

Posted by on September 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Refuting A Few Myths First-Time Homebuyers Often Believe

Buying a home will represent one of the largest financial investments that you will make. Unfortunately, it can be fairly common for first-time homebuyers to give credit to some of the more routinely held misconceptions when it comes to the home buying process. This mistake can lead to avoidable confusion that may cause unnecessary stress and other problems for you. Learning the truth behind a few common home buying myths will provide you more insight when you are going through this process. Myth: Applying For A Mortgage Is The Last Step In...

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Two Reasons Why Dual Agency May Not Be A Good Idea

Posted by on August 31, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Two Reasons Why Dual Agency May Not Be A Good Idea

Much of the time, a homebuyer and home seller will have their own real estate agent representing them. Occasionally, though, one agent will work for both the seller and the buyer. Called dual agency, this type of arrangement has several benefits, including faster communication between all parties and potentially lower commission fees. However, there are some disadvantages to this situation you should be aware of before you agree to dual agency representation. Increased Risk of Overlooking Something One of the main benefits of having two real...

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How to Rent an Apartment Quickly

Posted by on July 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Rent an Apartment Quickly

If you have an apartment on your hands that simply isn’t renting, here are some steps you can take to make sure that the property is being advertised correctly.  Do Excellent Marketing Your marketing materials shape the entire perception of your apartment; they are what gets potential renters’ feet in the door. If you aren’t skilled in photo editing, it’s worth the investment to have a professional or semi-professional photographer take photos of your space. It’s also valuable to get the input of a property...

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4 Staging Tips To Make Your Home Stand Out To Potential Buyers This Summer

Posted by on July 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Staging Tips To Make Your Home Stand Out To Potential Buyers This Summer

The summer buying market is really competitive for both buyers and sellers. It tends to be the time of year when many individuals want to buy and sell homes. With the market so competitive, it is essential that you stage your home well so that you attract buyers who are willing to pay the price that you want to generate from the sale of your home. Here are four staging tips that will help your home stand out. Brush Up On Your Home’s Paint Job In the summertime, when the weather is nice outside, potential buyers are going to spend more...

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Buying A Home? 3 Reasons You Need A Home Inspection Before You Buy

Posted by on June 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Buying A Home? 3 Reasons You Need A Home Inspection Before You Buy

If you’re in the market for a new home, you need to make sure that the one you choose isn’t hiding any defects. Before you sign a contract, be sure you insist on a home inspection. Even if a home looks fine when you walk through, it doesn’t mean that everything is fine inside the walls or up on the roof. A home inspection will help you identify problems that might be lurking just below the surface. Here are three areas of concern that your home inspection should cover. Hidden Mold Growth Mold can be a real problem,...

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What To Look For In A Family-Friendly Home When House Hunting

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What To Look For In A Family-Friendly Home When House Hunting

If you are looking to buy a home that will fit your large family, seeking out family-friendly homes for sale will narrow down your search. There are certain things that you can look out for when house hunting to ensure that a home will be ready to accommodate a large or growing family. Here are four things to look out for if you are on the market for family-friendly homes for sale.   1. Room to Grow If your family is just starting out and you may have plans in the future to have more kids, finding a home with enough bedrooms and...

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Three Tips For Buying A Home For The First Time

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Tips For Buying A Home For The First Time

Buying your first home can be quite exciting, but it can also be very overwhelming at the same time. When buying your first home, it is important to properly prepare to ensure that you do not waste your time looking at homes that you cannot afford or that are not the right fit for you. Use the guide below for a few tips and tricks for making the home buying process easier. Get Preapproved for a Home Loan One thing that you can do to make the home buying process as easy as it can be is to get preapproved for a home loan. There are many people...

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No Down Payment? Options To Consider For Financing Your Home

Posted by on April 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on No Down Payment? Options To Consider For Financing Your Home

One of the most discouraging things about renting is that that rental payment pays someone else’s mortgage instead of bringing you closer to home ownership. However, rustling up the cash for a down payment on a home might not be in the cards for you. So, is there a way to get into your own house sooner when saving thousands of dollars is not an option? Rent To Own It seems like a dream come true: you find your house, but you don’t close on the sale for a few years. In the meantime, your rental payments go toward a downpayment or...

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Senior Real Estate Agents Vs. Junior Real Estate Agents

Posted by on February 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Senior Real Estate Agents Vs. Junior Real Estate Agents

If you are in the market to sell your house, you probably want it sold quickly and for the asking price. Because real estate agents can market your home for you while you continue with the moving and packing process, it may be a very wise decision to hire an agent for this job. However, there are senior real estate agents and junior real estate agents. It is important to know and understand the difference. Here is why their differences and classification should matter to you. Junior Real Estate Agents These agents are not partners with the...

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Tips For Using Instagram To Sell Your Home

Posted by on February 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips For Using Instagram To Sell Your Home

Real estate is a timeless long-term investment that can offer big rewards. The real estate market is rapidly changing, though, and so is the dynamic technology that should be utilized to maximize your chances of selling your home for top dollar. Instagram is a mobile app and social networking website that focuses on photo sharing and video sharing. Since photos and videos are going to be what attracts potential buyers to come see your property, Instagram is an important online real estate marketing tool. Be Mindful and Consistent The first...

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