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.

1 June 2016

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.

10 May 2016

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.

2 May 2016

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.

25 April 2016

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.

26 February 2016

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.

12 February 2016

4 Tips To Increase The Curb Appeal Of Your Home In The Winter Months


Just because you are selling your home during the winter months does not mean that you need to forget about curb appeal. Even though you can't plant flowers outside of your house to spruce it up, there is still a lot you can do. Here are four tips to help you increase the curb appeal of your home while trying to sell it this winter.  #1 Keep Your Driveway & Walkways Clear

10 February 2016

Everything You Need To Know About HUD Homes


The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) acquires borrower defaulted Federal Housing Authority (FHA) home loans.  Because the loans are guaranteed, HUD pays the lender and becomes the owner of the home.  To recoup some of the loss, HUD sells the foreclosed homes, known as HUD homes.  Additionally, local housing authorities rent and manage HUD's rental properties. HUD Homes To qualify as an HUD home, the structure must have 1 to 4 units or separate dwellings for housing.

10 February 2016

The Perks Of Hiring A Property Manager


Are you planning on moving out of the home that you own and want to rent it to help pay off the balance of your mortgage? If so, you may have considered finding the tenants and renting it out on your own. However, this can be a difficult process as there are legal requirements that you have to obey and being able to provide your tenants with a great experience can be very time-consuming.

9 February 2016

Tips For Selling Your Home For Top Dollar


Are you getting ready to list your home up for sale? If you are, maximizing your sale price is more than likely your biggest concern. To increase your sale price and the amount of bids that you receive for your home, there are a few things that you can do to improve your situation. To ensure you maximize your home sale, you will want to do the following:  Invest in Staging Services:

8 February 2016