Becoming a homeowner is an exciting prospect, but the execution is not that simple. Finances can certainly get in the way, but first-time homebuyer programs can help in that regard. It is also possible to look at foreclosures, but then you run the risk of moving into a home that needs major repairs. You may find it a little more desirable to exercise patience and dedication in an effort to purchase a home of great value.
29 September 2016
If you are like a lot of homeowners who decide to sell their home, you might first attempt to sell your house on your own without the help of a real estate company or agent. There are many good reasons why it is a much better idea to trust a real estate agent when it comes to selling your home, but one of the biggest is the fact that certain mistakes are turn-offs for buyers.
21 September 2016
When you put your house up for sale with a real estate agent, you must agree to pay a commission if the house sells. This rate is usually around 6%, but this varies. The agent that lists your house will only receive a portion of the commission you pay, and this is why agents typically do not like to negotiate rates. There are times when they might be more willing to offer a lower rate though, but you should not ask unless one of these reasons applies.
30 August 2016
Buying a home is part of the American dream. There are a lot of home renovation shows on television that can make the task of remodeling a home look enticing. Unfortunately, it can also turn into a downer when you end up sinking much more money than you expected because the home requires a lot more TLC than previously thought. Anything from termites to a cracked foundation can turn your fixer upper into a money pit.
8 August 2016
Luxury homes offer upscale living at its finest, and finding the right luxury home means looking for the features that are meaningful to you. As you shop for your new dream home, look for some of these features to make your house an escape from the outside world. Smart Technology The home of the future is here with smart technology. Luxury homes today are built with high tech features which can be controlled by your mobile device.
27 July 2016
If you're hoping to purchase a home soon, you're probably saving like mad to get the required down payment. While the down payment is usually the largest amount of cash that you need to close on a home, it isn't the only cash you'll need. In addition to paying for home inspections before closing, you will need to have cash on hand for the following at closing, depending on your purchasing terms and the arrangements you have with your lender.
11 July 2016
Once you make an offer on a home that is accepted by the seller, the price is not set in stone. There are several things that can happen that will actually affect the price that you pay once the deal is finished. Be aware of these 2 things that can alter the price. The Home's Appraisal Value A home may have been sold for $50,000 over the list price, but that does not mean the home is worth that much money.
30 May 2016
In an effort to save money on living expenses, many new buyers are making the choice to invest in tiny homes as opposed to larger single family properties. If you want to join the tiny house movement, it's important that you make sure you are prepared to face some of the challenges associated with living in a small abode. Here are three things you should consider before finalizing the purchase of a tiny house in the future.
10 May 2016
Before you decide to actively list your home, there are a few things you can do to make sure that your property is appropriately represented. The better your listing is, the more likely you will be to attract prospective buyers. This is especially true in real estate markets that are extremely competitive. 1. Take Professional Photographs A professional photographer and home staging company will be able to make your home look move-in ready to prospective buyers.
25 April 2016
Renting your vacation rental home in the summer is a great way to turn profit on a home that you are not currently using. However, keep in mind that you can also rent out your vacation home during the off-season, which may be beneficial for you if you are not going to be using the home during this time. Here are four tips for renting your home during this time:
31 March 2016