Decide How to Proceed with Your Chattels Before You List Your Home for Sale


Upon hiring a real-estate agent to help you put your house on the market, you'll become acquainted with the term "chattels." If this isn't a word that you've previously had in your vocabulary, you should know that in real-estate terminology it essentially refers to the items that could be included in the sale of your home or excluded. In other words, chattels are things that you're okay with leaving behind or things that you want to take with you when you sell.

1 December 2016

Leasing New Office Space? Two Tips To Help You Get The Best Deal


Whether you're just starting your business and need to find a building to operate out of, or you've had your company for some time and are expanding, it's important to get a good deal when you're leasing office space.  You want your money to go as far as possible so you can get the most bang for your buck.  However, you may not quite know how to go about the process of getting the best rental rate on office space.

25 October 2016

Use A Multi-Layer Approach To Increase Your Sales As A New Real Estate Agent


If you are a new real estate agent who is just starting out, it can be frustrating going through all of the work it takes to break into the market and start actually selling homes. If you want to actually make sales as a real estate agent, you need to utilize a multi-layer approach to building your sales. #1 Find A Mentor The first thing you need to do is find a real estate agent in the area who is willing to be your mentor.

29 September 2016

Want The Best Chance At Buying A Home Of Great Value? 3 Tips For Looking At Listings


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

Don't Turn Off Potential Buyers With These Rookie Home-Selling Mistakes


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

3 Good Reasons To Ask For A Reduced Commission Rate When Selling The House


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

Four Tips To Consider Before Buying A Fixer Upper


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

Four Features To Look For In Your Dream Luxury Home


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

Do You Have Enough Cash To Buy A House? Adding Up The Cash Requirements


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

2 Ways A Home's Price Can Be Affected After An Offer Is Made


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