An article published in Realtor Magazine a few years ago is still relevant today. First-time buyers are increasingly turning to their parents to help fund their home purchases. Twenty-seven percent of first-time home buyers last year received a cash gift from relatives or friends for a down payment, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. … Continue reading Dipping Into the Bank of Mom and Dad | Realtor Magazine
When selling your home, it’s common you may experience some stress, feel a bit uncomfortable, and even have some anxiety. These feelings are usually magnified when selling your home while it’s vacant. The truth is that even though most human beings are hard-working, considerate, and law abiding citizens, there are always some people however, who are not. … Continue reading Are You Selling A Vacant House?
Taxes are a part of life. While we may disagree with this, it doesn’t change the fact that the federal and state government are coming for their money every year. One area where homeowners are hit particularly hard is through property taxes. You will pay a certain tax rate on your property based on where … Continue reading Have You Paid Your Property Taxes?
I recently came across this article written by Bill Gassett about Curb Appeal and thought I would share it with you. Inexpensive Ways to Add Curb Appeal When Selling a Home By Bill Gassett 2014-10-29 11:30 When you start considering selling your home, you often begin to look at it differently than you did before. … Continue reading Inexpensive Curb Appeal
Buying a condo, which is short for condominium, is not the same as buying a single-family home. There are different considerations that need to be taken into account prior to purchasing! In many real estate markets, purchasing a condo can come at a much lower price than purchasing a single family residence. A condo is … Continue reading Are You Prepared For The Condo Association?
Things Realtors Wish Buyers Wouldn’t Do Call listing agents on your own – This is a free country and you have the option of doing a lot of things on your own, even if you shouldn’t. There is a reason you hired a buyers agent. This person has the skills and expertise you need to … Continue reading Bad Buyers
Trying to Sell a Home with Tenants Still Living Inside? These 3 Tips Will Make Your Life Easier Are you thinking about selling a home that you have rented out for some additional revenue? If so, you're likely trying to discern how to best inform the current tenants and conduct the sales process in a … Continue reading Tenants?
Three Handy Home Staging Tips That Will Help You Display Your Home in the Best Light Your home may be one of your largest assets, and you certainly want to take steps to get the highest price possible for it when you list it on the market to sell. In addition, you may have plans … Continue reading Staging Your Home To Sell
So you have decided to leave your old home behind and move into a house better suited to your current lifestyle. The initial excitement you feel after making this decision is pretty invigorating, but there is still a lot of work to be done to transition from one home to another. Depending on how long … Continue reading De-Clutter De-Clutter De-Clutter
Understanding How Home Equity Works and Why Buying a Home Can Be Your Best Investment When delving into the world of real estate and investment property, there are many terms that will come up that require further explanation. Whether you've never heard the phrase 'home equity' before or you have a little familiarity, here are … Continue reading Home Equity