To move your home from the market quickly and get a great price for it, you need to put your best foot forward. Often, that means focusing on what makes your home exceptional. It helps to have a third-party evaluate your home listing to see if you’ve forgotten to list any features that someone might… Read more »
Month: October 2019
What Does Your Real Estate Agent Do for You?
When the time comes for you to purchase a home, you’ll probably first search for a real estate agent. Real estate agents help you understand the housing market, find homes that suit your lifestyle needs and budget, and connect you with other professionals — like home loan officers — that can help you during the… Read more »
Common For Sale by Owner Pitfalls
In a seller’s housing market, you may see signs in front yards that read “for sale by owner.” When you sell your own home, you don’t have to pay a commission to a real estate agent, and you handle the entire process on your own timeline. It can sound liberating and potentially lucrative, but it’s… Read more »
What Factors Determine What Kind of Mortgage You Get?
When you wade (or in some cases, cannonball) into the world of homebuying, you’ll almost certainly start by getting preapproved for a mortgage. You should know that not all mortgages are made equal. There are a number of factors that determine what kind of mortgage you can receive, and what kind of mortgage will work… Read more »
Buying a Home? Answer These Questions First
When you decide to finally dive in and purchase your first home, it’s an exciting moment! You’re taking the next step on your journey toward becoming a homeowner. You’re about to purchase a place that’s going to become a home for not only your stuff, but your memories. This is a special time. It’s also… Read more »
Make a Home Maintenance Checklist
Buying a home is a process, and certainly a big financial commitment. Once you’ve purchased a home, moved in and gotten settled, it’s time to start caring for your investment. That means keeping up with regular maintenance to prevent wear and tear. You may be surprised by how some simple steps taken on a monthly… Read more »
Don’t Forget These Things When Selling Your Home
There are many different reasons why you might decide to sell your home, and those different reasons can lead to different selling timelines. If you’re thinking about selling your home in the next couple of years, that can leave you with plenty of time to get your ducks in a row. If you need to… Read more »
How Much Should Homeowner’s Insurance Cost You?
Owning a home comes with certain costs for which you’ll want to account before making the purchase. One of the costs that people often forget about before purchasing a home is homeowner’s insurance. Homeowner’s insurance covers your dwelling and accidents that may occur on your property. The goal of homeowner’s insurance is to reduce your… Read more »
Will a Video Walkthrough Lead to More Offers on Your Home?
Selling your home quickly is a matter of getting it in front of not only lots of potential buyers, but the right potential buyers as well. You want to show your home to people that want to buy it. If one-hundred people come to your open house, but none of them are in a position… Read more »
Should I Have Bought a Home Already?
It can be easy to compare yourself to others around you. Social media makes it easier to do so than ever before. With everyone else’s lives playing out in real time on your phone, you might feel anxious about falling behind. One way that many people measure life progress is by homeownership. Buying your first… Read more »