Most advice on how to prepare your house for sale involves how the property will look to a potential buyer. Appearance is, of course, very important if you want to sell a house quickly and for the best price. But there are three other senses you have to satisfy as ... Continue Reading
According to studies, colds and flu bugs are passed from one person to another more often in the home than in any other location, including school and the workplace. Of food-based bacterial infections, 65% are picked up at home.
What can you do to reduce the risk?
Obviously, keeping rooms clean is ... Continue Reading
If you plan on putting your property on the market, it can be tempting to list it for a very high price in the hope that some buyer will say “yes”. But that rarely happens.
In fact, it is more likely that your property will sit on the market for a ... Continue Reading
Shopping for a house is as much a lifestyle decision as it is a financial one. After all, unless you’re a professional real estate investor, you’re not just buying a house – you’re buying a home.
Sure, there are important financial matters to consider, such as mortgage rates, payments and resale ... Continue Reading
There are lots of reputable home improvement businesses that rely upon “person-to-person” marketing to get new customers. Unfortunately, there are also some undesirable contractors whose plan is to relieve you of your possessions and/or money while performing substandard, overpriced services that are void of any guarantee. Below is a short ... Continue Reading
It’s a buyer’s market. It’s a seller’s market. You’ve probably heard these terms before. But what do they really mean when you’re considering buying or selling a home?
A buyer’s market exists when the supply of homes in a particular market exceeds the demand. Since there are more homes for sale, ... Continue Reading
When you prepare your house for sale, you want to make every room look stunning. But, for any number of reasons, that isn’t always possible. You may not have the time or resources to redecorate or “stage” your entire house. So if you have to choose just three rooms to ... Continue Reading
When shopping for anything — clothes, CD players, even homes — it’s natural to look for a bargain. We all want to pay the lowest price possible.
However, this attitude can get in the way of finding, and getting, the home we want. In fact, many people miss great opportunities because ... Continue Reading
A home inspection isn’t just useful when buying a home. It can be invaluable when selling one, too.
A home inspection can detect previously unknown problems that you may wish to address before putting your house on the market.
For example, let’s say an inspection reveals that there is a small crack ... Continue Reading
A home inspection is a vital part of the buying process.
It protects you from unknowingly purchasing a house that has serious deficiencies – and thereby turning what was initially a dream home into a nightmare.
So what actually happens during a home inspection? Here are a few snapshots of what to ... Continue Reading