How Long Will A Short Sale Take?

By admin On July 25th, 2013

If you are a home owner and currently owe more than what your home is worth, then you are what they call “upside down” on your mortgage. This can be a very stressful situation to be in, especially if you have been making timely payments on your home over the years only to find that you still owe more than what it is worth. What can complicate things even more is if you are looking to relocate and sell your home, as this can be a huge hassle and can lead you into foreclosure.

Fortunately, you always Read the rest of this entry »

Should You Fix It Or Offer An Allowance?

By admin On May 27th, 2013

Whether you fix a problem in your home or offer an allowance can make a huge difference in your final selling price. Buyers who plan to live in the home that they purchase don’t want to have to replace the carpet, room or furnace before they can move in. An allowance will not change the fact that your home is not move-in ready.

When prospective buyers view your house, they like to envision themselves in the home. If they have to Read the rest of this entry »

What Are Potential Buyers Looking For In Your Home?

By admin On March 29th, 2013

If you are thinking about selling your home, you obviously don’t want to dump thousands of dollars into it. However, there are a few little things that you can fix up without spending a lot of money. Before you know it, you will have your fair share of people wanting to buy your home.

. Consider painting some of the main rooms in the home. Believe it or not, a couple of gallons of paint will go a long ways in making a big difference.

. Fix any holes in the walls. This is something that doesn’t Read the rest of this entry »

Woodhaven Homes – To Buy or Not to Buy

By On November 9th, 2012

Sometimes when you buy a home there are things included in the investment. I’m not talking about hidden charges, I’m referring to extras that you inherit along with the investment. Some of these things are helpful like a dishwasher while others not so much – pools. And, sometimes, you get something just plain unexpected like a home with security equipment already installed.

So do you buy a home with all these fancy bells and whistles? Certainly it’s no problem to just take all that stuff down, but you may want to reconsider – especially if that equipment is in any way affiliated with home security services.

That link has all kinds of valuable information about some of the best home security systems on the market including contact info that can help you figure out just how to proceed. In some cases, it may actually be in your best interest to have the equipment reactivated in your name. No installation fees and all you really have to cover are the monthly costs.

Think of a home that has a security system already installed as a property with perks. Much like a dishwasher, you could actually make use of this existing tech.

Is It Cheating To Stage Your Home

By admin On November 8th, 2012

The number of qualified home buyers has decreased while the number of homes for sale has increased. In this buyers’ market, your home has to be special to sell and spectacular to demand a high price. If you are having trouble selling your home, the problem could be that you have too many personal items in the house. One possible solution to this problem is to hire a professional stager to give your home the look that makes buyers want to live Read the rest of this entry »

What Questions To Ask Your Realtor

By On October 24th, 2012

Whether buying or selling a home, it is important to engage a reputable realtor to guide you through the entire process and answer all your questions.

If buying

1. Avoid hasty decisions. Buy a home that adequately meets your present needs such as a good neighborhood and school system if you have children. Also allow for some wiggle room if you plan on expanding your family in a few years.

2. Look to the future. Will the house be a hard sell down the road? Is the Read the rest of this entry »

When You Don’t Get Along With Your Realtor

By admin On October 11th, 2012

Selling your home by yourself is frustrating enough, but even more salient, if the realtor you hired, is turning out not to be the realtor you thought you hired. Let’s open the book of “common sense” and ask a few questions.
Would you buy a car without driving it?
Would you buy a new pair of shoes without knowing whether they fit or not?
Well, if you’re buying or selling a home, the same rules should apply Read the rest of this entry »

How To Find The Perfect Realtor For You

By On September 12th, 2012

Looking for the perfect Realtor? If so, you should definitely look for someone who knows the area where you are buying or selling a home. The benefit of working with a local Realtor is that not only does he or she know the details of your home, they also know the statistics of property values, fair market value and information about homes that have sold in the area in the recent past. They know what potential buyers in the area like and dislike and they most likely know other professionals in the area.

It’s always best to work Read the rest of this entry »

How To Research The Neighborhood You Are Considering

By admin On August 4th, 2012

If you are considering a move into a new neighborhood, whether across the city or across the country, you should take time to research the area in order to determine if it is a good match for your lifestyle.

Home buyers have different criteria for what defines a good neighborhood, but nearly all agree that the neighbors and a convenient location are at the top of the list of considerations. If you have, or plan on having children, you will want to investigate the school district and how it compares to neighboring areas.

You should consider the types of businesses Read the rest of this entry »

Make A Wish List And Prioritize It

By admin On July 18th, 2012

If you are considering buying a new home, there is something you should do before you start looking for homes. Make a wish list. Anyone who has purchased a home can tell you that you should have a very good idea of what you need in a home and what you want in a home ahead of time. This definitely makes your Realtor’s job easier when searching for options and it makes your job easier when it comes time to compare the homes Read the rest of this entry »