Surprising Things That Can Derail A Closing

Surprising Things That Can Derail A Closing

Once you and the seller have negotiated an offer and you’ve been pre-approved for a mortgage, you might think that you are definitely in the clear as far as closing goes. However, that is not always the case. Many surprising things can put a halt to closing. Some may ultimately stop the closing while others … Continued

Home Appraisals: Why You Want a Real Estate Agent to Value Your Home

Home Appraisals: Why You Want a Real Estate Agent to Value Your Home

While there may be instances when a homeowner must sell a property and move regardless of market conditions, there are other times when the value of the property will be a deciding factor in whether a homeowner moves or remains in the home for a longer period of time. Some homeowners will attempt to determine … Continued

Home Buying: Repair Requests After A Home Inspection

Home Buying: Repair Requests After A Home Inspection

The perfect home has been found, the one in the right neighborhood with the right amount of bedrooms and bathrooms. The home inspection is complete, but a few issues have been found. At this point, a home buyer has decisions to make.   What Repair Requests Can Be Made After a Home Inspection? Structural defects … Continued

Can Color Help Sell Your Home?

Can Color Help Sell Your Home?

Color psychology is not an exact science, but there are basic principles that marketing pros use to sell everything from greeting cards to automobiles. Much of it has to do with color. Yes, the colors you put on your walls, or on your front door, can help clinch a home sale! Humans have emotional reactions to … Continued

3 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Time House Hunting

3 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Time House Hunting

In the ideal home-buying scenario, you’d have plenty of time to find the perfect home. However, this is not always possible. Maybe you are relocating for a job and have to buy a house from across the country. If this is the case, you might have to limit the time that you spend house hunting. … Continued

6 Essential Home Fixes Before Selling

6 Essential Home Fixes Before Selling

Not every buyer may want a fixer-upper. While your home for sale doesn’t need to turn-key or move-in-ready, there are certain fixes that are important to many buyers and that can help make the sale.   1. Landscaping It all starts with curb appeal. Landscaping helps set the mood and makes the first impression. It … Continued

Is It A Good Idea To Buy A Remodeled Home?

Is It A Good Idea To Buy A Remodeled Home?

If you watch popular TV shows like Property Brothers, Flip or Flop and Fixer Upper, you might believe that buying a remodeled home is a great idea. These shows always have happy endings. The process looks fun and easy, and the houses turn out beautiful. However, it is rarely this easy when buying a real-life … Continued

Fix and Flip: Forget What You See on Television

Fix and Flip: Forget What You See on Television

The drama of home and garden TV shows may be fun to watch, but no matter what you think, reality shows are not at all like real life. If you think it’s easy to buy a house that needs updating and turn it quickly for substantial profit, you might want to think again. That doesn’t necessarily … Continued