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

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

Selling Your Home? 4 Ways To Get Your Garage Ready

Selling Your Home? 4 Ways To Get Your Garage Ready

The garage is often the last thing on seller’s minds when it comes to home staging. It is prudent to make sure your kitchen and bathrooms are perfect for showings. Just make sure that you don’t neglect your garage when getting your home ready to sell. A good-looking garage can be a great selling point. … Continued

5 Inexpensive Ways To Boost Your Curb Appeal

5 Inexpensive Ways To Boost Your Curb Appeal

It’s no secret that we’re in the midst of a hot seller’s real estate market. That means that good homes are going fast, usually at or above list price. This is largely the result of low inventory, where good homes are scarce, keeping competition for them – and listing prices – high. Bottom line: If you’ve … Continued

Ensuring A Stress-Less Closing

Buying a home is an exciting and exhilarating time, but between the time your offer was accepted, and when you actually have the keys in hand and finally step into your new home, it can be stressful. The escrow period, also known as the closing, can take the most easygoing home buyer to the brink … Continued

Buying A Fixer-Upper? Top Resources To Make The Most Profit

Buying A Fixer-Upper? Top Resources To Make The Most Profit

If your financial situation is limited, yet you’re handy with a hammer and nails, then purchasing a fixer-upper home is an attractive option. Fixer-uppers typically require a bevy of updates and repairs to bring the home up to current market conditions. Because of this, the listing price is often considerably less than a move-in ready … Continued

Steps To Take To Prepare Your Home For Sale

Steps To Take To Prepare Your Home For Sale

Once you have decided that you want to put your home up for sale, you should start taking the steps to get it ready to go on the market. While some homes may be almost ready for pictures and a showing, there are others that may need a lot of work. Because of this, it is … Continued

Everything You Need To Know About Short Sales

Everything You Need To Know About Short Sales

As a home buyer looking in the market, you are probably familiar with what a typical sale looks like. You probably also have a basic understanding of what a foreclosure is and how it will work. However, something that is a little bit less understood would be the short sale. While short sales are not as … Continued

How To Turn A Profit Flipping Land Into Residential Property

How To Turn A Profit Flipping Land Into Residential Property

Reality TV shows have inspired people to flip houses for profit. They make it look fun, easy and the type of business anyone with some capital can get into. Of course, every once in a while, house-flipping episodes show an underperforming sale and a financial loss. Clearly, people in the flipping business need a cushion … Continued

Plan A Spring Yard ‘Tune-Up’ Before Listing A Home For Sale

Plan A Spring Yard 'Tune-Up' Before Listing A Home For Sale

The oft-repeated maxim that there is never a second chance to make a great first impression is especially true when it comes to real estate. Street appeal may focus on a dramatic approach to the front door, but prospective buyers will be especially “wowed” by an appealing back yard. Early spring is the perfect time to … Continued