Home Automation Conveniences Attract Buyers

Home Automation Conveniences Attract Buyers

The rise in Millennial homebuyers will inevitably change the items that promote faster and more lucrative home sales. Think home automation. Consider trends over the past decades that have included conveniences such as built-in dishwashers, central air, energy efficient appliances and many others. As mechanical and technological advances move into the mainstream, prospective home buyers … 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

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

Best Tax-Deductible Home Improvements for Homeowners

Best Tax Deductible Home Improvements for Homeowners

Before delving into tax-deductible home improvements, it’s important to understand that these tax deductions won’t be applied immediately. In most cases, homeowners can only benefit, tax-wise, from their home renovations later, when they sell their home. It’s important for homeowners to keep receipts for their improvements, though so they have proof of the improvements they … 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

6 Money Making Tips For The First Time Home Seller

6 Money Making Tips For The First Time Home Seller

Today’s homebuyers can have specific ideas and personal preferences that influence their decision on what attracts them to a particular property. While some prefer a fixer-upper, many desire a home that’s as close to turn-key as possible. First time home sellers may help expedite the process with six selling tips.   Determine Right Listing Price … Continued

Five Reasons Why Spring Is The Perfect Time To Sell

Five Reasons Why Spring Is The Perfect Time To Sell

Spring is many people’s favorite season of the year. Obviously, there are many valid reasons why this is so; but, one of the best things about spring is that it is an ideal time to sell your home. If you have considered putting your home on the market any time in the next year or so, … Continued