If you are trying to sell your home and you have not had any offers as of yet, you may be worried that it will sit on the market for much longer than you had anticipated. A home that does not spark interest in potential buyers may need a boost in the way it is being advertised or presented. Here are some tips you can try in an attempt to increase the interest prospective buyers have in your home, perhaps landing you a sale as a result.
29 December 2016
Renting out a tiny home allows many people to experience a way of living that they otherwise would not be able to. Turning over your tiny home in between rentals may be a lot easier because the space is much smaller than your typical rental home. However, it can be difficult to find cleaning products that work well to clean the small spaces throughout your home. Fortunately, there are a few natural sprays that you can use to clean out your tiny home in between rentals.
29 December 2016
If a home you are looking at has been remodeled after fire damage, you may not be sure how to proceed. Is the fire damage still a limitation, or should you consider this home for sale just like any other since it has been rehabbed? Read on to learn what you should do before making an offer on a home with fire damage. Hire an inspector with experience dealing with fire damage.
28 December 2016
If you're looking to buy a townhome, it can be a good idea to stipulate to your real estate agent that you'd prefer a unit on the end of the building. Whether the townhome is made up of three units, four units, or even more, securing a spot on either end of the building can be advantageous. Knowing that you've narrowed your search in this manner, your agent will be able to find suitable properties and arrange some showings for you.
21 December 2016
There are not many experiences that can carry the same level of stress or excitement that comes with house shopping for the first time. When you are starting the process of buying your first home, you need to appreciate some tips to minimize routine oversights and issues. Decide on a Long-Term Plan for the House Before you start looking at homes, it is critical for you to have a sound understanding about your long-term plans for the property.
15 December 2016
During the home buying process, you have to decide whether or not you are willing to buy a home in a community governed by a homeowners association (HOA). Depending on the community in which you want to move, the HOA fees can be several hundred dollars a month. If you are unsure if a home that is governed by a HOA is right for you, here is what you need to know.
6 December 2016
Have you recently decided you would like to move to a new home? Your family may have outgrown the current one you are living in and are now ready to live in something that is a bit more spacious and comfortable. In that case, there are a few different things you should start doing before you put your home on the market. The simple steps you take can make all the difference when it comes to finding your dream home and making sure to sell the current one at a faster pace.
30 November 2016
In theory, owning real estate property that you rent or lease out is an easy way to earn a living. However, in reality, being a landlord can be a grueling job that requires a great deal of your time and effort. It is for this reason that many property owners choose to trust a property management service to handle their properties. If you are considering making the transition to allowing a property management service handle your landlord responsibilities, you are bound to have questions.
28 November 2016
It's an exciting time when you begin getting serious about buying your first home. If your credit is good, mortgage rates are just above 4% for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage. This is quite low and a rate that many qualified home buyers are taking advantage of. If you are struggling to save for a down payment, you may also qualify for a mortgage backed by the Federal Housing Authority. The FHA provides mortgages for otherwise qualified buyers who are middle or low income as a way to help those individuals buy a home instead of renting.
21 November 2016
Are you looking for a new apartment and finding only luxury units when you really want to save some money? You're not out of luck. With so many developers creating luxury complexes and refurbishing older units to meet luxury standards, you may actually have a little leeway that would allow you to live in one of these complexes even if you thought you couldn't. Obviously, there will be basic rent requirements that you have to meet, but past that, you can take some frugal steps to make that luxury apartment your home.
31 October 2016