While no real estate agent will say, "I told you so!," you might hear a little voice in your head saying it anyway. So what can you do to help the situation?
When it comes to buying a home, we always think about the big things: sales price, location, mortgage qualification. But it's often the little things that rise up to make living in that home a great joy or a huge letdown.
When you and your REALTOR® sit down to price your home, you'll be looking at competitive homes that are the most similar in size, location and amenities as your home. You may find that prices can be...
Few things in life are more exciting than buying your first home. The feeling of turning the key for the first time (or clicking the garage door opener) is....
With the arrival of the housing recovery three years ago, equity began to recover. Projects shelved for six years were back on the table, and the remodeling industry boomed. Spending for home improvements has continued to accelerate, and.......
Getting ready to sell your home? You could hire a home stager or just follow their lead........
Going through the escrow process can be stressful when you're buying a home. Once you do, you get the privilege of living in the home you've worked so hard for. But first..........
There are eight major steps you will take when you buy a home and each one is as important in its own way as the last.
You may think that autumn isn't the best time to showcase your home, but you'd be wrong. Yes, fall days are shorter, with fewer hours of daylight for buyers to see your home. There may be many days of grey skies, rain, or early snowfall. But.....
Swimming pools are a great way to cool down under the scorching summer sun, and of course they're tons of fun. But with the summer heat comes water shortages in many states, and saving water becomes crucial. Don’t feel guilty using your swimming pool — instead, follow these drought and environmentally friendly considerations to recycle, conserve and preserve pool water.
Decluttering is a great way to get rid of the things you don't need before moving or preparing your house for a walkthrough. But you need to avoid some of the common mistakes that come with this seemingly daunting job. Here are some of the roadblocks you could run into and how to handle them:
You're ready to sell your home, you've got a buyer lined up, you're about to make an offer on that great home down the street, and then... everything falls apart.
Cleaning is called a chore for a reason. For most of us, it's never going to be fun. But it can be made a little less tedious by using some clever cleaning hacks,
Lenders want to give you a mortgage, but they also want to minimize their own risk. The easiest way to retard risk is by using your credit scores to make lending decisions.
Home inspections will vary depending on the type of property you are purchasing. The following are the basic elements that a home inspector will check. You can also use this list to help you evaluate properties you might purchase.
Not all real estate practitioners are REALTORS®. The term REALTOR® is a registered trademark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics. Here's why it pays to work with a REALTOR®.
Are you waiting until spring to buy a house even though you could do it now? Rates are low, the economy has improved, and great deals are out there. So if you're waiting it out, it has to be because of one of these four compelling reasons:
Once your home goes on the market, real estate agents may call to show your home anytime, day or evening. Keeping your home "showtime" ready can be challenging, especially if you have children and pets. What you need to stay organized is a handy checklist so you can be ready to show at any time.
MLSs use it. Insurers use it. Appraisers use it. Tax Assessors use it. When it comes to real estate, there's no avoiding square footage as a measure of any home's value.
But how much is square footage worth to you as a homebuyer? Knowing the square footage can be helpful, but it shouldn't be the main tool to determine your offer price.
Sometimes when everything goes right we have trouble accepting that fact. Perhaps nowhere is this phenomenon more clearly illustrated than in the case where a seller receives a good offer right away.
The American dream of owning a home is something everyone should have if they want it. You should be able to live where you want and enjoy the features of your environment that help you relax, entertain, play, and.......
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We're in the home stretch now, with the holidays just around the corner. Which means many of us will end up in a mall or shopping online in the next few days leading up to Christmas for all those gifts we haven't yet purchased. Here are the 7 things you should wait until after the holidays to buy.
For a society that likes shiny new things, the latest research could foreshadow a surprising trend -- homebuyers choosing older homes over new construction. Why?
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