July 2017

Found 5 blog entries for July 2017.

4 Signs It’s Time to List With A Realtor

It seemed a great idea at the time. Save yourself the 6 percent commission that you'd have to pay a realtor by selling your home on your own. After all, how difficult is it to put up a “For Sale By Owner (FSBO)” sign on your front lawn and to put an ad on the local paper and in a real estate website. You've even seen enough housing shows to know that you should stage your property inside and out to make it attractive to buyers. You certainly don't need a sales agent to tell you that.

So here it is, six months later, and your home is still on the market with no buyer in sight. Before you reach that sorry state, learn to recognize the four signs that it's time to list with a realtor.

 

You don't know how

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Buying a home is a huge step for anyone. It’s exciting to become a homeowner, and this will likely be the biggest purchase that you make in your entire life. Considering how much homes cost and what a commitment they are, the buying process takes some time, and you definitely don’t want to rush through it. To make sure it goes as smoothly as possible, follow this guide to get through every step of the process.

Figure out What You Can Afford
The last thing you want is to find a house that you love, only to then realize that it’s out of your price range.

Before you even begin looking at houses, you should make sure that you have stable income and savings to cover your expenses for at least three to six months. Financial experts recommend this amount

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The Pros and Cons of Buying vs. Renting

People often wonder whether they should buy or rent their home. There are many things to take into consideration, not all of them financial. We’ll cover some of the pros and cons of buying vs renting so you can decide which one would be right for you.

 

Renting

You’ve probably heard the saying 'renting is throwing money away'. This is because people equate renting with giving away your hard-earned cash. You’re not building equity when you rent, so when you move out you cannot sell your property or make money from it.

 

Renters, on the other hand, do not have to pay for upkeep or repairs. They are able to move whenever they wish depending upon the lease and often only have to pay a penalty if they

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TOP 10 THINGS ON HOME BUYERS' WISHLISTS

If you are selling your house, it is a given that you want it sold as soon as possible. Having your house sit on the market for a long period is costly and inconvenient. To sell it quickly, it is important to know some of the most popular qualities in a home that buyers are looking for.

1. Updated Windows

 Buyers are looking for energy efficiency in the home they want to buy to save money and be more environmentally friendly. When buyers see old windows, they automatically think about high utility bills and drafts. The most effective way to increase energy efficiency is to update old windows with good quality, Energy Star-rated windows.

 2. Open Floor Plans

 A house with an open floor plan tends to

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