Homes for Sale

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Home staging has become a major tool for selling a home quickly and for the highest price. Investopedia defines home staging as visual merchandising that utilizes interior design principles to create a flattering impression. 

Pros of Hiring a Stager

Real estate agents often recommend that sellers hire a stager before listing their home for sale. Below are the top reasons cited for professionally staging a home. 

1. Staging makes a home look more spacious.

One of the main purposes of staging is to remove clutter and excess furniture from your home. It should be easy for buyers to walk through any room without bumping into furniture crowded into a room. A home filled with knickknacks and too much furniture feels cluttered and is less

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A property is considered "hot" when it’s believed that the home will be sold within just a couple of weeks of being listed. There is criteria that will dictate whether or not a home is a hot property. Some of the considerations include the type of property you have, the listing price and where it’s located. Check out some of the other characteristics that can help you determine if your home is a hot property.

Attractive Photos

Having attractive photos of your property is imperative. They must be professional looking and of high quality to stand out. This is critical, especially when it comes to the primary or featured image that will be seen first. The featured image will often determine the number of people that view the listing. A quality photo

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Buying real estate involves more than just finding an available house or plot of land. Most buyers simply find what they want, make an offer, and go from there. But it’s wise to do a land survey first before buying a plot of land with or without a house on it. The land survey will reveal important things about the property you need to know.

The Importance of a Land Survey

A land survey tells you exactly what you’re getting. The surveyor will measure property boundaries to make sure they’re correct. Otherwise, you could actually get less than what you’re expecting. The surveyor can also determine if nearby driveways, sidewalks, fences, or other structures are on the property.

The survey is also important because someone might have a building or

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Before a buyer chooses a home, there are certain conditions that they should be aware of. Most real estate agents can guide a buyer to a better selection, but if the buyer wants to look for their own home, they should read about the statistics within the neighborhood before moving into a home. Since a buyer is looking to purchase a home, there are additional facts to consider. Some of those facts are:

  • deteriorating houses in the neighborhood
  •  no street lights
  •  no caution lights
  •  no traffic lights
  •  drugs in the neighborhood
  •  no friendly neighbors
  •  increased crime rates
  •  people speeding through the neighborhood
  •   poor lawn service
  •   loud noises

A buyer can usually find statistics about a neighborhood in the local

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Taking out a mortgage is one of the biggest expenses most people will make in their lifetime. Even though it is a huge financial responsibility, almost half of new home buyers don't put in the necessary time to compare different lenders to find the best rate.

These days, there are more options to consider than traditional credit unions, banks and mortgage brokers. Many home buyers are turning to the internet to find mortgage lenders. It can be intimidating to think about taking out a huge mortgage from an online lender. Below are some of the pros and cons of using an online mortgage company to take into consideration.

Pros Of Using An Online Mortgage Company

1. Lower Interest Rates Available

One of the main advantages of an online mortgage

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Whether you're interested in increasing the value of your home for yourself or for future sales, it’s best to consider multiple ways to do so. Some of the most innovative approaches to increasing the value of your house involve the use of timers. Considering the vast ways in which timers can help may encourage you to purchase at least a few.

Lighting Systems

Timers for lights are pivotal ways to raise both the value and security of your home. For example, you can time lights around the exterior of your home to go on when night falls, which brings up a sense of security. Furthermore, in the event that you are away from home, you can have the lights go on and off with a timer, thereby giving off the appearance that someone is home and making the house

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8 Things to Consider Before Renting to Tenants

There are great reasons for renting an apartment that is above the garage of your home to earn extra cash, or alternatively, you might want to take an extended vacation abroad while renting your entire home to tenants. If you want to make money from your Greenville home, then there are several things that you should do first.

Check Your Local Zoning Regulations

Before you rent a room or an entire home, you must check the local zoning regulations. You may need a permit to rent to tenants, and in some cases, an inspection of your property is required first. Failing to follow these guidelines can lead to financial fines or other penalties.

Check Your Tax Situation

When you are renting a home or a

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The housing market is doing well at the moment, but lenders still consider a 20-percent down payment as optimal for most would-be home buyers. That said, fewer and fewer Americans have instant access to potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in liquidity.

In fact, most homeowners have their net worth wrapped predominately in the home itself, which creates something of a quandary for those looking to buy their first home or invest in their dream home.

You might be wondering - How are first-time homeowners able to come up with enough money for a down payment while having money left over for renovations and mortgage payments? There are also property taxes to factor in. Bearing that in mind, there are a lot of ways to come up with more money for

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Moving antiques can be filled with trepidation, especially when you have valuable belongings that are family heirlooms or one-of-a-kind pieces that cannot be replaced. There’s no doubt that accidents are bound to happen when moving from one location to another. While there’s a chance that everything will arrive in the same condition, there’s also the likelihood that something will get broken or go missing. Below are five steps that you should take to ensure your antiques are protected during a move.

1. Creating An Inventory List

One of the first things you’ll want to do if you have a lot of valuables, especially antiques, is creating an inventory list so that you can have a good understanding of what you have and the condition they are in before the

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Selling your home, whether on your own or with a realtor, will take some work. However, if you can start early and do it in small chunks of time, you'll find you can market your home successfully, only move the items you want and get moving with a minimum of stress.

Repairs

Review your home with a critical eye for easy fixes. Walk around the inside of your home and seek out damaged trim, tired wall paint and loose tiles. Do the same outside your home, looking for torn or loose screens, missing or aged weather stripping, or dried out caulking.

Cleaning

If you choose to repaint, clean carefully along each wall as you work. Something as simple as washing outlet covers in a bowl of warm soapy water before reinstalling can brighten your

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