Selling

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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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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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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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In today's cut-throat and volatile real estate environment, sellers often find themselves struggling to attract suitable buyers for their properties. We live in a world where the housing market is brought to us at our fingertips, and platforms such as Zillow, Trulia, and Redfin are virtual online shopping catalogs for houses.

In order to attract buyers and sell successfully, one needs to understand and adapt to the fast-changing technology. Although other factors are important, the key to attracting buyers in today's world is making a strong first-time impression.

A strong impression can be efficiently achieved by providing as much visual detail as possible in a given property listing. If your goal is to attract quality buyers and truly showcase the

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Dealing with demanding home buyers or sellers can be a daunting task. Below are a few tips to guide you when dealing with difficult buyers or sellers.

Listen

Listening is a sign of respect and professionalism. You will know about the concerns of the seller or buyer and whether they are legitimate. Don't interrupt them when talking to avoid a misunderstanding even when you know where they are aiming. This way, you will be showing them that you care. Encourage them to be open and transparent for clarity. Additionally, you ought to ask questions and support their statements. As an agent, you have to be straightforward when communicating whether it is a text or verbally. You should use a professional language when dealing with first-time clients because

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 Moving into a new place can mean a lot of things to remember, and can leave you feeling like maybe there’s something you’ve forgotten to do. Once the boxes are packed and the moving vans are lined up, we all want it to be bliss-free unpacking from that point, with the only concern being making the new place feel like a home. Unfortunately, it really never works out that way: there are endless t’s to cross and i’s to dot, and taking the time to track down and notify everyone of your move can be quite a challenge.

Luckily, there’s plenty of information out there on who to notify aside from your friends and family; although, it is nice to pick up a pack of nice “we’ve moved” cards to send out to your loved ones giving them your new address. For everyone

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Even first-time home buyers know that there are closing costs associated with buying a home. But they don't always know what the words "closing costs" actually mean, what they include, or why they have to pay them. When you're handing over that much money, however, it's important that you understand exactly why you're doing it.

What are closing costs?

Closing costs are the fees associated with buying a home that you pay at closing. Closing is when the sale of your home is closed, and the title to the home is transferred to the buyer from the seller.

What fees are included in closing costs?

There are many fees that can be included in closing costs. Such fees include:

  •         Application fee
  •         Appraisal
  •         Attorney fee
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When you find the home you want to buy, the next step is putting in an offer so the seller knows you're interested. But how much do you offer? Do you offer the asking price, or more, or less? There are several factors you should look at when deciding how much to offer initially.

Comps (Comparable Sales)

You want to first take a look at comparable sales. Comparable sales are the sales in the same general area, with homes that are roughly the same size, the same number of rooms, and otherwise similar to the house you want to buy. They should also be recent, usually within about the last three months. The comps can help you see how different the seller's asking price is from how much comparable homes have sold for. This will give you a starting point

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