[Reposted from HomeAdvisor] March madness is here — not the basketball kind, but the “home” kind. It’s that time of year when homeowners who’ve been through a few winters know to be at the top of their game, they have to be proactive. Here are four things they always do: #1 Patch Up the Bare Spots in the Lawn Image: Jennifer Bogle/Offset That’ll keep both … Continue reading 4 Homeowner Tasks you Gotta do in March
Should you hire a home inspector before you sell? While sellers know that a buyer is going to require a home inspection, they often wait for the buyer to take the initiative. Then sellers wait nervously for the results. Because most real estate contracts have an inspection clause, the results of a home inspection could cost the seller thousands of dollars to fix the problem, … Continue reading NEWSLETTER: Market Updates, Home Inspections, Emergencies, Contest Winner, Nest Thermostats….and more!
School is almost back in session, and whether you want to admit it nor not, the holidays are right around the corner as well. You might not think that now is the best time to sell your house. Talk to any real estate agent, and they will tell you that there are certain seasons that are more favorable to sell your home than others. Often, … Continue reading 4 Reasons to Sell This Fall
Spring is almost always the busiest season for real estate. And this Spring is no different! What makes home buying a challenge is the competition. You know the story- a home pops up on the market, and then 4 days later it has gone ‘Pending’ with multiple offers. Maybe this has you afraid to start your home search. Or maybe you’ve been in the housing … Continue reading Ready to Buy a Home? Don’t Start Your Home Search Without THIS!
With housing prices appreciating at levels that far exceed historical norms, some are fearful that the market is heading for another bubble. To alleviate that fear, we just need to look back at the reasons that caused the bubble ten years ago. Last decade, demand for housing was artificially propped up because mortgage lending standards were way too lenient. People that were not qualified to … Continue reading 3 Reasons the Housing Market is NOT in a Bubble
A study by Edelman Berland reveals that 33% of homeowners who are contemplating selling their houses in the near future are planning to scale down. Let’s look at a few reasons why this might make sense for many homeowners, as the majority of the country is currently experiencing a seller’s market. In a blog, Dave Ramsey, the financial guru, highlighted the advantages of selling your current house and downsizing into … Continue reading It’s a Seller’s Market! Should I Downsize Now?
When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price for it with the least amount of hassles along the way. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is actually getting their homes sold. In order to accomplish all three goals, a seller should realize the importance of using a real estate professional. We realize that … Continue reading The Importance of Using a Professional to Sell Your Home