Single Homebuyers: Home Elements to Consider for the Future

Single Homebuyers: Home Elements to Consider for the Future

As a single homebuyer, you may only have a vision for the present when you shop for a home. No matter what you visualize or plan your long-term future to look like, a little preparation goes a long way. While you shop for homes and tour open houses, have an open mind for the future […]

What Cat Owners Should Know About Selling Their Home

What Cat Owners Should Know About Selling Their Home

If you have feline companions, you may dote on them and give them full reign of your home. But potential home buyers might not like the sight and sound of cats. Others may love cats but might be allergic to the dander. When you go to put your house up for sale, consider these things […]

Home Sellers: 4 Kitchen Staging Tips

Home Sellers: 4 Kitchen Staging Tips

When you sell a home, every room is important to the buyer, but the kitchen is something special. Many homeowners will spend a lot of time in the kitchen socializing, cooking, or relaxing. As you prepare your home for a sale, you should stage the kitchen to entice buyers who visit your home or look […]

Selling Your Home? How to Stage a Basement

Selling Your Home? How to Stage a Basement

For some homeowners, a large and spacious basement is a catch-all space. It might be a kids’ play area one day and your craft space the next. It often houses Christmas decorations, the kids’ sports equipment, and that old sofa that you’ve always planned to get rid of. While this makes a basement into a […]

4 Great Real Estate Deals to Find During a Recession

4 Great Real Estate Deals to Find During a Recession

If you have watched the news at all lately, you likely know of increasing talk of the likelihood of a recession within the next year or two. While that idea brings anxiety to many people, this can be a boon for real estate buyers. Why? A recession’s shrinking prices and changing housing market brings opportunity […]

How to Prep Your Garage for a Quick Sale (Yes, Your Garage!)

How to Prep Your Garage for a Quick Sale (Yes, Your Garage!)

Kitchens and bathrooms may sell homes, but they aren’t the only things potential buyers look at. In fact, it may surprise you to learn that buyers peek in all your hiding places. They pull back shower curtains, examine closets, and even check out the garage. Your job is to prep your house, including the garage, […]

Top Considerations for a Couple Buying Their First Home Together

Top Considerations for a Couple Buying Their First Home Together

Buying a home together is an exciting step for any couple. It’s a big commitment and leap of faith. Whether you will be living together for the first time or have been renting as a couple for many years, home ownership brings many new privileges and responsibilities. Weigh these considerations before buying a first home […]

Home Appraisal 101: What Sellers Need to Know

Home Appraisal 101: What Sellers Need to Know

Home appraisals are a major part of buying and selling a home. Both buyers and sellers will have a sincere interest in the result of the appraisal. An appraisal should only be done by an unbiased professional who is qualified to determine the true value of a house. As a home seller, you may be […]

Home-Staging Hacks If You’re Short on Time

Home-Staging Hacks If You’re Short on Time

Home-Staging Hacks If You’re Short on Time The process of staging a home for sale is often misunderstood. Many first-time home sellers think that staging a home is a scary idea and not something they want to take on. However, depending on your living situation and the advance notice you have when potential buyers will […]

Causes of Low Appraisals During Property Purchase

Causes of Low Appraisals During Property Purchase

Lenders require an appraisal to confirm that the property is as valuable as you claim it to be; the confirmation helps lenders secure their investments. Unfortunately, an appraisal may return a value lower than the price of the home. Such a low appraisal means you may not get enough money to buy your target home. […]


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