Things to Research Before You Contact an Agent for Help with Selling Your Home...

Jan 5, 2017 by

If you’re interested in selling your home but don’t feel in a huge rush to do so, you’re in a good position. Instead of rushing into the process, you can take your time to do some research to find out if this is the right time to sell—and to get what you want for your home. Instead of rushing to hire a real-estate agent, you can do some of your own research to help you make a decision about how you wish to proceed. Your research could suggest that now is the right time to sell, or it could show you that there’s no rush to list your home. Here are some steps to take when conducting your research. List All of the Specifics of Your Home Your first priority in researching whether it’s...

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Hitching Post: 5 Tips for Buying a Rural Property to Turn into a Wedding Venue...

Dec 30, 2016 by

If you’re looking for a way to create a stream of income with your own rural property, turning it into a wedding venue can be just what the doctor ordered. But, you need to purchase the right home with the right features in order to make it work well. Here are 5 tips for finding just the right piece of real estate.  Choose a Main Building. If you’re buying a property with existing buildings, you may be able to save time and money by converting one or more of them into the wedding venue alongside your own personal home. However, this can also result in a ballooning renovation budget. So, look at the potential venue buildings with an eye to how much it will cost to bring them up to code, to provide electrical...

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Things You Will Need To Discuss With Your Realtor When Buying A Vacation Property...

Dec 29, 2016 by

If you are planning to purchase a vacation property many miles away from your home, you will probably need to rely on a real estate agent from that area to help you locate the right property for your needs. Still, you will need to communicate what you are looking for. Here are a few things you should be prepared to discuss with the real estate agent: Will the home be used to generate income? If you are planning to purchase a second family home and will not be renting out the property, you will need to let the realtor know. Vacation homes that are also used to generate residual income may have different considerations. Even if your family is relatively small, your realtor may direct you toward homes that have a large number of...

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Use These Natural Scents To Make Your Home Appealing During An Open House...

Dec 29, 2016 by

A home that smells like a wet dog, cigarette smoke, deep-frying grease, or worse, body odor, will give visitors a bad feeling the minute they step in the door. This can be bad when you’ve invited guests into your home, but potentially catastrophic when your house is for sale and an open house is scheduled. In order to neutralize unpleasant odors, some people will use potpourri, air fresheners, or candles. While these objects will do the trick, they may also irritate the noses of prospective buyers who are sensitive to scents. It’s a better idea to rely on some natural scents to make your home appealing during your open house. Here are some suggestions. Fresh Coffee More than 8 out of 10 American adults drink coffee, which means that putting on a fresh pot...

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Tips For Helping You Be Prepared To Buy Your First Home...

Dec 22, 2016 by

The act of purchasing a house can be an almost overwhelming task for the first-time buyer due to the number of considerations that must be factored into the final decision. This can lead to oversights, mistakes and other problems that may cause complications, but following some common sense tips will help you to minimize these potential issues. Create A List Of Neighborhood Features That Your Desire When you are buying a home, it can be easy to overlook the neighborhood due to focusing on the potential house. However, the neighborhood can be one of the more important factors that will contribute to both the future value of the home as well as your comfort in your new home. To make sure that you do not overlook important features for the neighborhood, you should compile...

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Four Things An Inspector Will Look For During An Electrical Inspection...

Dec 16, 2016 by

When you purchase a home to flip, it is important to realize that it will need to be inspected before you can resell it. One of the most common inspections that the home will have to pass is an electrical inspection. The guide below walks you through a few of the things that the inspector will check when doing the inspection of your property. Check for Proper Wiring Some older homes have outdated wiring that is considered dangerous by today’s standards. The inspector will inspect the wiring in the home to make sure that it is up to code and all damaged or old wiring has been replaced. Check the Circuit Breaker Box The inspector will then check the circuit breaker box to make sure that everything is properly wired to it and that...

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