Is Your Real Estate Agent Trend-Savvy? How You Can Tell For Sure And Benefit From His Or Her Expertise...

Aug 17, 2016 by

When you are looking at luxury homes for sale and wishing you could afford one, the problem may not be your finances, but the skills of your real estate agent. You need a trend-savvy agent who knows when the best times to buy and sell are, and then you can capitalize on his or her expertise. Here is how you can tell if your agent is real estate trend-savvy and how you can benefit from it. Your Agent Gives Proof of the Current Real Estate Market and Shows You Where It Is Headed Trend-savvy agents do more than tell you if the current market is a buyer’s or seller’s market. They show you examples of what has been happening in real estate in your area for the last two years (or more, if you...

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Three Things To Do Before Buying Your Condo In Cash...

Aug 9, 2016 by

There are times where buying in cash will give you a significant advantage over others on the market. Cash buyers are much less risk, as they can close immediately and do not have any money issues similar to those who have to finance. Another benefit is that cash buyers can close on any home they like and do not have to wait for the bank to appraise and approve of the property. If you plan to purchase a condo with cash, you have many benefits, including getting a good deal. Here are three things that you need to do prior to closing on your cash condo to make sure the deal is solid.  Find out why you can’t use financing If the seller of the condominium was looking for a cash only buyer, you should...

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Important Tips For First-Time Renters Of Houses...

Aug 2, 2016 by

Are you and your family tired of living in a tiny apartment but you aren’t yet able to buy your own home? Do you want to rent a house so that you and your family have more room to live? Living in a house can be quite a bit different to living in an apartment. If this is the first time that you’ll have ever considered local houses for rent, here are some tips to finding the perfect one for you: Decide how much you can afford: What you can afford and what various calculators say that you can or should be able to afford are sometimes vastly different things. Your total income may say that you should be able to afford $3,000 a month, but once you actually add in your car payments,...

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Cheap Home-Staging Tricks

Jul 25, 2016 by

Staging the home is the process of making surface-level adjustments that will make the home look more attractive to potential buyers. While you can hire a professional to do this, there are also many ways you can do this yourself. Add a Pedestal Sink If you do not have one already, replace your old sink with a pedestal sink. This will make your bathroom appear larger, and a larger bathroom is one common request of home buyers. Keep the bathroom especially uncluttered to make it look larger. Style the Dining Room The dining room can look bare when it is not dinnertime. Therefore, you will want to add something to the table to style it, but a very large arrangement might be overwhelming. A better option is to line a series of small vessels down...

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4 Things To Consider When Investing In A Lake Home...

Jul 11, 2016 by

Investing in a lake home as a vacation property rental can definitely be something that will pay off. Vacationing by the lake is something many tourists consider to enjoy a relaxing stay away from home. However, before you invest in a lake home, you should consider these four things: Access to Amenities: Renting out a lake home can be more challenging when it is not located near to any amenities, such as a gas station, food store, and more. On top of this, it can be even more challenging if your lake home is so far from the town center that it doesn’t receive cell reception, cable, or other amenities such as these. It’s important to keep this in mind since you won’t be able to rent out your lake home for as much money...

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3 Steps You Could Choose To Skip If Buying A House With Cash...

Jul 11, 2016 by

If you have enough cash saved up to buy a house without financing it, you may be able to skip some of the steps that are normally needed when a person buys a house. This is because buying a house with cash eliminates the need for a lender, and the lender involved typically sets forth rules and requirements the buyer must follow before the loan can close. Here are three steps you could skip when paying cash for a house; however, you should fully understand that it is not always a great idea to skip these steps. Title search The first thing you could skip is a title search. A title search is always required when a lender will be offering a loan to someone to buy a house, but you do not have...

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