As a DIYer, now is the perfect time to think about any projects that got lost in the shuffle during 2018. If you’d love to move to a new home, making a few specific new year’s resolutions can help you complete the ultimate DIY project: selling your current home on your own. Make the following […]
Most buyers begin their search for a new home online. Internet listings provide invaluable information about each house’s layout, design, amenities — even the character of the surrounding neighborhood. The unquestionable stars of the show, however, are your listing photos. Buyers may want to be treated to a virtual home tour before they commit to […]
Preparing a home for sale can be a daunting task for homeowners who have limited time and resources to get the job done. Use this guide to tackle the rooms buyers care about the most and get your home ready to sell.
If you’re thinking about buying a house or if you’re in the middle of getting a mortgage, you may be wondering about all of these insurance policies. There’s homeowner’s insurance, private mortgage insurance (PMI), mortgage life insurance and sometimes earthquake or flood insurance. But perhaps one of the least understood is title insurance. What’s more, […]
When you’re ready to look for an investment property, you will want to make sure several factors are considered in the process. While real estate investment is complex, you should research and ask questions to in order to prepare. To maximize capital gains and gain awareness of the risks, environment and long-term benefits, you should […]
Signing a purchase agreement to buy or sell a home can be a huge relief. It can feel like the next chapter of your life is about to begin, and you deserve to celebrate the moment. But even after you reach an agreement with someone, the sale isn’t quite complete until you officially close. With […]
As a home stager, the number one question I’m asked on a daily basis is, “How much will it cost to stage my home?” While every home is unique and the cost depends on how much it takes to get your home “show ready”, the truth is that you can’t afford not to stage your home. Here’s why.
Big price reductions, expensive closing costs and withdrawn offers are a home seller’s nightmare. Luckily, you can prevent surprises and stumbling blocks to the closing table by properly preparing your home for inspection. Read along to find out how to prep your home, what to expect during an inspection and how long you’ll have to […]
Investing, as with most things in life, benefits from an early start. Every day that passes uninvested is a day missing out on compound returns, which can then be reinvested to earn more money. Be it through stocks or real estate, investing at young age is how many of today’s 30-something millionaires got on their […]
Before you break out your iPhone and start snapping away, check out the biggest — and most common — mistakes home sellers make when it comes to real estate photography and learn how to avoid them for a faster home sale.