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We all want to sell our homes at above asking price, but what is it that makes a seller succeed at this? Here's our expert advice on how you can sell your home above the asking price.
Ask For Less
You may be surprised, but pricing your home lower than market value can have an extremely positive effect on the offers you receive. This is because a low-priced listing will stand out and will draw more attention, which boosts your chance of a bidding war.
By attracting more buyers to come and look at your home, you will find more buyers who are willing to make an offer on your property. When they view your home they will see its true market value, and are then more likely to make a higher offer in hopes of outbidding others. It's all about creating…
New homes can be scary. But when you take the time to think about it, and plan ahead, maintaining a home is easier than you think – a manageable mix of experience and common sense. Here are five skills that will help maintain your new home for years to come.
Fixing A Toilet
It's not as daunting as it sounds. Just remember that toilets work with gravity – the water wants to flow freely. Don't be afraid to open that tank up and adjust the floater and valves as needed. Occasionally run the water (flush the toilet, turn on the sink) in unused rooms, like the guest bathroom, to keep the pipes clear and functioning.
Dealing With Animals
Sometimes your animal neighbors invite themselves in. While it's always better to use professionals if you have a…
Purchasing a plot of land can be one of the best investments to make. A landowner has great (but not unlimited) freedom in how to develop their plot, and land never expires so its potential is essentially infinite. That said, buying undeveloped or vacant land can be risky business, so read on to find tips on purchasing a plot.
Do Your Homework: Before You Get Onto The Land
Before anything else happens, figure out your priorities. Decide what you want the land for, what amenities and what location you want, what you're looking for in terms of neighbors or local government, and, of course, know your budget. More specific questions will arise around taxes, fees and permits for building, available utilities/water access – but, first, just…
Buyers don't despair...even though interest rates are rising and inventory is super low. You can still find the home of your dreams. But first you must be prepared.
1.Talk to a lender . Before you start your home search, talk to a lender to find out what you can qualify for. It doesn't make sense, if you don't know what price range to look in. Lenders look at a number of things to determine how much they will lend. And when you find the perfect home, you'll need a pre qualification letter to accompany your offer. With homes having multiple offers, you want to be ready.
2. Find yourself a good Realtor. Your Realtor can not only help you find a home, but can also help determine the best price to offer and help you navigate through the process to get…
WHEN YOUR CREDIT CHANGES
It's a combination car, pickup
truck and SUV. You really want it. The features are
great, the style is the latest, and it's affordable after
the down payment, the cost
is only $300 a month.
"Would you buy this car today if I can include the genuine wood grain, rubberized
side moldings?" asks the salesman.
Before emitting a strong "yes", stop and consider what's about to happen. You will
be increasing your debt load and monthly payments, things which make mortgage
lenders edgy. If you want to buy a home in the coming months, you need to
carefully consider your financial choices.
The issue here is not cars. If you need a car for safe travel, then safety comes first.
But if you merely want a new car or
music system, an
Happy 4th of July
I would to wish everyone a safe and Happy Independence Day.
If you are traveling, please drive responsible.
Buying a new home is very exciting, but can be overwhelming even to those who have bought a home previously. Below is a brief overview of what buyers can expect and hopefully help them understand the process.
1. Lender pre-approval . Before starting the search for your new home, it’s smart to contact a lender to find out what you actually pre-qualify for. This way you can look at homes that you are qualified to purchase. You may already have an idea of the price range you would like to be in but your lender can provide a solid idea of what you can afford and what they will lend. Keep in mind that when you make an offer, you will need a pre-qualification/pre-approval letter to submit with your offer.
2. Realtor. Your Realtor will help…
CoreLogic recently released a report entitled, United States Residential Foreclosure Crisis: 10 Years Later, in which they examined the years leading up to the crisis all the way through to present day.
With a peak in 2010 when nearly 1.2 million homes were foreclosed on, over 7.7 million families lost their homes throughout the entire foreclosure crisis.
Dr. Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist for CoreLogic, had this to say,
“The country experienced a wild ride in the mortgage market between 2008 and 2012, with the foreclosure peak occurring in 2010. As we look back over 10 years of the foreclosure crisis, we cannot ignore the connection between jobs and homeownership. A healthy economy is driven by jobs coupled with consumer confidence that…
Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.
1. Prices Will Continue to Rise
CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.9% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.8% over the next year.
The bottom in home prices has come and gone. Home values will continue to appreciate for years. Waiting no longer makes sense.
2. Mortgage Interest Rates Are Projected to Increase
Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey shows that interest rates for a 30-year mortgage have remained around 4% over the last couple months. The Mortgage Bankers Association, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac & the National Association of…