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home value: Your Guide to Understanding Real Estate Appraisals - 08/01/11 09:39 AM
Understanding real estate appraisals is relatively simple. Yet in today’s buyer’s market flooded with short sales and foreclosures, real estate appraisals have been causing problems for both buyers and sellers of residential real estate for sale. Unfortunately, it is relatively common for appraisals to come in too low which can ultimately end an otherwise successful real estate transaction. To help ensure a smooth offer and closing process, sellers may want to consider obtaining a real estate appraisal before listing their home for sale. Doing so will validate the listing price which can give the sellers more peace of mind when (2 comments)
home value: Tips to Pricing Your Home Right - 07/27/11 10:49 AM
Pricing your home for sale can be a challenging process. Following some simple tips to pricing your home right can ensure your home is priced appropriately in today’s real estate market. It’s a buyer’s market today, and therefore, you should plan on pricing your home at or slightly below market value to be competitive with other residential real estate for sale. The first step to determining an ideal home price is to look at comparables. Also referred to as comps, these are homes that have recently sold within a close proximity to your home. The key to looking at comps is (2 comments)
home value: Pay More Save More: Extra mortgage payments could equal big savings - 06/27/11 09:08 PM
Making extra mortgage payments could equal big savings for homeowners. Most homeowners are well aware of the fact that they’ll be making hefty payments for the next 30-years, or 15-years at the least if they are lucky enough to have a shorter mortgage. Savvy homeowners make every attempt to make extra payments on the principle of their mortgage to shave years off this large financial burden. Making extra payments on your mortgage will cut down the overall length of the loan thus trimming the overall interest paid over the life of the loan. On a 15 or 30-year mortgage, this savings (3 comments)
home value: Increasing the value of your home with bathroom updates - 06/20/11 09:39 AM
To increase the value of your home home for sale, one of the best projects to tackle is a bathroom remodel or the addition of a second bathroom. Money spent on a bathroom remodel has a national average return of 90%. The bathroom is seen as a true necessity and potential buyers will be thoroughly impressed with a quality remodel, even one done on a tight budget. While it’s easy to get carried away with jetted bath tubs, marble countertops, stone tiles and fancy shower heads, it’s not really necessary to go overboard on a bathroom remodel for the purpose of (1 comments)
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