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Getting Home ready for sale - 08/23/09 12:18 PM
Here is a scenario that you may encounter when you sell your home. You make a listing appointment with a real estate agent who shows up with a detailed market analysis and a list of all the advantages of listing with his or her company. The agent then walks through your home with you, making suggestions about how you can present your home at its best.The real estate agent's recommendations about cosmetic "fix-ups" make some sellers feel a little uncomfortable. They realize how long they have put off all of those "little" projects. If the suggestions about the cat box, (3 comments)
Looking at homes can become overwhelming for many prospective buyers. The properties start to run together, and you have trouble remembering which homes you liked a lot and which ones you didn't. Real estate agents use a few tricks that can help you remember what you have seen.Usually the real estate agent will give you a copy of the listing with all the pertinent information. Write down one distinctive feature on the listing sheet that will help you remember the house. Maybe the house had unusual moldings in the dining room, a (0 comments)
If you are looking for a new home, it is important to communicate with your real estate agent about any special aspects of your lifestyle that will influence your choice. This information will help your agent to locate the perfect home for you and your family.Are you a gourmet cook who loves giving lots of parties? Do you want space to accommodate hobbies such as painting, photography, or woodworking? Will your decision be influenced by the accessibility of a community gym, a golf course or tennis courts? Does your son (0 comments)
Everyone offers free school reports. We do too! Quality of the schools district is a most important determinant of the market value of a house. For buyers with children, the quality of the local school system may be as critical to their decision as the appeal of the house. The desire for quality education usually causes parents who are in the market for a home to ask questions about the local school district. What percentage of high school graduates go on to college? What is the physical condition of the schools and the district's record in handling school bond proposals? (0 comments)
Home Inspections - 08/08/09 07:47 AM
In short, a home inspection is a visual, non-invasive examination of all the major installed systems and components of a home. It is quite simply, the best way to protect against unforeseen problems and future expense. Home inspectors generally receive formal inspection training either through an independent, nationally accredited training facility or through the franchise they have purchased. Previous construction experience is obviously a big plus. All inspectors should have errors and omissions insurance and many carry liability insurance as well. Most inspectors belong to professional organizations such as ASHI (The American Society of Home Inspectors): NAHI (The national Association of (3 comments)
Get more informtion on purchasing a home in the Fayetteville, NC area at www.onlinehomes4you.com
Home buyers must often deal with deferred maintenance or repairs. For example, you may have found a terrific house and like many competent home buyers, you included a structural inspection contingency in your purchase agreement. What happens when you find out that your "perfect" house needs some work? Do you ask the sellers to pay for the repairs? Before you answer "yes", there are some important considerations. Some contracts require that all of the home's systems, such as plumbing, heating, electrical and central air (0 comments)
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.