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Financial Considerations When Buying A Home. - 06/28/11 05:40 AM
How much home can you really afford? Employment , savings, down payment, and spending habits, are all factors that come into play. Here is a list of items to consider before buying a home. 1. Employment: Have you just switched jobs or is your company experiencing layoffs? In times of economic uncertainty, you may find it best to stay put. This is why many economic analysts say that a housing recovery is dependent on lower unemployment. When unemployment drops housing will benefit. 2. Savings: According to a recent study the average family in the United States has $117,951 worth of debt and (1 comments)
Avoid These Mistakes When Selling Your Home. - 06/27/11 06:36 AM
Selling a home in todays market can be a challenge, but things can get even worse if sellers aren't careful. While people selling their homes do not control the real estate market, their actions can significantly contribute to how long or how much their home is ultimately sold for. For Sale By Owner (FSBO): Some people are convinced that they can sell their home themselves. While this may be true for some, it likely won't happen without some major headaches. An expert Realtor knows the market, has connections, helps with financing, inspections, guides a seller through the process, negotiates on their behalf, and will make the process of selling (2 comments)
Steps To Prepare Your Home For A Showing. - 06/24/11 08:08 AM
Imagine that a prospective buyer and their agent just made an appointment to see your home. Now what? A purchase decision can be made or not during the showing. How can you prepare your home to show at it's best potential? 1. Your first course of action should be removing clutter. Clutter distracts the mind and the imagination. A potential buyer needs to be able to see themselves and their family in your home. By limiting the disorder created by clutter you can give your house an advantage over competition who is lesser prepared. 2. The next step is to clean. (27 comments)
Tips To Help Make Moving Fun For The Entire Family. - 06/23/11 09:34 AM
Is your family getting ready to move? Moving can be one of life's most stressful events and for kids this truth is even amplified. To a child moving can be intimidating, scary and confusing. Here are some things you can do to make moving fun for the entire family. 1. New family favorite Places: Most families have a favorite restaurant, park, or place to hang out. Search out some new favorites in the new neighborhood.
2. Movie night:Watching one of your family's favorite movies together can make your new house feel more familiar. Order a pizza or two and watch a movie together to help the family forget about the day's (0 comments)
Title Insurance Protects The Investment In Your Home - 06/21/11 12:06 PM
A home is usually one of your largest investments. When you purchase a home, you purchase homeowner's or hazard insurance to protect against loss from fire, theft or wind damage. Title insurance protects against hidden title hazards that may threaten your financial investment in your home. You see, when purchasing a home, you are really purchasing the title to the property - the right to occupy and use the land and improvements. Other types of insurance focus on possible future events and charge an annual premium. Title insurance is purchased with a one-time premium and safeguards against loss from hazards and (5 comments)
Tips To Help Update Your Home. - 06/19/11 08:55 AM
It happens to most homeowners. Rooms that once looked fresh have aged themselves. For some it's an excuse to redecorate. For others it becomes a chore. Either way homeownership is a process. As one project ends usually another begins. To bring your home current consider these room freshening tips. 1. Decorative Accents: Curtains are the frame to any well-designed room. Choose colors and patterns that fit the scale of your room. Heavy curtains made from chenille or jacquard work best in large rooms with tall ceilings. Lighter weight fabrics, such as silk and chiffon, are great choices for small or airy rooms. Decorative (5 comments)
Distinctive Must Haves For Home Buyers. - 06/18/11 08:39 AM
According to recent surveys, there are some fairly distinctive must haves for home buyers. For sellers trying to compete in this tough housing market, these findings can help emphasize some of the best features in their home to highlight in a listing to appeal to the greatest number of buyers.Top 5 Things to Highlight:1. Master Bedroom - The number one must have for buyers. Master suites are very appealing to buyers,. Be sure to take photos that show the entire suite, bathroom and describe the master in all marketing materials plus the MLS listing.2. Parking - This is the most highly (1 comments)
Tips To Avoid Common Home Buyer Mistakes. - 06/16/11 07:54 AM
In the market to buy a home? You may have already realized that the process involves many different aspects that require certain levels of knowledge. Chances are some of the process might be a bit foreign to most. By aligning yourself with a team of professionals, you are sure to avoid some of the most common home buyer mistakes. Below are suggestions to help avoid many mistakes home buyers make.1. Hire the Right Realtor. Notice it says Realtor verses agent? Personalities and experience levels range greatly, just as with any profession. Consider interviewing several Realtors before deciding on which one to (2 comments)
Tips To Help Sell Your Home In A Slower Market. - 06/15/11 07:24 AM
Even though the real estate market has slowed down in recent years, there are still plenty of homebuyers eager to make a purchase. Knowing how to prepare your home for sale, when to allow access for showings, and how you can offer buyer incentives will help you find the right buyer, even in a declining market.Before you put your home on the market, make sure that all basic repairs are completed. Nothing can turn off a prospective buyer quicker than loose railings, torn screens or missing hardware on cupboard doors. These easy repairs do not cost a lot of money. If (11 comments)
Smart Tips For Kitchen Remodeling. - 06/14/11 12:56 PM
Home owners spend more money on kitchen remodeling than on any other home improvement project, according to the Home Improvement Research Institute. And with good reason. Kitchens are the hub of home life, and a source of pride. A significant portion of kitchen remodeling costs may be recovered by the value the project brings to your home. Kitchen remodels in the $30,000 to $50,000 range recoup about 65% of the initial project cost at the home's resale, according to recent data. To make sure you maximize your return, follow these smart kitchen remodeling strategies.Establish prioritiesThe National Kitchen and Bath Association recommends (0 comments)
Hunting For A Home Made Easy. - 06/11/11 07:04 AM
First and foremost, you house hunters need a means to plan their search. Finding a Realtor you like is key, as Realtors are invaluable guides who will provide you with detailed advice on how to search for and buy houses. Finding a Realtor, will help you to ask her to search for home listings geographically, as well as by price, type of home and number of bedrooms and bathrooms. A good Realtor also has invaluable information on home financing, inspections and insurance plus tips on owning and maintaining your home.It's also a good idea to buy a map of the city (0 comments)
Important Reasons Why To Consider Using A Realtor. - 06/09/11 07:01 AM
Real estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments most people experience in their lifetime. Transactions today usually exceed $100,000. If you had a $100,000 income tax problem, would you attempt to deal with it without the help of a CPA? If you had a $100,000 legal question, would you deal with it without the help of an attorney? Considering the small upside cost and the large downside risk, it would be foolish to consider a deal in real estate without the professional assistance of a REALTOR®.But if you're still not convinced of the value of a REALTOR®, here are (4 comments)
1310 Irvin Road Clay City, Kentucky 40312 $397,500. - 06/02/11 11:13 AM
Great location, easy Interstate access, 60 x 80 Commercial Building, Gas, water, 4 large doors. 30 x 60 block building which houses office spaces, sitting on approximately 14 acres. $397,500. Call Herb Johnson 859-372-8019
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