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House Hunting Tips - 11/24/08 09:24 PM
One the more exhausting things a person can do is to spend a day house hunting. There are some suggested recommendations on things we can do to reduce our exhaustion and help us make the right decision on our largest investment. Here are some suggestions: •· Do not tour more than 10 homes per day. •· Use a camera to take photos. Separate the home's photos by taking a close up of the home's address. •· Take detail notes of interior and exterior features of home and yard. •· Take notes and photos of surrounding buildings, roads, parks, schools, etc. •· Before making a decision to (0 comments)
Suggestions On Selling Vacant House - 11/21/08 05:35 PM
Many times a seller needs to relocate prior to getting their home sold. With a vacant house it is important to keep the property in showing condition. In order to keep the property in showing condition, the seller must determine how he will maintain good curb appeal. This includes mowing and watering yard, pruning shrubs, making necessary repairs and keeping the area clean of all debris. Inside the home the seller must make a decision on how to stage the home. Ideally, it would be best to keep the home completely furnish, but in many situations this is not feasible. Some (0 comments)
Review Of Buyer’s Closing Cost - 11/17/08 09:06 PM
When purchasing a home there are three major expense categories a buyer must address before they can become the owner of a new home. The major categories are: down payment, prepaid expenses and closing cost. Once the buyer has made the decision to purchase a home, the first thing he or she needs to do, is visit their lender. At this time, the borrower may need to provide financial documentation to lender for loan pre-approval. Once the lender has pre-approved the borrower, the borrower should receive a Good Faith Estimate from the lender. The contents of this statement are broken into (0 comments)
Home Inspections For Homes - 11/14/08 07:24 PM
Home inspections are normally completed with 10 days after the signing of contract to purchase the property. This type of inspection is a general inspection, its purpose is to inform the buyer of existing problems and identify other potential problems that may exist on the property, but cannot always identify the severity of all property problems. The buyer and buyer's agent should review the inspection report immediately after the inspection. The buyer's agent should provide a copy of this inspection report to the listing agent. At this time, the buyer's agent should educate the buyer how the inspection repair process works (1 comments)
Avoid Web For Home Market Analysis - 11/10/08 08:19 PM
These days many people use Web sites to determine the property values of homes they wish to buy and/or sell. This type of research is fine, providing the person doing the research understands the estimated values they retrieve are general not specific values. These values may not be specific to the exact subject property, lack details that affects pricing, such as, home upgrades, age and condition of home. Additionally, home values retrieve may contain properties from more than one subdivision; therefore, differences could exist in pricing due to location and quality of construction. Recommend buyers and sellers engage a realtor to (0 comments)
Reasons Why You Should Buy Home Now - 11/07/08 05:00 PM
Following are reasons why you should be purchasing your new home at this time: •· Large inventory of homes that allow you to pick and choose the home your desire. •· It is a buyer's market, therefore, you can get more home for the money. •· Homes are more affordable, giving the first-time home buyer a great opportunity to become a homeowner and build equity. •· Interest rates are low, allowing more affordable monthly mortgage payments. •· Realize tax savings from your mortgage interest, and in many cases mortgage insurance is tax deductible. •· Over the long run you will have appreciation. Historically, homes have increase in (0 comments)
Think Before You Sell Your Home - 11/04/08 04:50 PM
Before homeowners decide to sell their home themselves, first they should itemize all tasks that they will need to complete for a successful sale, and second measure the monetary results of their time spent and out-of-pocket expenses. Following is a list some of items a homeowner should consider prior to making a decision to sell their home themselves: 1. Need to educate yourself about real estate industry. 2. Determine the type of market and the techniques to be used to sell in the market. 3. Marketing the home cost money. Good marketing takes into consideration local markets, national and international markets. Reason for this (1 comments)
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