homes for sale: Get Ready to Garage Sale - 03/03/20 08:24 PM
3/4/2020 A well-planned garage or yard sale can give you extra space in your home, get rid of unused items and make some money but it needs some of the same considerations that any business needs to be successful. 
Start early to research and plan Promotion is key Display items attractively Price items right Organize checkout Determine the date of your sale, remembering that there are exceptions, but Saturdays are generally the best day.  Experienced garage-salers believe that a well-planned one-day event will do as well as a multi-day event.  Serious purchasers will look for the "new" sale and most people don't come … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Property Management - 02/10/20 08:14 PM
  On any given day, investors who own rental property want to buy more or they want to get rid of what they have.  In most cases, it doesn't have to do with the satisfaction of the investment itself; it has more to do with the management.
Managing property and dealing with tenants can be headache and it may not be the best use of an investor's time and effort.  The solution isn't to sell the rentals but to get a property manager.
To begin with, managers understand the landlord tenant laws and what is required and what makes good business sense.  They are … (2 comments)

homes for sale: Why a Home Works for You - 01/03/20 09:40 PM
  Equity in a home is the difference between what the home is worth and what is owed on the home.  As the property goes up in value, the unpaid balance is going down with each payment being made.  These dynamics are working in different directions to make the equity grow.
Leverage, the use of borrowed funds to control the investment, is another dynamic working in favor of homeowners. $9,975 invested in a certificate of deposit at 2% for three years would be worth $10,586.  The same amount invested in the stock market at 7% would be worth $12,220.  Using the same $9,975 to purchase a … (1 comments)

homes for sale: Home Emergency Preparedness - 11/14/19 06:58 AM
Home Emergency Preparedness11/14/2019 Unexpected and possibly dangerous situations in the home require immediate response and knowing where critical items are in the home can minimize the damage.  It can also provide peace of mind knowing what to do when and if the time comes. 
Gas ... The gas supply to home can be cut off by going to the meter and closing the valve which will probably require a wrench.Each individual appliance that uses gas will have its own cutoff valve. Electrical breaker box ...The electrical panel usually has two columns of circuit breakers that are numbered by the manufacturer.The numbers won't … (4 comments)

homes for sale: A Good Time to Buy a Home - 10/29/19 06:35 PM
  You may have noticed that REALTORS® seem to always think now is a good time to buy and they can usually justify it with solid reasoning.  While it can be true in general, a good time to buy has more to do with the individual than anything else.  There are four things to consider.
It is a good time to buy a home when you have good credit.  Since the Great Recession and the housing crisis, lenders have been required to be sure that the borrowers have good credit.  This actually benefits not only the lenders but the borrowers because no one wants to … (2 comments)

homes for sale: Money You Saved for a Down Payment - 09/09/19 03:27 PM
 
Occasionally, buyers who can qualify to purchase a home decide to "take a break" and wait to purchase a home.  When the focus of buying a home is relaxed, other uses for the money that was going to be used for the home are considered.
Maybe they think how much fun it would be to have a Sea Doo or a motorcycle or a new car.  It is amazing how many people would like to buy a home but either don't have the down payment, the income or the good credit to make it possible.
Instead of spending the money, consider … (2 comments)

homes for sale: Waiting Will Cost More - 06/22/18 05:31 PM

An economist responded when asked how interest rates would change: “They may fall some and then, rise and after that, they’ll fluctuate.”
Just because interest rates have been low for ten years doesn’t mean they are supposed to be low. The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates twice this year and are expected to go up twice more plus three times next year.  Mortgage rates have risen from 3.95% to 4.62% since the first of January.
Increased rates directly affect the payments on homes but so does the price. With inventory levels remaining low, the prices will continue to go up. … (3 comments)

homes for sale: Who Saves the Commission? - 05/14/14 04:57 AM
  One of the most common reasons buyers want to deal directly with the seller is because they feel they can save the commission.  It’s a valid consideration but interestingly, it’s the same reason the seller isn’t employing an agent; they feel they can save the commission.
Both parties cannot save the commission.  The buyer feels they have earned it because they’ve had to find the home, determine its value and negotiate with the seller.  They had to arrange their own financing, title and inspections.
The seller equally feels that they have earned the commission because they have incurred all of … (4 comments)

homes for sale: What Kind of Showing Was It? - 01/06/14 11:49 AM
What Kind of Showing Was It? 
One of the most frequent calls from homeowners to their agents is about the listing’s inactivity due to the lack of showings.  The homeowner commonly believes that the home is shown only when a buyer walks through the house with an agent.
Today’s buyers are more sophisticated than in the past due to the abundance of information available to the public on the Internet.  There are seemingly inexhaustible sites with homes for sale, valuation estimates and virtual tours.  There are extensive mapping sites with satellite images, traffic conditions, entertainment, shopping and other points of interest.
There … (0 comments)

homes for sale: 2591 Holly St Denver Co Park Hill $380,000 - 03/22/13 04:04 PM
This beautiful home is located in Park Hill in Denver , Co. It is unique having been built in 1928 with all of the quaint features including crystal door knobs, original wood features and gleaming hardwood floors. All the windows have wood casings and arched front door.
The basement has a mother-in-law apartment complete with full kitchen and laundry with separate entrance.
There are 6 bedrooms, 2 fireplaces and 2 full bathrooms. Included also is a hot tub and 3 car garage.
 

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homes for sale: Tips for Drying Out a Flooded Basement - 12/06/11 05:54 PM
Tips for Drying Out a Flooded Basement
Winter time is upon us and so are frozen pipes. Basements are natural targets for excess water, due to their position as the lowest point in any home and the fact that water loves to run downhill. It is always advisable to make sure the landscaping surrounding a home slopes away from the structure for a distance of no less than 10 feet. In extreme cases, once the ground has been saturated, any additional water that is added will have to go somewhere, and it is going to seek the path of least resistance.As … (9 comments)

homes for sale: The Right Price Will Mean A Successful Sale - 07/24/10 03:48 PM
Buyers will ultimately determine the value of your home. Pricing your home to sell is determined by searching the comparable properties that have sold within the last 4 months and your gut feeling.
Your price should attract buyers, make you the most money and be able to sell your home within time time frame you are needing.
FACTORS AFFECTING THE ASKING PRICE:
How quickly you need to sell
The amount of competition in your price category and area
The sale prices of similar homes sold in your area within the last 4-6 months.
FACTORS THAT SHOULD NOT AFFECT YOUR ASKING PRICE
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