homes in henry county: Henry County Swings and Bridges Aren’t Playground Gear! - 05/02/16 03:35 AM
They’re called “swings” or “bridges”—but they don’t belong on a kindergarten playground. They’re the specialized loans that can help Henry County home buyers get past the kind of cash crunch that can snag an otherwise perfectly achievable purchase.
This is a timing situation that happens quite frequently; it’s in the nature of residential real estate transactions. Suppose you are selling your Henry County home to an out-of-state buyer. The deal is well on its way to being finalized on the agreed schedule. Meanwhile, you have found a new, bigger place that’s perfect for your family (it’s in Henry County, too—also in a great neighborhood). … (2 comments)

homes in henry county: Henry County’s “Fixer-upper Wow Factor” Homes are Rare Birds - 10/12/15 04:20 AM
You know what the “wow factor” is for any Henry County home that’s for sale—it’s the extra something that’s highly desirable and unique to the property. It could be a three-story entry hall, or a game room that’s large enough for a pool table and a conversation pit. It might be a home theater with four stepped rows of velvet-upholstered movie house seats. It might be a bricked backyard barbecue arena, with a step-down standing pit which puts the Chef of the day at eye level with the seated guests.
And you also know what a Henry County fixer-upper is. It’s any Henry … (0 comments)

homes in henry county: Think Like a Skeptic When Picking a Henry County Home For Sale - 07/16/15 11:50 PM
If you are among this July’s consumers who are actively shopping for a home for sale in Henry County, you have probably already taken a look at the Henry County listings and most likely jotted down some addresses you’d like to examine in detail. Then, if you find yourself in the happy situation of finding more than one Henry County home for sale that passes your first in-person tour visit, the tough question arises about how to pick between two or more quality homes. Should you depend upon your emotional leanings—even if a few practical details seem to point you in the opposite direction? … (0 comments)

homes in henry county: 15-Year Mortgage Initiative: Update on the Experiment - 06/29/15 02:54 AM
Henry County home buying activity may be going great guns, but for some would-be buyers, credit score woes are still a stubborn obstacle. That’s why we have been keeping an eye on the new pilot project that was announced late last year. This was the one called the "Wealth Building Home Loan." It’s an experiment aimed at opening up home ownership options, particularly for first time home buyers. Bank of America and Citibank were first to sign up for the program, said to “take a fresh approach to affordable mortgage lending.” It sounds like a pretty good idea!
How It Works
The Wealth Building … (2 comments)

homes in henry county: Henry County Green Homes Demonstrate Altruism and Practicality - 04/28/15 01:08 AM
Whether we see it as evidence of the advance of a wider green homes movement or simply of rising environmental consciousness, Henry County green homes are becoming properties with a distinct marketable sales advantage. What were once viewed as altruistic gestures practiced by only the most dedicated preservationists are going mainstream—and at a rapid clip. The National Association of Realtors® recently found that 70% of those surveyed believe eco-friendly features add value to a home. In other words, the practical advantages of ‘going green’ are becoming more and more evident to prospective buyers.
For sure, one reason for the increasing popularity of … (0 comments)

homes in henry county: Henry County Luxury Home Sales Ramp Up for a Bustling Fall Market - 08/17/14 11:29 PM
With summer drawing to a close (say it isn’t so!), it’s time to cast an eye towards the prospects for this year’s fall home sales market. Fall can be a great time to list a home, but it can be especially opportune for luxury home sales in Henry County. It’s a season that traditionally brings out serious buyers—those looking to find a home and complete the move before the holidays. If you are selling a property that falls into the luxury home category, before you roll up your sleeves and get to work in earnest, here are some broad-brush pointers real … (0 comments)

homes in henry county: First Time Buyers Look to Tap Alternate Funding Avenues - 08/17/14 11:24 PM
In an improving residential real estate market, first time buyers may flinch at the greater loan amounts that accompany larger price tags. Lending standards have also put some first time buyers through a tougher gauntlet than faced during many previous eras. Although some easing is now beginning to take place, some Henry County first time buyers can still find it difficult to secure the level of funding they seek. For them, there are a number of alternative funding possibilities that first time home buyers in Henry County may wish to explore. Here are some of the assistance programs that can serve buyers as … (1 comments)

homes in henry county: Henry County Rental Owners Take Advantage of Tax Benefits - 08/17/14 11:13 PM
As a homeowner in Henry County, you are pleasantly reminded each April 15th that the interest portion of your mortgage payments is 100% tax deductible. When you own Henry County rental property, though, the tax implications are considerably different. You need to report rental payments you receive from your tenants as income—but you’ll also be able to write off some related expenses, as well.
Each of the more than 22 million landlords in the United States are subject to the same rules and regulations. If you’ve recently become one of them (or will soon join their ranks), here is a quick look at … (1 comments)

homes in henry county: When Selling a Home in Henry County, Upgrade Choices Really Matter - 08/17/14 11:05 PM
For owners who are contemplating some major upgrades with an eye to eventually selling a home in Henry County, there’s always the question of where to do the upgrading. Last year, the National Association of Home Builders weighed in with a study of what today’s home buyer “really want”—which supplies some guidance that may be helpful.
Although the findings aren’t directly applicable for every home, the concepts that were cited as most popular can be informative, particularly to creative-minded homeowners ready to take a fresh look at how they might add allure and value to their property.
While the kitchen remains … (0 comments)

homes in henry county: Henry County Investment Properties Can Use Some Bird-Dogging! - 08/17/14 10:55 PM
When promising investment properties, in Henry County or anywhere, are well-promoted, you can count on them drawing a crowd. Why wouldn’t they? Investment properties that perform well are like money machines: put in a quarter, get back a quarter and a nickel (and another nickel, and another, and another…). What’s not to like?
But not all Henry County investment properties are well-promoted. There can be any number of reasons why, but the bottom line is that some of the best ones are hard to sniff out. In that case, they may take a “Bird Dog” to discover.  
A word about the term. … (1 comments)

homes in henry county: Buying a Home in Henry County Means Recruiting a Pro Team - 08/12/14 11:09 PM
I’ve written about the professionals who are on call to help anyone who sets about selling their house—but there is another team of pros who can be called on when it comes to buying a Henry County home. Buying a home in Henry County is not quite like any other purchase—even those with high dollar amounts. Buying a new Audi or Dodge Viper, for instance, can run you well over $100,000, but you don’t need much more than a fat savings account and willing car salesman to complete the deal.
Buying a home is just different; you need to be able to count on … (0 comments)

homes in henry county: Should You Use a Henry County Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home? - 08/12/14 10:35 PM
Even though nearly 9 out of 10 homeowners ultimately enlist a real estate agent to sell their properties, let’s face it: the thought of going it alone does go through many minds. And surveys confirm the primary motivation, which is, of course, saving the agent’s fee. Pocketing that cash would add that much more to the bottom line—that’s just common sense! Isn’t it…?
What makes sense in theory doesn’t always work out that way in the actual marketplace—in fact, the probabilities actually point in the opposite direction. The verified financial analyses tell the tale—the average sales price for real estate agent-assisted … (1 comments)

homes in henry county: Investing in Henry County Real Estate Can Be a Portfolio’s High Point - 08/12/14 10:19 PM
If you have been doing groundwork with an eye toward investing in Henry County real estate, chances are you’ve also been watching some new national movement in housing sales. Last month’s Real Trends Housing Market Report showed U.S. sales of 5,880,000 units (a 5.1% increase over June 2013 numbers): “a substantial improvement over the five prior months.” Prices also continued to rise across most of the nation, though at a slightly slower rate. It’s the consistency of the appreciation that has continued to attract investors.
Those investors are drawn for differing reasons—since investing in real estate in Henry County can advance a variety … (0 comments)

homes in henry county: Investing in Local Real Estate Can Be a Portfolio’s High Point - 08/06/14 11:13 PM
If you have been doing groundwork with an eye toward investing in Henry County real estate, chances are you’ve also been watching some new national movement in housing sales. Last month’s Real Trends Housing Market Report showed U.S. sales of 5,880,000 units (a 5.1% increase over June 2013 numbers): “a substantial improvement over the five prior months.” Prices also continued to rise across most of the nation, though at a slightly slower rate. It’s the consistency of the appreciation that has continued to attract investors.
Those investors are drawn for differing reasons—since investing in real estate in Henry County can advance a variety … (0 comments)

homes in henry county: Henry County Rental Property Ownership: Tracking Your Investment - 08/06/14 11:08 PM
As a homeowner in Henry County, you are pleasantly reminded each April 15th that the interest portion of your mortgage payments is 100% tax deductible. When you own Henry County rental property, though, the tax implications are considerably different. You need to report rental payments you receive from your tenants as income—but you’ll also be able to write off some related expenses, as well.
Each of the more than 22 million landlords in the United States are subject to the same rules and regulations. If you’ve recently become one of them (or will soon join their ranks), here is a quick look at the … (0 comments)

homes in henry county: Skipping the Henry County Real Estate Agent: Could Be A Expensive Choice? - 08/06/14 11:03 PM
Even though nearly 9 out of 10 homeowners ultimately enlist a real estate agent to sell their properties, let’s face it: the thought of going it alone does go through many minds. And surveys confirm the primary motivation, which is, of course, saving the agent’s fee. Pocketing that cash would add that much more to the bottom line—that’s just common sense! Isn’t it…?
What makes sense in theory doesn’t always work out that way in the actual marketplace—in fact, the probabilities actually point in the opposite direction. The verified financial analyses tell the tale—the average sales price for real estate agent-assisted … (0 comments)

homes in henry county: Which Renovations Make Sense When Selling a Henry County Home - 08/06/14 10:58 PM
When you are selling a home in Henry County, two underlying unknowns are always present. How long it will take? Is one. The second is what will the final selling price be?
The answer to that second one at least partially depends on actions the person selling the home controls, since performing renovations and add-ons boosts a property’s salability. But which renovations add the most value? Even though considerable study has been given to the issue, for any given home it’s difficult to pin down which are most likely to have the greatest impact.
Even so, some general observations are widely … (1 comments)

homes in henry county: Digging for the True Cost of a New Henry County Home - 08/01/14 12:21 AM
When you begin scouring the Henry County listings for a new home, the cost of the home appears to be right there at the top: the asking price. All the other details about the property are there, too, but they usually get close attention only after that dollar amount at the top falls within (well, is at least close to) your target number.
But as soon as the shopping starts to narrow the field, the financial implications of those other details begin to reveal themselves. Good thing! In fact, the true bottom line cost of your new Henry County home will be greatly affected … (0 comments)

homes in henry county: Finding Neighborhoods in Henry County That Fit Your Wish List - 08/01/14 12:10 AM
There’s a lot you can change about a house. You can repaint it, renovate the interior, landscape the yard. The one thing you can’t change is its location—and there’s abundant truth in the familiar list with the three most important words in real estate: location, location, location…
That’s why getting to know as much as possible about the neighborhoods in Henry County is so important when you are searching for the right Henry County home. The characteristics of your choice of neighborhood will affect the quality of life your family enjoys—as well as the capital appreciation and resale value of your property (a … (0 comments)

homes in henry county: Henry County Accessible Homes Market Part of a National Trend - 07/31/14 11:58 PM
When the American Institute of Architects reports on emerging trends, sooner or later they’ll be showing up in the Henry County listings. That’s been true of one trend the AIA started reporting in 2010: the move to ever-larger square footages.
But now a more interesting finding is developing. It’s one of the principal findings in the AIA’s 2014 Home Design Trends Survey—one that falls into the category of “emerging home characteristics”—one likely to become more commonplace in coming years. Combining several different attributes, it is best summarized by the single term “accessibility.”
“Residential architects report that the most significant trend in home … (0 comments)

 
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