mcdonough home search: 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)

mcdonough home search: 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)

mcdonough home search: 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)

mcdonough home search: 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)

mcdonough home search: 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)

mcdonough home search: 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)

mcdonough home search: 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)

mcdonough home search: 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)

mcdonough home search: 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)

mcdonough home search: 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)

mcdonough home search: 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)

mcdonough home search: 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)

mcdonough home search: 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)

mcdonough home search: 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)

mcdonough home search: 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)

mcdonough home search: Overpricing Seldom Works for Selling Your Henry County Home - 07/31/14 11:53 PM
A crucial part of selling your Henry County home comes right at the outset—when you set your asking price. It boils down to a decision to go high (the I-love-this-place-and-gotta-have-it-no-matter-what price); or low, with a number that is just under neighborhood comparables (the I’d-better-snap-this-up-before-someone-else-does price).
Success in selling your home quickly is commonly understood to correspond with the lower price strategy, it’s true. But are there ever reasons why you would want to set a price that’s significantly higher than your neighborhood usually commands? Is there EVER a right time?
Although the common wisdom for selling your home is a pretty firm ‘NEVER!’—but … (0 comments)

mcdonough home search: Last Year’s Henry County Real Estate Investors: They’re Smiling Now! - 07/28/14 12:38 AM
Last year comprised a decision point for many a local investor who had been holding back from the Henry County real estate market. There’d been a number of good reasons for them to hesitate.
First, there were memories of the pervasive price drops that followed the global financial meltdown. Not exactly what a prudent investor was looking for—even given the real estate’s traditionally invincible long-term record. Then there were fears that the economy’s slow reverse out of the Great Recession (a term that was in itself enough to freeze many a checkbook!) would hamper apartment and single family unit rental increases. A … (0 comments)

mcdonough home search: First Time Home Buyers Resume Strong Buying Patterns - 07/28/14 12:11 AM
The upheaval in global financial markets over the past few years may have been unnerving for almost everyone, but among the hardest-hit group was first time home buyers, in Henry County and across the country. Many had to deal with the stress caused by an uncertain economy, the fallout on business and job security, and, more directly, a pronounced increase in the difficulty of securing mortgages.
The good news for Henry County first time home buyers is how the national situation has stabilized. It’s confirmed by the increase in the number of people interested in buying a home for the first time—which has … (2 comments)

mcdonough home search: How to Find the Right REALTOR® in Henry County - 07/28/14 12:04 AM
When you set about buying a house, you will have already taken as a given that this will be among the most expensive purchases you will ever make. It’s going to be your house on the line; you’ll want to make sure you have the top resources in your arsenal. Chief among them will be having a Realtor® in Henry County who understands your goals, respects your bottom line—and who sees the joint goal the way you do: recognizing the right properties when they become available, and helping to remove any and all obstacles to securing it.
But this summer, just how … (0 comments)

mcdonough home search: A Henry County House for Sale—Nailing that First Impression! - 07/28/14 12:01 AM
“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”
It’s a saying that job applicants (at least the successful ones) take to heart. It’s why a lot of serious primping goes on before a blind date. It’s why movie directors spend as much time as it takes to light and prepare the first shot that will introduce their lead actress. And if you’re going to have a house for sale in Henry County this summer, it’s why it’s worth it to take pains to make its first impression as strong as possible.
Making any Henry County house for sale’s debut a success … (0 comments)

 
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