The Best Real Estate Articles For First Quarter 2019

Reblogger Kevin Vitali
Real Estate Agent with EXIT Realty- Massachusetts Short Sales & Residential Sales

I had to reshare this post. Bill Gassett obviously put a lot of time and thought into this one.  If you are buying a home or selling a home there is great info in here for you to start with.

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Are you ready for a killer real estate roundup? Do you want to read some of the best real estate articles for the first quarter of 2019?

Every month there are hundreds of real estate articles published in the blogosphere. Some of them are really outstanding. Many of these posts go unnoticed either because the blogger does not have a solid marketing plan or are published at an inopportune time.

What you're going to find below is a showcasing of some of the best dam real estate content around. You will love the quality and depth in which these articles were written. Many of these articles come from well respected real estate industry leaders in their respective market.

You're going to see some of the best advice for buyers, sellers, and real estate agents alike. The tips will encourage making the best decisions possible when involved in a real estate transaction. If you're going to be buying or selling a home shortly grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and enjoy these gems!

Avoid These Common Pricing Errors

Price your home accurately by avoiding common mistakes - When selling a home there is nothing that will stop your success quicker than the wrong asking price. Don't make one of these common pricing mistakes discussed in the article at RIS Media. If you price your home wrong it won't sell. It really is as simple as that.

Documents Needed For a Mortgage

What do I need to get a mortgage - many buyers want to know what documents they will need to provide a lender to get a loan. The article at Maximum Real Estate showcases an exact blueprint of what you need to bring to a lender so you can get your mortgage without a hitch. One thing you need to realize is that different loan programs require different documents. You will see a breakdown of the documentation needed for the most popular mortgage programs including conventional, FHA, VA, USDA and others.

Be Prepared to Sell Your Home

Get your home ready for the real estate market - do you know who the most successful home sellers are? The ones that are well prepared! See what it takes to be a successful home seller in this terrific guide to being ready for the market. The extra time you to take to prepare your home for the real estate market will be well worth it!

The US Real Estate Market in 2019

How will the real estate market perform in 2019 - will the real estate markets around the country in 2019 favor sellers or buyers? Take a look at an educated guess of where the real estate markets across the US will be headed in 2019. Care to make your guess over at Massachusetts Real Estate News? While all real estate is local there is always a general pattern of what takes place across most markets.

What to Know About FHA Underwriting

What kind of condition does a home need to be to get FHA financing - did you not that not all homes will qualify for an FHA loan? It's true! There are minimum condition standards when you are using FHA financing as a buyer. Find out what they are in this eye-opening article from Luke Skar. Don't waste your time trying to buy a house that will not qualify for an FHA mortgage.

What Sellers Should Do Before Listing For Sale

How do sellers ensure they'll be more successful - take a look at some sound advice on what it takes to be a successful home seller. You will see some solid tips that have stood the test of time in this article at Active Rain. Get sound real estate advice from a few different real estate professionals.

Keep Your Home Safe When Doing an Open House

How can I keep my home secure when having an open house - The first question you should ask yourself is, do you want to put your home at risk of theft? That is precisely what happens when you open your home up to strangers. See what you need to do to make your home more secure. You may even want to skip the open house. If your agent tells you it is necessary show them the door. There are many real estate agents who will mislead homeowners as to the usefulness of open houses.

Why Isn't My House Selling?

What is the reason why my house won't sell - there are always common denominators when a house languishes on the market. Do you know the common reasons for home sale failure? Find out what is keeping your home from selling in this terrific article at Kinja. You can start with the wrong asking price and a terrible selection for a real estate agent.


What Questions Should I Ask My Mortgage Broker?

What are the best questions to ask a lender - when buying a home you should interview multiple lenders. In the article at Maximum Real Estate Exposure, see the questions you should be asking a lender to make better decisions. By asking questions, you will also educate yourself on the entire lending process. Getting the answers to the questions will shape your decision making process on the right lender for your needs.

What to Know About Downsizing Your House

Do you know the pros and cons of downsizing - see some great points to ponder when you are considering going from a large home into a smaller one. See tips and advice before making such a huge life decision. Before downsizing you should figure out exactly what type of property you would enjoy living in. Does a condo make sense or do you prefer a single family home?

What Updates Should I Make Selling My House?

What are the most important improvements to make before selling my home - this is a question that lots of homeowners will ask their real estate agent. Do you know what updates or improvements you should make in your house? Take a look before you put your home on the market in this timely article. Some improvements will offer a better return on investment than others. Don't waste your money on things that don't matter.

What to Know About Selling Your House While Divorcing

Selling a home while getting a divorce - without a doubt selling can be a stressful life event - now throw divorce into the mix, and you can easily compound things dramatically. See what you need to know about selling during a divorce so that your stress levels are maintained. Keep your sanity by understanding all the ins and outs of combining these two events.

Don't Make One of These Home Buying Mistakes

Five significant house buying mistakes not to make - are you going to be purchasing a home for the first time? See what problems you should avoid making for yourself in this excellent article at Realty Biz News. When you have never purchased a house before it is quite easy to make errors.

Steps to Sell Your House Quickly

Selling a home quickly can be done - do you know what it takes to have a quick, smooth and effortless real estate transaction? In the article, you will see some of the best tips for getting your house sold quickly for top dollar. There are never enough solid home selling tips to go around.

Best Spring Home Selling Tips

How do I sell a home quickly in the Spring - in the article you will see some of the best advice for getting your house under contract in an expeditious manner this spring. Can you say curb appeal! No doubt spring is one of the best times to sell in most real estate markets. Make sure you do what it takes to be successful.

How Does a Right of First Refusal in Real Estate Work

What is a right of first refusal and how does it work - in real estate sales you may come across the term "first right of refusal." Whether you are buying or selling a home, it is vital to understand this terminology. In the article at Huliq see a detailed explanation of the right of first refusal clause. Depending on which side of the fence you are sitting on, a right of first refusal may or may not make sense.

How to Be a Skilled Home Buyer

Tips to be a better home buyer - if you have never bought a home before it is relatively easy to make mistakes. Who wouldn't want to avoid getting themselves into trouble, especially with a purchase as large as a home? Take a look at what you need to do to become the best home buyer possible. In competitive real estate markets these kind of home buying tips can really make a difference.

What to Do Before Buying a Home

What should a buyer do before looking at homes - there are essential steps every buyer should take before they ever set foot in a home. Getting your financial house in order is critical. Make sure you meet with a lender and get preapproved for a mortgage. Don't short cut the home buying process. Finding a home is easy - getting prepared ahead of time financially takes fare more work.

Dual Agency is Awful For Consumers

Dual agency is bad for buyers and sellers - so many consumers have no idea what they are getting themselves into when they agree to dual agency. Why? The real estate explaining it to them has a vested interest in them saying yes to it. Guess what happens when a salesman explains dual agency? If you guessed the downsides are never explained you would be one hundred percent right! See why you should never agree to dual agency as a home buyer or seller. In some states dual agency has been banned. Dual agency in Massachusetts unfortunately is still legal. Just because something is legal doesn't make it right. Don't fall into the dual agency trap.

Should I Get a Home Inspection?

Skipping a home inspection is dumb - lots of buyers will skip a home inspection to make their offer look more attractive to a seller. Skipping out on a home inspection could be a horrible decision. Find out why in this excellent article. You better be darn sure that there are no big issues you will be stuck with as a new homeowner.

How Do I Increase My Credit Score?

Tips to increase a credit score before buying a home - one of the most important things that dictate an interest rate you will receive is your credit score. See how you can bump up your credit score before buying a home. Taking care of any financial issues you may have will help boost your credit score and ultimately land you better mortgage terms.

How Will a Finished Basement Impact My House Value?

Will a finished basement give me a good return - lots of people wonder how having a finished basement will impact the overall value of their property. See some excellent insight into this popular question. There are different finishes in a basement as well as the presentation. For example, a walk-out basement is more valuable than a non-walk-out.

Don't Short The Home Selling Process

Selling a home is about making smart decisions - when you are selling one of your most substantial investments it makes sense to do things right the first time. You will see some terrific advice about taking your time and making the best possible decisions when selling a house.

Avoiding The Struggles of a First-Time Home Buyer

Don't make one of these first-time home buyer mistakes - when you have never done something before it is easier to make mistakes. Does that mean you are guaranteed to screw up? No, it certainly does not, especially when you read articles like this one! See some of the best first-time home buyer advice around.

How Do New Doors and Windows Influence Home Value

What will the impact be to my home's value with new windows and doors - see what you need to know about installing new windows and doors. Will this be an excellent long term investment? See what kind of return you can expect. If you are selling your home soon it may not make sense to make such a significant investment into your property.

The Ultimate First-Time Home Buyers Guide

How to buy a home for the first time - see even more fantastic first-time home buyer tips in this comprehensive home buying guide. Buying a home for the first time doesn't have to be that scary when you read articles like this one! Use these tips to ensure you'll have an awesome real estate transaction.

Terrible House Buying Advice

Don't do these things when buying a house - if you want to be a successful buyer, then you need to avoid some of the mistakes that so many people make. In the article at Realty Times, you will see exactly what not to do. Mistakes are more common place when you are doing something for the first time. Having an excellent buyer's agent in your corner will decrease the chances you'll have problems.

Selling a House to a Real Estate Investor

What to know about selling my home to an investor - without a doubt there are some serious pros and cons for selling your home to a real estate investor. You should really pay attention to the drawbacks as you can come away with much less than the actual market value. Investors will be paying you pennies on the dollar for what your home is really worth. If you are desperate you may not care?

Purchasing a Home With an Old Septic System

What to know about buying a house with a septic system - if you have always owned a home with public sewer than purchasing a home with a septic system probably seems pretty foreign. In the article, you will see everything you need to know about septic systems. Septic system replacement can be really costly. It is not unusual to spend twenty to fifty thousand replacing a septic system.

Real Estate Compilation at Ello

Real Estate articles for buyers and sellers - see a compilation of numerous articles that will be helpful for buyers and sellers trying to make the best decisions possible. See all of these articles in one place featured at Ello. You will find accompanying graphics for each of the real estate articles.

The Reddit Group For Real Estate Bloggers

Join Reddit for real estate content marketing - this last recommendation is for real estate bloggers! Are you looking to up your content marketing game? Take a look at an excellent place to join and get exposure for your blog. You will find a group of dedicated real estate professionals sharing their best content. If you are looking for more exposure, the Reddit real estate bloggers group will be a great addition to your marketing arsenal.

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Final Thoughts

As you can see, there are numerous topics to choose from. Which one of these articles has caught your eye? Without a doubt, you are looking at some of the best of the best when it comes to real estate bloggers. These real estate experts have passion behind their writing, and it shows.

While there are quite a few different subjects written about you'll see there is a distinct flavor towards first-time buyers. If you happen to be one of them, I would highly encourage you to read some of these exceptional articles.

Hopefully, you have enjoyed this real estate roundup for the first quarter of 2019!



Bill Gassett is a thirty-two year veteran to the real estate industry. He enjoys providing helpful information to buyers, sellers and fellow real estate agents to make sound decisions. His work has been featured on RIS Media, National Association of Realtors, Inman News, Placester, RESAAS, Credit Sesame and others.


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Bill Gassett
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Thanks for sharing Kevin Vitali 

Apr 16, 2019 11:32 AM #1
Kevin Vitali
EXIT Realty- Massachusetts Short Sales & Residential Sales - Tewksbury, MA
Helping Massachusetts Home Buyers and Home Sellers

No problem Bill Gassett a very share worthy article!

Apr 18, 2019 07:47 AM #2
Larry Lawfer
YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited® - Newton, MA
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Kevin Vitali You demonstrate your breadth and depth of your real estate knowledge with your roundup. Thanks for your efforts and your insight into the issues and information of our day.

May 01, 2019 05:59 PM #3
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