Home upgrades may sound like a big hassle, but with just an hour or two of work, a few bucks, and a little elbow grease you can be on your way to a more fun, vibrant, and valuable home. Whether you have the deep home improvement knowledge of Bob Villa or the clumsy skills of Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor, or just have a dusty tool box sitting in the garage, these 19 projects are easy enough to do yourself. Who knows, you might learn something and have fun along the way! Continue reading
Listing your home on the market and receiving not a single bid is every real estate agent and homeowner’s biggest nightmare. Every day waiting and watching as people peruse your open house and leave uninterested or without any follow-up is like torture. Continue reading
Selling a home is a big financial transaction. In most cases, hundreds of thousands of dollars move between banks, title companies, buyers, sellers, and agents. After the dust settles, you can find yourself with a substantial tax bill. However, in many cases you won’t owe a cent. Continue reading
It is common knowledge that factors such as location, neighborhood schools, and the age of the house itself will affect the overall value of your home. When it comes time to consider selling, it is important to keep these in mind as well as making the necessary appliance upgrades and infrastructure updates. What many don’t know, however, are the hidden factors that can oftentimes negatively impact your home’s value. Below are five such surprising kickers. Continue reading
Getting your home ready for sale can involve major effort and expense. Before you even look into hiring real estate agents, you may have to contend with replacing roofing or fixing code violations.
When it comes to home staging, you might not have a ton of money at your disposal. Here are just a few easy and inexpensive ideas that can help you to stage your home for a speedy sale. Continue reading
It’s time to move. That means it’s time to get your home ready for the housing market. You’re going to need to do some work both inside and out to make it the most desirable and sought-after listing among all buyers who are looking for a home. Continue reading
Real estate disclosure rules are quite clear and extensive for physical property characteristics, but there is a little more gray area around homes that could be haunted or the site of a death. If you are selling, what do you have to tell the buyer, and what can you keep quiet? The answer, it turns out, depends on your state.
Home improvement projects are a great way to make your home more enjoyable and increase its value. However, some projects don’t pay, and getting stuck with the bill from home improvement projects without a future payoff.
Seller’s remorse. It can be much tougher to reverse than if you are on the other side of the transaction. If a buyer gets cold feet, there are often stipulations in a contract to allow for the sale to be voided. But what if you’re the seller and you’re feeling like you’ve made a big mistake? Continue reading
Staging a home to sell might seem straightforward, but there is a lot more to it than most homeowners realize. While you think the professionally decorated home is set to move, it is important to think of things from a buyer’s prospective. Here are some common home staging mistakes and how to fix them. Continue reading