When it comes to putting a home on the market, are you ready to put your best foot forward? Many homeowners think they have to spend a fortune to make their properties more inviting to home buyers. Not true! In fact, two of the most important things... (Read More)
Ever hear the terms REO, bank-owned, short sale or HUD home? And have you even wondered what the heck all those terms mean? Here are some definitions used to describe common types of distressed properties:
Foreclosure: This refers to the process... (Read More)
Spring and summer are the busiest seasons of the year for residential real estate. According to data from the National Association of Realtors, most home sales each year occur over four months — April, May, June and July. But did you ever wonder... (Read More)
As it starts to warm up outside, it’s time to start thinking about lawn care. After all, yards can be water guzzlers. In many areas, 50 percent or more of the daily water used goes to lawns and landscaping!
Reducing usage inside your home is... (Read More)
Yep. it's true. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has an incredible, but little-known, loan program that can help families purchase a home with little or no money down. If you are thinking of buying a home, this is a program you'll want to check... (Read More)
Not much time, right? But that’s how long you have to catch a buyer’s attention when selling a home. So you’ve got to make those seconds count from the moment a prospective buyer arrives at your home.
It’s not just about... (Read More)
You want to sell you home quickly and for the highest possible price. But professional home staging can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. The good news? There are plenty of things you can do to stage your home yourself for much less.
First... (Read More)
When it comes to home improvements, not all upgrades pay off when you sell your property. Trying to decide how to spend your home improvement dollars? Here are some tips from the U.S. Appraisal Institute that may shape some of your decisions. And if... (Read More)
You're ready to buy a home. You have a great job, good credit and you're prepped for the responsibility of homeownership. But what about the down payment? Coming up with enough money for a down payment can be one of the toughest parts of buying a... (Read More)