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.
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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 is some great guidance from the U.S. Appraisal Institute:
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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)
Are you getting a tax refund this year? Many of us get nice windfalls at tax time. According to the IRS, the average refund so far this year has been just over $3,000, a bit higher than 2012's average. While refunds like this make it a popular time... (Read More)
Are you planning on doing some home remodeling this year? You're in good company. Home remodeling activity is on the rise as millions of Americans are now able to tap their home equity to tackle a variety of improvement projects.
Homeowners spent... (Read More)
If you're thinking about buying a home that needs some work, a 203(k) loan can be a great option. With a 203(k) home loan, once you close on your property purchase, you'll be ready to renovate! The National Association of the Remodeling... (Read More)
A bankruptcy can stay on your credit report for up to 10 years. But that doesn't mean you have to wait that long to buy a home. In fact, you could be eligible to apply for a mortgage in much less time than you might think!
It all depends on what... (Read More)
Ready to sell your home? You have some big decisions to make, such as setting a listing price. If your price is too high, it could scare away some prospective buyers. Too low, and you could leave some money on the table. Deciding what type of... (Read More)