Complete Guide to Staging Your Home

You may have heard the term staging before, and you may have some idea of what it means. When you’re getting ready to list your house, staging is one of the most important steps you can take to attract buyers, encourage offers, and earn the highest price. Perception is everything, and when potential buyers come … Continued

Getting a Pre-Appraisal When You Sell a Home

When you’re preparing to sell your home, you may face the question of whether or not you need a pre-appraisal, also called a listing appraisal. In some situations, a pre-appraisal is a wonderful idea that provides assurance and peace of mind. Yet, in other situations, a pre-appraisal could seem like a complete and total waste … Continued

How to Sell Your Home Fast

Life sometimes throws us curve balls, and selling your home in a hurry may be one of those challenges. Selling your home is one thing, but figuring out how to sell your home fast is no easy task. Although there are no guarantees of when your home will find its perfect buyer, there are things … Continued

How to Sell a House with a Reverse Mortgage

Over 50 years ago, the government established a new kind of mortgage loan meant to help senior homeowners access their home’s equity as they aged in place. Called the reverse mortgage loan, this novel loan structure was instantly popular among older borrowers who wanted to stay in their homes instead of spending their final years … Continued

Tips for Selling Your Luxury House

Selling a luxury home can be more difficult than selling a home in the median price range for the area, because the market for buyers is much smaller. Not everyone has that kind of money to spend on a home. That does not mean that it will be impossible to sell. Here are some tips … Continued

How to Paint a Room Yourself for Staging

How to Paint a Room Yourself for Staging If you’re selling your house, you may consider painting in neutral tones. By using paint in warm, welcoming tones, to appeal to the wider range of potential buyers. Of course, that isn’t always the case. This neutrality rule doesn’t apply to all homes. The primary objective is … Continued

Tips on How to Sell a Tenant Occupied Property

Awkward. You’ve got a property with tenants renting, but you’ve decided to sell. Maybe being a landlord isn’t all it was cracked up to be, or maybe it’s just a wise decision to sell. So how do you sell a property that’s occupied by a tenant? Best case scenario, you’re able to sell without conflict … Continued

How to Spot a Good Home Owners Association

Home Owners Associations, or HOAs, are organizations in place to preserve and protect the integrity of a community. HOAs, sometimes referred to as Neighborhood Associations, typically have a set of bylaws, rules, regulations, and guidelines for maintaining the quality of their neighborhood. HOAs are responsible for communal property maintenance and repairs, and for upholding the … Continued

What is a Short Sale?

What is a short sale? In the most basic terms, a short sale occurs when a home is sold for less than what is owed on the existing mortgage – or, when market changes alter the property value to less than what is owed. Real estate short sales are never a first choice in how … Continued

Property Deeds and Their Types

Buying a home can be one of the most exciting adventures of a lifetime. And the scariest. There are many tasks to tend from finding the right real estate agent, the right lender, the right seller, and the right price. But how will you know you’ve successfully completed the transaction when the deed is done? … Continued