Most people understand what a real estate agent is and does. A real estate agent is not just simply a job but a licensed position that requires continuing education to maintain their license and keep their job.For most people, the legalities and details of buying and selling property is not something that they want to deal with on their own. Many homeowners feel that they can try to sell their property on their own first, and if that doesn’t work, hire the help of a real estate professional. Many first-time homebuyers don’t even realize that it can benefit them to have their own agent when buying a property, rather than going with the listing agent of the home they chose. This is where a buyers agent, a listing agent and dual agency come into play. [Read more…]
Whether you are buying or selling improving your home and touching things up is really a good way to either fall in love with your home again or spruce it up for buyers. If you’re looking at tackling some home improvement projects these of the 10 most popular renovations.
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With the onslaught of shows like Fixer Upper, Flip That House, and other similar shows, the appeal for fixer-uppers has been more prominent than ever, but are they really a good buy? Before you launch into a full-on HGTV project, here are some things to know about a fixer-upper.
Most amateur fixer-uppers spend a lot of time, energy, and money.
You may have been toying with the idea of upgrading your home or upsizing for several months now, maybe even several years, how do you know you’re really ready to take on a different house? While nobody really loves the thought of moving, sometimes the idea of more space is really what will prompt you to make the move. As an agent, I’ve seen a lot of different families and experience a lot of different situations so if you’re considering moving or upgrading your home your five signs to know that you’re ready for that move. [Read more…]
Have you been on the fence about selling your house for the last few months? There are some pretty good telltale signs that it’s time to list and sell your home so here are the five biggest signs that it’s time to sell. [Read more…]
In our hot market home prices are quite a bit higher than a lot of places across the US so our rental market is quite high as well. If you’re looking at buying a home for investment purposes you want to make sure the home has these top five amenities that most renters are looking for. [Read more…]
All homeowners must pay property tax. But when you buy and sell a home, especially in the middle of the year, who’s responsible for the property taxes?
Property taxes are typically paid twice a year and they are paid in advance. Payments are due on the first day of March and the first day of September. Many homeowners will have their real estate taxes and homeowners insurance wrapped into their monthly mortgage payment, even though they don’t actually pay monthly on their property taxes. An escrow account is set up to make those by annual payments and if there’s any money left over, homeowners typically get a refund. Typically, the closing on a home sale will fall somewhere between the middle of attacks. So there’s either money that’s already been paid towards taxes or money that will be left over. [Read more…]
If an Offer is Rejected, Can the Buyer Know Why?
When an offer is rejected most of the time the buyers want to know why and if an offer is rejected because of higher-priced offers, buyers may want to know what those other offers look like. So is it okay for the buyers to first of all, no why their offer was rejected or see the other offers? [Read more…]
You don’t necessarily want to sell but you don’t want to live there anymore. Maybe it’s time to rent out your existing home. If you’re considering turning your primary residence into a rental property here are 10 tips from the experts.
Are you out of your favorite cleaning solution? No need to fret about heading out to the store, just check the kitchen cupboards. There may be some great green cleaning supplies right inside your home. Read on to find how you can use foods in your home to help you clean.