Newsflash: The housing market is hot, red hot. Or even white hot because it’s even hotter than that. While this is awesome for existing homeowners, it’s having the exact opposite effect for prospective buyers, who are still attempting to get IN and finally stop renting. The market has become so competitive lately that bidding wars… Continue reading How Much Over Asking Price Should I Offer on a Home?
While perusing real estate listings on Zillow, Redfin, or Trulia, you’ve probably encountered terms like “half bath” and “full bath.” Or maybe you’ve seen it expressed numerically, like “1.25 bathrooms” and “1.50 bathrooms.” Or even 3/4 bathroom. What does it all mean? Do I need a calculator? I thought a bathroom was simply a bathroom,… Continue reading Half Bath vs. Full Bath: Where’s the Value?
Should I Buy a Flipped House? If you’re in the market to buy a new home, you’ve probably encountered one or two “flip homes” along the way. When I say flip homes, I mean homes that were purchased fairly recently, rehabbed to some extent, and then put back on the market to turn a quick… Continue reading Is Buying a Flip House a Smart Move?
Recently, the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) decided to stop using the phrase “master bedroom” in its real estate listings after a group of agents requested a review. They updated the phrase with a replacement, “primary bedroom,” implementing the change on June 15th, 2020. Additionally, because bathrooms are also referred to as masters, that too… Continue reading Is It Time for the Phrase Master Bedroom to Go Away?
These days, buying homes for cash is hot. It seems a new company emerges daily, offering to purchase your property quickly and easily, without the typical pain points involved with selling a home. The latest I’ve come across is called “Seller’s Advantage,” which I caught on TV while dining at a restaurant this week. This… Continue reading Seller’s Advantage Review: Buying Homes Fast in Chicago, Philly, Phoenix, and SoCal
Remember Tarek el Moussa from Flip or Flop on HGTV? Or do you still currently watch him? Well, he launched a new business that buys houses, aptly named, “Tarek Buys Houses.” And hey, it’s possible he might even buy your home. However, the sale probably won’t be televised. But the basic idea behind the whole… Continue reading Tarek Buys Houses Review: Fast Cash Offers for Your Home
If you’re thinking about selling your home, know that a lot of work is in your future. That is, if you take the job seriously and desire top dollar for your property. It’s true about first impressions, especially when it comes to real estate. You only get one chance, so don’t mess it up! When… Continue reading 65+ Things to Do Before You List and Show Your Home
Once you’ve gone through what can be a very long process of finding a real estate agent, you might be wondering if you should use this individual for multiple transactions. For example, should you use one agent to sell your current home and buy a new replacement home? This is a frequently asked question because… Continue reading Should I Use the Same Agent to Buy and Sell a Home?
If you’ve been tinkering with the idea of listing and hopefully selling your home, you may have come across the infamous “zero listing fee” option. While it obviously sounds too good to be true, seeing that no one works for free, there’s a big catch that allows a real estate brokerage to offer this service.… Continue reading Zero Listing Fee for Selling Your Home
Redfin has launched a new home-selling service that is a lot more hands-on than its traditional offering, known as “Redfin Concierge Service.” In a nutshell, the enhanced option allows home sellers to take advantage of a suite of services to improve their home before they list so it sells for top dollar. And ideally, those… Continue reading New Redfin Concierge Service Offers Cleaning and Staging as Part of Listing Fee