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?
Category: Real Estate Tips
Is Buying a Flip House a Smart Move?
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?
65+ Things to Do Before You List and Show 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
Should I Use the Same Agent to Buy and Sell a 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?
Zero Listing Fee for Selling Your 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
Cozy: A Free and Easy Way to Collect Rent Money Online
If you’re a landlord, you undoubtedly explored the question of how best to collect the rent each month. Do you ask for a check, does your tenant mail it to you, drive it over to your home, or send it to a P.O. Box to keep your personal address private? When do they pay, when… Continue reading Cozy: A Free and Easy Way to Collect Rent Money Online
Sold Over Asking: Is It Good or Bad?
These days, it’s not uncommon for homes to be sold over asking. In fact, real estate agents are quick to point out this fact once the transaction is finalized. For example, you might see a little addition to the sold sign dangling from the bottom that says, “sold over asking.” Yes, they actually sell sold… Continue reading Sold Over Asking: Is It Good or Bad?
Why You Should Buy a Bigger House Than You Need
While tiny homes might be all the rage right now, you’re probably better off avoiding one. It’s hard enough to live with your lovely and always understanding spouse in a one-bedroom apartment… But seriously, your thinking should be on the opposite end of the spectrum when it comes to buying a home. Buy more than… Continue reading Why You Should Buy a Bigger House Than You Need
Don’t List Your Home for Less Than What You Paid
Here’s another quick and painless listing tip to avoid unwanted scrutiny when selling your home. And it’s an easy one to follow. In short, don’t list for less than you paid for it. That’s right. Just list the property for more than what you originally bought it for. For example, if you purchased a home… Continue reading Don’t List Your Home for Less Than What You Paid
How to Make Your Real Estate Listing a Hot Home
Redfin’s Hot Home Feature Can Make Your Listing Fly Off the Shelf If you’re in the market to buy or sell a home, you’ve likely come across a “Hot Home” or two while browsing properties on online real estate brokerage website Redfin. The company has a propriety formula that assesses whether a property will go… Continue reading How to Make Your Real Estate Listing a Hot Home