Selling Your Home

May 18, 2018

How Do I Know the Market Value of a Home?

Home prices in the U.S. have risen more or less steadily over the last few years. In many cities, home values are now at their highest point in history -- even higher than the last housing boom.

But what determines the "market value" of a home? How do sellers determine ...

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May 11, 2018

5 Tips for Making an Offer in a Hot Real Estate Market

HouseHunters Buyers Tips

5 Tips for Making an Offer in a Hot Real Estate Market Steady demand.

Limited supply. That's what we are seeing in real estate markets across the country right now. Inventory is particularly tight within the lower price ranges. "The starter house is nearly missing in ...

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Jan. 12, 2017

FHA Mortgage Insurance Premiums Have Been Reduced for 2017

Do you plan to use an FHA loan to buy a home in 2017. If so, I have some good news. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced this week that it would reduce the FHA annual mortgage insurance premium (MIP) for 2017. This change will take effect ...

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Dec. 13, 2016

Home Improvements Adds Value

The Cost vs Value Report and Why You Can Beat It

Cost vs Value Report and Why You Can Beat It

As you may have been aware, I conducted an expert roundup a couple of weeks ago where I asked 45 experts what they felt were the best home improvements to increase the value of your home.

Even though the roundup ...

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Nov. 21, 2016

Include a Home Warranty with sale

Five reasons to include a home warranty with your home’s sale

 

A pair of glasses and a silver pen sit on top of a contract.

When you put your home on the market, you’ll clean and de-clutter, and you’ll probably stage it with newer furniture and on-trend décor. But have you considered including a home warranty? It’s not always at the top of ...

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Nov. 11, 2016

Sell As-Is, Not Recommended

We can think of several reasons why a homeowner would consider selling a home with problems, marketed in “as-is” condition. The most obvious, of course, is that there’s no money to perform the required work. This frequently happens in probate sales where the heirs inherit a home in need of ...

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Nov. 11, 2016

Take the stress out of Selling

In a perfect world, the entire family pitches in every morning to clean last night’s clutter and mess before heading out to work/school. In the real world? Not so much. But when your home is on the market, it’s important that you strive to get as close to that ...

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