An upgraded home will sell for more money and quicker than a home that's seen as old-fashioned, or obsolete. The big question, however, is will you get more out than the money you put in? Other things to consider is that your buyer's taste may not be the same as yours. Putting a glass backsplash might cost so much that you'd find it hard to recoup the money invested. Simply keeping the kitchen bright and clean can be more appealing to homebuyers. BUT, the choice is yours!... more
I'm sorry for your situation. Get in touch with a realtor who has teamed with a good attorney to discuss your options. The truth is that every situation is different and every bank treats each case differently. The rules of what the bank will or will not pay for in a short sale or whether they'll forgive the debt is constantly changing. Empower yourself by choosing who you want to work with through the short sale process. Good luck!... more
Actually, stainless steel appliances are becoming less popular due to difficulty in keeping them clean and unscratched. They are difficult to clean. My suggestion would be that if your appliances are in good condition, do not replace them.... more
I think the benefit of selling now outweighs waiting it out. Has the assessment increased significantly every year? If you consider this transaction as an upgrade then itâ€™s definitely an opportune time to buy since youâ€™ll get a better price with larger homes with lower assessments.
Mike Yun, Broker
Jameson Real Estate
(414) 526-8998... more