Property Q&A—blogs page 153

Moving Checklist
Feeling overwhelmed by all the things you have to get done before you move? Well take a deep breath and relax because here is a checklist for all of your moving to-do’s. This checklist has…
Should You Buy A Home That Used To Be A Rental?
The uncertainty of the housing market over the past decade or so has resulted in unintended rental homes for many. Homeowners who weren’t able to sell their homes but needed to move…
Should You Sell Your Home Before Spring?
Conventional wisdom says the best time to sell is during the spring but you might be missing out on a lot of potential buyers if you wait until the flowers start blooming. Here are six reasons from…
Are Home Prices Really On The Rise?
A recent article published by Inman News contributor Teke Wiggin titled “Home prices post biggest gain in more than 7 years” announces that yes, home prices are going up. Inman News states…
Who Pays Closing Costs?
Closing costs are a mix of fees from the lender, title company, real estate agent, etc. Depending on your situation, what is included in your list of closing costs might be different. In some cases you…
Tips For Selling Your Home With Pets
Do you have pets? Follow these special steps to make sure your home sells.It doesn’t have to be difficult to sell your home if you’re a pet owner, but there are a few extra steps…
How To Use Video To Sell Your Home
Most sellers, buyers, and real estate agents know the value of including pictures of a home in a for sale listing, but a new trend is emerging that is making it easier to sell a home. Many real estate…
What Does A Home Inspection Cover?
If you’re looking to buy a home, it’s important that you don’t skip over the home inspection. Inspections vary based on the type of property you’re buying, but the goal is…
Moving Checklist
Feeling overwhelmed by all the things you have to get done before you move? Well take a deep breath and relax because here is a checklist for all of your moving to-do’s. This checklist has from…
Getting Your Home Ready To Show
Have an upcoming open house, or Showing and having a hard time deciding what you need to do to get ready? Here is a list of hints and tips of how to impress your buyer. A house that “sparkles”…
How To Sell Your Home FAST
If you put your home on the market, your goal should be to sell your home for the most amount of money, in the least amount of time, under the most favorable terms, right? So how do you sell your home…
Your Social Media Can Boost Brooklyn Property Search
By now, social media are an integral part of many peoples’ daily routine. If you are selling your home in Brooklyn this winter, you can decide to add your own social media clout to add further…
Before You Relocate, Here Is What You Need To Know
Whether you’re relocating because your employer tells you to, or you’re choosing to opt for a change in scenery, the benefits and dangers of relocating are the same. Before deciding…
Can A Bad Neighborhood Affect An Appraisal?
According to Inman News reporters, yes; “Bad neighbors can ding home values”. Appraisers specifically take into account what they call “external obsolescence” issues, which includes…
Work Smarter, Not Harder On DIY Projects
Whether you’re working on a room or the whole house, updating your home can become quite expensive. Thanks to the ever-growing popularity of Do-It-Yourself projects, people have been saving…
What To Expect During A Home Inspection
If you’re looking to buy a home, it’s important that you don’t skip over the home inspection. Inspections vary based on the type of property you’re buying, but the goal is…
What Are The Advantages To Buying A Home With Cash?
Making a cash offer on a home eliminates the need for bidding wars and gives peace of mind to the buyer and the seller. Here’s why:If you’re in the market to buy a new home, you may have…
Signs Your Home Is Overpriced
Of course no seller wants to underprice their home because it means they’ll be losing money on the transaction, but overpricing your home can be just as detrimental financially as underpricing…
What Are The Costs To Selling Your Home?
If you’re preparing to sell your home , it’s important that you understand all of the costs associated with the process before you even start. That is, you have to make sure that you…
Pros and Cons Of Buying A Foreclosure in Dublin, Ohio
If you’re searching for a new home, make sure you know your options before ruling out a foreclosed home. There can be many benefits to purchasing a foreclosure, depending on your new home buying…
Home Staging Tips To Sell Your Home Fast!
When you put your home on the market, your ultimate goal is to sell it quickly and get the price you’re asking for. Staging a room, or rooms, gives the buyer a great visual that they would like…
Tips For First Time Home Buyers
Purchasing a home can be overwhelming for some. From house hunting, to the paperwork, the down payment, and even to the point where you are moving into your new home there is a lot do. Make sure…
Underwriting tool to supplement income for qualifying purpose
  Many borrowers have assets but their income is not sufficient to qualify for a loan.  Maybe the borrower is self-employed and their tax returns do not indicate enough income to qualify.  Or…
Don’t Forget to Claim Your Energy Tax Credits
Don’t forget to claim your Energy Tax Credits on any energy-efficient home improvements you did in 2013. If you upgraded one or more of your appliances, windows, doors, roofs, HVAC, etc. you…
The Costs of Purchasing a Home
After the first of the year, I always speak with many first-time home buyers who are just beginning their home search.  Some have started by visiting open houses or looking at homes online, and others…
Relocating To Charlotte NC.: Economic Development
In this ever changing landscape I have noticed more and more people are moving to where jobs are and unlike previous generations that stayed where they were for most of their lives the newer generations…
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Download My New Mobile App and Register to Win $ 50,000.00 Look for Homes Where Ever You Are, ENTER CODE: KW2C8FGU6 at Sign Up
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New Listings from Marc White: January 22, 2014
Today's NEW Property listings in the High Country of North Carolina – From Marc White… If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call or email me anytime.Click on the link below…
Shoulld an Agent Give Their Potential Listers ALL the News or Tell Them What They Want to Hear?
This may be an unusual article but I believe what it says is true.  Sometimes as an agent I have to deliver bad news but I try to give my customers solutions to the news. I feel like I am harming my…
5 Tips For A First Time Homebuyer
Buying a home for the first time can be an intimidating and frustrating process if you’re not sure where to begin or how to deal with the obstacles you may come across. One of the easiest ways…
Tips For Buying A Luxury Home
All of us dream of  owning our own luxury home, heated bathroom floors, spacious bedrooms and bathrooms..the works. So how do you make your dream a reality? Here are some big tips to keep in mind…
How To Sell a Luxury Home in Ohio
When it comes to selling your home there are a few things you really need to do in order to attract the most amount of buyers, in the shortest amount of time, and to get the best offer possible.When…
4 Tips For Buying A Fixer Upper
If you are thinking about buying a home that needs some fixing up, make sure to check out these helpful tips to get you started...1. Save UpWhen it comes to buying a fixer upper, you want to have…
How To Buy A Home In Ohio In 2013
The process of buying a home can be daunting and confusing, regardless of whether you’re a first time homebuyer or an experienced homebuyer. Here are the steps you need to take to buy…
Helpful Tips For Buying In A Tight Market
The real estate market throughout the nation can shift back and forth between a buyer’s market and a seller’s market. Unfortunately, you can’t choose what the market is when…
Signs Your Home Is Overpriced
There are several reasons why a home might not sell. A big reason and most often the main reason is always price. If you overprice your home you could miss out on a lot of buyers. If you under price it…
How To Get Sellers To Pay Your Closing Costs
Buying a new home is not a cheap process. On top of spending the money to purchase your home there are closing costs and inspection fees that can add up. In the grand scheme of things, you don’t…
Landscaping Tips For Homeowners
The first thing potential buyers see when they’re searching for their dream home is the front, exterior of your home. Even if the inside of your home is beautiful, the buyer could be turned…
Can You Buy A Home With No Down Payment?
If you’re a first time homebuyer who is sick of renting and living on someone else’s property, it may be time for you to consider buying a home. Don’t be discouraged by the perceived…
How To Buy A Condo
Whether you are a first time home buyer or you are a seasoned home buyer, buying a condominium can be a different experience. Here is what you need to know and a few tips on how to buy a condo…1.…
How Video Can Help You Sell Your Home
Most sellers, buyers, and real estate agents know the value of including pictures of a home in a for sale listing, but a new trend is emerging that is making it easier to sell a home. Many real estate…
Getting Prepared For Your Move
Feeling overwhelmed by all the things you have to get done before you move? Well take a deep breath and relax because here is a checklist for all of your moving to-do’s. This checklist has…
Should You Buy A Home That Used To Be A Rental?
The uncertainty of the housing market over the past decade or so has resulted in unintended rental homes for many. Homeowners who weren’t able to sell their homes but needed to move…
The Importance Of Staging Your Garage
Here’s a tip you can’t ignore when preparing to show and sell your home.Most homeowners know the importance of staging the inside and outside of the home when trying to sell. Your…
Maintaining Your Home This Fall
Is your home ready for winter’s frosty temperatures and severe weather?We all know about “spring cleaning”, but it is just as important to clean and prepare your home in the fall-before…
8 Things To Ask Your Realtor Before Selling
Before you sell your home, there are a few things that you need to go over with your real estate agent. Selling a home is not an easy task, so it is important to make sure that you have a competent…
Should You Buy A Home With Cash?
Making a cash offer on a home eliminates the need for bidding wars and gives peace of mind to the buyer and the seller. Here’s why:If you’re in the market to buy a new home, you may…
10 Things To Do Before Selling Your Home
Before you’re ready to list and sell your home, you need to make sure that the functionality and appearance of your home is top notch. It’s important that, when preparing your home to…
What Does A Home Inspection Cover?
If you’re looking to buy a home, it’s important that you don’t skip over the home inspection. Inspections vary based on the type of property you’re buying, but the goal is…
Affordable Ways To Spice Up Your Bathroom
Are you embarrassed to have people in your bathroom? Here are some affordable ways to spruce it up!Whether you’re preparing to show and sell your home or just planning on having company over,…
Tips For Hiring A Home Improvement Contractor
Home improvement projects tend to be ones that linger over time. When your budget is tight, they get put on the back burner and aren’t seen as a necessity.  Because of this, there are a lot…
5 Tips For First Time Home Buyers
Purchasing a home can be overwhelming for some. From house hunting, to the paperwork, the down payment, and even to the point where you are moving into your new home there is a lot do. Make sure you…
Getting Prepared For A Move
Feeling overwhelmed by all the things you have to get done before you move? Well take a deep breath and relax because here is a checklist for all of your moving to-do’s. This checklist has from…
10 Things To Do Before Selling Your Home
Before you’re ready to list and sell your home, you need to make sure that the functionality and appearance of your home is top notch. It’s important that, when preparing your home to sell,…
How To Sell Your Home Fast
If you put your home on the market, your goal should be to sell your home for the most amount of money, in the least amount of time, under the most favorable terms, right? So how do you sell your home…
What Is A Short Sale?
If you are thinking of buying a home and come across one you love and you discover it is a short sale; if you don’t already know what a short sale is your first reaction is to ask, what is a short…
6 Things You Should Do After You Sell Your Home
When people are preparing to sell their homes, they often only think about getting that “SOLD” sign out in their front yard. Sellers rarely think about what they have to go through after they’ve…
What does a home inspection cover?
If you’re looking to buy a home, it’s important that you don’t skip over the home inspection. Inspections vary based on the type of property you’re buying, but the goal is the…
Can I Buy A Home If I Have Bad Credit?
If you're young and haven't built up credit, or have had a few lapses in your credit history, you may be wondering if you can still buy a home. The short answer is, "Yes, it is possible to buy a home with…
10 Things To Know Before Buying A Home
1. Do some researchSounds obvious right? But so many buyers go into it blind. Although there are many professionals that will help you along the way, you will only help yourself if you do a little research…
What Does A Home Inspection Cover?
If you’re looking to buy a home, it’s important that you don’t skip over the home inspection. Inspections vary based on the type of property you’re buying, but the goal is…
Avoid These Home Audio Wiring Mistakes
Considering adding a surround system in your entertainment room? Be sure to avoid these common home audio wiring mistakes.Adding a surround system can transform any room into a first class entertainment…
Can You Buy A Home With No Down Payment?
If you’re a first time homebuyer who is sick of renting and living on someone else’s property, it may be time for you to consider buying a home. Don’t be discouraged by the perceived…
What Is A Short Sale?
If you are thinking of buying a home and come across one you love and you discover it is a short sale; if you don’t already know what a short sale is your first reaction is to ask, what is…
What Are The Advantages Of Buying A Home With Cash?
Making a cash offer on a home eliminates the need for bidding wars and gives peace of mind to the buyer and the seller. Here’s why:If you’re in the market to buy a new home, you may have…
What Are The Costs To Selling Your Home?
If you’re preparing to sell your home , it’s important that you understand all of the costs associated with the process before you even start. That is, you have to make sure that you…
Getting Prepared For Your Move
Feeling overwhelmed by all the things you have to get done before you move? Well take a deep breath and relax because here is a checklist for all of your moving to-do’s. This checklist has from…
Found Bugs/Termites? What are buyers option when purchasing a home in Northern Virginia?
Q- What is W.D.I. Certificate ? Whether it is a FHA/VA or Convention loan program lender will requires a Wood Destroying Insect Infestation Report (W.D.I) also commonly known as "Termite certificate"…
How often HOA or Condo fees increases?Northern Virginia Real Estate
HOA or condo fee is part of monthly expenses for any home owners. Lender will include as part of the monthly payments however it is home owners responsibility to pay for it every monthly or quarterly…
5 Things Not Worth Upgrading with Builders When Buying a Home in Virginia
Buying a new home in Fairfax or Loudoun county of Northern Virginia is very exciting, over whelming and stressful at the same time. After making your decision to purchase the home (I call it the box)…
5 Things Worth Upgrading with Builders when Buying a home in Fairfax/Loudoun Virginia
On the flip side of my earlier blog what not to buy with builder when purchasing your new home in Northern Virginia there are things that are well worth the money to upgrade if your budget permits. 1.…
Three things you should consider when buying a home in Cape Coral, Fl.
Buying a home on Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast…This is the first tip in our series: “12 Tips to Buying Real Estate in Southwest Florida” which is also available as a free eBook…
Metal Buildings Can Rescue You From Storage Woes
A metal building is an incredibly efficient investment. Unlike traditional outdoor buildings, modern manufacturing processes have made metal buildings able to brave the harshest of weather conditions without…
Current Home Prices for Hampstead, Nc 28443 October 2013
Current Home Prices for Hampstead, Nc 28443 October 2013 10/14/2013Hampstead Home PricesFor the past 11 months, list prices have battled sales prices. There has been a gradual increase in sales prices…
Which Home Style is Right for You?
When you begin your housing search, the first thing you need to do is decide what type of home you need. This means considering whether you want to rent or buy, how much you can afford to spend on housing,…
Who Typically Pays Closing Costs?
What are closing costs?Closing costs are a mix of fees from the lender, title company, real estate agent, etc. Depending on your situation, what is included in your list of closing costs might be different.…
How To Buy A Condo
Whether you are a first time home buyer or you are a seasoned home buyer, buying a condominium can be a different experience. Here is what you need to know and a few tips on how to buy a condo...1.…
Do's And Don'ts Of Selling Your Home
Are you planning to sell your home? Make sure to check out this list of do's and don'ts...Do - Stage your home to sellIt is very important that you change a few things in your home before it is ready…
How To Use Video To Sell Your Home
Most sellers, buyers, and real estate agents know the value of including pictures of a home in a for sale listing, but a new trend is emerging that is making it easier to sell a home. Many real estate…
Signs Your Home Is Overpriced
There are several reasons why a home might not sell. A big reason and most often the main reason is always price. If you overprice your home you could miss out on a lot of buyers. If you under price…
Home Staging Tips
When you put your home on the market, your ultimate goal is to sell it quickly and get the price you’re asking for. Staging a room, or rooms, gives the buyer a great visual that they would like…
Should You Buy A Home With Cash?
If you’re thinking about buying new home, you may have heard about some of the advantages of buying a home outright with cash. According to research by the National Association of Realtors®,…
The Importance Of Staging Your Garage
Here’s a tip you can’t ignore when preparing to show and sell your home.Most homeowners know the importance of staging the inside and outside of the home when trying to sell. Your…
Getting Your Home Ready To Show
Have an upcoming open house, or Showing and having a hard time deciding what you need to do to get ready? Here is a list of hints and tips of how to impress your buyer. A house that “sparkles”…
Should You Buy A Home That Used To Be A Rental?
The uncertainty of the housing market over the past decade or so has resulted in unintended rental homes for many. Homeowners who weren’t able to sell their homes but needed to move…
Things To Do Before Selling Your Home
Before you’re ready to list and sell your home, you need to make sure that the functionality and appearance of your home is top notch. It’s important that, when preparing your home to…
Homeowners’ Top 10 Money-Savers
We all hate seeing our hard-earned money disappear before we have a chance to enjoy it. So, here’s 10 tips to help you cut the costs of owning and maintaining your home.See if you qualify…
Watch Out for Encroachment Issues When Buying a Home
Encroachment issues occur when a neighbor’s structure intrudes onto your property; it could be a fence that’s a few feet too far over, a garage that partially lies on your property, a limb…
Is An Insulation Upgrade Worth The Investment?
With a trend in ‘going green’ many homeowners have started to invest in more energy efficient appliances, which save money and conserve energy, and have started making other steps toward…
5 Reasons Your Home Is Not Selling In A Hot Market
The market can be challenging for people who want to sell their homes as quickly as possible. There are plenty of options available for buyers out there, so they can afford to be picky when it comes to…
How To Incorporate Green Building Into Home Improvement Projects
According to Realtor. com blog contributors, Green Building “means building with sustainability, longevity and conservation in mind”. Writers warn that homeowners should expect to have…
Tips For Winning The Multiple Offer Bidding War
Stuck in a real estate bidding war? Here’s how to come out on top.Slow but steady improvement in the real estate market is great for sellers, but can make buying more difficult. With…
How To Buy A Condo
Whether you are a first time home buyer or you are a seasoned home buyer, buying a condominium can be a different experience. Here is what you need to know and a few tips on how to buy a condo...1.…
5 Ways To Stage Your Home To Sell
Looking to sell your home? Use these easy tips to help your home look its best.Your home should staged for pictures, showings, and open houses. Staged means that your home and yard are clean, organized,…
Should You Buy A Home That Used To Be A Rental?
The uncertainty of the housing market over the past decade or so has resulted in unintended rental homes for many. Homeowners who weren't able to sell their homes but needed to move ended up having…
Maintaining Your Home This Fall
Is your home ready for winter’s frosty temperatures and severe weather?We all know about “spring cleaning”, but it is just as important to clean and prepare your home in the fall-before…
Should You Buy A Home With Cash?
Making a cash offer on a home eliminates the need for bidding wars and gives peace of mind to the buyer and the seller. Here’s why:If you’re in the market to buy a new home, you may have…
What Are The Costs To Selling Your Home?
If you’re preparing to sell your home this fall , it’s important that you understand all of the costs associated with the process before you even start. That is, you have to make…
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