As spring approaches, there is good reason to think ahead and start planning for the future. This is the time of year when many people consider listing their homes for sale, making it more convenient to move during the summer months. You probably know there’s more to selling a home than putting up a For […]
Remember to Get What You Want
Shopping for a new home can be a dizzying experience. There are so many things to think about. It’s all too easy to lose focus on the most important consideration of all: getting the home you really want. Here are five questions to help focus your efforts: 1. Is it located in the neighborhood I want? Where […]
Should You Get Pre-Approved?
One of the best things you can do to ensure you get the home you want is to arrange for financing before you go shopping. This is often referred to as getting “pre-approved”. Getting pre-approved simply means that your lender has calculated how much of a mortgage they’re willing to offer you, depending on your […]
Does Location Really Matter?
You find a beautiful home available on the market, but you’re not so sure about the location. Does it really matter all that much? YES. It does. That’s why the famous realtor saying came about: “Location, location, location!” The location of a home you’re considering buying will affect you in two ways. First, it will […]
The Benefits of a Less than Perfect Home
Get Your Home-Hunting Ducks in a Row
Should You Accept a “Conditional Offer”?
There’s no doubt about it. The best kind of offer is a “firm” offer. The buyer offers you a certain price for your property and, should you accept it, the deal is done. Congratulations. You’ve just sold your house! But more often than not, an offer is “conditional”. That means the buyer is offering you […]
Surviving a Bidding War
5 Home Renovations that Pay
There are two main reasons why homeowners invest in a home renovation or major redecorating project: They want to enjoy the results of the new kitchen, bathroom, flooring or other improvement they’ve made; and/or, they hope that the money they spend will come back to them – at least in part – when they sell […]
How to Handle Offers
You obviously have experience purchasing a home. But you may not have had an opportunity, yet, to be on the other side of the transaction: putting your house on the market and entertaining offers. Offers, in particular, can intimidate first time sellers (even those who have bought and sold a few times). After all, the […]