Listing and Selling Your Green Home

You’ve upgraded your home with the latest green features and there’s an eco-friendly buyer out there looking for a green home. How can the two of you connect? Choose a green real estate agent Hire a real estate agent who knows as much about green homes as you do. About 5,000 REALTORS® nationwide have earned.. read more →

Educate Sellers How Home Staging Pays Off

By Patti Stern, PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating This spring has been one of our busiest home staging seasons with many sellers enjoying the benefits of preparing their homes early and marketing to targeted buyers – boosting the value of their property and selling quickly. However, there are sellers who are hesitant and.. read more →

Who Represents You in a Real Estate Transaction?

Knowing which type of relationship you have with your agent, and his broker, will help you negotiate the best possible deal, whether you’re a buyer or a seller. When you hire a real estate agent, it’s important to understand whose side she’s on as you select a home to buy (or list your current home.. read more →

8 Hidden Costs When You Buy a Home

1. Home Inspection A home inspection helps protect you from purchasing a home that could be a lemon. So you don’t want to forgo it. Tip Your inspector isn’t required to be an expert in everything. If you suspect termites, asbestos, and foundational issues, for instance, you’ll need to hire a specialist. Inspectors will look.. read more →

What to Do BEFORE You Start House Hunting

A real yard. Closets bigger than your average microwave. The freedom to decorate however you darn well please! Making the switch from renting to owning is exhilarating, but many rookie homebuyers find the process trickier to navigate than they expected. This is why we created our First-Time HomeBuyer Checklist. The 12-month timeline will help you.. read more →

Ready to Renovate? The Rehabbers’ Guide to 203(k) Loans

Tight-fisted lenders have made home equity loans harder to come by. So what’s a fixer-upper to do? Meet the 203(k) loan. Lenders’ weak stomach for extending credit doesn’t have to sour your upgrade dreams. The old but new again FHA 203(k) loan rolls remodeling and mortgage costs together, whether you’re buying or refinancing an existing.. read more →

Why Seller’s Remorse Is So Common, and What to Do About It Thinking of selling your home and worried you’ll regret it? Here’s how to cope.

Selling your house can be scary: It’s been your home, where you’ve lived and made memories. Chances are good it’s your most important asset and your biggest investment so far. Wrestling with the emotional heft of putting your home on the market is a difficult byproduct of real estate — but once a closing date.. read more →

Buying a Fixer-Upper: Is It Worth It? How to Tell

Here’s how that sad-looking house can be a wealth-builder. In 2012, Alessandra Pollina and her husband, Ondre, were looking for a property that would need no more than some cosmetic changes and upgrades. But because the price was right, they ended up with the ultimate fixer-upper: a two unit, single-family-style home that was already gutted.. read more →

5 Success Tips to Incorporate in Your Home Buying Plan

Planning to Buy? Got a Plan for What Comes After? 5 questions help you look ahead to home ownership. Buying a home comes with a huge financial stake, a lot of responsibility, and even more fine print. While investing in this aspect of the American dream is exciting, it’s important to reflect on your current.. read more →

4 Ways to Avoid DIY Mistakes — From a DIYer Who’s Made Them All

  For Lucas Hall, finding that answer has been trial and error. As a “DIY landlord” for more than two years and founder of Landlordology, an online resource for landlords, he’s gutted three homes and renovated countless others. “I’m just handy enough to be dangerous,” Hall says. He’s suffered more than his fair share of.. read more →

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