Did you know that one of the biggest reasons that real estate transactions fail is because of a low appraisal? The buyer’s lender typically won’t issue a loan for more than the appraised value. So, when you sell your home, it’s critical you do everything you can to increase the appraised value as much as possible. But how exactly do you do that? And what exactly is a home appraisal anyway? Here’s everything you need to know about how to prepare for a home appraisal.
What do you want prospective buyers to remember after visiting your home? On average, they will have under an hour to visit every room, ask a few questions and revisit the master bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen. They need to focus and imagine their family living in your house. Anything that distracts them or repels them from imagining living there can lose you a potential sale. Here are eight decorating trends that can turn off prospective buyers.
Harsh winters can cause a significant amount of wear and tear to our homes, both outside and inside. As spring approaches, you may think that cleaning is all you need to get ready for spring. However, you may need to address some home maintenance issues this spring as well. Consider inspecting the following parts of your home to ensure that it stays in prime shape year around.
Are you thinking of buying a fixer-upper? Purchasing a property that needs some renovating is a terrific way to move into an otherwise unaffordable neighborhood. But, there are also a lot of risks and hard work that go into flipping a home. Here are some tips to help you know what to look for and how to purchase a fixer-upper.