Tag Archives: selling a home

Home Warranties Explained

While buying a home remains one of the biggest investments a person will make in his or her life, there’s always a lingering fear that something may go wrong soon after the purchase. Though home inspections may catch most of these problems before they occur, what happens if a major system or appliance goes haywire […]


Make Your Home FHA-Loan Friendly

Knowing the basics of FHA loan rules can increase your chances of selling your house or condo. If your house meets the FHA guidelines, it will appeal to buyers who plan to use an FHA-insured mortgage. If your house doesn’t qualify for an FHA loan, you’re cutting out 30% of potential buyers. FHA is especially important […]


How to Pick the Right Agent to Sell Your Home

If you’re selling a home, a good real-estate agent will help you set the right price, professionally market the home , pre-qualify potential buyers and expertly negotiate and finalize the deal while working to ensure the process is a smooth one! A great agent has long experience with recent sales and can walk a tightrope, balancing optimism with […]


How Much Is My Home Worth?

Quickly Find Out What It’s Really Worth, by Email, for Free It is important to regularly determine your home’s value. Even if you’re not interested in selling your home, having a Comparative Market Analysis, or CMA performed on your property can help guide you in determining if the county assessment, the basis for your property […]


Understanding Real Estate Appraisals

Understanding how appraisals work will help you achieve a quick and profitable refinance or sale. When you refinance or sell your home, the lender involved will insist that an appraisal be performed. An appraisal is the process of valuing real property and is simply an opinion of the market value of your home based on […]


Do Open Houses Work?

Once a primary tool for real-estate agents looking to sell a home, experts say the traditional open house has lost its influence in the Internet age. Nearly 96% of buyers search online for homes, while only half that number visit open houses, according to a 2017 report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). And […]


Who Pays the Real Estate Agent

Most home buyers and sellers work with a real estate agent, and the agent charges a commission. How much is the commission, and who pays it? The answer in both cases is: the terms are set in the listing contract the seller signs. Typically the buyer and the seller each have their own agent, and the […]


Home Inspections

Suppose you bought a house and later discovered, to your dismay, that the stucco exterior concealed a nasty case of dry rot. Or suppose that when you fired up the furnace in the winter, you discovered a cracked heat exchanger leaking gas into your home. The best way to avoid unpleasant surprises like these is […]


Buying a Home | The Closing Process

Congratulations! You’ve signed the contract and you’re ready to close on your new home! Knowing what costs are associated with the closing, what to bring, and what documents you should keep from your closing will help ease the process. We’ve provided this information for your convenience. Common Closing Costs for Home Buyers Once your lender […]


6 Reasons You Should Never Buy or Sell a Home Without an Agent

It’s Sunday morning, you’ve just picked up your Starbucks and are checking out the latest home listings on your favorite mobile real estate search app before you hit the road for a day of open houses. You’re DYIing this real estate thing, and you think you’ve got this covered—after all, thanks today’s real estate consumer search sites […]