Real Estate

What To Look For When Browsing Through Property Listings

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If you're looking to purchase a home in the near future, then you'll probably be spending a fair amount of time reading through online property listings in the coming weeks and months. After all, property listings can be a great way to check out homes for sale without the commitment of scheduling a showing or visiting in-person. As you scour online listings, however, there are some things to look out for that could tell you a lot more about the home than you realize.

29 April 2018

5 Important Steps On The Path To Mortgage Pre-Approval

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One of the best things you can do for your home search is to seek preapproval for a mortgage first. A pre-approved loan can save you a lot of time and make you far more desirable to sellers.   1. Get Your Credit in Order One of the first things any lender will look at is the status of your credit. No matter your credit status, you can improve it in a number of ways, such as :

29 April 2018

Ready To Make An Offer? Here Are Some Tips To Help You Through The Negotiations

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When you find the perfect house, you want everything to go perfectly. Unfortunately, that's not always how real estate transactions go. In fact, they're usually filled with a certain amount of stress, especially when it comes time to make the initial offer. Homeowners aren't always will to accept the first offer. This is particularly true in a seller's market; when it seems that the sellers hold all the cards. If you're ready to make an offer on the home of your dreams, here are four steps that will help you through the process.

29 April 2018

Considerations for Overseeing Furnished Rental Units

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If your rental building has furnished units, you need to keep them in mind when you're the property manager. While unfurnished units are pretty simple in terms of clearing them out after a tenant leaves, you'll need to take a slightly different approach with furnished units. Many renters appreciate furnished units, including those who are renting an apartment in a different city for work. Here are some considerations that you'll need to keep in mind when you're overseeing furnished rental units in your building.

27 April 2018

Pros And Cons Of Selling An Octagonal House

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If you live in an octagonal home, you might be the only one in your circle of friends with this unique living arrangement. Even if you've thoroughly enjoyed living in this style of home, it may soon be time to list it for sale and move into a new community. Before you attempt to sell your octagonal dwelling, it's useful to realize that there are some pros and cons that you could experience.

27 April 2018

Three Things To Do Before A Final Walkthrough At Your Vacant House

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Selling a home that sits vacant presents you with a few additional challenges that you'll need to address. As the date of the final walkthrough approaches, you'll know that the closing date is coming, too. This isn't a time for you to sit back and cross your fingers that everything with the walkthrough will go smoothly and that you'll have sold the house in a matter of days. Instead, you should pay a visit to the vacant house before the scheduled walkthrough to tend to a few last-minute matters.

27 April 2018

First Time Buyer Concerns

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If you are going to be buying a single family house for the very first time, then you should learn about some of the mistakes many first time buyers make, so you can go ahead and avoid making those same mistakes yourself. Here are some big mistakes you want to avoid making once you decide to buy that first home: Avoid going into things not knowing what you can afford

27 April 2018

How Do You Know Whether It's Time To Sell Your Home Or Not?

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Timing is as important as anything else in the real estate market. If you put the right house in the market at the right time, you could be laughing all the way to the bank. If you do the opposite, you could end up selling your house for much less than what it's worth. However, the big question is always how to know whether or not it's the right time. There are several signs that you can use to guide you.

27 April 2018

Things You Must Bring To Your Mortgage Closing

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The most exciting part of buying a house occurs on the date in which you close on the loan. This is called your mortgage closing, and this date is typically when you will receive the keys to your new house. Your mortgage lender will let you know when this date will occur and what time you should be there, and the lender will also let you know what you will need to bring with you.

26 April 2018

What Is An Escape Clause With A Contingency To Sell House Offer?

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If you are selling your home and receive an offer from someone that contains a contingency to sell their home first, you should make sure the offer contains an escape clause. When a person needs to sell their home first before buying yours, you could get tied up in this contract for months, and there is a chance you might never end up selling the house to this particular buyer. This is why you should add an escape clause to an offer you receive that has a contingency that the buyer must first sell his or her home.

26 April 2018