The Importance Of Working With A Real Estate AgentThe Importance Of Working With A Real Estate Agent

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The Importance Of Working With A Real Estate Agent

After reading a little bit about real estate, I thought I had a handle on buying my own house. I checked out a few listings in my area, and then I put in a few offers. Unfortunately, none of the deals that I tried to set up worked out, which left me a little frustrated. However, as soon as I started working with a real estate agent, things started to come together. I was able to find the place of my dreams and negotiate a fair price. This blog is all about working with real estate agents and brokers, so that you don't have to worry about finding a place on your own.

5 Reasons To Sell Your Home In Winter

Most people think of spring and summer as the best time to sell a home, but this can actually work to your advantage if you want to list your home in the winter instead. Here are five great reasons to sell your home this winter instead of holding off: Fewer Listings Since spring and summer are the most popular times of year to list a house, you will most likely have much less competition in the winter months. Read More 

3 Tips For Doing A Final Walk-Through Before Closing On A Home

Agreeing to purchase a home without a final walk-through can be a costly mistake. A final walk-through is meant for you to catch any last-minute issues with the home. This will allow you to speak to the seller about the issues before agreeing to the sale. While simply walking through the home can be good to make sure that there are not major damages, you will not notice specific issues. Therefore, there are a few things you should look for when performing a final walk-through before closing on a home. Read More 

4 Tips for Getting Your Deposit Back When Renting a Single Family Home

While owning a home is a dream for many Americans, property rentals can provide a lot of the same benefits without requiring a mortgage. Single family property rentals often offer more space than an apartment, as well as a backyard to enjoy. A downside to a single family property rental is the fact that the security deposit is often higher than other types of rentals, and most renters want to get that money back after they move out. Read More 

Using Colors, Scents And Small Touches To Help A Home Sell

When someone makes the decision to sell a home, the last thing they want is to have it sit on the market for months. Obviously, they want it to sell quickly and for as much as possible. There are many tips about selling houses that include updating bathrooms and kitchens as well as maximizing the curb appeal of the home. However, humans are often swayed by smaller things that they are completely unaware of, like certain scents or features that make them feel comfortable, safe or nostalgic. Read More 

Four Hidden Costs of Homeownership

When you're considering buying a home, it is easy to look at the estimated monthly mortgage payments, compare them to your rent payment, and fall into the assumption that homeownership is more affordable than renting. However, there are a lot of hidden and often-overlooked costs associated with owning a home. You'll want to include these in your calculations and planning to ensure that owning a home really is an affordable choice for you. Read More