Curb appeal is one of the most important factors in selling a home, and one of the most difficult to quantify, but one thing is certain — homes sell for more money when they have it.
Yes, listing photos are the great equalizer when it comes to selling a home. And they’re more important than ever, but that doesn’t mean everyone’s doing them right. Here are a few tips for taking great listing photography (some are more obvious than others):
Freddie Mac recently launched a new affordable mortgage option that allows a down payment as low as 3 percent. The Home Possible Advantage(sm) mortgage is ideal for low and moderate-income borrowers with limited savings, including first-time homebuyers.
Renovation bids are too high. Multiple bids for resales are too low. Deal killers, morale busters both. Could this be why bid-free, ‘no renovation’ bids are driving resale buyers to ‘new homes?’
I have often wondered what a ‘housing code’ is, and whether this is different from a ‘building-code’ violation. Can you explain?
HOAs that fail to plan for major long range expenses typically do not handle day to day association business very well either. The two seem to go hand in hand. Those HOAs typically keep fees unrealistically low and, by so doing, services are starved, maintenance lags and curb appeal suffers.
It’s Fraud Prevention Month in Canada and this year one company is warning against ‘the dirty little secret of real estate fraud’ — one that’s committed by one family member against another.
It’s time for Round of 32, the second elimination round out of 5 in our Housing Market Madness series, featured on RealtyTimes by JustRentToOwn. Find the results of the Round of 64 here!
The most expensive home in the country, Walnut Place, an architecturally distinct and gloriously pampered private estate in exclusive Dallas’ Preston Hollow, is now listed for $100 million. It’s still a whopper of an asking price, but if you want to live on the largest single-family residential property in central Dallas among the hallowed grounds of the city’s elit – is the Manhattan-like $2,799/square foot price really too much to pay?
In addition to costing you money in lost commissions, failing to manage your time properly will also force you to work harder than necessary, and add a level of stress to your life that’s otherwise completely avoidable. Let’s go over a few specific ways that you can get your arms around your time and use it to your financial and lifestyle advantage as a real estate agent…