According to research, some home sellers are monitoring home prices really carefully, waiting to see how real estate prices will fair in value before considering selling their home. But they might as well be missing the perfect opportunity. Why is that? As a known fact, the perfect time to start marketing a home depends on when the homeowner purchased their current home. Homeowners who invested in real estate during the slow market-rate period may consider stepping up and selling in this year.
Consider These Factors
Since they purchased estates when the market was near ground bottom, these homeowners supposedly have… Continue reading
Knowing what your home is really worth is the main trick to price your home. If you price your home correctly, it will sell without fail. Instead of wondering if your home will sell, you should be asking yourself, “am I willing to sell my home at the best price possible?”
One aspect that most people tend to forget is that time is a very crucial factor that can affect your actual selling price. How much your home is worth now, can be a total different story a few years later.
Here are some things to avoid when pricing your… Continue reading
Starting a new year in a new house does sound right does it not? The fact is there is more to purchasing a house at the end of the year than simple ‘preference’. One can have many benefits in deciding to make a move like this – here are a few:
1. Hassle free move. Since the peak season when it comes to getting new homes and moving in is usually during the summer months, deciding to move at the end of the year allows you to choose your moving company hassle free. No booking months in advance, no inconveniences.… Continue reading
Homes in South Tampa like those in any other neighborhood come in two categories – the new freshly built and the older existing ones. Although the choice is totally personal, there are some pros and cons that are worth considering. Let’s compare the two in the light of a few factors.
First is the neighborhood. The thing with purchasing a new home in South Tampa is that you will be entering a neighborhood that is not established. Trees will be young, landscape new and so on. On the other hand, existing homes have that impression of security and belonging.
Second… Continue reading
There may be a lot you have already done to make your home presentable, but there is one more thing that can be done to make first impressions really last. Remember, the time for you to show your home is probably one of the most critical stages in house selling. The impression your potential buyer gets during the show will either increase or kill their interest. So what is this mysterious ‘thing’? Lighting.
Lighting can play tricks on the mind-enhance or minimize the room’s size, emphasize features and hide flaws. Using the right lighting can turn a room or even an… Continue reading
You obviously have examined in detail the luxury home in Tampa Bay you intend to purchase and perhaps have even taken a few friends to help you check them for defects. Great job! But you still need a pro. Why? Well, unless you are some construction graduate or engineer, you probably have no idea what to look out for when inspecting a home. This is where a professional home inspector comes in. Getting a good inspector starts by confirming the following facts.
• Are they experienced in residential home inspection? Some home inspectors simply know about building houses and therefore… Continue reading
I guess by now many homeowners struggling with mortgage armortization will have heard that they were taken for a ride by insurance providers who helped them out when they couldn’t raise the 20% downpayment. They in effect, provided the money to bribe the lenders who gave them the mortgages, albeit without their knowledge or consent.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has decided to fine the four giant culprits but how will that help those who have already been defrauded? Are they just to become statistics?
Since the Bureau knows who the perpertrators are, how much was involved and who the… Continue reading
If you are a first time home buyer, it is all too easy to fall for the bad decorating, dirty back yard and in the end miss a home with great potential. This is a very dangerous mistake to make considering how fast houses change from being for sale to being sold in the market. Here are some tips on how to check the homes’ true potential, whether it is a simple home in the country or a luxury house in Tampa, Florida.
Walls – when touring the house try and imagine how the walls would look after a… Continue reading
With the real estate business picking up in the country again buying a home is a lot trickier than it has been for a long time. On a national level homeowners are able to sell their homes for 97% of the price they ask for; in some areas they exceed the listed price due to fierce bidding. Here are 5 pointers that can help you to finally own a home in Tampa FL.
• Don’t go into a negotiation with a deliberately low bid thinking that you will increase your offer when the seller demands a much higher price.… Continue reading
Whether you are a pro home buyer or a first timer, one of the most fundamental questions you will face is what kind of house to buy-a family home or a condominium. There are pros and cons in purchasing either of the two and the decision solely depends on you and your needs.
One of the reasons why many opt for condos is their strategic location. Condos in South Tampa for example, are built in the heart of the big city which makes them a favorite among businessmen who have to work there. Another advantage is all the amenities that… Continue reading