The #1 Feature Home Buyers Want
What Do Buyers Really Want?
Not all homebuyers are the same. Home sellers and listing agents across the country spend a great deal of time and energy trying to determine what different home buyers want. They graze over magazines and read blogs to learn what is the #1 feature they can add or enhance to ensure home buyers find their home irresistible.
The National Association of Home Builders’ released a 2019 home trend and buyer preferences report which cited a surprising and very practical answer – laundry rooms. In the report, 91% of those surveyed stated that having a separate laundry room was essential in their new home. Recently, this home feature is adding great value to the property for sale and has is a sure buyer-magnet.
Laundry rooms have become...
2020 Forecast Continues To Show Good Appreciation
We are going to answer the questions that continue to rise around where home prices will head in 2020. The latest forecast from CoreLogic shows continued appreciation at 5.4% over the next year:
Buyers Are Looking Now. Are You Ready to List Your Home?
Inventory on the market today is low, especially among existing homes in the entry and middle-level tiers of the market. It is hovering well below the 6-month supply typically found in a more normal market, as shown in the graph below:...
7 Things To Pay Attention To Before Showing Your Home
How to Get the Showing Right
Home staging can make or break the sale of your home. It's important that you know what buyers initially notice as soon as they walk into a home showing.
Buyers notice everything – good and bad. From the moment they walk in the front door, they are trying to determine if this is the right home for them. If you have your home listed for sale, paying attention to what the buyers notice can mean the difference between an offer and a missed opportunity.
7 Things To Do for the Showing
A bright home is inviting. Make sure you fill your home with lots of natural light or a soft evening glow....
7 Reasons To List Your House For Sale This Holiday Season
Every year at this time there are many homeowners who decide to wait until after the holidays to list their homes for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after the holidays.
Seven reasons to list during the holidays:
- Relocation buyers are out there. Many companies are still hiring throughout the holidays and need their new employees in their new positions as soon as possible.
- Purchasers who are looking for homes during the holidays are serious buyers and are ready to buy now.
- You can restrict the showings on your home to the times...
Home Remodeling Projects That Can Get The Greatest Return
Even if you’re not thinking of selling, it is always good to consider how remodeling will impact the value of your home. Some renovations have a poor return on investment, while others will pay you off the greatest returns.
So are you ready to know those secret weapons (Remodeling Projects) that will deliver the highest ever returns? Here we go:
1. MAJOR & MINOR KITCHEN MODEL:
Kitchen remodeling can be done as simple or as elaborate as you like. This is the best place to invest your renovation money as it brings the highest return and makes a home easier to sell. However, to maximize your return keep your total investment to under 20% of...
What to Do if the Spouse Refuses to Sell During a Divorce
But I Don't Want to Move
If you are living in your home and facing a divorce, dreading the move is normal. Especially when you add the emotions and stress.
If you own a home and are getting a divorce, dealing with the decision of what happens is often one of the sticking points between both parties. There are many reasons this happens. Sometimes it is financial or emotional.
Dragging out the sale rarely helps either party however it can be hard to remember that when you are dealing with the hurt.
The ideal situation is to work it out however as a last resort a judge might need to compel the sale. Speak with your attorney about dealing with issues such as how list price will be established and how the real estate agent will be selected....
4 Reasons Why You May Not be able to Keep Your Pre-marital Real Estate Assets
If you owned a home before you were married, you may feel like it still is your home after the divorce. The thing is, "it depends".
What would it depend on?
The first question is, did you have a pre-nuptial agreement? Was the property addressed in your agreement? In most cases, if you owned it before marriage, it would be yours after the divorce unless any of the factors apply:
- The name of the other spouse was added to the deed
- The other spouse has been involved with the property
- The value has increased due to the other spouse's efforts
- The property was your homestead property while you were married
This is a great question to discuss with your attorney...
7 tips to ensure your home sells
Selling a home is quite hard. Most especially if you’ve owned it for quite some time. For sure there are lots of souvenirs on your cabinets or coffee tables which cause your home to appear cluttered. Or perhaps, you haven't been able to maintain the exterior of your home very well. All these things can hugely impact your home's salability. Here are some tips to get your home sold in no time!