“To buy or to rent?” Recent graduates, young couples, relocating professionals and others have all asked themselves this question at one point or another. While each option has its benefits, the decision to purchase an apartment, condominium or house as opposed to renting, is complex and based on a number of factors. According to a NAR, […]
1) Find a Good Realtor A good Realtor buys and sells houses for people on a regular basis. They know the market, and will help you figure out what is most important in your search. They also will have a grasp of different financing programs, and will be able to guide you to the appropriate […]
85% of FSBO’s end up listing with a Realtor. Of the 15% that “successfully” sell FSBO: FSBO homes sell for 11% less then comparative properties listed with Realtors, on average. Realtors commission is typically 6-7%. (Do the Math) FSBO transactions take 7 months longer to close. FSBO’s spent $2,500 more […]
Home buyers need to be extra vigilant about inspections in the early stages of a purchase because if problems are discovered too late in the process, it can “dash home owners’ dreams and budgets,” writes Yahoo! Finance in a recent article. One home buyer in Long Island, N.Y., explains in the story that she […]
What is Zestimate? Zestimate is Zillow.com’s “proprietary” home valuation tool. It appears in your home’s page on Zillow.com, whether it is for sale or not. How is my Zestimate Calculated? Zestimate values are calculated from county tax documents, which are public record. Essentially they are your county’s tax assessment of your home. […]
1. Prices Will Continue to Rise The Home Price Expectation Survey polls a distinguished panel of over 100 economists, investment strategists, and housing market analysts. Their most recent report released last week projects appreciation in home values over the next five years to be between 12.3% (most pessimistic) and 32.8% (most optimistic). The bottom in […]
If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself! I believe that myself. Especially today. Google has made us all a lot smarter. With a few simple searches you can get information on any subject. There are how-to guides, DIY youtube videos. I’m a pretty smart guy. If I can find this […]
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