What you can buy and what you can afford are two different things By DONNA FUSCALDO Updated Sep 6, 2020 When it comes to homebuying, everyone knows the critical rule: Don’t purchase more house than you can afford. But what constitutes “affordable” will differ from one buyer to the next. As of April 2020, the
Every listing agent has a similar goal — sell your house for the most money in the least amount of time. But there’s much more to it than that, and many things set a good or great agent apart from an average one. Sellers evaluate real estate agents based on the services they offer, their
Consider these low-cost ways to sell a home fast by attracting buyers with great photos, fresh curb appeal and social media buzz. By Teresa Mears and Devon Thorsby March 20, 2020, at 3:48 p.m. Ensure a quick sale. Selling your home quickly not only allows you to move on with your life, it also means fewer
By AMY FONTINELLE Updated Jun 20, 2020 When real estate agents talk about staging your home, they’re referring to a method of decorating your home that is designed to showcase its best assets, impress buyers, and sell it quickly for the highest possible price. Because not all sellers stage their homes–especially homes in lower price
BY ELIZABETH WEINTRAUB Updated February 16, 2020 The biggest mistake home sellers make when choosing a listing agent is selecting an agent based solely on two factors: the highest list price for your home and the lowest commission. At first glance, a seller might say, “What? Are you nuts?” because sellers want the highest possible
Buying a home is a very emotional process. If you allow those emotions to get the best of you, you may fall prey to a number of common home buyer mistakes. Since homeownership has far-reaching implications, it’s important to keep your emotions in check and make the most rational decision possible.
Choosing the right real estate agent is one of the most important decisions that you will make when you’re ready to buy a home. A good agent can help you navigate the buying process with minimal stress, whereas a not-so-good agent might make the process harder on you (and your wallet) than it needs to be.
Deciding whether you should buy or sell your house first should be based on your finances, moving timeline and the market conditions of your current and future homes. Generally, selling first benefits sellers of homes in buyers markets and buying first benefits sellers of homes in sellers markets. Buying and selling at the same time is
Selling your home can be surprisingly time-consuming and emotionally challenging especially if you’ve never done it before. At times, it may feel like an invasion of privacy because strangers will come into your home and poke around your closets and cabinets. They will criticize a place that has probably become more than just four walls