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Monday, May 13, 2024   /   by Barb Fessenbecker

Getting Your House Ready to Sell

Source:  Quicken Loans

Selling a house can be stressful and it can be quite a challenge keeping your home spotless thoughout the time it’s on the market; especially if you have kids and pets. You’ll need to keep the interior of you house de-cluttered and  create spaces that are light, bright and inviting. In addition, you’ll need to be ready to leave at a moment’s notice to allow for showings. The ultimate goal here is to get thru all of this stress by selling your house as quickly as possible for the best price.
Thankfully, there are a number of things you can do to increase your chances of achieving this goal. In this article, we’ll walk you through the  steps that are necessary to prepare your house for the market. We’ll also share some key tips for selling it quickly.
Key Steps For Getting Your House Ready to Sell
Following these steps can help you get your house “Sold” as quickly ...

Thursday, April 4, 2024   /   by Barb Fessenbecker

Getting The Most Out Of Your Real Estate Investment

Investing in real estate offers a fantastic opportunity to diversify your portfolio, build lasting wealth, and earn passive income. But there's no one-size-fits-all method. While you'll find plenty of straightforward advice covering the basics, this article takes it up a notch. We'll delve into the advanced strategies favored by seasoned investors to boost returns and increase cash flow.
Researching Your Investment
Before diving into any investment, it’s important to do your due diligence. Begin by exploring the target area, considering factors like population growth, employment rates, property taxes, and government policies. Once you've grasped the bigger picture, focus on the finer details of the neighborhood or region. Dive into demographics, median household income, and proximity to amenities like recreation, job opportunities, and shopping centers. Thankfully, there's a wealth of online resources at your fingertips, from social media platforms to community bullet ...

Monday, March 25, 2024   /   by Barb Fessenbecker

The Advantages of Today’s Seller’s Market for your Financial Bottom Line

How Do You Know When To Sell Your House?

If you’re thinking about selling your house and find yourself wondering, “When’s the right time? Should I sell now or should I wait?” If this sounds familiar, then this article is for you!

Even though more homes have been hitting the market this year, there still aren’t enough to keep up with all of the buyers out there. Simply put, it’s still a seller’s market.

What is a ‘Seller’s Market’? Well, let’s take a look at that, but first let’s look at the other types of markets to get a better understanding. 

Neutral Market

• When it's a neutral market, things are pretty balanced. There are enough homes available for the number of buyers out there, and prices tend to hold pretty steady.

Buyer’s Market

• In a buyer's market, there are more homes up for sale than there are people looking to buy. That puts buyers in a strong position s ...

Friday, March 22, 2024   /   by Barb Fessenbecker

The Down Payment Myth - Setting the Record Straight

The Misconception of Down Payments

Getting ready to buy your first home can be overwhelming, particularly when it comes to saving for all of the costs involved; especially the down payment. You’ve probably heard that you need to save 20% of the purchase price to use for a down payment on a home. The idea of saving that much money can make you feel doubtful of ever realizing your dream of buying a home, but not to worry…that’s not always the case.
Unless your lender or loan type requires it, putting 20% down is not typically required. That’s great news for you because that means you could be closer than you think to making your home-buying dream a reality!
This is what Mortgage Reports has to say:
“Although putting down 20% to avoid mortgage insurance is wise if affordable, it’s a myth that this is always necessary. In fact, most people opt for a much lower down payment.”
According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), thes ...

Wednesday, February 28, 2024   /   by Barb Fessenbecker

Buying or Building a New Construction Home? Here’s Why It’s Important to Have Your Own Agent…

Hunting for that dream home? It’s no walk in the park, especially with the current shortage of homes up for grabs. But not to worry; there’s a silver lining. Newly built homes are stepping up and claiming a larger share of the available options! If you’re on the lookout for more choices, these brand-new homes might just be the right choice for you.
Keep in mind, though, that working with a builder is a whole different ball game compared to buying from a homeowner. Even though builders usually have their own sales agents on hand, having your own dedicated agent ensures that you’ll receive the right representation throughout your homebuying adventure. Realtor.com agrees:
 “Keep in mind that the on-site agent you meet at a new-construction office works for the builder. So, as the homebuyer, it’s a smart idea to bring in your own agent, as well, to help you negotiate and stay protected in the transaction.”
Here's why having ys ...
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