It's a fact that most home buyers will eventually become home sellers. According to a survey completed by Gallup in 2013, approximately 24 percent of Americans move every five years. For first-time buyers, these numbers may mean that one in every four will become a first-time home seller in just five years. If you are about to become that first-time home seller, the following five-step guide will help you enjoy the best possible home sale, even if it is the first time.
Choosing the Right Time to Sell
Selecting the right time to sell will depend upon the reason for the sale and the market area in which the home is located. If the home is being sold in order to move for employment reasons, selecting the optimal market time may not be possible.
Staging a home to sell or updating a newly purchased home often involves painting, which can add a sense of newness and cleanness to a space. As not painting a house can run the risk of lessening a property's value, not painting a home for sale is one of several possible mistakes a seller can make." But anyone who’s visited a hardware store in search of paint has come face to face with an entire aisle stacked from floor to ceiling with different varieties of paint. Oil-based, Latex-based, with primers, without primers, high gloss, eggshell, matte. Where does anyone even begin?
Here’s a breakdown of all the most common varieties of paint to help anyone pick the perfect type for their needs.
Condominiums are an excellent alternative to houses and apartments when choosing a place to live. They’re often less expensive than houses, but they also provide similar advantages to those of apartments, such as owners not having to worry about maintenance or upkeep. Here are some things everyone interested in buying a condo should know about before signing on the dotted line.
Condo Ownership vs. Other Homes
Condominium ownership offers a set of unique advantages compared to single-family homes and town homes. Condos are often more affordable than other types of homes, and, like apartments, owners aren’t required to take care of maintenance around the unit. Like single-family and town homes, the buyer has ownership of their property and is
The condition of the home's exterior and how well it fits in with the neighborhood is the first thing that buyers see when they arrive at a property. Homes that are in good condition may sell more quickly and for a higher profit. Performing exterior maintenance before listing a home for sale can help homeowners maximize their profits.
Fix the Fence
Check the fence around the perimeter of the home for broken parts, rust, bare wood or rotten wood. Rotten wood will be stained and/or gray in color, and can easily be penetrated with the tip of a screw driver or an awl.
To find out if the fence needs to be restained, spray it down with a hose. The water should bead up on the surface off the wood and roll off. If the wood absorbs the water, this
During a hot summer day, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of jumping into a pool to take a swim and cool off. Pools can seem like a great addition to any home at first glance, but there are many aspects to take into consideration before committing to one. Here’s what to know when thinking about purchasing a home with a pool.
Love the pool but hate the fence surrounding it? Unfortunately, many cities nationwide require that pools be surrounded by a fence or be within a fenced-in yard as a safety precaution. Buyers who think those fences are an eyesore and want to rip them out at first opportunity should first make sure it’s legal to do so.
Similarly, for those who’ve found the perfect home and want to install a
In some cases, selling a home to friends or family members could seem like a dream come true. After all, you already know each other and feel like you can come to a reasonable decision. Here is what you might face if you take this path, and how to make it as easy as possible.
Analyze Your Relationship
The nature of selling a home to someone you know is that they will find out a lot more about your lifestyle than you may learn about theirs. Even among close friends and nearby relatives, sellers might not want to disclose certain things because they find it unnecessary or even embarrassing. Selling someone a home requires fairly objective honesty, however, so that everyone is satisfied with the purchase. If you are hesitant to perform certain
After finding the perfect, some buyers may be tempted to skip having it inspected in order to save money, time, or both. However, this is a mistake that can cost buyers greatly down the road, so here’s everything buyers need to know about home inspections and why they should never be skipped.
What Is It and What Does It Do?
A home inspection is part of the home-buying process that takes place after an offer has been accepted on a home. The buyers are given a set amount of time to hire a home inspector who will come to the prospective home and check it to find any sort of flaws that could make living there unsafe. The home inspection is intended to protect buyers by alerting them to any hazards that they didn’t notice previously.
Selling land for farming or hunting requires a different strategy than selling residential homes. With a much larger area to prepare and market, sellers who want to be successful have to employ techniques that will allow potential buyers to see the entire parcel and fully understand its value and potential. If you are preparing to sell a large tract of farm or hunting land, the following information can help make the selling process as easy and profitable as possible.
Make Sure it's Neat, Clean, and Easily Accessible
While it is rarely feasible to groom and manicure a large parcel of land, sellers should aim to make sure that some areas are kept looking as nice as possible during the listing period. Doing so will make it easier for real
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