Investing In A Better Home

Tips To Help You Make An Offer On Your First Home

If you are about to purchase your very first home, it's likely that you may not know a lot about how to make a good offer on the house you want to buy. Your real estate agent can help you with this, but here are several things you should know as you are shopping for a house to purchase. You should avoid insulting the owner The first thing to understand is that the price that is listed for the home is approximately the price the owner will expect or want to get when selling the house. Read More 

Tips For Buying A House In Your 50s

If you are in your 50s and have recently sold your house, you might be in the market for a smaller, more practical home. A lot of people that are in this age group, or slightly older, find that downsizing is a good option. If this is your plan, there are several different factors with homes you might want to consider as you begin shopping for a different house to buy. Read More 

To Stage Or Not To Stage: Here Are Some Lesser-Considered Benefits Of Doing So

Many people who are hoping to sell their homes may consider professional staging at a certain point. The obvious benefits of using a staging professional is that the makeover can potentially help you sell your home faster and for more money because it looks better. However, some people may talk themselves out of using a stager for various reasons. It's important to know that, in addition to the above benefits, there are some other reasons that staging is a good idea — including some reasons that you may not have previously considered. Read More 

What To Expect When Buying A Condo

Buying a condo is a great option as it costs less money, but you also get to live in a community where you likely have access to other amenities. However, you should be aware of what the procedure is typically like with this type of real estate purchase. Take a look at some of these things involved in buying a condo. Not All Condos Allow Mortgage Loans One thing people are often surprised by is that not all condominium communities will allow you to use a mortgage loan to buy a condo. Read More 

Five Tips For Hosting A Successful Real Estate Open House

One of the most effective ways to market a home is to host an open house, where potential home buyers can tour the property without having to make an appointment. As a real estate professional, an open house can also be a good way to see a large number of people without having to drive back and forth to the house, stage the house and wait for the people to arrive. Read More 

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Investing In A Better Home

Few things are more overwhelming than choosing your first home. I would know, because I purchased my first place about a year ago. When we first moved in, we realized that there were a few things that we were going to need to change. Even though we had carefully looked over the listing and walked through the property, the house was riddled with problems like broken outlets, bad paint jobs, and even broken plumbing fixtures. Fortunately, we learned how to fix things on our own, which has saved us a lot of money. This blog is all about real estate, DIY projects, and the joy of home ownership.