Investing In A Better Home

Things You Need To Do To Help Your Home Sell

If you have tried to sell your home on your own, you may have finally decided to hire a realtor. However, the hiring of a real estate agent does not absolve you of all the responsibilities concerning the selling of your home. Here are a few things you will still need to do to help your home sell: Keep your house clean. Your house should stay ready for viewing. Although your realtor will likely give you some notice before a buyer is scheduled to view your property, you may not have time for a thorough, detailed cleaning. Read More 

What Your Real Estate Agent Needs You To Bring To Closing

As its name suggests, the closing is the end of the home-selling process. When you get to the point of closing on your home, you probably feel like celebrating. Your property will be officially transferred to the home buyer, and you will receive the proceeds from the sale of your home. All parties involved have a vested interest in making sure the closing runs smoothly. If you plan on buying a new home with the money you get from the sale, it is especially important to dot all your i's and cross all your t's! Read More 

3 Questions To Ask About A Waterfront Investment

Waterfront homes can be more than just a place for you and your family to spend down time. The right property can be a good investment. To ensure you get the best investment possible, here are some questions you need to ask before making a final property selection.   What Is Included in Your Purchase? Ideally, waterfront property actually includes property that extends to the water. Unfortunately, for buyers and sellers alike, the interpretation of waterfront can vary, which can often lead to confusion. Read More 

Signs That It’s Time to Downsize and Look for a Condo for Sale

People buy condos and move into them for a variety of reasons, including downsizing from a traditional single-family home. If you've lived in the latter style of residence for a number of years, it's useful to stay open to the idea of selling your home and finding a condo for sale that suits your needs. While it's common to downsize because your children have left home—leaving you with more square footage than you need for you and your spouse—there are other signs that you may notice that suggest downsizing could be the right move for you. Read More 

Kid-Friendly Features To Look For When Buying A Home

When you have children and are shopping for a home, it's important to think about the kid-friendly features that will be a part of your life if you buy a specific home. This idea goes beyond sizable bedrooms and space in the backyard to run and play. You should also think about the home's location in respect to neighborhood features and amenities that your kids will likely use. The presence of these features can help you decide whether a specific home will be the right one for your family's needs. 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.