Optimize each and every scheduled showing of your home by avoiding these common buyer turnoffs. Foul Odors. Eliminate any odors related to pets, smoking, mildew, and food. Let in some fresh air through the windows, place an open container of baking soda in smelly rooms and thoroughly clean carpets, furniture and curtains. An Untidy Exterior.
Do you have a home equity loan or home equity line of credit (HELOC)? Homeowners often tap their home equity for some quick cash, using their property as collateral. But before doing so, you need to understand how this debt will be treated come tax season. With the 2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the rules of home equity
Recently, we asked the real estate agents of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their surprising secrets and stories from working in their field. Here’s what they told us! 1. Places where things like murders have occurred are known as “stigmatized properties” and each state has its own rules on disclosure. “We are legally required to disclose any defects that
Home renovation projects are notorious for going over budget. If you’re considering remodeling a portion of your home, use these tips to create a renovation plan that will make you and your bank account happy. Set your priorities. Whether you’re unhappy with the dated tile in your bathroom or you’re looking to add value to
If you’re competing against other buyers on a specific property, you’ll also want a lender who can help you make an excellent impression on sellers. Given a choice between two comparable offers, most sellers will pick the buyer who looks better on paper in terms of financing. How do I find a lender? There are
In the second half of 2020, the housing market surged with activity. Today, real estate experts are looking ahead to the winter season and the forecast is anything but chilly. As Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR), notes: “It will be one of the best winter sales years ever.” The typical winter slowdown in the housing market