If one of your kitchen cabinets is hanging on for dear life thanks to all the opening, closing, and slamming it endures (you probably have teenagers or a husband), you can fix that loose hinge in a very MacGyver kind of way. READ MORE
When I list a home for sale, one of the first questions I typically ask sellers is how quickly they would like to sell. It’s no secret that an overpriced home takes longer to sell, and it might eventually sell for a lot less than market value. In a high demand market, a well-priced home could sell within 10 to 21 days. READ MORE
Buying a home is no easy feat. There’s a lot of paperwork you need to be on top of to secure the big-ticket purchase. Here’s how do determine if you should pull the trigger or wait until your finances are in better shape. READ MORE
A reverse mortgage is a type of loan that provides cash using your home equity. This isn’t the most flexible (or the least expensive) way to borrow, so it’s worth evaluating alternatives before using one. In the right situation, these loans provide a powerful way to tap into the value of your home. READ MORE
Simply put, a “buyer’s market” is a term commonly used to describe a market condition where the supply surpasses the demand. The real estate market after the housing bubble burst back in 2007 is a prime example of a buyer’s market. The nation as a whole had suffered through a fairly significant recession over the past several years when home values along with the demand for real estate plummeted. With lower home values and an increase in inventory of homes for sale, a buyer’s market was created. Understanding how to sell your home during these situations is the key to selling a home quickly and at a reasonable price.
With that said, maximizing your home’s resale value when the market favors the buyer typically involves a multi-pronged approach. The following tips on “how to maximize your home resale value in a buyer’s market” can help ensure that your home sells for every penny despite the disadvantages of a buyer’s market. READ MORE