You’ve made the decision to move, and you cannot wait to live in your new house. But now you are faced with the decision of what kind of house you want to buy, and this goes beyond deciding if you want to live in a Cape, Ranch or Colonial. What you need to decide is if you want a “new to you” house, a house that is new construction, or a move-in ready house. It is important to know the difference and what each has to offer.
Truth be told, there are a variety of reasons why a house might stay on the market for an extended period of time. Any time a house remains unsold for 90 days or more, real estate agents consider the house to be “stale”. Once this happens, the selling price typically drops because potential buyers look at the listing and assume there is something wrong with the property, bypassing it all together. However, the property really could be a gem in disguise and you need to determine why the house isn’t selling.
When you make the decision to buy a new house, you know you have a lot of work ahead of you. There is paperwork to be done to get preapproved, you need to find a real estate agent, you need to decide what you’re looking for and where you want to live. All of this stuff that needs to be done is time consuming, even when you’re just moving locally. But what about when you’re moving long distance? These tasks can start to feel overwhelming, and maybe even completely impossible. While we understand it will not necessarily be easy, it is doable, and in fact is done quite often. In order to be successful in your long-distance (aka remote) purchase, we’ve provided some tips to follow to make you endeavor much easier.
When you first start to consider selling your home, your faced with the realization that copious amounts of cleaning, organizing and packing are ahead of you. Before you tackle those tasks, you should first commit to decluttering your home from top to bottom. Take a good look around you. Clutter often piles up without you even realizing it. The papers on the kitchen table, books on the coffee table, knick-knacks on the shelves, mail on the countertop—everywhere you look, you’ll find things that don’t actually belong. Here we review ways to start the daunting task of decluttering and find ways to stay clutter free!
Being a homeowner means having responsibilities of all kinds. Between daily chores, upkeep, maintenance and bill paying, homeowners have their hands and schedules full. But on top of all of these daily responsibilities, and mostly importantly, we have to make sure our families are safe. To do this, we need to be conscious of the hazards in our homes.