How You Can Keep the Money You’ve Invested in Your House When You’re Ready to Sell It
When you purchase a house you’re also investing in your future. It becomes a place to live, store your stuff, raise a family, and feel safe. The house quickly becomes a home. It’s easy to forget that your home is also your investment as well.
You’ve heard it said “Your home is your largest investment”. This is true. It doesn’t matter if you borrowed money to purchase your home or paid cash for it from the start, typically it is your largest investment.
It really doesn’t matter what you invest in, somewhere along the way your will spend your hard earned money to sell your investment by paying some sort of fee or commission to help you get it sold; including selling your home. This best, just like you had a choice of how much you were willing to pay to purchase your home as a buyer, you have a choice of how much you are willing to pay to sell your home too.
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One of the hardest things for a home seller to do is price the home they are planning to sell correctly. It is extremely important to price the home correctly from the beginning or it could cost the home seller big money in more ways than could ever imagine if they’re...read more
After a general home inspection is complete sometimes a structural engineering inspection is also warranted. If this is the case, the home inspector typically includes this recommendation in their final home inspection report. Home inspectors are not qualified to...read more
The information an appraisal produces is key to several aspects of home ownership, some even long after the purchase is finalized. Simply stated, a real estate appraisal establishes the likely value for a given piece of property. All types of transactions—residential,...read more
Home sellers can get busy quickly as a DIY home seller and easily forget everything they need to cancel after closing on their home. Depending on where you live and different type of services you are using, the money you save by not forgetting to cancel the service...read more
Determining the price your home should sell for can be very challenging at times. With all the online tools available to homeowners these days one might think pricing your home correctly is easy. Ask yourself, can online tools see your property upgrades and determine...read more
A loan survey sometimes called a location survey is much different than a stake survey many times called a boundary survey. Understanding the difference between the two types of surveys could save you thousands of dollars in the long run. Unfortunately most home...read more
The last thing you want to find out when you’re selling your home is any last-minute surprises that could keep your home from selling quickly. Many homeowners find their property tax and insurance are collected through their mortgage payment. That’s not always the...read more
When selling a home, inspections are not required. Even buyers are not required to get a home inspection except under certain circumstances. However, if inspections are done correctly they can work to home sellers advantage in a big way. Todd and Curtis discussed some...read more
Price change history is on almost every platform on the Internet that helps sell your home. If these platforms are sharing with everyone all the price adjustments you make when trying to sell your home, the question you should be asking is “who are these platforms...read more
Pricing the home correctly from the very beginning is one of the major keys to a successful home sale. There are a multitude of different ways to try to price your house, but if you get it wrong the sale of your house can only go in one direction and it’s not the...read more
Doing something against the odds and accomplishing your goals is one of the best feelings you could ever have. Think about the times when people told you something couldn’t be done but you just had to prove to yourself that it could be done. One of the reasons people...read more
The only time you should be physically showing anyone your home is after they have met all of YOUR qualifications and criteria. This doesn’t matter if it’s a real estate agent bringing a buyer to view your home or you’re showing an interested buyer who contacted you...read more
Everyone likes to believe they have the best house in the neighborhood. After-all, most of us have been in a few of our neighbors homes and we compare our house to their house; it's human nature. We have wood floors, they have carpet. They have granite countertops and...read more
Appraisals can be very important in determining the price of your home. Even though an appraisal is not required to put your home up for sale, it’s something to really think about. One of the concerns most people have is how much it cost to have a home appraised and...read more
You’re driving through a neighborhood and noticed two houses go up for sale at the same time and one of them quickly sells while the other remains for sale. Then another neighboring home becomes available and it too quickly also. The question that probably goes...read more
In this “Short Cut” Todd and Curtis give you a hint on how to be prepared for the inevitable call from a real estate agent. It doesn’t matter if they are acting as a buyer’s agent or they are contacting you to gain your business as a seller’s agent. It’s important to...read more
Title companies charge fees for the insurance they provide on real property in a variety of different ways. The way the fees are calculated are different in every states, just like car insurance rates are different in every state, city, and use of the vehicle. Most...read more