April 2018 Real Estate Roundup
April 2018 Real Estate Roundup
April 2018 Real Estate Roundup

April 2018 Real Estate Roundup

April 2018 Real Estate Roundup

In many parts of the U.S. April was colder and snowier than usual.  Regardless of the colder and snowier weather real estate sales have still been on fire in many areas.  Real estate content as well has been pretty hot as seen by the examples of articles found below.  Whether you are buying a home, selling a home, a homeowner, or investor there was plenty of great real estate content published during the month of April 2018.

Mortgage Options When Buying The Fixer Upper Home

With as many markets short on inventory buyers have to get creative in order to find a house that meets their needs.  The fixer upper home, the as-is home, bank owned homes, some short sale homes represent an area where homebuyers can find a diamond in the rough that can be polished up quite nicely after repairs.  In this article by Luke Skar he explores the various mortgage options homebuyers can use to buy the fixer upper home and end up with a nice home and a fast return on investment. Be sure to check it out if you want to look at the non-traditional home for sale that needs some work before you move into it.

Picking The Best Offer When Selling Your Home

In many of the fast moving real estate markets around the U.S. homes are selling as soon as they are put on the market and are getting multiple offers.  This article from Bill Gassett provides some excellent tips and advice for how home sellers should pick the best offer for their home out of the many they may be presented with.  The best offer is not always the highest offer and all offers should be considered carefully so the seller knows they are accepting an offer that not only works for them financially but also one that will work with them on other aspects of selling the home.

2018 Hot Home Remodeling Trends

Not ready to sell your home just yet, no problem.  Selling a home is a big step and often times the home you have now may be perfectly fine for some time to come after some updates and remodeling have been done. This article from Joy Bender detailing fifteen home improvement and remodeling trends for 2018 and beyond is a great place to start figuring out what updates will work for you home.  Not only will these home improvements help retain the value in your home they can even give your home a new look and feel just like if you had purchased a new home.

Creating An Energy Efficient Home

Making homes more energy efficient is one of the goals of most new construction homes.  Energy efficient homes not only save the homeowner on utility bills but also help conserve valuable natural resources and new homes are not the only type of homes that can benefit from being more energy efficient.  Kyle Hiscock points out seven great budget friendly energy efficiency tips for existing homes.  Not only will energy efficiency help homeowners save money but it can also help maintain or even increase the value of a home.

Turn Your Backyard Into An Oasis

Not getting enough enjoyment out of your backyard or just looking to add something to take it to the next level?  This article from Sharon Paxson provides ten tips on how to transform your backyard into something new.  Great functional backyards not only allow homeowners to enjoy their home more it also can help increase the value of a home too.  Whether you are planning on staying in your home for some time to come or want to add something extra to appeal to buyers there are plenty of tips in Sharon’s article to choose from.

Smart Alternatives To Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring can be an expensive proposition depending on how much floor space needs to be covered and the overall value of a home.  While real hardwood can add value to a home with some homes it may not make sense.  In this article by Debbie Gartner she provides some excellent alternatives to hardwood flooring that will not overly stretch budgets for homeowners or those selling a home.  In fact some of these alternatives may be more sought after since they are waterproof or offer a quieter or softer feel than traditional hardwood.

Master Bedroom Staging Tips

Proper staging for a master bedroom can mean the difference between alot of buyers being excited about buying a home versus not that much interest.  The master bedroom is one of the focal points of a home and having a smartly staged master bedroom is a great way to make the home memorable to homebuyers as Kevin Vitali offers insight on.  Fresh paint, updated modern floors, uncluttered closets can go a long way to making the master bedroom look more like a place the buyers will want to enjoy time in.

What’s Great And What Is Not So Great In The Real Estate Industry

Jeff Nelson put together an impressive read about the good, the bad, the ugly of real estate. When real estate, money, and people are involved things may not always go as planned as Jeff explores in this article. Whether the parties conducting themselves poorly are the agents, the buyers or the sellers this article is loaded with examples of what is good and what not so good in the real estate industry.

Agency Relationships In Real Estate

The word agency probably everyone has heard before but not often is it fully explained when used in terms of real estate.  Yes your real estate agent is supposed to be exercising agency on your behalf when buying or selling a home, but what does that exactly mean?  This article by Paul Sian covers what agency relationships are when buying or selling real estate and explains what clients should be expecting from their agent.

Final Thoughts

Like what you read from the articles above?  Share which one you like the best or let us know about some other great articles you read on the internet in the comments below.  If you have any real estate topics you would like to see covered feel free to mention those in the comments below.

The Real Estate Roundup For February 2018 was provided by Greater Cincinnati Area Luxury Realtor Paul Sian of United Real Estate Home Connections. Paul is a licensed real estate agent in the states of Ohio and Kentucky and has over 11 years of experience. Feel free to contact Paul for all your Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky real estate needs.

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