August 2017 Real Estate Roundup
August 2017 Real Estate Roundup
August 2017 Real Estate Roundup

August 2017 Real Estate Roundup

August 2017 Real Estate Roundup

August, while a slower month in real estate due to being the summer time and back to school season does not mean it is slow in terms of real estate blogs. As can be seen from the articles below there is plenty of great content published during the month of August. Be sure to check each one of them out!

Real Estate Myths And What The Real Situation Is

Real estate myths are on of those things that no matter where you are in the world you will find a lot of myths. Many common myths are shared in different parts of the world as expert real estate agent Xavier De Buck from South Africa explores. He covers fifteen real estate myths and the reality of the situation. Whether you are a homebuyer or home seller this article is great reading since it will help dispel myths that can lead to frustration when wanting to buy or sell a home.

Home Staging Prior To Putting It Up For Sale

Staging a home prior to putting it up for sale is generally a good idea since all the marketing in the world will not help a home sell when it comes to the in person visit. During an in person visit homebuyers want to see a home that is ready to move in and requires little work or preparation. Homes that require work of preparation usually are better suited for those home shoppers looking for a project at a discount. In this article by Anita Clark she takes you through the pros and cons of staging a home and how it can benefit during the home sale.

Buying A Home With No Down Payment

One of the misconceptions about buying a home is that a down payment of twenty percent or more is needed. While that may have been true in the past, currently there are ways to buy a home with low or no down payment as Luke Skar with Inlanta Mortgage Madison discusses in his latest blog article.  Luke discusses zero down payment mortgages like those available from VA and USDA for Veterans or those buying a home in rural areas. In addition there are also low down payment programs with down payment requirements of 2.5 to 3 percent. Be sure to check out the article to learn more and also talk with a local Realtor or lender in order to find out about state or local programs available that can help with making a down payment.

Selling A Home That Needs Some Fixing Up or Updating

Just because a homeowner has a home that needs some work does not mean it won’t sell. Whether for budget reasons or lack of time sometimes homeowners want to sell their home in its current condition which can be done. When priced properly anything will sell. Debbie Drummond provides some excellent tips and insights into how to sell a home that needs fixing up or updating. If you have a home that you are not able to fix up prior to sale the tips in this article will help you understand how to get it sold.

Open House Myths Cleared Up

Think an open house is a great marketing tool for selling your home? Think again, while it may have been great in the past and may be helpful for For Sale By Owners (FSBO) in order to get as many people through the home at one point in time, for most situations an open house is not needed. In this article about open house myths to know Bill Gassett takes apart the common open house myths and explains where they don’t work and where they might work. If you are selling a home this article provides great insight as to why an open house might not be the best way to sell your home.

Luxury Home Pricing

While some of the same strategies and techniques apply for pricing a luxury home, luxury homes do also require an in depth look in order to make sure all the unique features are being accounted for when setting a price. This does not mean that every unique feature adds to the price of a home and in fact some features can actually detract from a luxury home’s price due to lack of desirability. This article from luxury Realtor Paul Sian in Cincinnati, Ohio about pricing a luxury home for sale covers the process of setting a proper price for a luxury home and why it is important to set the right price from the start.

Loans For Military Veterans

Frederick Franks covers the important topic of Veterans Administration (VA) loans for those who have served in the military. The VA loan is a great program for service members to get a low rate mortgage with no down payment requirements. Due to the requirements and verifications involved with getting a VA loan it is advisable for eligible homebuyers to start the process early and get pre-approved ahead of time.

Luxury Home Sale

Selling a luxury home requires luxury level of preparation and marketing in order to make sure the luxury home is seen by the right buyer. Luxury buyers are looking for a premium product presented in a premium way and in this article by Kyle Hiscock he provides some excellent insights as to how best to prepare and market a luxury home for sale.  By making sure the preparation and marketing are superb the right buyers will take notice and want to see the home in person.

Do It Yourself Basement Finishing

After the added expense of buying a home sometimes the budget may not be there to help out with finishing a basement.  Rest assured there are ways for a handy homeowner to tackle finishing the basement on their own with a DIY project and Dan Barcelon covers some great basic tips on how and where to get started.  Not only does a finished basement increase the value of your home it also allows you to enjoy all the space your home has to offer.


Know of any other great real estate reads others would enjoy? Please share them in the comments below and let us know why it appeals to you!

The Real Estate Roundup For August 2017 was provided by Greater Cincinnati Area Luxury Real Estate Agent 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 10 years of experience. Feel free to contact Paul for all your Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky real estate needs.









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