November 2018 Real Estate Roundup
November 2018 Real Estate Roundup
The year has gone by pretty fast so far and the pace of real estate content also is created at a very high rate. In order to help push through and find some of the high quality content this real estate roundup shares some of the best real estate articles (in our opinion) written by knowledgeable bloggers from all over. Articles for home sellers, home buyers, homeowners and real estate investors are included in this roundup and we hope you enjoy.
Inconveniences Sellers Should Expect When Selling Their Home
Selling a home is by no means a walk in the park, unless of course a walk in the park includes people staring at everything you own, using your bathroom and peering into spaces you normally consider private. But that is part of the selling process and homeowners must learn to grin and bear it so their home can get sold and to help with that Sharon Paxson writes a great article about what homeowners can expect when listing their home for sale. Whether you have to worry about last minute house showings, no show appointments or random people driving on your driveway this article gives you the insights you need to know so you can be ready when the home is actually on the market.
Six Easy DIY Home Updates
Whether you are looking for a weekend project around the house or just a quick list of updates that are easy to do for your home this article about easy do it yourself home improvement projects has you covered. Home improvement can breathe new life into a home and help increase the value as well give homeowners more satisfaction with what they have as Luke Skar points out. The projects included in the list are easy to do, can be accomplished in a weekend and are pretty cost effectively for a win all around.
Is It Time To Move?
The decision over whether one should move or not is not something to take lightly as the process of selling a home and then moving can be challenging. On the other hand when space needs change or life circumstances change the need to move can not only save money but also save time. In this article by Bill Gassett about signs it may be time to move Bill covers some common situations where it makes sense for a homeowner to decide on moving to a new location. Whatever the reason for the move having a good understanding will help give you the motivation to accomplish your goals.
What To Do When The Seller Won’t Move Out
You’ve gone through the steps of getting an offer accepted on a home or even gone to the point of closing on the home but the seller for some reason decides they don’t want to move. Depending on the time frame of the offer you as the buyer may have already spent money to have inspections, an appraisal, hiring a mover and more and do not look forward to repeating the whole process again. This article from Paul Sian explores what options homebuyers have when the seller refuses to move out. If before closing the homebuyer mat not have any options but to find another house, but after closing may be a little trickier as this article explores.
Tips For Getting Into Real Estate Investing
Whether you are a first time real estate investor or have invested in the past having a game plan set in place and ready to go is always a smart thing to do. This article from Jamohl DeWald provides great tips for getting ready to buy investment real estate for anyone looking to make that next step. The fundamentals of investment in real estate don’t really change regardless of the market or how the economy is doing. Once the basics are lined up it is only a matter of finding the right property and working to get it purchased.
Should You Decorate Your Home During The Holidays While It Is On The Market?
Just because your home is on the market does not mean you have to stop doing the things you normally enjoy doing and putting up holiday decorations are one of those things people like to do. At the same time though when selling a home you are trying to make it appeal to any and every buyer so therefore some caution is advised when decorating your home for the holidays while is it on sale as Petra Norris points out. Holiday decoration can add a festive feel to homes but you also want to make sure it does not distract from the qualities of your home that will help it sell.
Smart Ways To Increase Your Home Equity
One of the advantages of owning a home is that as you pay off your mortgage you build up home equity. That equity can either be a long term savings plan or can be tapped through the use of home equity lines of credit. This article from John Cunningham provides ideas on a number of ways homeowners can increase their home equity. Whether the homeowner uses larger down payment, pays greater than the minimum due or more this article provides six smart ways for homeowners to boost their home equity.
Open House Do’s and Don’ts To Know About
Open houses can be helpful tools for homebuyers to cover a number of homes within a period of time and not have to worry about being on a time table. In order to make the best of an open house though it makes sense to go in with a plan when viewing an open house and understanding of what really needs to be accomplished as Abraham Walker points out. By using an open house to your advantage to take time, explore all the aspects of a home and try and obtain all the information needed you can make the decision of which home works best for you.
Can you think of any other real estate articles that you found to be a great read? Feel free to include them in the comments below and share why you found the article to be insightful.
The Real Estate Roundup For November 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.