October 2017 Real Estate Roundup
October 2017 Real Estate Roundup
In case you missed any of the spooky good real estate content in October 2017 you will find some great reads here.
What To Do When Home Won’t Sell
When you have lady Frankenstein as your real estate agent sometimes things may move a bit slow. Of course the wrong agent is not the only reason why a home will not sell. What to do when your home will not sell is covered expertly by Bill Gassett in his article about things you can do or try when your home does not sell. There are a number of options to consider when a home won’t sell and this article does a great job of exploring those options.
How To Prepare Your Home For Sale As A Pet Owner
While pet owners love their pets that does not mean every homebuyer is a pet owner nor do they want to live with the smells and/or damage from the previous homeowner’s pets. What that means is a home with pets in it needs to have an extra few preparation steps done in order to get the home ready for sale. Sharon Paxson provides some smart tips on the why and how of cleaning up a home for sale when pets are around. Ideally if a home looks like it never had any pets in it this sets a better stage for buyers to look at the house itself and not worry about any pet related issues.
Unable To Obtain A Mortgage
A scary thing that can happen to homebuyers is that they may not qualify for a mortgage causing their hopes and dreams of homeownership to turn into a nightmare. Kyle Hiscock covers top five reasons why someone cannot qualify for a mortgage and provides some insights as to how to counter those pitfalls. It may take a little time but with the right effort and means many who cannot currently qualify for a mortgage can set themselves up for success in the future.
Painting Cabinets The Right Way
Whether you want to prepare a house for sale or you just want to freshen up a kitchen or bathroom the costs do not have to be that high. Replacing cabinets can be a costly endeavor. On the other hand painting cabinets is not as expensive and can breathe new life into those same cabinets. Debbie Gartner debunks some myths and shares some excellent tips for painting cabinets. By doing it right the first time you will save money in the long run by having a cabinet finish that can stand up to the test of time.
Buying A Foreclosure, Short-Sale or Bank Owned Home
With the amount of houses available for sale on the market at lows, getting the home you want is not always possible. Oftentimes overlooked are those homes that are not the traditional type of move-in ready homes. These homes in fact may be the opposite of move-in ready and will require extra money and labor to make good again. But these homes do represent an opportunity for homebuyers as Wendy Weir expertly points out in her article about buying distressed properties. With the right type of mortgage product not only can homebuyers get into this homes for less than other homes the improvements they make can get them immediate equity.
How Home Sellers Can Handle Multiple Offers
When homebuyers outnumber home sellers or a particular house has higher interest amongst buyers then the chance for a home seller to receive multiple offers on the home becomes greater. Home sellers have a number of options for dealing with a multiple offers as explained by Michelle Gibson. The way home sellers deal with the multiple offers could mean higher amounts offered, a deal locked in or more. Be sure to check out her article to learn more about handling multiple home offers.
Millennials & Home Ownership
If you fall into the Millennial generation then this article from Kevin Vitali talking about the value of homeownership is for you. Owning a home is more than just having a place to live, it is a community, neighborhood, and entire area one calls home when they move in. Kevin explains all the benefits associated with homeownership and how millennials in particular can take advantage of that.
Get Your Home Pricing Right
Overpricing a home for sale could result in having to drop the price more extremely later on in order to get an offer. Overpricing as a strategy simply does not work for homes since there are so many similar homes out there with similar or better features that an overpriced home will stand out like a sore thumb. Ellen Pitts provides some insightful thoughts on how and why overpricing a home can lead to lost money. Homeowners need to pay particular attention to their pricing as no amount of marketing will make up for an overpriced home.
Make Sure Your Luxury Home Can Stand Out Compared To The Competition
Anytime a home is on the market there is usually competition from other homes for buyer attention. A luxury home is no different. There will be many other luxury homes which are on the market at the same time. In order to get the attention and offers of homebuyers the luxury home should stand out against other luxury homes. This article from luxury real estate agent Paul Sian provides some excellent tips on making sure your luxury home stands out against other similar luxury homes.
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The Real Estate Roundup For October 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.