October 2018 Real Estate Roundup
October 2018 Real Estate Roundup
October 2018 Real Estate Roundup

October 2018 Real Estate Roundup

October 2018 Real Estate Roundup!

The Fall time real estate market is moving along smoothly in many markets.  Fall generally represents the second most active time for real estate sales.  The articles in this month’s roundup include topics that can help you be successful in the fall selling season and may even help you find an investment property to buy if you are looking for that type of thing.

What Type Of Contractor Should You Hire?

The type of contractor you hire in terms of how they conduct their business is very important as you are entrusting them to make updates or changes to your home.  A contractor who does not have the right licenses or proper insurance may be able to do the job just fine but if something goes wrong with the project it will be the homeowner’s money on the line when it comes to repairing the issues as this article from Conor MacEvilly about how to go about hiring the best contractor. A licensed and insured contractor means if something does go wrong there are some extra avenues to get issues resolved.

Should You Invest In A Tiny Beach House?

Tiny homes are the latest trend for those seeking to downsize and/or reduce their carbon footprint. For those simply looking to get away at times and don’t necessarily want to live in a tiny home year round a tiny vacation beach house may be the option for you.  As Joy Bender explains you have eleven great reasons as to why you may want to consider investing in a tiny beach house.  For the home away from home or even an investment that can generate cash flow a tiny beach vacation home may be right for you.

What You Should Know About Buying Or Selling A Home With Lead Paint

In the past it was common for paint manufacturers to add lead to their paints in order to make the paint more durable, allow for faster drying times and more.  Only after further research conducted on lead which showed its toxic nature especially to children was the use of lead banned in residential paint in 1978.  As a result homes built prior to 1978 may still have lead paint in them and home sellers and home buyers need to know the legal requirements of selling a home that may have had lead paint as Bill Gassett points out.  Some cities and municipalities have been known to require the vacating of homes that have lead paint in them in order to minimize health risks so check out Bill’s article to learn more about lead paint in homes.

Mistakes To Avoid When Hiring An Agent To Sell Your Home

While there are some who think selling a home is as easy as putting it on the market and just letting the market take it’s course, there is more to it than that.  Certainly a home can be listed on the market with no professional assistance but that does not mean it will sell in the fastest time nor for the most money.  In fact there are even differences in the way real estate agents will market your home as Kevin Vitali points out in his article Mistakes To Avoid When Hiring An Agent To Sell Your Home there are differences between the way agents list homes that could cost you money when the offers come in.  Read the article and choose wisely and your next home sale should be a successful one.

Crazy Real Estate Rumors That Just Won’t Go Away

Just as with anything, real estate has its own share of myths and rumors that seem to get passed around as they were truths.  Whether the market is up or down or flat these real estate myths and rumors always get shared but there are savvy agents like Karen Highland who know about the truth of the matter.  Whether you are concerned about pricing your home when putting up for sale, the preparation of a home in a seller’s market or wondering what is the best way to value a home the article from Karen provides plenty of verifiable facts about real estate that both buyers, sellers and homeowners should know about.

Are Your Scary Photos Chasing Away Buyers?

When a picture is worth a thousand words, what are the pictures of your home saying about it? Are they conveying a dark, gloomy, and or cluttered look?  If yes then buyers may be taking one look at those pictures and opting to click on the next home.  As Sharon Paxson points out in her article about the importance of listing photos the first impression means everything especially when it comes to selling your house. Home sellers will not get a second chance to prove to homebuyers that their home is a great buy since the decision to see a house or not see it can be made within a split second of seeing the pictures on the internet.  Make sure your home shines both in the pictures and in real life to hook the buyers from the start.

Getting Ready To Apply For A Mortgage

The process for applying for a mortgage is not a quick and easy path that involves only calling someone up or filling out an online application and you are ready to go. Depending on one’s employment situation there usually is more paperwork and sometimes there can be a lot more paperwork.  Being prepared ahead of time can ensure a smooth process and this article from Petra Norris provides thirteen great tips for applying for a mortgage. Head to the front of the line with your mortgage pre-approval and you can be ready to buy a home in no time.

HVAC Maintenance Tips

The health of a home often depends on its HVAC system.  The HVAC pumps the warm and cool air throughout the house when needed.  Having a properly maintained HVAC not only means having healthier home air but also can result in energy savings as Anita Clark points out.  Clogged and dirty HVAC systems can shorten the life span of the system and lead to dirty air being pumped throughout the house.  Keep your system clean and in good working order and it will save you in the long run.

Tips For Buying An Investment Property

Want to buy an investment property but are unsure where to start?  This article from Paul Sian providing five great tips for buying investment real estate is for you.  From having your financing in order to knowing what you want to buy and learning all about it are important steps to take to make sure your real estate investment is a good one.  Real estate investments done right can return cash flow to their owners for a long time.

Final Thoughts

Real estate is a sought after investment whether by someone looking to live in a home or to use it to generate income.  Regardless of the reason you want to own real estate it makes sense to be educated on the topic so you can make the best decisions possible.

The Real Estate Roundup For October 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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