September 2017 Real Estate Roundup
September 2017 Real Estate Roundup
As the real estate market begins to pick up steam with the fall increase of homes for sale on the market, home buyers and sellers would be wise to read up on all things real estate in order to make sure their transaction proceeds smoothly. There was no shortage of real estate articles in September 2017 to help out either home buyers or sellers and the list below represents some great real estate content. Be sure to check out the article and share with others if you like and feel free to add some real estate articles you found to be insightful in the comments below.
What To Know About Cracks In A Home’s Foundation
A foundation for a home is a critical piece of the entire home’s structure that can literally make or break a home. With time and movement of earth homes do have a tendency to settle. If a home is to settle unevenly or shift too much that could cause problems to the foundation and the rest of the home’s structure. Joy Bender covers some important things to know about cracks in a foundation and how to determine if they are normal settlement cracks or something worse. Not all cracks in a foundation spell doom for a home as Joy points out in her article.
Home Buying Red Flags To Be Aware Of
A majority of homebuyers want to purchase a home that is move-in ready with little else to do and little additional money to spend as part of living in the home. In order to do that homebuyers need to pay attention to particular signs in a home that may indicate a problem waiting to happen. Not only will those problems result in unexpected expenses associated with a home just moved into some of those problems can affect the habitability of the home. Kyle Hiscock provides a list of ten areas where homebuyers should pay attention to in order to make sure the home they are buying does not turn out to be a lemon.
Make Sure Your For Sale By Owner (FSBO) Does Not Fizzle
FSBO sales are harder to do with all the activities that must be coordinated by the homeowner alone. With around 90% of FSBO homes not succeeding in selling successfully it helps to have some insight as to how to sell a home FSBO the best. Conor MacEvilly provides some great insights on how FSBO home sellers can best position their homes for a successful sale. By following his tips and suggestions FSBO homeowners can ensure they are more likely to be successful when selling on their own.
Myths About Home Appraisals
Anytime a home is purchased through the use of a mortgage an appraisal is required in order to make sure the home is worth at least as much as the amount being borrowed. Appraisals on homes are done according to a standard practice by licensed appraisers. While a low appraisal can stop a home sale from going through that does not mean all appraisals are a bad thing as Bill Gassett points out. There are many myths surrounding the home appraisal process and Bill explain some of these myths as well as the reality behind the appraisal process.
Selling Your Home In The Fall
Whether you are listing your home for sale the first time in the fall or are re-listing a home that did not sell in the spring it helps to prepare your home for sale according to the season you are trying to sell it in. Fall time home preparation in anticipation for a sale is somewhat similar as other seasons in that fresh paint, cleaning up landscaping and more are required but there are some additional steps needed to take in fall. This article at CinciNKYRealEstate.com provides some excellent insight and tips as to how to best prepare a home to sell in the fall season. Be sure to check out the tips in this article prior to putting your home up for sale in the fall.
Tips For Avoiding A Money Pit
In a quest to find a home with classic architecture potential homebuyers may come across a home that will end up costing more money and time than it is worth. These money pit homes commonly have similar problem areas no matter the location. This article from Maria Mastrolonardo explores some of the common problem areas found in older homes and offers some tips as well on how to deal with them.
Tips For Finding The Right Tenant For Your Rental
A rental property is only a good investment if the owner has tenants who pay their rent on time and take care of the property to the extent required under the lease. If the tenant is chronically late on rent and neglects or even abuses the rental property the investment can quickly turn bad. Most investors get into rental property in order to make money and the best way to do that is to make sure the tenants you rent to are able to afford to pay the rent and are responsible individuals. Dan Barcelon provides some excellent tips for screening tenants in order to make sure your investment is taken care of.
What To Do If You’ve Inherited A House In Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky
If you’ve inherited a home in the Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky area, you may be asking yourself, “what do I do now?”. Most often, people who inherit homes from family members or loved ones are not going to live in them. However, there are a lot of emotions that come with selling a house that has potentially been in the family for years. If you are out of town, it can make the process even more difficult. In this post, We Buy NKY Houses lays out 8 different items you want to consider if you have inherited a house in Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky. From making sure the mortgage is paid to getting top dollar for your property, make sure you weigh all of your options.
The Real Estate Roundup For September 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.