Home Selling

Tips for moving

Tips For Easier Moving

Looking for some tips for easier moving? Want to reduce the headache of moving into a new home? Follow these steps: BEFORE PACKING Plan your move in advance This will help you avoid last-minute hysteria.  Protect critical files and photos Store copies on portable hard drives or upload to free cloud storage such as Google Drive. In an event that your computer gets damaged during the move,...

Seller's disclosure

Seller’s Property Disclosure

Disclosures are a key part of any real estate transaction. There is a number of disclosures such as Lead-Based Paint Disclosure, Mold Disclosure, Radon Gas Disclosure, Homeowners Association Disclosure and many more. Some of the disclosures are integrated into the property purchase contracts, and some are not. For example Seller's Property Disclosure is a separate document. What is the...

How to price your home for any market

Pricing Your Home For Sale

So your neighbor’s home just sold for $10000 over asking price and therefore common sense says pricing your home for sale should be easy. There is little more to that, no two properties are exactly alike. Perhaps your neighbor had remodeled bathrooms and kitchen, but yours are not. So what to do? Figure Out A Starting Point There are several automated applications that will give you a ballpark...

How to prepare your home for showings

How To Prepare Your Home For Showings

As you have probably noticed selling a home is a long process; by the time you take all the necessary steps to make sure you and your home are ready to sell months have gone by. You have hired the right real estate agent for the job, you have possibly made repairs and coated the walls with some new paint, and you have listed the home on the MLS and the sign is on the yard. Now what? If everything was done...

Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act

Are You Selling Your Home? Beware Of FIRTPA

The Foreign Investment In Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (FIRTPA) is a United States tax law that imposes income tax on foreign persons disposing of United States real property interest. To ensure tax collection from foreign taxpayers, FIRPTA requires buyers of U.S. real property interests to withhold 15% of the sales price. Sounds weird, right?  Prior to 1981 if a foreign individual bought and...

Seller's costs to consider

13 Costs To Know When Selling Your Home

Talk to anyone who just sold their home and you might find out that the supposed profits from the sale were drastically reduced. It might not seem as shocking though if you know what to expect. As a matter of fact, by planning ahead you might be able to reduce some of the costs or even eliminate them by handling some of the tasks yourself.   Before the sale expenses  Here are some typical...

Are you ready to sell your home

Are You Ready To Sell Your Home?

“Selling a home is a process, not an event” Typically homeowners start figuring out what their home is worth or what they need to do to get it ready months before placing the sign on the yard. Most times planning to sell comes as a result of a life event, such as marriage, divorce, the birth of a child, etc. In some of those cases, it is tough to plan, however, if all possible there is a lot of...

Questions to ask before hiring a real estate agent

14 Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Real Estate Agent To Sell Your Home

Given that there are thousands of real estate agents to choose from, there are few questions to ask before hiring one. Here they are: What price should my house be listed for given its location and condition? Why? Each real estate agent should give you a written comparative market analysis (CMA), which considers your homes condition and any upgrades not just a simple price per sq. ft. calculations....

10 ways to prepare a home for sale

10 Ways To Prepare Your Home For Sale

How can you as a home seller prepare your home for sale? With the high inventory of homes for sale, homebuyers can afford to be picky and are looking for the best features, such as updated kitchens and bathrooms. What if your property is lagging behind on the upgrades? Is there something that can be done to increase your odds in the process? The answer is yes! Here are some tips to improve. Boost curb...

Should I Hire A Real Estate Agent To Sell My Home?

Should I Hire A Real Estate Agent To Sell My Home?

Should I hire a real estate agent or could I manage to sell my home by owner? In today's vibrant market many homeowners feel that they are up to the task of selling their home FSBO ( For Sale By Owner). With many internet portals, such as Zillow and Trulia, it is possible to be successful. And primary motivation is to save the commission that goes to the real estate agents. Following is the list of...

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