Get Your Home Sold Fast

November 3, 2012 by  
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TIP! Get rid of the clutter if you want potential buyers to find your home appealing. Do not place too many items in your closets and dust them thoroughly.

The property that you own often makes up a considerable amount of your overall net worth. So when you do decide to sell any of the property you have, you want to make sure you’re getting the most out of it. In the following paragraphs, you’ll find tips that will make selling your property a little less overwhelming, and a lot more profitable.

TIP! Wipe down the windows from both the inside and outside to make your home sparkle. Windows that sparkle allow in more natural illumination, and they also give a feeling of newness to a home.

Prior to showing anyone your home or running an open house, you should take some time to spruce it up. Every little effort helps, so give the walls a fresh coat of paint, have the carpets cleaned professionally and tidy up throughout the entire house. Putting extra money into fixing up the house will make it stand out and definitely worth it in the end.

TIP! If you’re a dog owner that’s selling your home, then start putting your dog out more often to help clear up any odors. Even little tiny dogs do put off odors, it is possible that you are just used to it.

Both those buying property, and those selling, can make better deals if they set goals before entering the market. With a firm idea of desired amenities, location and price in mind, a buyer can avoid real estate impulse buying. Sellers, on the other hand, can establish limitations on what constitutes an acceptable offer. This allows them to hold out, and avoid low profitability.

TIP! After you have gotten the inside of your home ready for potential buyers, take a walk around the outside of the home and see what areas could be improved upon. Your house needs to look good from the street.

Small kitchen improvements can be wise investments that increase the appeal and value of your property. Even upgrading just one appliance can make it the focus point of the room. Putting in a wood block in the middle as an island and then hanging storage above it is a great addition to any kitchen. Keep in mind that replacing cabinets can be very expensive, so consider painting the existing cabinets to create a cheap new look.

TIP! In the rush to prepare your home for a potential buyer, your junk drawer and under the kitchen sink are some places that are easily overlooked. Your home will be fully scrutinized, so make sure that nothing gets overlooked, including these spots.

That reason is probably your home’s price. You need to be realistic about the price you are advertising your home for. It needs to be one that is attractive to buyers, not just you.

TIP! When potential buyers are viewing your property it is best to allow them to look at it on their own. If you’re constantly underfoot, buyers might not have the freedom to inspect as they please.

Have ready any information that buyers might find helpful when buying a home. For example, maintain a listing of the jobs that contractors have done on the property, along with the contact information for the contractors. You will be able to demonstrate to the buyer that the home was cared for this way.

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TIP! When you are ready to show your house to a buyer, try not to be home. It can distract the buyer.

When you have an open house, find out what potential buyers think about your home. You could either ask potential buyers what they think, or have them write down their opinions. If you receive any negative comments, use them to pinpoint what changes can be made to help you sell your home quickly.

TIP! Buyers will notice an odor if you live with a pet. You might have become accustomed to the smell of your home, but your visitors may notice the odor of a pet.

Try to clean up the appliances and the counter tops. Sweep and mop your floors, and scrub your bathroom until it’s sparkling. Ask your children to clean up their room. Don’t have clothes on the floor, while dirty laundry should be moved to a less than obvious spot. When your home is clean, it will accentuate the positive aspects of your home to potential buyers.

TIP! Even little things as simple as fresh paint can increase the chances of your property selling. Look at your yard and see what may be unattractive to a buyer.

Before you sell your house, do needed renovations. Doing this will increases its value. Pay particular attention to your kitchen because this is often where potential buyers focus the most of their attention. You should spend money on a brand new kitchen if your current kitchen appears dirty with old appliances in order to quickly sell your home at a higher price.

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TIP! A home that looks inviting will be much more appealing to buyers. It can make a significant difference in the quantity of potential buyers that are attracted to your home and will come to an open house, or request a private tour.

Unless you are a professional in the field, most people only occasionally venture into the the real estate arena. Not surprisingly, it is easy to get overwhelmed when you do venture there. When you are selling property, however, it pays to educate yourself so that you can lessen your risks. Hopefully, with the tips presented here, you can avoid the pitfalls that many people make, and profit from your real estate sale.

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First time buying a house…need advice from home owners.

April 29, 2012 by  
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Lisa asks…

First time buying a house…need advice from home owners…?

OK. Im trying to purchase a home, i’m scared and VERY CONFUSED!! i have been pre-approved for a loan and have looked at several houses. I have placed offers on three homes but nothing has happened. This is the deal: I have an realtor (who is suppossedly representing me) and I feel that she’s not doing her job, I feel that she wants to sell the houses she likes not the houses im interested in. Now my question is I want to change agent and cancel her out…however, I have given her the 1000 deposit which she said was going into “escrow” …if i cancel and decide to look with someone else will i lose that money??? Please help with any advise…i really dont want to be screwed over….I feel sooooo ignorant…and really frustrated because i’ve read soo much information on first time home buying tips etc etc …and it’s just not clear to me…Thanks.

The Expert answers:

Did you sign a document stating that you would employ this real estate agent for a certain length of time.

If you did the agent might demand that the time expire on the contact before she quits.

If you just want to get out of the contract simply write letter to her broker and send her a copy indicating that you are not pleased with the real estate agent and no longer desire her services nor the services of the real estate broker service, and to please return my $1000.00 deposit.

The $1000.00 was for a deposit on a propeprty and not for her personal use, so she should return this without fail.

Make sure you put this in writing and not verbally. You might need proof that you displeasure was of a certain date.

She still might be in a position to collect a commission from you if you purchase a house she has shown you or introduced you to an agent that might sell you a house down the road.

So you want to make sure that you use none of her properties she introduced you to nor any agent she introduced you too.

You may look for a property on your own, why do you want a real estate agent to show you houses that are available on the Internet and other places.

Find an area that you want to reside, check the cost of houses in this area and see if you can afford this neighborhood, if not then you will have to lower your expectations.

Attend open houses in the neighborhood you want to reside in after you have decided that you can afford to reside there. Your pre-approval should tell you how much house you can afford.

When making an offer don’t feel bad about making an offer less than the asking price.

If you still want to use a real estate agent check with your mortgage broker that pre-approved you and see if he can give you a referral for a real estate agent. That is unless he recommended your current agent.

Check with other professionals you know to include family and friends to see if they can recommend a good agent they have used in the past.

Friends are not good people to use, even if they are in the real estate field.

I hope this has been of some use to you, good luck.

“FIGHT ON”

Helen asks…

Buying a home in cash… tips on how to get approved?

Hey, well my parents have been looking into buying a house in cash for about 6 months now, in fact my parents have in the past, submitted 3 different applications to buy a house in cash fully but they always end up being “out-bought” by some other person who takes out a loan….how is this possible? My parents currently have 3 new pending applications for great homes all 3 of those homes cost around $90K and my parents are offering the banks around $6- 10K more than the house actually costs is this a good way of convincing banks to let us buy the house? Because i mean we will pay fully in cash and we even offer more money than the house is worth and yet the banks approve people who take out loans and don’t offer more than us, why is this? are banks just stupid or is it a matter of luck? Any tips on how to seduce banks into approving us (aside from offering even more money in cash)?. Thanks in advanced!

The Expert answers:

That’s very stranege, usually cash offers get top priority.

However, maybe those properties were priced hot and got offers even 10K higher than asking.

George asks…

im looking into buying a spin bike for home use? any tips?

I am tyring to buy a spin bike that is relatively cheap. I found some on ebay but does anyone else know where to look? and what does the weight for a flywheel mean (im checking out a model that is made by gymtronix with a 40lb flywheel) thanks!

The Expert answers:

Invest in a small TV….it’s boring!!

Paul asks…

My client wants to withdraw funds from his 401k to buy a home. Any tips on getting Prudential to release funds?

We have an accepted offer on a bank owned home, and banks typically are slow to release signatures on documents if at all. To be conscious of the deadlines, we need the funds to pay for inspections and so forth. Prudential said they wouldn’t release funds unless we gave them all the documents signed by the seller. Banks typically give verbal responses and agreements, and I might have a challenge getting our documents returned before the deadlines pass.

The Expert answers:

Ah yes, dealing with funds. I’ve used my self-directed IRA in a similar situation. Ask Prudential if your client can pay for it upfront then get reimbursed at closing. It’s for the same purpose you are just keeping within the deadlines to streamline the process.

I guess the risk would be that your buyers may fork out the $$ and then deal doesn’t go through and that money doesn’t get reimbursed from the 401K. Good luck!

Nancy asks…

Anyone have any good tips or questions to ask when buying/looking at a home?

The Expert answers:

It is too warm in the afternoon? Does the sun come in from the front or back? For flats, back is better if you are hanging your laudry there. Second handed —–> drainage system, air-conditioning system, flushing system, which part of house needs repairing or upgrading? Next door neighbours? Schools, recreational activities in the vicinity? Transportation system? Security? And of cos, lower prices?

Sandy asks…

i’m buying my first home…what are some easy, inexpensive decorating tips to spruce it up?

The Expert answers:

Paint it.
Cheap easy and a huge difference!

Donald asks…

How can i dye my bottom tips of hair at home without buying hair dye? (:?

The Expert answers:

When I was in High School kids used kool aid to color there hair, .89 cents for a small pack at walmart. Good luck

Charles asks…

1st time buyer and planning on buying a home with KB Homes. I need tips, suggestions, precautions..?

Ok I’m a first time home buyer and I’m also in the process of buying a brand new home from KB Homes in Lancaster,CA. The total cost for the home is $137,000 and I have been pre-aproved but I wasn’t told for how much the loanwould be. I was told that my total downpayment would be between $10,000 to $12,000 I have given my information and also just recently gave $3000 to start the process of the paperwork and etc I was also told that if I decide to stop the paper work or just cancel everything I would loose my $3000, but heres what I found “fishy” from them I wasn’t told about programs that they are for 1st time home buyers, loan options,.Now heres were I need help from you guys or tips, suggestions or precautions that I should know or do before signing the closing papers.

1. Is there any possible way that I can bring a RE agent to help me with the closing papers and tell me whats right or not right for me?
2. Do I have an option to shop for a Loan from another lender besides Countrywide?
3. Has anyone purchase a home form them and had any bad or good experiences?

Every response, tips, suggestions will be helpful..thankx

The Expert answers:

KB Homes is one of the bottom 10% of the builders. I would NEVER buy a KB house.

Junk. Google them and see all the problems and “fishy” stuff that happens.

Sandra asks…

how can I make my hair glossy and make it grow faster AT-HOME without buying any products?

I want to make my hair grow faster and make it glossy without spending any money… are there any AT-HOME tips?
can your details be a bit more specific please thanks

The Expert answers:

Mayo will make your hair very shiny……just get a jar and put it all over your hair and then wrap a plastic bag around your head and let it set for about ten minutes or fifteen……you’ll have to wash it 2 or 3 times with dish soap (depending on how long and thick your hair is)…..oh, and I must warn you, you won’t be able to eat mayo for a while because its not the best smelling on your head. A few more tips for healthy hair is to use a soft bristle brush when your hair is wet to reduce in breakage, when you are towel drying your hair don’t be a maniac..just gently pat it. If it is possible you should use olive oil shampoo, its organic and very good for your hair though it costs about $4. Be sure to get it trimmed every month or 2 to keep the dead ends away because dead ends stop hair growth. When you are washing your hair in the shower massage your head for a good 2 minutes, this stimulates hair growth. Try not to wear the pony tail holders that have the metal thing on them because that also breaks your hair and if you use heat stylers (curling iron, blow dryer, straightener…) spray your hair with a heat protectant that you can get pretty cheap at Wal-Mart to keep your hair from getting damaged. Good Luck!

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Investment Ideas / Real Estate Ideas?

April 28, 2012 by  
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Sharon asks…

real estate contracts (breach)?

I bought a home from a builder where the builder and developer promised dog parks. However they were not honest with the people in the homes near the park sites. They didn’t tell these homeowners that there would be dog parks near their homes. So those homeowners banded together and raised hell and the developer backed down.
I am disabled and have a service dog. My disability causes me to not be able to drive at times which I why I specificly asked if there would be dog parks in the community and they told me yes. Now they’re not building them. My service dog is a 75lb labrador who needs exercise and I can’t always drive her to a park. While they should’ve been honest with those few homeowners near the park site, doesn’t this constitute breach of contract with me and the others they promised the dog parks to. While we don’t have the promise in writing, it’s in advertisements and they clearly offered it or those homeowners would’ve had fought them and made them back ddown.

The Expert answers:

Unfortunately for you , no.

Unless the contract of sale expressly represented there would be a dogpark AND it states that the representation shall survive closing.

Under the “merger doctrine”, all prior representations made in a real estate deal (even in the contract) are deemed to be merged into the deed. In other words, unless a provision is stated to survive the closing, the law assumes that if you took the deed at the closing, the seller has satisifed all its conditions and promises or you have waived them.

As for advertising, I would take a look at them and see what they say very carefully. If they represent there will be dog parks, I would call my state attorney general and ask them if this is some type of consumer fraud or false advertising. If there is enough interest, they may start an investigation that may get you some compensation for your troubles. If they merely state it is their intention to create a dog park, then you are probably out of luck because they didn’t anticipate so much opposition from the neighbors, and it was probably a planning board decision on their site plan after public outcry to request they not be dog parks, and the developer probably had little or no control over that.

Maria asks…

Investment Ideas / Real Estate Ideas?

I am thinking about investing into real estate later in life so I have additional income. I have always been into music and from my experience, the demand for warehouses (band rehearsal space) is very high in my area. I was wondering if it would be a good idea to purchase a warehouse, say 50K with a 30 year term, and renting it out to bands. Most warehouses go for about 300 a month per band here, so assuming I have 2-3 bands renting it out, I’d make at least a small profit every month depending on my P&I amount. Of course I wouldn’t purchase a warehouse unless A. I could afford the rent without renting it out to bands, and B. I either break even or make a small profit from the tenants. Another idea is purchasing a really cheap condominium / house and renting it out as well. I’m still very young, so I don’t have much knowledge when it comes to investing or purchasing property, so any information / ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!

The Expert answers:

There are a lot of commercial buildings (warehouses) in foreclosure lately and you may be able to get a good deal on such a building. It could be a lucrative business to rent out the music space, if you got the building for a good deal.

Good luck!

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March 31, 2012 by  
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March 25, 2012 by  
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