Blog :: 2016

3 Ways to Buy and Sell a Home at the Same Time

With careful planning and a little luck, you can shuffle properties without taking on too much financial risk.

For a lot of?people, the biggest financial transaction of their lives is buying a house -- and it gets even bigger when you already own a home and are trying to buy a new one. Generally, there are three ways to manage this tricky [...]

What Sellers Need To Know This Spring

Believe it or not, spring is just over two weeks away (hooray!) and with the warmer temperatures, of course, comes the heating up of the real estate market. If you're planning on selling, brush up on some of the best advice from our first-ever "Sellers Week," a week's worth of coverage devoted to all things sales-related, which ran in [...]

Questions To Ask Before Listing Your Home

You plan to sell soon, and you've already chosen your agent. You are in the middle of cleaning, painting and prepping the home. As the listing period approaches, it is time to dig deeper into the final pricing, sales and marketing plan. The ultimate list price or go-to-market strategy may change based on inventory levels and the competition. [...]

Top-Rated Renovations

10. One or More Fireplaces Pct. of home buyers willing to pay more: 40% Amount willing to pay extra: $1,400

Some 40% of homebuyers without a fireplace said they would spend additional money for at least one and cough up an extra $1,400. The fireplace, while always popular, was less necessary when several TVs were going in the house all at [...]

Winning a Bidding War For Your Next Home

The bidding wars are back. While not every local real-estate market is experiencing bidding wars, some homebuyers find themselves competing for houses because not many are for sale in their markets. The result? Many homes have 10 to 15 offers the day they go on the market, says Susan Paul, owner of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Move [...]