Seller financing offers tax breaks for sellers and alternative financing for buyers who can’t qualify for conventional loans. Is this a good option for you? Read more HERE.
“Win-win” doesn’t mean both the buyer and the seller will get everything they want. It means both sides will win some and give some. Here are some other NEGOTIATING TIPS.
The marble is a good way to demonstrate the floor is not level, but not to tell if this means there is a problem. Read more HERE.
Since 1978, the federal government has banned the sale of lead-based paint. But even homes built after 1978 may contain lead-based paint. “Many painters loved lead-based paint” because it tends to be glossier and hold color better, says home inspector Welmoed Sisson with Inspections by Bob in Maryland. “Once they learned the ban was going into effect, many of them stocked up on a cache of lead-based paint.” Sisson says he knows of inspectors who have found lead-based paint in homes built in the 1990s.
HERE is some information on testing for lead paint.
You want potential buyers to feel at home from the minute they walk up the driveway. Give them a canvas to fill. It’s showtime!
Start with a good cleaning, eliminate clutter, put away the knickknacks and add fresh coats of a neutral-colored paint to brighten rooms. Oh, and tidy up the yard. Your CENTURY 21® Real Estate Agent can give you all sorts of tips to help boost your home’s curb appeal and impress potential buyers once they’re inside.
HERE are a few basics.
Before you lock up your mower for the year, consider showing your lawn a bit of extra love. A few extra steps now can go a long way to guarantee fuller, greener, healthier grass in the spring. Read more HERE.
After a spring and summer full of mowing, weeding, mulching and gardening, it’s tempting to focus your energy indoors when autumn comes. However, if you’re selling your home, curb appeal is still important, even in fall. Here are seven simple ways to keep your curb appeal game strong all season long.
Are smart locks an open invitation to homes? At a recent computer security conference, some researchers said yes. Read more HERE.
About 10.7 million people move with their pets every year. Ease pets’ move with this handy LIST.
A key part of your marketing plan is setting the list price. Quite simply, if a home is priced too low, you miss out on potential profit. If a home is priced too high, qualified buyers will look elsewhere.