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How to Buy in a Seller’s World

 

 

It’s almost that time, the busy summer moving season. In just a few short weeks, people around the country will be

How to Buy in a Seller's World

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packing up their homes and preparing to move for various reasons. Even with proper planning and research, the home finding/buying step is always a little stressful. Unfortunately, this year may be even tougher because in many parts of the country, there is a lack of homes for sale. We know that real estate data varies state to state, city to city, and even neighborhood to neighborhood, but according to the latest data from CoreLogic (a leading provider of consumer, financial, and property information), home prices in March were up nearly 7 percent from last year and up 2 percent from this February.

Benefits of Moving and Buying a Home in December

 

It is hard to believe that today is already December first. I feel like we just rang in 2015 and in a few short weeks it Benefits of moving in Decemberwill be over! I know most of our minds are filled with gift ideas, decorating plans, and hosting arrangements, but for many, thoughts are centered around open houses, closing costs, and moving. Contrary to popular belief, the holiday season is still pretty busy in the housing market. In fact, homeowners searching to buy a new home can usually find great deals in December.

Is Holding an Open House Worth It?

 

The home sale process is, without a doubt, the most stressful part of moving. While the market is improving, it’s stillIs Holding an Open House Worth It? not great, meaning even the best Realtors are facing a major challenge. There are several aspects of selling a home that we could dive into but today, I want to talk about open houses. Is holding an open house worth the cost, time, and effort? Or should those selling their home try and save a little money and skip it? Exposure is typically a good thing, but before making a decision, you need to decide if an open house is really right for your situation.

Who is Moving Where? Trends from 2014 National Movers Study

 

Migration Map

Photo credit: 2014 National Movers Study

At the close of every year, for the past 38 years, United Van Lines conducts a National Movers Survey to uncover migration patterns from state to state. I always find the survey to be very interesting and had a particular curiosity about it this time around since I myself moved out of state. So where are people moving to? Where are they moving from? And why are they moving?

Benefits of Moving and Buying a House in December

 

Holman Moving TruckIt is still hard to believe that the holiday season is already upon us. I feel like we just rang in 2014 and in a few short weeks it will be over! I know most of our minds are filled with gift ideas, decorating plans, and hosting arrangements, but for many, thoughts are centered around open houses, closing costs, and moving. Contrary to popular belief, the holiday season is still pretty busy in the housing market. In fact, homeowners searching to buy a new home can usually find great deals in December.

Two Cheap and Easy Ways to Increase Curb Appeal

Create curb appeal

Selling your home is definitely one of the most emotionally draining aspects of moving. Not only are you relocating yourself, your family, and your belongings to a new place, but now you have to worry about others appraising your home, which is filled with happy memories, and voicing their opinions, good and bad. So what can you do to help your home sell quickly and smoothly? How about creating some curb appeal?

How to Prepare for a Home Inspection

How to Prepare for a Home InspectionIf you are a potential home buyer, chances are you are also in seller’s shoes. When you are looking at other homes and taking notes on the condition of each room, others are doing the same thing to your house. And they, like you, will want a thorough inspection of the home before entering into the sale.  Inspections can be nerve-wracking, but there are things you can do to make sure everything goes smoothly. Here’s a working list:

Important Questions to Ask Your Realtor

Questions to Ask Your RealtorToday, there are tons of websites that can help you find a new home whether you are buying or renting. But nothing quite beats a local professional who knows the ins and outs of both the city you are moving to and the real estate market there. You wouldn’t hire just anybody to take care of your current house, would you? So, why would you hire just anybody to sell it or find you a new one? Here are some important questions to ask your potential Realtor®:

How to Prepare for an Open House

How to Prepare for An Open HouseMany people believe that they must hold an open house in order the sell their home. But the reality is, not all homes are best suited for one. Check out Paige’s post on why, and why not, to hold an open house.

If you decide that an open house is for you, there are several things to consider before opening your doors to potential buyers, including when to host the party, how long it should be and what needs to be prepared to make it a success. Here are the small details that will make all the difference for a successful open house.

Open Houses: Good Idea or Waste of Time?

The most stressful part of moving usually starts well before you start planning your physical move. Yes, I’m talking about selling your home. With the market down and financing tight, home selling is a challenge for even the best of Realtors and the hottest of spaces. Everyone has an opinion on the best way to move forward but, today, I want to talk about open houses. Is it worth it to throw an elaborate open house? Or, is this an area where some sellers can save a little money? There are varying thoughts and, for the most part, exposure is always a good thing but, before getting started, you will need to decide if an open house is right for you.