Maybe it’s not the most fascinating topic of the day. If you’re buying a home, however, and that “time is of the essence” phrase on the purchase agreement is really applied, how easily and quickly your escrow closes is indeed the kind of thing that can keep you up at night. No one likes a […]
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First impressions are everything–especially in real estate. When buyers tour a home it better look its best, or buyers will quickly move on to the next. Furnishing the space helps potential buyers visualize their life within the walls. And, bonus points, staged properties sell on average 73% faster than non staged homes.To help you out, we rounded up a list of successfully staged homes that have used price-conscious or zero-cost strategies to make your listing look great with
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Negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation tactics can sink a deal pretty quickly. Here are some negotiation tactics buyers (and real estate professionals) should avoid: Lowball offers: Going far below market value when you make an offer damages your credibility as a buyer and can be insulting to the seller. The seller has a range in mind tha
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Many first-time home buyers don’t take the time to get pre-approved. They also often don’t take the time to shop around to find the best mortgage for their particular situation. It’s important to ask plenty of questions and make sure you understand the home loan process completely. Be ready to move.
This is especially true in markets with a low inventory of homes for sale. It’s very common for home buyers to miss out on the first home they wish to
Solutions to this issue range from long-term investments to quick fixes that will help you save in the short term. If you’re renting an apartment or plan on moving soon, you might be better off focusing on low-cost, short-term fixes while you shop for a home that is more energy-efficient. In this article, we’ll cover both types of solutions so you can start saving money and fearing the heating bill each month. Read on for the list of the most cost-effective ways to save on he
Massachusetts Home Buying – Is the Purchase and Sale Deposit the Same as the Down Payment?
Being a Massachusetts home buyer is a bit different than buying in some other parts of the country. Here in Massachusetts we have a two part contract system. It consists of the “Offer to Purchase” and the “Purchase and Sale Agreement.” Initially, at the offer stage it is customary to put a deposit of $500 to $1,000 along with the offer Ten days to two weeks after the offer comes the Pu
What can you do to separate yourself from the homebuying competition? Here are three spring homebuying tips that you need to know: 1. Plan Ahead The housing market moves quickly, and homebuyers who lack the necessary real estate skills and know-how may fall behind the competition. On the other hand, homebuyers who prepare for the spring real estate market should have no trouble discovering the perfect house. Evaluate the real estate market closely. Consider your finances and
Great article from Bill Nickerson _______________________________________ As much as things change in the mortgage industry, many things stay the same. If you are applying for a Home Loan with less than 20% down, did you know that you can still Gift Funds: As each mortgage program comes with its own set of guidelines, Gift funds to be used towards the purchase of a home are allowed from a family member, domestic partner, borrower’s employer, a charitable organization, gover