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Most folks have heard that buying rental property is a good investment, but what exactly makes a good rental property in Hampton Roads? When seeking a profitable investment in real estate, there are a few things to consider.
You've found your dream home and made an offer. Trouble is, the sellers won't meet in the middle or even budge. Homeowners can play hardball for a variety of reasons: sentimentality, a feeling their home is worth more or a desire to not give away their precious property for less than what they feel is a fair price. Whatever the reason, buyers have a few options when it comes to dealing with these types of sellers.
It's no secret that staging sells homes, but break it down step by step and there is one crucial component that can really pay off. As in, if owners can't do any other part of the staging process- this one step can help swing the odds in favor of a sale. And the best part is, this technique is better than cheap; it's free!
As we settle into springing ahead, the notion of timing is all too apparent. So how important is timing in regards to real estate? There are rumors about the best times to buy and sell, but are there any truth to these rumors?
When it comes to choosing a home in 2015, affordability is a critical factor. And for good reason, the ability to pay for a residence is extremely important to overall satisfaction. It's not a good feeling to know you can't get a cup of coffee or spring for life's little extras because you're worried about paying for your home every month. Ensuring you can make the payments without being forced to scrimp at an uncomfortable level means you've chosen a property in the right price range.
People hunker down inside when temperatures drop dramatically, even though some of them want to buy homes. But for the determined house hunters, winter is ripe with opportunity for finding the right property at the right price. The inventory of homes may still be average or above but with less buyers actively searching, sellers can be much more open to negotiating. Use this time to your advantage before spring opens the door to much different buying conditions.
Staying organized can help you get to places on time, eliminate endless searches for necessary items and generally make life so much easier in every way. While it is ideal for everything in a home to have a proper place (and stay there), it doesn't always work out that way. But starting with one area of the home can begin getting things in shipshape, helping other rooms to follow suit. Residents can breathe a sigh of relief knowing they have a touch of order in their lives.
If you've fallen in love with a home, that's no small feat! Finding the home of your dreams can take serious effort and research. Countless hours can be spent at the computer or with an agent touring potential properties. Make the time you've invested towards finding your forever home count by going after that house you want. An agent who knows Hampton Roads and is experienced in the art of negotiating has the resources you need to make a dream home truly your own.
Create curb appeal this winter in five simple steps! While there may be snow on the ground or frigid temperatures, setting the scene can be just what it takes to sell your home before spring. Take a weekend and tweak a few things to heat up the interest in your property!
Winter days can be dreary, but when garden catalogs arrive they can brighten spirits. Now is the ideal time to plan a home garden with the help of those mail-order catalogs and seed websites. But with so many pretty pictures of plants, trees and flowers- where should you begin?
Those thinking of buying a home would do well to save for this exciting experience. Even if homebuyers secure a no down payment home mortgage loan, there could be costs associated with closing, attorneys, moving, furnishing the new house and possibly redecorating. Taking the effort to save those pennies can ensure you'll be in good financial shape when you're ready to buy.
Decluttering can be the first step towards getting organized, and you can make it happen by starting in your home. Take out the old to make room for the new! Taking just a few steps can get you on your way to a clutter-free home.
The 2015 Pantone color of the year is Marsala. Use this rich shade of wine to add a little drama to your home. Bring the party to your front door when you let your cup runneth over with this shade can really!
Freezing temperatures mean staying on top of home heating costs, and that is easy to do in four steps. Although there is no real substitute for a nice, crackling fire or a dependable HVAC unit, it's good to know that taking a few extra measures can stretch those dollars further.
Homebuyers who think 2015 could be the year to buy are right! Traditional ways of looking for houses may not be the most fruitful, so what better time to implement a few changes than right after January 1? There are several ways that can truly aid a productive house hunt, and all buyers must do is integrate one or more of these strategies into their plan of attack.
Make the right moves and 2015 could be the year you buy a new home in Hampton Roads. There are several ways to ease into homeownership; by taking a few simple steps, the process can be a memorable adventure.
Now that the holidays are in full swing, it can be a good time to look into what housing may have in store for 2015. Are you thinking of buying? Moving? Selling? Downsizing? Building? Investing? Are experts predicting that the upcoming year will prove auspicious for such activities? According to Pat Mertz Esswein, in her recent article, Housing Outlook 2015, real estate prices will continue to increase but affordability is still within reach for the average homebuyer in many metro areas.
Homes from some of the most-loved holiday films remind us that real estate is about so much more than property value. It's watching the fun, memories and experiences that happen inside a home that make us want to celebrate the holidays with our own friends and family in our very own homes.
Sellers listing their homes during the holidays can attract some very positive attention from homebuyers when some of that festive spirit is infused into their houses. The usual decluttering, cleaning, repairing and staging is also necessary for homes to show well, but taking advantage of this time of year to appeal to buyers' emotions can result in offers and a sale.
Celebrating the holidays in your own home can be exciting, but having the perfect Christmas tree can make things even more merrier. With all the options available, it can be difficult to select the evergreen that works best. But now there are just three steps that can ensure your home's beauty is enhanced by the ideal Christmas tree.
During this season of gratitude, we at SimonHouses.com are grateful for many things and one of those things is you, our clients. Below is a list of reasons why we're thankful for you allowing us to help you achieve your real estate goals this season and throughout the year.
Preparing to host Thanksgiving dinner at home this year? Follow a few holiday safety tips to ensure everyone enjoys a fun time free from harm. Taking these precautions can keep everyone safe and sound during this season of gratitude.