Real Estate

3 First Time Home Buyer Mistakes to Avoid

3 First Time Home Buyer Mistakes to Avoid

Buying a home is no small commitment and things like over-enthusiasm and lack of knowledge can contribute to first-time buyer mistakes. If you are in the market for your first home, it is something that requires careful research and consideration. Here are some common mistakes to watch out for. Taking On Too Big a Mortgage When lenders are reviewing your application for a loan, they are looking at... »

Top Tips for Snagging Better Mortgage Rates

Top Tips for Snagging Better Mortgage Rates

No matter what we are spending our money on, we always want the best deal and maximum savings. This should be especially important when it comes to a mortgage, which is the most significant financial commitment most of us make—not only in terms of the dollar amount, but the fact that it is a payment we make every month for up to 30 years. Considering the amount of money we are borrowing, even seem... »

3 Musts for the First-Time Home Buyer

3 Musts for the First-Time Home Buyer

Home ownership is an aspiration of many, and for good reason. First off, we have to live somewhere and when we own a home, we build equity. If you are ready to take the plunge, you probably know that this is a time that is simultaneously exciting and nerve-wracking. You are about to take on the biggest financial commitment of your life, in terms of dollar amount and length of time. Buyer’s remorse... »

Staging Your Home: Easy Ways to Boost Appeal

Staging Your Home: Easy Ways to Boost Appeal

It does not matter that all the stuff in your home will no longer be there when the new people move in, or that they can repaint the walls to a color more their liking once they take up residence, or that they can easily transform your box-filled spare bedroom into their home office easy peasy. Potential home buyers who are truly good at looking past what is to see what could be, are few and far b... »

Student Property Investment

Student Property Investment: The Pros and Cons

A few short years ago, student property was something of a hidden gem for investors. Now, it is a popular property investment option and a much-hyped opportunity. However, some investors remain wary, feeling that the hype that has grown up around student property could be obscuring significant catches. Certainly there are both advantages and potential pitfalls when it comes to investing in student... »

How a Real Estate Company Can Help You

How a Real Estate Company Can Help You

There are some who believe that when it comes to selling or buying a home, that they can do it themselves; however, with a good and reliable realtor, the buying and selling of a home can go much better and smoother. One benefit that comes from a good realtor is the knowledge and experience that he or she can bring to this process. Hiring someone who has a broad knowledge of buying and selling can ... »

Staging Tips to Help Sell Your Home Faster

Staging Tips to Help Sell Your Home Faster

One piece of advice is very common for house hunters—look past what is to see what could be. Excellent tip for sure, but one of the things that this group of people has the hardest time doing. Emotions run high in the search for a new home, and first impressions can make or break your chances for a sale. Doing all you can to create a space that people can see themselves in now is paramount. You ar... »

How to Find the Best Business Valuer/Valuator

How to Find the Best Business Valuer/Valuator

As private enterprise becomes an important source of revenue, it becomes important to identify the valuation of a business. It is important to assess this number, as it plays a key role in as business’s future. Expansion plans, for example, rest on the ability to raise capital, and individuals and organizations are only looking to invest in companies that have shown growth and the ability to... »

4 Tips for the Single House Hunter

4 Tips for the Single House Hunter

While waiting to buy a home until you are married is still a common practice, single homebuyers have grown exponentially over the years. A number of factors likely account for this, such as increased purchasing power of single women, higher divorce rates and people deciding to marry later in life or not at all. While the core considerations for purchasing a home are applicable to anyone looking to... »

Tips for Buying a Fixer-Upper Home

Tips for Buying a Fixer-Upper Home

Most people want a house that is move-in ready. But, others are up for the challenge of a fixer-upper. While you naturally need to invest in renovations, these costs, combined with the low cost of the home, can work out to significantly less money than buying a ‘’regular’’ house. It also presents the opportunity to create your dream home, which is attractive to people with a very specific vision f... »

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