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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 9:43pm. 413 Views, 0 Comments.
Most homeowners know it is important to keep a home clean, bright and free from clutter while it is on the market for sale. But sometimes, Realtors say, taking the extra step to stage a home can make a difference in how a buyer values it and the price a seller might get for it, according to the National Association of Realtors
It is important to have a home in the best shape possible when showing it to prospective buyers. At a minimum, homeowners should conduct a thorough cleaning, haul out clutter, make sure the home is well-lit and fix any major aesthetic issues. Another option is staging a home, which Realtors often suggest to sellers to help prospective buyers better visualize themselves in the home and could modestly increase the home’s value…
Thursday, March 5th, 2015 at 3:46pm. 889 Views, 0 Comments.
FHA loans are one of the most popular financing programs among home buyers today. They are especially popular among first-time buyers who have limited funds for a down payment and closing costs. Borrowers who use this program can enjoy the benefit of a low down payment, as little as 3.5% of the sale price.
Another benefit is that sellers are allowed to make contributions toward the buyer’s closing costs. Put simply, the seller involved in the transaction is allowed to chip in to help the home buyers pay some, or all, of their loan-related closing costs. In real estate lingo, this contribution is referred to as a “concession.”
But there are limits to how much the homeowner can contribute toward the borrower’s costs. In 2015, seller…
Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 at 5:05pm. 556 Views, 0 Comments.
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Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 at 4:46pm. 514 Views, 0 Comments.
The newest revolution is storage & organization by John Louis Home. Renew provides you the simple & affordable solution for wire shelf remodeling. Transform & refresh your shelving at a fraction of the cost while matching to your style.
Renew works with all wire shelf brands,types & meshes. Renew's patented design provides you a single product solution that works with 12, 16 & 20 inch shelf depths while covering the most common wire shelf face heights. This means you can focus on transforming your shelving without worry.
Renew provides the sizes to cover your shelving distances. Available in 2ft., 3ft. & 4ft. lengths allows you to mix and match to cover all standard distances. Renew panels & front rails can be cut to cover your exact…
Friday, September 6th, 2013 at 2:42pm. 1491 Views, 0 Comments.
The process of buying a home can be complex, particularly when the home is currently owned by more than one person. One of the ways in which property can change hands is by a quitclaim deed, a legal document that is commonly used when several members of a family own a property. You may find that the seller or property agent presents you with a quitclaim deed or you may have been advised to ask for such a deed. Your insurance company, with whom you are looking to insure your new home, might also require this deed. It is therefore worthwhile to familiarize yourself with this type of deed and how it can be prepared.Definition of a quitclaim deed A quitclaim deed is a legal document for transferring any ownership claim, interest, right or title a…
Saturday, May 19th, 2012 at 6:37pm. 682 Views, 0 Comments.
BPO, CMA, Appraisal -- what is the difference? These are all various methods of valuing real estate, (properties, homes, houses, commercial property, investment property, and vacant land).
Appraisal = formal valuation by a licensed appraiser. An appraisal is a subjective opinion of a real property's value. Most appraisers are highly skillled, with many years of experience. Besides single-family homes, some appraisers specialize in niche areas, such as rural acreage, estate homes, commercial/industrial property, apartment rentals. In order to appraise property for an FHA loan, the appraiser must be experienced in the FHA loan procedures and requirements. Appraisals are required as part of the underwriting process for mortgage lenders when they…
Monday, December 5th, 2011 at 2:05pm. 639 Views, 0 Comments.
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Thursday, June 16th, 2011 at 4:10pm. 804 Views, 0 Comments.
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Monday, June 13th, 2011 at 5:58pm. 643 Views, 0 Comments.
Cities that have been torn apart by recent tornadoes and floods are now seeing a big increase in home sales.
Real estate agent Barb Maxon with Century 21 ProLink in Sioux City, Iowa, told the Des Moines Register that she’s made six sales in one week alone to Iowa families who have been displaced by the Missouri River floods.
The Missouri river is expected to rise to near-record levels this week, where it's expected to remain for weeks, causing flooding along cities near it and displacing families.
Residents, for example, from Dakota Dunes, Iowa, where hundreds of homes have been evacuated for more than a week, are starting to look elsewhere for housing. Nearby Sioux City is getting a flood of its residents inquiring about new housing options, real estate…