Also included this month you will find a simple Mortgage and Interest Rate Chart for easily calculating costs, so that you can adjust for interest rates in your area or for other times of the year.
In this example, the increase in mortgage rages can mean an extra $842 per month in order to secure the same loan amount or a reduction of $160,000 to maintain the monthly budget. Rising interest rates may reduce the buying power, but it does not decrease the current demand for homes - qualified buyers are still on the hunt for their next home! Need more information? Reach out!
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A staged garage appeals to buyers interested in storage solutions, creating a workshop, and recreational sports. Make sure your garage looks well looked after when your house goes on the market. Whether you are planning to sell or just doing some spring cleaning, here are 6 tips to getting your garage in order.
There are plenty of other ways to sweeten the offer with reducing or eliminating contingencies (such as inspection, financial, appraisal, etc) which should definitely be reviewed, but these are unique ways to draw attention to your offer. In this market, it pays to stand out!
You may notice that this month, our social-media friendly graphics have a series of 3 images. We broke up the main content to make it easier to read on mobile devices. On Instagram, you can use all 3 in a carousel post. On Facebook, you can post all three at once or schedule a series of posts to see which one your audience resonates with the most. There is also room on each image to add your logo or name.
Staging is the process and art of setting up furnishings in your home to be attractive to buyers, and it is one of the easiest things we can do to improve your home’s presentation. Best of all, it doesn’t have to break the bank. We can use your existing furnishings or focus on just the essential rooms. With my experience in staging, we will create a custom plan to fit your home and goals. Let’s chat!
One of the most important factors in selling your home for maximum dollars is its curb appeal. Giving your home’s exterior that extra WOW factor does not need to cost a lot of money! Here are some easy curb appeal boosters. Reach out for a customized marketing plan for your home!
Extra vehicles such as cars (running and non), boats, RVs, jet skis, motorcycles and more are not only distractions for potential buyers, they may pose hazards. Sellers need to think about storage options before the home is listed.
How is your area doing when it comes to employment? Do you have one single strong employer or a variety of employers? What happens when your housing market when local job market expands or shrinks? Report on employment - it tells a great story!
Agents, this article was written to help you articulate your value, whether you are being asked if you can either cut your commission or if your client is considering a discount brokerage. Having your talking points ready will help you win over more clients, establish trust and provide you with a stronger negotiating position.
Dispel some of the more-common real estate myths and add your own! This blog starter gives you content to dispel some of the more-common real estate myths and allows you space to expand into myths that are prevalent in your area. Or use the additional myths we have provided for you.
Air conditioning maintenance can be a benefit to both sellers who are selling during the heat of summer and those homeowners who have just purchased. Share your advice with this blog.
Focusing on lending, this blog is a great primer for those considering a home purchase. You can include information from your lender or about lending requirements in your area for different types of loans.
The decision is ultimately theirs, but this blog includes stats from the National Association of REALTORS on the effectiveness of yard signage.
Changing interest rates can mean paying $10,000, $30,000, even hundreds of thousands more for a loan. Today's low interest rates are an opportunity that may not come along again for quite a while, but the time to take action is now.
Although your inner Santa may be cheering for your sellers' holiday spirit, too much holiday decor can overwhelm potential buyers. Provide some guidance with this blog post. You may even want to expand on this and include it in your seller package for any sellers who list in mid-November on to the end of the year. Be sure to add additional tips for the types of decor you see in your area.
This blog can be customized to a variety of winter conditions whether your winter is mild or wild!
Do you encourage your sellers to keep the lights on? There are valid reasons for doing so. Make your case!
This blog addresses this buyer's concern. Agents are encouraged to write the response based on the rules and regulations for their area.