CRITERIA FOR PRICING A HOME

CRITERIA FOR PRICING A HOME

When you put your home up for sale, one of the best ways to determine the asking price is to look at comparable sales. There’s rarely a perfect apples-to-apples comparison, so a pricing decision often relies on comparisons to several recent sales in the area. Here are...
NEGOTIATING POSITIVE REAL ESTATE DEALS

NEGOTIATING POSITIVE REAL ESTATE DEALS

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...
DISPELLING REFINANCING MYTHS

DISPELLING REFINANCING MYTHS

“Refinancing” is a scary word for many people, but that shouldn’t be the case for you. For many homeowners, refinancing can not only lower your monthly payments and help with your monthly budget, but it can save you thousands of dollars in the long run. YOU’RE NOT TOO...
SHORT SALE AND FORECLOSURE: HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT?

SHORT SALE AND FORECLOSURE: HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT?

As unfortunate as it can be when homeowners fall behind on mortgage payments and must face the possibility of losing their homes, short sales and foreclosures provide them options for moving on financially. The terms are often used interchangeably, but they’re...
WHICH DOWN PAYMENT STRATEGY IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

WHICH DOWN PAYMENT STRATEGY IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

WHICH DOWN PAYMENT STRATEGY IS RIGHT FOR YOU? You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and stability to save for a...
8 INSTAGRAM HACKS

8 INSTAGRAM HACKS

Instagram Hack #1: Add Line Breaks to Your Bio Have you been trying to write a pitch-perfect Instagram bio but you’re getting frustrated because Instagram removes your line breaks? How to add line breaks to your Instagram bio: Go to Instagram.com on your laptop and...