Real Estate Articles and Advice (page 5)

Looking for Home-Buying Options? Consider Bitcoin!

Looking for Home-Buying Options? Consider Bitcoin!

You’ve heard of buying points to obtain a lower annual percentage rate, or APR, on your mortgage. You’ve probably even heard of people, who buy items like a dining room table or another piece of furniture, out of a home during the sales process. But, have you heard of buying a home with bitcoin? Have you even heard of bitcoin? This digital currency is accepted for goods and services

Three Tips for How to Handle a Low-Ball Offer

Three Tips for How to Handle a Low-Ball Offer

It is a pretty amazing feeling for home sellers when the offers start coming in. However, that excitement can quickly be shrouded by a low-ball offer, or an offer that is far lower than your asking price. But, once you get over the initial shock and that slightly insulted feeling, you’ve got to make a decision. Do you counter the offer and try to get to a price point that is more reasonab

Spruce Up Your Home With 10 Spring Cleaning Musts

Spruce Up Your Home With 10 Spring Cleaning Musts

Despite Mother Nature’s rather impressive attempt to convince us otherwise, spring has sprung! What can you do to chase away the recent memories of an early spring snowfall? Start your spring cleaning, of course! Soon enough, warm weather and fresh spring breezes will be blossoming all around us. Make sure that your home is as crisp and clean, so that you can spend your spare time enjoyin

DIY Dictionary: 10 Terms to Know Before Starting Spring Projects

DIY Dictionary: 10 Terms to Know Before Starting Spring Projects

Spring has officially begun, which means that DIY season is also underway. But before you dive into your warm weather projects, it may pay off to prepare a bit. And we’re not just talking about updating your Pinterest boards, either. If you’re going to DIY anything this spring, you’ve got to learn the lingo! We’ve compiled a list of 10 terms you may come across during yo

Five Tips for First-Time Home Buyers in a Busy Spring Market

Five Tips for First-Time Home Buyers in a Busy Spring Market

The spring real estate market can be intimidating for any buyer. This is particularly true if you have never bought a home before. First-time home buyers who are facing this year’s spring real estate market may have an added sense of anxiety about entering the field when it comes to getting the home they want. But, as seasoned buyers may know, there are a few things you can do to put your

Five Ways to Help Your Home Sell Quicker in Any Market

Five Ways to Help Your Home Sell Quicker in Any Market

As spring weather approaches, many homes will be hitting the real estate market. That’s great for buyers everywhere, right? But, what if your home is listed among some stiff competition? You want to be as appealing to prospective buyers as possible. Here are five things you can do to help your home sell quicker this spring: 1. Set the right price. The first few days on the market are c

10 Things to Consider Before Buying a Fixer Upper This Spring

10 Things to Consider Before Buying a Fixer Upper This Spring

In the market for a fixer upper this spring? The experts on your favorite home improvement shows make it look so easy, right? You know, finding a home in less-than-savory condition and turning it into a dream in no time at all. But what happens when you want to buy a fixer upper in real life? Obviously, what you see on TV is not your everyday story when it comes to fixing up a home. Taking on a

Five Smart Products Worth Trying in Your Home

Five Smart Products Worth Trying in Your Home

Even those of us who were reluctant to first buy a smartphone would probably agree that technology makes things a little easier on us sometimes. When it comes to your home, this also can be true. Now, we know that some smart devices for your home may be a little pricy, but there are some that are quite worth the investment. Here are five smart home gadgets that may even save you some money:

Mortgage Matters: Five Ways to Get to a Quicker Close

Mortgage Matters: Five Ways to Get to a Quicker Close

When you’re waiting to move into a new home, a 30- or 60-day closing can feel like an eternity. While you can’t file your own mortgage paperwork, you can do some things to help speed up your closing. If you’re buying a home this spring, here are five ways you can get to the closing table a little quicker: 1. Get loan preapproval. Feel like you’ve heard this advice before

Ten Ways to Decide if Now is a Good Time to Downsize

Ten Ways to Decide if Now is a Good Time to Downsize

The real estate market continues to heat up as many sellers prepare to list their homes. In kind, buyers are eagerly anticipating the influx of homes that are typically available in spring. With this in mind, you may be considering listing your home as well. If you’ve reached retirement, are nearing it or will soon be sending a child off to college, you could be considering listing your h