How to prepare for a home appraisal

Whether you’re selling your home or refinancing your mortgage, the home appraisal is an important requirement to clear. A strong appraisal allows you to proceed toward your goal, but a low appraisal could kill a sale or upend your refinancing. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to help ensure you have the best opportunity ...

Budget-friendly ways to sell an older home

There’s a lot to love about older homes, but selling one can present unique challenges. Even the grandest examples of vintage residences often lack some of the modern features that today’s homebuyers desire. If you think your older home needs a bit of help competing with newer properties or appealing to younger buyers, here are ...

7 home staging ideas you can do yourself

Selling your home the right way involves far more than just opening your door to potential buyers. How you present your home can have a big impact on the success of your sale. One study by Coldwell Banker found that staged homes spent half the time on the market of un-staged homes and sold for ...

5 mistakes to avoid when selling your home

Mistakes are great learning opportunities, but when it comes to a major transaction like selling your home, it’s best to learn from others and avoid making common mistakes. All home sellers want to sell their home for as much money and in as little time as possible, and all homebuyers want to buy a home ...

What to do if your home won’t sell

It’s a seller’s market in much of the US right now, but that doesn’t mean your home is guaranteed to sell right off the bat. You should be prepared for anything when putting your home on the market, and that includes the possibility that you might not receive any offers. What to do then? Here ...

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