2020 predictions

2020 real estate predictions

A new year has arrived, which means many people are planning to buy or sell a home in the coming months. The spring real estate market, which begins as early as January, is the busiest real estate season in many parts of the country. If you’re planning to buy or sell in 2020, here are ...

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The benefits of buying or selling a home in summer

Summer isn’t just the warmest season of the year, it may also be the hottest time for the real estate market. There’s a good reason for that. Whether you’re buying or selling a home, summertime offers several advantages. Here are the top benefits of pursuing your purchase or sale in summer.

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 ...

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