Home Selling Tips

Tips for selling your home for the best price in the most reasonable amount of time.

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5 Things to Know About Late Mortgage PaymentsMaking a late payment could happen to almost anyone. However, late mortgage payments can have serious consequences to a person's credit score and finances. Homeowners have a few options to handle a late payment, depending on the cause. People should know what constitutes a late payment, and how it may affect their credit or their ability to repay the loan. With the answers to these questions, homeowners will be able to identify problems related to late mortgage payments, as well as how they can address them.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

1. What Is a Mortgage Grace Period?

Most mortgages include a grace period in which borrowers can make

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How to Find the Right Price for Your PropertyWhen the time comes to sell your home, it's important to price the home right. If the home is badly priced, either too expensive or too inexpensive, you may lose money and take a long time to sell. Understanding the dangers of incorrect pricing, and working with a real estate professional to price your home correctly, can help you have a successful home-selling experience.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Dangers of Over Pricing

Buyers tend to look for homes within a certain price range. They avoid going too far above or below their price range, because budget is important to them. When buyers look at homes in a price range, they compare

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Accepting a Cash OfferWhen a homeowner is looking to sell their home, especially in a sellers market, they may get multiple offers, including those involving cash offers. While many buyers are financing their home with a conventional loan, a few may be able to make an offer in cash. What does this mean for the seller? Is a cash offer a better route than working with buyers financing with a lender? These are only a few questions that pop up when getting such an offer for the first time. Understand more about what happens when accepting a cash offer on a home.

What Is a Cash Offer?

A cash offer is an attractive option for many sellers. In fact some will accept a lower cash offer over a higher offer made with financing. An all-cash offer is one in which a buyer does not

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Seller Financing GuideNot every seller is in the position to offer seller financing, but those that do can benefit from a sizeable return and may be able to close on a home faster. This can be a useful option for those wanting to sell in a market with stringent credit requirements for buyers. It is important for a homeowner to consider whether seller financing can be a practical alternative and if it is possible to take on the responsibility of financier. Understand more about seller financing and when it is a useful choice to sell a home.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

What Does Seller Financing Mean to the Homeowner?

Not everyone can assume a lender's

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Address Liens Before Selling a HomeWhen selling a home, a homeowner may encounter a home lien. A lien serves as a legal recorded claim which is made against the property in order to collect any money owed. Not every lien makes it hard to sell a home, as most homeowners have a lien from the mortgage lender when they take out a mortgage. In such a case, this lien is only enforced if a homeowner is not able to pay back the mortgage loan. However, there are other liens that can cause potential difficulties for homeowners. Learn more about problematic home liens today.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with an attorney or certified tax expert before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

The Problem with Home Liens

Homeowners can be subjected to liens from

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Selling a Home? Here's What You Need to Know About Seller Disclosure RequirementsHome selling disclosures are a necessary aspect of many real estate transactions, especially when the home is not a newly constructed home. Disclosure is essentially the seller's opportunity to share any knowledge they have concerning potential problems or defects on the property. Today, many states have set seller disclosure requirements pertaining to what sellers must put in writing before the transaction, and in some agreements the current owner must also make repairs or include a buyer ‘credit' for repairs post-purchase. So, as a seller one needs to know exactly what is required by law for this important process.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate

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Virtual Reality and What You Need to KnowIn recent years, virtual reality has become a popular tool with marketing professionals. This exciting new technology is perfect for marketing a new home for sale. Home buyers seeking a new way to experience homes can turn to virtual reality for the unique perspective they crave.

If you're a home seller hoping to experience a whole new way of showing your home, virtual reality may be the tool for you and your real estate agent. Here's what you need to know about using virtual reality to market a home for sale.

Benefits of Virtual Reality

There are many benefits of virtual reality! Here's what you need to know if you're a homeowner trying to sell:

  • Stands out from other forms of marketing. Virtual reality is so different from other
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Renting Out Your Home? What You Need to KnowRenting out a home can be a very lucrative real estate investment. However, renting ones home has its challenges. For homeowners who want to make extra money by renting their property, being prepared is important for success. Here's what you need to know.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Make Repairs

Many renters want to know that their rental home will be in good condition when they move in. Problems like broken windows, holes in the wall, broken door knobs and other small maintenance issues can dramatically reduce the amount of money that a rental home is worth. In fact, some rental homes that have these problems may be very

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How to Take Pictures for Your Home ListingThe photographs that home sellers use in their listing can help sell their home. The better the pictures, the more buyers the listing may attract. If you're selling your home soon, and whether you take the photos yourself, your agent takes them or a a professional photographer is used, here's what you need to know.

Throw Out the Fuzzy Ones

Poor quality pictures can detract from the beauty of the home, and may even stop buyers from coming to see your property. Sort through all pictures and delete or throw out pictures that are blurry.

Clean Up First

Before taking pictures, home sellers need to clean up inside and outside the home. This is also the time when the home seller should make any cosmetic changes they plan to make before selling

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4 Ways to Evaluate a Purchase OfferOnce a home has been listed for sale, sellers should be ready to look at any purchase offer they receive from a potential buyer. Buyers often include a variety of details in the offer that could be beneficial to the buyer or the seller. People who get several offers at the same time may need to evaluate them quickly and make a decision. This guide identifies common features of purchase offers that sellers should look for, and what they mean for the transaction.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

1. Price

One of the first things sellers look for is the price of the offer. Although this may be the most important aspect of the contract,

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