The first rule for getting the most from the sale of your home is to pick the right time. If you are planning to sell this year, you might have hit the jackpot. Sellers hold all the cards these days. Prices in most housing markets are an all-time high. As the economy improves, demand is strong but supplies of homes for sale are lower than they have been in years.
Even so, you will not get top dollar for your home if it’s not in great shape. It might not even sell for an average price if you just cut the grass and slap some paint on the interior. Surf the Homes.com listings in your Zip code. Note that some houses seem to linger on the market forever until their owners [...]
Whether you’re buying or selling, the spring real estate market can be a hectic and fast-paced season. The National Association of Realtors recently conducted a new consumer survey that predicts home values will continue to rise over the course of 2017. After an impressive year for the housing market in 2016, 62% of current homeowners believe it’s a good time to sell. Spring is considered a generally favorable time for both buyers and sellers as the weather improves allowing homes to show well and more frequently, along with an uptick in inventory for buyers to browse.
So, if you’re thinking of listing your home in the spring, what are some things you can do [...]
If the process of buying, selling and making real estate deals excites you, but being a Realtor does not, you might be a good candidate for becoming a Real Estate Developer.What is a Real Estate Developer?
Real estate developers are entrepreneurs who find and buy land, and finance real estate deals that develop the land and any resulting projects (commercial malls, housing developments, etc.) on that land. They create and control real estate developments from start to finish, taking the greatest risks, but reaping the greatest rewards. They also buy real estate and make improvements to existing buildings. You can make highly lucrative profits, or suffer crushing losses. [...]