Weird Things that Can be Ignored when Home Shopping

Fairview0022Ugly paint colors? Treadmill in the kitchen? Creepy family portraits in every room? Don’t let it bug you. As a seller, they are not required to get their home in its best condition before showing term — let alone cleaning their home before listing. But one seller’s laziness can spell a huge advantage for the right buyer. Here are a few things that may be off-putting when you’re shopping for a home, but shouldn’t stop you from considering making an offer — especially if you love the home, layout or location.

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Predicting the Best Time to Buy or Sell Your Home

DSC03812 (1024x768)While you can’t see into the future, you can still make an informed decision when it comes to buying or selling your home. Buying or selling a home at the best time is more difficult that it may sound. Many usually take these actions because of a life event or financial issues. The economy and real estate forecasts tend to be secondary considerations. Both home buyers and and sellers often ask the question, “When is the best time to buy or sell?” Here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind when timing home purchase or sale.

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Tips for Buying a Home while Single

ShadyCreek0081The home-buying experience usually portrayed in advertising generally seems to focus on couples and families. While this used to be the norm that many women and men would wait for marriage before buying a home, today more singles than ever are taking that big life step alone. Today, only 40 percent of first-time home buyers are married, down from 52 percent in the late 80s. The process for buying a home for a sole owner may be fairly similar to that of anyone else, but there are a few slight differences in how a single buyer might approach the home-buying experience. Here are few tips for those considering buying a home alone.

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It’s a Sellers’ Market: What That Means to You

file6301287774581Real estate is increasing at a fast rate in many parts of the country. First-time buyers and entry-level buyers might find little inventory but lots of competition, which can lead to a frustrating seller’s market. This can mean quicker and easier sales for sellers; but for buyers this can equate to a fighting it out with others for their dream home. Here are a few tips for both sellers and buyers in today’s competitive market.

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The Importance of Curb Appeal

918(2)0002The term “curb” appeal came from real estate sales and home designs. Buyers for years have formed their first impressions of homes while standing in the street or sitting inside the car, just beyond the curb. Before text messaging and smartphones, a buyer would get a phone call or fax from their agent about a new listing. The initial drive-by would usually determine whether or not they would want to go for an actual showing.

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Preparing Your Home to Sell It This Spring

918(2)0002As many may know, selling a home doesn’t just happen overnight. To maximize your sale price, stand out from the competition and sell quickly, your home needs to go on the market in prime condition.

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Signs Now is the Right Time to Sell Your Home

file0001430936654Are you looking to sell your home, but not sure when is the right time? If you’ve been uncertain, there’s some good news: It’s a great market for sellers! Home prices are being driven up by limited inventory, and the latest data from the National Association of Realtors shows that 46% of recently sold properties spent less than a month on the market. Although, the decision of when to sell your home is not solely based on market conditions. It is important to take your personal situation into account as well. Here are a few things to keep in mind before deciding when to sell your home.

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Renovations: Structural Do’s and Don’ts

file7111272275540With the property market running hot, renovations are the trend right now. But before you get started searching for a ‘fixer-upper’, here’s a list of do’s and don’ts provided by our professional team of realtors at DBL Real Estate to ensure all your renovation projects are a success!

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Renovations: Bathroom Do’s and Don’ts

LeaningOaks0025One of the best ways to increase the value of your home is by renovating your bathroom and giving it a functional and visual refresh. There’s a lot of information to see to and plan when it comes it remodeling your bathroom. Many may be wondering what the right and wrong projects are to increase the resale value of their home. This article will discuss the do’s and don’ts of bathroom renovation.

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Renovations: Kitchen Do’s and Don’ts

13921088609jgfbOne the top ways to improve your home’s interior aesthetic as well increase its resale value is by renovating your kitchen. According to the Remodeling 2015 Cost vs. Value Report completing a minor kitchen remodel costs on average, $19,226 and you can recoup 79.3 percent of the remodeling costs during resale. The question many of you may be asking, “Well what should I do to increase the resale value of home?” Here are a few do’s and don’ts to follow to avoid any unnecessary time and monetary investments, and to increase your home’s value as well.

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