Selling a home is a long process, from preparing the house for sale, getting photos taken, advertising and then sometimes seemingly endless open homes. If you are considering selling read ahead to find out more about how long the process takes and what factors can impact how quickly you can sell. How is the market looking? Researching the real estate market can give you a good indication of how long homes in your area take to sell. If you’re looking for a quicker sale, you’ll want […]
Your very first auction can be quite a confronting and confusing moment if you’re not entirely sure what you’re in for. There are a few things to note and look out for, but most importantly you want to take in what’s happening at this auction, so you can be more prepared for the next one. When you arrive: Auctions can take place either on the site of the property being auctioned or in-room at a location of the agency’s choice. In-room auctions normally include a number […]
They say that it takes you one-tenth of a second to judge and form your first impression on someone. Although this saying was probably meant to be about first impressions on other people, there’s no reason not to apply this idea when selling your home. First impressions always count, and it will certainly matter when potential buyers come to view your home. Before potential customers have set foot inside your house, it’s likely that they have already formed their first impression of your house, so you […]
You’re a nervous first-time landlord or you’re a pro investor to whom rentals are old hat. Either way, it never hurts to learn more about landlord ups and downs. Character traits Something you may never have considered is whether you have the right personality to be a landlord. It sounds strange but as a landlord – even one with a great property manager – you’re going to have to be smart and tough sometimes. You’ll encounter tricky tenants, rent increases, damaged property and more. Personality is […]
There’s nothing like packing up your house for a big move to increase stress and diminish your bank account. Luckily, there are ways to make The Big Day easier. Budget and plan Expect more expense than you bargain for and ensure extra funds are available for unlooked-for issues. Reliable removalists are crucial. These people will be in charge of your most precious items, possibly for days. Ring several companies for quotes – remembering the cheapest quote is often not the best – and ask friends and […]
This year will deliver a nationwide property boom. I have few doubts about that and my confidence is strengthened by the number of commentators who are now forecasting a year of strong growth. It’s not often we see all kinds of analysts agreeing about what will happen with property prices.