Poor lighting, crooked lines, and awkward angles make listing photos look amateurish. But just how big of a difference do these flubs make? Photography pros share “good” and “bad” images that exemplify the rules of high-quality photos, along with tips for capturing the perfect picture. Here’s one example of an exterior.
Poor interior photos greatly affect the online impression of the quality of your home as well.
What will happen when the Baby Boomers retire? For one thing, they’re keeping their homes longer than other generations… and it could be one factor (among many) that affects the housing shortage. But what about the years ahead? If you have multiple properties, you’ll want to read this.
FutureCast Forum member and wealth manager, Brian Evans, road-maps the opportunity for Delaware Statutory Trusts allowing landlords to divest, diversify and downsize in retirement.
One of the keys to a successful home sale, says Jo, is home staging, where you arrange your furniture and décor (or some rented stuff) in a way that entices buyers to make an offer. Yet home staging is a highly misunderstood practice, one where home sellers can easily make missteps that can undermine these efforts.
When you get ready to sell your home, you might very well have a false sense of security. After all, you got through the hard part of buying. Now all you have to do is call a Realtor, put your home on the market, and wait for the buyers to line up. Selling will be a breeze, right?
The National Association of Realtors, The Mortgage Bankers’ Association, Freddie Mac andFannie Mae are all projecting that home sales will increase in 2017. Here is a chart showing what each entity is projecting in sales for this year and the next.
- Existing home inventory is down 10.1% from last year.
- A lack of inventory explains the modest increase in home sales (0.8% year-over-year) despite strong buyer demand.
- Existing home prices increased 5.1% year-over-year, which is directly related to the lack of inventory.
Having an offer accepted on your dream house may seem like cause for celebration, but you’re not done just yet. You’ll need to get that home and its property inspected before you can pop the bubbly, and there are plenty of problems that could be hiding. This isn’t about peeling paint, which will be both obvious and pretty easy to fix, but about bigger ticket items that can affect the livability of the property. Here are 14 things that warrant extra attention during your home inspection.
If you want to increase your profit potential, strategic home improvement ideas in these six categories – some of which won't cost you a thing – will give you the biggest return on your investment.
Pop quiz: Would you rather buy a home with 1990s laminate countertops or pristine marble? It seems like an easy “A,” yet many home sellers are so immune to pre-existing (read: old) features in their homes that they can’t understand why buyers can’t see past them too. But even if you aren’t ready to list your home just yet, a few smart changes can make a big difference in adding to your home’s value — especially in competitive markets like LA (or Seattle).