Although the end of the pandemic is beginning to come into view, it’s still far from over. Many communities will begin to loosen restrictions as more Americans get the vaccine and infections lessen, but it will likely be a phased approach. Home buyers in any community should continue to take safety precautions — and those precautions can make you feel comfortable that you won’t put you or others at risk when buying a home during COVID-19.
Once you’ve decided to start your search, here are some easy ways you can avoid spreading the virus to others or getting it yourself.
When buying your first home, you’ll be hearing a lot of “congratulations” and “isn’t it exciting.” However, what your friends and family may fail to grasp is just how bewildered and uncertain you may be feeling, not knowing what to do first.
To help you out, we’re bringing you a short list of items to invest in and items to save on when furnishing your very first home.
The U.S. as a whole has been experiencing a seller’s market, especially because the COVID-19 pandemic pushed 65% of sellers to hit pause on listing their home, resulting in even lower inventory.
In a seller’s market, it can be hard for buyers to win a home — much less at a decent price, as home prices are expected to continue to rise. But, there are a few tactics that can help you get an offer in and have the best chance of having it be accepted by the seller.
What you value in a neighborhood will depend greatly on your age, family demographics, and social needs. Here are just a few things to consider when exploring different neighborhoods in your area.
Even if you’re not an outdoorsy person, parks and green spaces are always a plus. They give the neighborhood a bit of breathing room and can provide a much needed respite. Check out a home’s proximity of the neighborhood’s parks and bike trails. These areas can often be a great place to meet neighbors after you move in.
Many people find the process of selling a house unpleasant. A lot of work goes into selling a house and preparing it for potential buyers. One of the most important things to do is patch up any problems. No one wants to buy a house with a bunch of glaring issues. In this article, we’ll go over what you need to fix before selling your house so you can attract the greatest amount of people.