It’s important to ensure your home’s value comes out as high as possible in an appraisal. After all, most of the offers you’ll receive require the buyer to get financing through a mortgage lender.
Essentially, the higher the appraised value of your home, the more seamless the home selling process will be.
Taking the time to prepare your home for an appraisal is your best chance of increasing its appraised value. Here are nine tips to help.
We witnessed how the pandemic impacted all spheres of life. Practically overnight, every citizen and business faced a new and unpredictable challenge. However, for some people, COVID-19 is the time for big life decisions, and buying a house can be one of them. Even though the economic situation is uncertain right now, investing in a new property can be more affordable than it used to be.
There are many milestones in every person’s life. One of those is moving from your parent’s house to your own. However, an efficient move is not easy because there are many considerations to think about. To help you make a smooth transition, check out this complete checklist for moving into your first home.
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.
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.