If you are buying a home in your local market, it can be tempting to look at Zillow or a similar general listings site for real estate information, but those nationwide sites are rarely ideal, because the listings aren't always up to date.
You love your home, the memories you have in it and all of the belongings that you've gathered over the years. And while you can look around at the paint colors and other decorations knowing that they mean something, buyers may not feel the same way when your home is put up for sale.
If you are going to be buying or selling a home this article will interest you. You are about to discover one of the hottest subjects in real estate. Learn about the real estate term known as "dual agency" and why this situation does not benefit consumers. Understanding how dual agency works is something most consumers don't understand. The same can be said for a fair amount of real estate agents as well.
If you have been searching for a home in the Twin Cities lately, you know how tough the struggle is. In some cases you literally have just hours to get your offer in once a half decent or better quality home hits the market. You should also be ready to over bid on any home that is in mint condition because a full price offer will not get you the home.
Many people do not realize negative things that are typical for certain homes based on the original year of construction. Homes built in the 1920's through the early 1940's are usually balloon framed, and these homes, although are good homes if maintained, have certain drawbacks
One of the great things about being a real estate agent and blogger is the opportunity to see other fantastic content. There are some really talented writers who publish great articles but don't always do what is necessary to promote it!
When searching for home or apartments for sale in Google one can see number of sponsored results. These sponsored ads are from Adwords, which is Google's main money maker. This means real estate agents and agencies do use Adwords to market their listings. How do realtors use Adwords and what are the pros and cons of marketing real estate listings with Adwords.
Inspection of a property is essential give all the flippers there are out there trying to make a buck. On Long Island, this home inspector finds most flip homes are usually cosmetic renovations with old stuff left behind like galvanized steel drain pipe (see picture) and ungrounded 50 year old wiring.