Monday, February 5, 2024 / by Rick Devine
There are many DOWNPAYMENT Programs that are for 1st time home buyers. There are others for people who have owned a home. Charlotte NC is a great place to use down payment programs for your home purchase
DPR reports on programs from its national down payment assistance database for Veterans Day and Military Family Appreciation Month ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 10, 2023 — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry authority on homebuyer assistance program data and solutions, is highlighting homebuyer assistance programs to support Veterans, service members and their surviving spouses in conjunction with Veterans Day and Military Family Appreciation Month, both observed in November. While service members are eligible for any of the 2,200-plus U.S. homebuyer assistance programs, DPR found there are 61 programs offering up to $120,000 in assistance specifically developed to help them build, buy or make accessibility-related home renovations. According to the Urban Institute, 78 percenE ...
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 / by Abigail Smith
Tips for Selling Your Home During the Holiday Season
It is common knowledge in the real estate world that the spring months are the best time to market and sell your home. Demand is usually at its highest, buyers understand that the buying and moving in processes often take a few months to complete, and families will want to settle in before the new school year begins. The holiday season might not seem like the ideal time to sell, however there are benefits to selling your home at this time of the year.
Inventory, the number of homes available to buyers, is usually low. Buyers will face more competition for a home, which may command a higher selling price.
If a buyer is “in the market”, you can bet they are serious about purchasing a new home. There will be more serious buyers and less “we’re just looking” people.
When holiday decorations are done with comfy and homey in mind, an emotional connection is easier to establish with potential buye. ...
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 / by Abigail Smith
Stage A Nursery Or Home Office – Which One Attracts Potential Buyers
Your home is going on the market, and it means getting everything ready for at least one open house. Clutter is put away, and family photos are carefully stored away. Even the kitchen junk drawer is organized for the first time in years. Couch pillows are fluffed, and the home has plenty of curb appeal. All that’s left is to decide what to do with the nursery.
Not every potential buyer needs or wants a nursery. They may see it as a waste of space, finding it difficult to envision the room as anything else. Your nursery can appeal to a smaller group of buyers, primarily those planning on starting families. However, the work industry is changing with more employees working from home.
Staging an office instead of a nursery can help your home appeal to a larger selection of buyers, and it doesn’t take a lot of time or money.
Get Rid of the Clutter
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Thursday, September 8, 2022 / by Rick Devine
Sep 07, 2022 When you’re shopping for a mortgage, it can be tempting to just talk to the first person you meet, sign the loan documents, and be on your way. But before you do that, it’s actually pretty important that you ask what type of financial institution you’re dealing with, because they’re not all the same. Here’s a quick rundown of the main differences. Traditional Banks Traditional banks are exactly what you imagine when you think of banks. They’re big institutions that collect deposits, notarize things, and sell bonds to the public. With the funds from these activities, they also may lend their own money for the long term, or they may sell their loans to a secondary loan buyer like Fannie Mae to free up more cash. With a traditional bank, you’ll often get a pretty good deal when it comes to fees, since there are no middlemen to pay, and a competitive lending rate. However, if you’re looking for special homebuyer programs, you&rsq. ...
Thursday, August 18, 2022 / by Abigail Smith
Oftentimes when homeowners upgrade things like appliances, lighting, and internal systems, they leave the improvements behind so that the next single person, couple, or family can enjoy them. What does this mean? It means that prospective home buyers can and will look at the upgrades you’ve implemented. It also means that they may make their purchasing decision based on your home offerings.
As far as upgrades go, you can do just about anything. Purchase a new, expensive refrigerator. Level up your kitchen stove. Make sure the duct work is up to par. Install a new roof right before listing.
But because we live in the 21st century, and because technology is forever growing, we’re going to talk about technological upgrades. What would the next owner of your home like to see once they walk in? Let’s find out.
Smart thermostats allow you to manage your home's temperature directly from an app on your smartphone. They have ad ...