The Aspects of Life to Analyze Before a Mortgage

Many people don’t have a simplified way of looking at their life as it relates to a mortgage. The enormity of the commitment is huge, and people need to properly assess certain aspects of their life. If you are a prospective home buyer, I’ve listed the areas of your situation that should be carefully looked at before signing on that dotted line with black ink.

Benefits of Incorporating Reclaimed Wood into Your Property

Hardwood has always been an attractive feature in a home. Who doesn’t like gorgeous hardwood flooring? As design trends turn green, more homeowners are opting for the eco-friendly counterparts of this perennial favorite – often in the form of reclaimed wood – to make their dwellings more efficient, sustainable and durable. As you gather ideas to make your home more appealing to buyers or to give your fixer-upper a facelift, don’t neglect the advantages reclaimed lumber offers.

3 Remodeling Projects with High Resale Value

Before embarking on any home improvement project, it is important to consider a project’s potential return. Luckily for homeowners, there are a number of remodeling projects that provide the potential for a high return on investment when you turn around to sell the home. Exterior remodeling projects are a cost-effective option as they are typically less expensive to complete and are more likely to make a good first impression on potential buyers.

Solid Patio Covers are One of Many Options to Create a Year-Long Outdoor Living Space

Wish you had more space to hang out and entertain at home? Instead of building an expensive addition to a new or existing home, consider migrating outside. Outdoor living spaces are among the hottest home design trends, and the addition of solid patio covers and pergolas will easily complete the look of the area you choose to designate as your outdoor living room.

Using Quality Architectural Images to Market a House Plan under Construction

New - 3D Rendering

While past homeowners had to envision their future homes based on a simple blueprints or hand sketches, modern buyers appreciate access to more advanced images in order to fully understand each house plan – and they’re attracted to listings that make use of those more sophisticated images.

Consumer Advice On Choosing A Real Estate Agent To Sell Your Home

Debi Drecksler

In the past thirty two years, I have bought and sold four homes. Life experience is a wonderful teacher.

When selling a home, the # 1 priority is marketing your property. One option is to list your home with a professional Realtor. Ask your friends and neighbors who they recommend and/or pick up the phone and call Realtors who advertise in your area. Set up interviews at your home so that the Realtor can view the property and have the opportunity to meet with you.

Guest blog by Debi Drecksler, a Writer in Candler, NC

How I Balance an 80 Hour Real Estate Work Week with My Family Life

Jeff Lichtenstein

As I’m writing this today, I’m managing 60 active listings with 19 homes under contract. I work an 80 hour work week, which could easily be a lot more if I didn’t work smart. Realtors know that I come in way earlier than anyone else (often between 5-6 am) and work harder than anyone else. Other Realtors joke that they couldn’t do what I do because they wouldn’t have a “life”. My first year or two in real estate, I would agree that I didn’t have much free time. Over the years though, I’ve learned how to balance, working an 80 hour work week while maintaining a strong family and personal life.

Guest blog by Jeff Lichtenstein, a Realtor in Palm Beach FL

Researching a Homeowners Association

Devin Ratoosh

Looking to buy a condominium? A condominium can be a great option for those looking to bypass the hassle of maintaining a home. However, that’s not to say that everything is taken care of. There is some due diligence required on your part and in this article I will let you know how to get started.

Tips and advice by San Francisco real estate agent Devin Ratoosh.