Real Estate Guide

Real Estate Guide (Page 16)

Improvements to Make When the House Isn’t Selling

Selling a home can be a difficult process for many. Often times, there is nothing wrong with the methods used to advertise or market the home, it’s the home itself that people are not finding attractive enough to look into. If this is the case, home owners need to figure out which improvements will be best to make their home look better to buyers and sell faster, and maybe even for a higher price. These are all simple ideas that any home seller... ❯❯❯

Amazingly Important Things to Look For When Buying a New Home

Choosing a new home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make in your life. Forget buying a car, this is the big one. This is a decision that you may have to live with for decades. So it’s imperative you make the correct decision. It’s also going to be an expensive decision, so if you make a bad choice you could face a lot of financial problems. Because of how important the decision is you need to think hard before you make your... ❯❯❯

What To Do When Your House Just Won't Sell

Many house buyers have found themselves in this awful position recently. The downturn of the economic market left many property sellers stranded. We found ourselves in a buyer’s market. It meant that buyers could dictate the price and sellers were stuck in their homes. We are still suffering the hangover of this recession. Although the economy is slowly turning around, many homeowners are still struggling to sell. There are less buyers out there and... ❯❯❯

How To Look For New House On A Budget

If you have a low income, it can impact many areas of your life. At the end of the day, everything in the world takes money, and so you need to think about your finances all the time. One of the things that you might believe is out of your reach, is buying a new house. If you don't have much money, you might fear the subject. You should not feel as though you can't get on the property ladder because you can. Here is how you can look for a brand new home on... ❯❯❯

Reasons to Hire a Realtor: Is it Worth It?

Buying a home is a stressful endeavour. Many people are keen to utilise the services of a realtor. The reason is obvious: it makes the house buying or selling process easier to handle.  In the main, buying or selling a home can be a stressful time. It can feel overwhelming. Let’s be honest, we’re not all property experts. As such, it can be beneficial to a homeowner to use these kinds of services. Of course, there is a wealth of... ❯❯❯

5 Crucial Things To Look For In A New Home

Credit: Image When you are house-hunting, you know what you want from your new home. Many people focus on the aesthetics of houses. They want somewhere that looks attractive, modern and fashionable. When you move into your new house, you will likely want to redecorate it. That means that you needn't pay all that much attention to how the house looks right now. Instead, you need to look at aspects of the property, which you can't change at a later date.... ❯❯❯

Top Tips When Viewing a Property

When we hear about a property that fits our preferences, we become eager to visit so that we can make a more accurate judgement as to whether it truly is the dream home. Viewing a house is a vitally important step towards finding your ideal home and it gives you the perfect opportunity to experience the property firs hand. However, there are many different aspects of viewing a property that you need to consider before you decide to make the purchase.... ❯❯❯

Is Buy-To-Let Right For Me?

The “buy-to-let” scheme has been growing in popularity, suggesting that this could be an ideal time to get involved in property investment. We’ve always been attracted to the prospect of investing in something that is lucrative and reliable, with properties boasting both of these essential investment traits. So would it make sense to jump on the bandwagon and pursue this type of investment as soon as possible? We take a look at the... ❯❯❯

Best Ways to Enjoy Your Garden This Summer

With May just around the corner, gardeners nationwide are preparing to enjoy the fruits of their labour. Trees are shaking off the glorious colours of their springtime blossoming, warm weather is on the way, and the common focus now is on how best to bask in the glory of a well-tended summer garden. With this in mind, homeowners have begun to make preparations by enhancing both their property’s indoor and outdoor features. Indoor Improvements It... ❯❯❯

Spring Improvements

Spring appears to have sprung with Crocuses and Daffodils splashing colour onto our newly green grass verges and daylight saving just around the corner. With the change in the seasons comes the unfathomable desire to start improving your home; whether it is DIY projects, planting new pots up for the garden or organising your kitchen space. There is something about Spring that makes everyone want to declutter and improve things so that everywhere feels as... ❯❯❯

Tips for New Landlords before Letting

Renting residential property can be a minefield for the uninitiated. To protect yourself, your investment and your tenants, here are some tips that you need to consider before a letter takes up residence in your property. Take Safety Seriously Landlords are obliged by law to keep tenants safe by ensuring the proper maintenance of gas and electricity appliances and fires. The law requires that you have a valid gas safety certificate at all times, which... ❯❯❯

How to Sell Your House Quickly

The current market is less than ideal for anyone looking for a speedy turnaround; only 50% of the properties put on sale last year actually sold. If you don’t have time to wait for the market to pick up, but you do need to sell your property, there are ways to increase the chances of your home numbering among those that do sell – and sell fast, at that. If you’re in a bad situation and need a quick sale to stop you from being repossessed,... ❯❯❯

Landlords: Protecting Your Capital

More homeowners than ever are looking to the rental market to line their pockets as they struggle to sell their property during the recession. This has led to a growing breed of ‘accidental landlords’ – homeowners who are being forced to rent out properties that won’t sell to cover their mortgage payments and weather the storm. The number of rental properties flooding the market was 40% higher in February than in December 2008. If... ❯❯❯

Making a Move Abroad Successful

Don’t make the mistake of moving half way across the world and then regretting it. It’s important to do your homework thoroughly before committing yourself to a property – and a life – in another country. Maybe you already know where you want to go, but have you really considered all the alternatives? Why Do You Want to Move Abroad? The first question you should ask yourself is why? Do you want to move permanently, or is it just... ❯❯❯

5 Benefits of Annual Tune-Ups for Your Air Conditioner

When it’s hot outside and you walk indoors and turn on your air conditioner, chances are, you don’t think to call a professional technician over to inspect it unless it’s stopped working. Well, actually unless it’s stopped working and none of the DIY tips that you found on Google seemed to work. Usually, we shy away from having tune-ups done to things like our HVAC units simply because we see it as just one more way to spend money... ❯❯❯

5 Citrus Tree Care and Maintenance Tips

Vitamin C is a vital nutrient that helps to support many systems in the body and fight off a variety of health problems. Most people know that it boosts the immune system (although contrary to popular belief, it does not cure colds), but you might not realize that it’s also good for your skin, your eyes, and your cardiovascular function, amongst other things. What most everyone is aware of, however, is that citrus fruits are an excellent source of... ❯❯❯

Quick and Easy Weekend Renovations Projects That Add Value to Your Home

Whether you are improving your home for your own enjoyment, or in preparation to sell it, you want to make sure that the DIY projects you do are helping to improve your home while also being worthwhile investments. Here are some quick and easy weekend renovation projects any homeowner can do that will add value to your home. Paint Paint is the best way to transform any space in your home quickly, affordably and easily. Paint will also have a huge impact,... ❯❯❯

5 Pest Prevention Tips for New Homeowners

One of the most exciting days in any person’s life is when the move into a new home. Not only does it symbolize having a piece of the American Dream but it also marks being able to create some lasting memories. So when you’re in the process of moving in your furniture and hanging up pictures, one of the last things that you want to see are pests. Yet sometimes, it does indeed happen. And while you could call over a professional exterminator to... ❯❯❯

5 Ways to Improve Home Audio System Performance

If you are an audiophile, there is a good chance that the sound of your home audio system means a lot to you. In fact, a true audiophile may change out their old surround sound system every year or so – just to have the perfect sound. When it comes down to it, designing your home audio system takes careful planning and positioning – speakers must be in the ideal spot and they must communicate with each other in such way to maximize the sound in... ❯❯❯

The Dos and Don’ts of Investing in Rental Properties

Earning a passive income via rental properties is a pretty attractive proposition. And if you can afford to get started in rental properties (come up with the down payment, qualify for loan approval, and make mortgage payments until you find tenants) there’s no reason not to purchase more property and seek out renters to pay the costs for you and put a little money in your pocket in the process. However, there are some things you’ll need to... ❯❯❯