Real Estate Guide

Real Estate Guide (Page 22)

Easy Searching for Apartments to Rent in Hollywood

Were you aware when looking for apartments to rent in Hollywood that there are actually more than one towns in the United Kingdom named ‘Hollywood’? So, which one are you looking to locate to? Is it in Straffordshire or in Worcestershire? Once you have figured this out, you will probably be looking for apartments to rent in Hollywood. What kind of apartment are looking for? When it comes to the apartment that you are looking to rent, what are... ❯❯❯

How to Check Your Home’s Chain of Title

Before you purchase a property one of the most important things to find out is not only who the previous owners of a home were, but also how many previous owners there were. This is important for a number of reasons, but mainly because you want to know if there is a discrepancy with the person trying to sell you the home – maybe the home is older than it actually is. Also, you want to make sure the seller of the home is actually the current owner of... ❯❯❯

How to Ensure That Your Valuables Are Protected When You Move

Protecting your valuables when you move is crucial. It is not only important to protect them physically, but also to protect them financially as well. Whether you move your items yourself or you hire a mover, anything can happen. Glass could break, wood can get chipped, items can go missing and jewelry can get pilfered. Ever wonder where those diamond earrings went when you moved? – They might have been stolen. It is recommended that you not only do... ❯❯❯

5 Things to Consider When Purchasing an Air Purifier for Your Home

Sometimes making your home more energy efficient means that the indoor air can potentially become more stagnant and can trap more pollutants, like mold, dander and dust. It isn’t your fault that the air in your home is polluted – you are just trying to save money and reduce your carbon footprint. Even if you paid for expensive ductwork installation to make your air conditioning unit more effective, there is still the risk of increasing the... ❯❯❯

5 Ways to Eliminate Mortgage Debt

There are different types of debt, with some being quite preferable to others. Although student loans aren’t that much fun to deal with, they are considered ‘good’ debt. They usually come with a fixed, low interest rate, and you’ll have as long as you need to handle them. Credit card debt is more frequently considered ‘bad’ debt, in that the interest rates fluctuate, are usually high, and carrying that debt around leaves... ❯❯❯

Home Improvement Do’s and Don’ts for Increasing Resale Value

If you’re a homeowner with a bit of extra money to spend, it’s always a good idea to take a look around the property and see if there’s a way to put that capital back into your investment. After all, your home isn’t just the place you raise your family today, it’s also your potential retirement income tomorrow. The goal is always finding ways to increase the resale value, no easy task in today’s uncertain real estate... ❯❯❯

5 Essential Home Repairs Before You Sell

Before putting your home on the market, it is essential to make sure that you maximize the house’s appeal to potential buyers. Real estate markets everywhere are highly competitive, and buyers will not be willing to meet your asking price if the house is in poor shape. Simple aesthetic clean-ups are not enough. Remember these important home repairs before you sell, and give yourself the best chance of fetching a great price for your home. Bathroom... ❯❯❯

Should You Go For FSBO Properties As An Investor?

Home hunting or searching for properties to buy as an investor is a very important part of the overall process and in fact, for many people looking to buy property for investment purposes, the idea of seeking out FSBO properties is one that you should definitely consider. FSBO (For Sale By Owner) properties are simply properties that are being sold by the owner not a real estate broker or agent. Although though the idea of buying... ❯❯❯

Low Cost Ways of Securing a Quick House Sale

In global terms, the property market has experienced something of a recovery during the last two financial quarters. While this upward trend is prevalent throughout the UK, U.S. and Asia, it remains tentative and may not continue for a prolonged period of time. This means that there may only be a small window of opportunity for forward thinking individuals to promote and sell their homes, as demand could suddenly plummet and restore the market to its... ❯❯❯

How to Build Your Own Cinema System

Deciding to build your own home cinema system is certainly no small undertaking. As a trend, it’s becoming increasingly popular throughout the United States, especially given the often exorbitant ticket prices now charged by local cinemas.  If you’re moving house, or are undertaking a spot of remodelling on your existing home, this could be the perfect opportunity to turn your home cinema dreams into a reality. Before you get... ❯❯❯

Your Guide To Efficient Packing When Moving House

Packing up household items when moving home, is a lot more important than many people think. If you pack items in an efficient manner, unpacking is a lot quicker and easier when you get to the other end. It will also ensure that items do not get damaged during the removals process. Regardless of whether you are moving 50 or 500 miles away, the same rules apply. Having A Clear Out A removals company will quote based on a combination of time and volume.... ❯❯❯

4 Reasons First Home Buyers Should Talk to a Financial Planner

When you’re looking to buy your first home, it can feel like an overwhelming experience. Trying to prepare for your home loan application can be stressful, but there are definitely things you can do to make purchasing your first house a lot easier. For the ultimate in peace of mind, here are 5 reasons why you should talk to a financial planner when you’re a first home buyer. Save Your Deposit Faster Getting a deposit together can be a... ❯❯❯

Do you need a Letting Agent?

If you are a landlord or property owner you may not have the time to manage all of your properties on your own, or perhaps you have bought a property elsewhere in the UK and aren’t able to keep travelling to maintain it. If this is the case, you may benefit from a using a letting agent. There are many things to consider when choosing a letting agent this guide will pinpoint some of the key things to consider when deciding whether you need an agent. ... ❯❯❯

How to Sell Your Property When Time Is Against You

According to a recent study carried out by online property portal Right Move, the average time taken to sell a property in the UK is a little over eleven weeks. This is all well and good for those that don’t have to worry too much about time restraints and can afford to sit back and wait for the right buyer to come along. However, for some people, they simply don’t have the luxury of waiting eleven weeks or more to sell their property. With... ❯❯❯

Reducing Closing Costs

Buying real estate is a time consuming process. Unlike a car where simply exchanging a check for a title then a 5 minute trip to the Department of Motor Vehicles, real estate requires title checks, tax research, and most often mortgages and interested parties that need to be ordered on the deed. It is not uncommon for it to cost several thousand dollars for closing costs when purchasing a home. Many of these costs can be reduced. It is worthwhile to look... ❯❯❯

Can You Do The Conveyancing Yourself?

If you want to purchase property, then you’ll need a conveyancer. Or do you? Many people say that conveyancing is an unnecessary expense and that you could do it yourself, saving yourself thousands of pounds in the process. But is this really true? It’s Cheaper What a lot of people forget when it comes to conveyancing is that the conveyancer is simply handling money to give to other parties. Stamp duty, especially, can come to a huge amount.... ❯❯❯

The Benefits of Using an Online Estate Agent

Research has shown that over 90% of people who are looking to move house and buy a property begin their search online. With this in mind, it stands to reason that as a vendor you want your property to be visible to the masses. Whilst traditional High Street estate agents do use online portals to advertise, a good online estate agent, by its very nature has the ability to exploit many more. So what are some of the other benefits of using an online estate... ❯❯❯

Top Tips to Consider When Choosing an International Removal Company

Relocating to another country is a huge responsibility to say the least, and depending upon where you are in the world, it’s more than likely that your goods are going to be moved by either road, air, sea; or an amalgam of all three. When you hire an international removal company you are placing your trust in them to care for all your worldly possessions, albeit for a relatively short period. With this in mind it pays to make sure you choose a... ❯❯❯

Steel Buildings and the Environment

As we strive to improve our carbon footprint the need to find more sustainable materials is of vital importance. This is especially true in the construction industry. The use of unsustainable low cost wood for constructing buildings is no longer a viable option. This has caused construction companies to look to alternative, more sustainable materials that are suited for construction. The favoured material is currently steel. First and foremost steel is a... ❯❯❯

Surveyors Warn About House Buying Delays

As the property market takes another lurch in one of its most volatile periods in history, surveyors are warning the public that a shortage of surveyors in the profession may not be able to match the impending boost to the mortgage market.  There are already too few surveyors in the industry to meet demand, but this has been less of a problem in recent years when the housing market has been sluggish. However, with an expected increase in buying... ❯❯❯