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Selling a House

Learn all you need to know about selling a house. We cover everything from selling a house yourself or hiring a real estate agent to signing the closing papers.

What to Consider When Shopping for a New Home Online

More and more people every month are finding their new home or property online. There is tremendous convenience and ease with which you can surf through multiple listings, experience interactive virtual tours, and research communities from the comfort of...

Selling a House Due to a Divorce

One of the realities of today’s world is that over half of the population will experience a divorce. Of course, divorces are not just a severing of two people’s emotional lives from each other; they also include a division...

Selling Your Home Yourself – Pros and Cons

People have been known to sell their homes themselves for a variety of reasons: they want to save on commission fees, want to meet the future owner of their house personally, they want to personalize the selling and negotiating...

When is a Good Time to Sell Your House?

Selling a house is a big decision, and there will be many factors in your decision to put your house on the market. Some people are just ready for a bigger home to accommodate a growing family, while others...

Tips on Staging a House

With just the right special effects, good staging can transform a home into a house of dreams. Done wrong and a home can become more like the set of a horror movie, a real house of screams. Home staging has...

Selling a House – One of the Biggest Transactions of your Life

Selling a house can truly be one of life’s more crazy experiences. It is probably the biggest transaction that you will ever make in one sitting, where the money is going totally to you. There are several things to...

Should I Renovate before Selling my House?

Considering selling? Planning to sell a house you own? If so it will probably have occurred to you – or even have hit you squarely in the gut with some urgency – that you should do whatever possible to...

How Much did you Really Profit from Selling Your House?

$100,000 Profit? Your mother always told you, “You will need math someday!” Well, that “someday” has arrived! You’re thinking of selling your house for $400,000 and you paid $300,000 when you bought it, so you are tempted to spend that...

Preparing a House for Potential Buyers

Selling a house can be a stressful point in your life, especially if it has been on the market for a while and just does not seem to be moving. There are ways that an owner can help their...

An Open House – Can it Help Sell A House?

It is pretty likely that you have heard about the use of an open house to sell a home. The concept is fairly straightforward; a seller will decided to make his or her house available for public viewings on...

When is the Best Time to Buy a House?

Sometimes we don’t have a choice as to when we buy a house. Factors such as changes in employment or family circumstances can dictate our need to buy a home at any time of the year, regardless of what the market is doing. Of course there are always the...

What Upgrades Increase the Value of a Home?

It’s a common mistake – homeowners spending thousands of dollars in upgrades then finding their home isn’t worth what they thought. Or you find it difficult to sell because those upgrades you made don’t appeal to a wider market. For this reason, choosing what upgrades you make, and how...

Buying a Smaller House – The Joy of Owning a Smaller Home

Do you share our opinion that buying a smaller house is like buying freedom to be able to engage in other activities more enjoyable than playing dust detective? Or does the prospect of buying a smaller house conjure up images of cramped spaces and the invasion of one’s private...