April 2015

Found 5 blog entries for April 2015.

how to relist a home for saleSelling a home takes a lot to get results, and, to get the right price. Many homeowners believe that a good deep cleaning, a few freshly planted colorful flowers, and the right listing price will be enough to attract qualified and interested buyers. However, there's much, much more that goes into selling a home. When a home is readied for sale and placed on the local multiple listing service, it starts its time on its days on the market.

In the month of March, the average days on the market was 89, across the nation. That represents a decrease from the month over month and year over year of 12.8 percent, according to the National Association of Realtors. Price, of course, is what largely drives the number of days on the market a home will remain listed

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make more money selling your homeIf you have sold a home before, you're probably quite aware of the fact that it takes more than a bit of advertising to get results. Homeowners who get the best return on their investment keep investing in their properties right up until closing day. As the old business saying goes, "It takes money to make money," and, there is no exception when it comes to real estate. In fact, homeowners who don't embrace this truism inevitably find that not putting the necessary effort into readying a home for sale is a one-way path to disappointment.

What isn't at all avoidable are the many costs which go into selling a home. Sure, you might be able to get away with staging your home yourself, but you won't get around other expenses. These include the cost of

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add on or buy biggerYou love your home and can't ask for a better neighborhood. It's the place with so many memories and plenty of comfort; but now, you're running out of space. All the closets are stuffed full and there's no room left in the attic and you certainly don't relish the prospect of renting storage space. That would be inconvenient and an ever more expensive proposition the longer you hold onto it, all to store things you really don't need and do not use. What's worse is that before you know it, you won't remember what it is that needed a home away from home.

So, you're faced with one of two choices, you can either remodel your home or you can buy a bigger house. Now, there's a whole new set of questions that come into play and it's these that make the

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new FICO score modelYou might not have heard the news yet, but the Fair Isaac Corporation, the creator of the FICO credit score, is introducing a new model to consumers. If you don't use debt instruments, or, have not had a credit card, student loans, lines of retail credit, an auto loan, or even a mortgage, you are likely not to have a credit score. There are approximately 53 million Americans that don't have a credit score, either because these individuals never applied and used credit lines or because of a big financial event, like a bankruptcy.

Even if you have a good credit score and cut-up all your plastic, pay off all your debt, and stop using lines of credit, in about half of a year, to eight months, up to a year, your credit score will effectively disappear. This

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When you buy a vacation home in Sarasota, you might well plan to retire to the community someday, but not today. There's still a lot of time between now and then, even if it's only a few years, and during that period, you'll still own your very own piece of the Sunshine State. While you greatly enjoy the balmy breezes shifting off the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay, it's not every day of the year, at least at this particular juncture.vacation rental home

The home has everything you need to make it a wonderful retreat and has that certain something that makes you long for another visit. After all, the west coast of Florida has so much to offer, and all of those recreational opportunities get you thinking about turning your vacation home into a vacation rental. It's a

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