Real Estate Almanac

22nd October 2011

Prepare to Sell ?    

Dear Seller if you are considering making any improvements prior to selling your home, the best advice is to consult with your real estate consultant or agent before you make any drastic changes.  An experienced real estate consultant can provide you with information that can help you decide what kind of improvements will be helpful to set the stage for a sale.  Whether it is updating your kitchen, paint and wallpaper, or remodeling the bathrooms; your real estate consultant can guide you to make the "neutral" choices which will assist the buyer's imagination and as a side effect save yourself a headache and money.

23rdOctober 2011

Choosing a Lender   

Real estate consultants are a great source of helpful information. If you are thinking about buying a house or refinancing your home it is wise to do some comparison among lenders. A low interest rate should not always be your purchase criteria. Reputation, closing cost and mortgage terms are important factors to be evaluated. Don’t just shop online. Make an appointment with a local lender. Ask your real estate consultant about local lenders who have the better customer reputation. Try to identify who will provide the best service and go the extra mile to make sure your transaction closes smoothly.

      24th October 2011

      Need to Rent?

 II If you have a property you cannot sell and you are thinking about renting; finding the right tenant can be crucial. A good mixture of intuition and a solid screening can save you, time, money and disappointment. An application, references and a credit score is a must. If you are an individual with just one property to manage a landlord association can obtain credit screening for a potential tenant. However, that can be expensive, but it provides you protection and a good source of management advice. If you don’t want to join an association, have your new tenant provide their own credit report; they can get one free one, per year, and it will not hurt their credit score.  You should also obtain previous rent references and income verification. Don’t allow a tenant to move in before you examined all the pertinent documents!  The documents along with your personal judgment should help limit any future tenant problems.

    

 

Thank you for visiting today. If this is your first visit, take your time and look around. I have plenty of information and resources available to you. If you are a return visitor, thank you. I would love to hear from you and tell you how I can serve all your real estate needs.

Thank you for visiting today. If this is your first visit, take your time and look around. I have plenty of information and resources available to you. If you are a return visitor, thank you. I would love to hear from you and tell you how I can serve all your real estate needs.