Tips for First-time Home Buyers

Buying a new home is an exciting adventure that requires careful planning and budgeting. Real Estate agents often break market conditions into two classifications i.e. a “Buyer’s Market” or a “Seller’s Market”. In the first eight years of the new millennium much of the world experienced a housing bubble. During this time the world was awash in liquidity and the real estate market was considered to be a seller’s market. Property was thought to “always appreciate” and so it was in high demand. In a typical sellers market homes receive multiple offers often within days or even hours of being listed. This would result in the price being bid up above the seller’s initial asking price. A buyer’s market will provide more flexibility in financing and room for negotiation. First-time home buyers can benefit from a few tips on navigating the higher standards of mortgages and what to look for in that first new house.

Your Own Personal Money Machine

There are many ways to generate extra income, and the key to a secure retirement is to generate a source of passive income, whether that be stocks, real estate or a business. The key is to develop a system that will work for you so that rather than trading hours for dollars you can afford to spend your time on other pursuits while your personal money machine works for you.

5 Steps to Improving Your Home’s Value

When it comes to the value of your home, it’s all about appealing to the masses. While you may love having a pool, far too many buyers look at this feature and see the maintenance costs as a liability. So consider resale value before making major changes. Here are five steps you can take to make your home look more favorable to most buyers, and that will result in a rising value.

Finding the House of Your Dreams

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial investments you can make in your life but looking for a home is stressful. You know the payoff will be great, but the agents and the time spent on drive-bys can feel like a chore. You also get tunnel vision, where you’ve seen something so many […]

How to Sell your Home Quickly and Profitability

With British property prices rising at their fastest rate since 2010, individuals who are looking to sell their home face a deceptively difficult challenge if they are to achieve their goals. You would think that rising property prices reflect increasing demand and that would be a good thing, however, there may come a point in […]

Should You Ditch Your Real Estate Agent?

The housing market is very slowly gathering momentum, but most house sellers and renters are finding themselves increasingly frustrated at the cut that the real estate agents take for seemingly not a lot of work. So a small number of house sellers have turned their backs on traditional approach and instead are opting for online […]

Selling Your House Through Social Media

Did you log into Facebook today? How about Twitter or LinkedIn? Social networks have been one of the biggest revolutions in how we talk to each other since the invention of the telephone, and there’s no end to the ways in which enterprising users are using social media to change and develop the way our […]

Tips for House Hunting in a Recession

There are two sides to buying a house. One is if you like the property and it fits your requirements and the other is that you can actually afford it. They are both  important but unless you have an unlimited budget you will have to make some trade-offs . Here are a few tips to […]