Home Buyers: Don't Fall for Home Staging

Buyer Beware: Home Staging May Be Hiding Big Problems

Selling a home these days is no easy business. Many sellers are learning home staging techniques or enlisting the help of professionals to position their homes in the best light. As a home seller, staging can be a very smart investment, often rewarding you in a faster sale or even a higher selling price.

As a home buyer, however, beware of falling prey to “model home syndrome,” which may distract you from the truly important characteristics – or warning signs – of a home. We explain.

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Dangers of an Overpriced Home

Dangers of Over-Pricing Your Home

You’ve decided to put your house on the market. You’ve given it a lot of thought, weighed the pros and cons. You’ve talked with your family and together you’ve determined that now is the time.

Before the “For Sale” sign is placed in your front yard, you have some more decisions to make. Possibly the most important is the list price of your house. How much are you hoping to get for your home? What’s fair and reasonable in this market? And what are the risks of pricing your home too high?

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FHA Loans: Appeal to More Buyers, Sell Your Home Fast

Sell Your Home Faster by Making It FHA-Friendly

To qualify for a Federal Housing Authority (FHA) home loan, the property you are buying has to meet certain standards. While the FHA does not fund the mortgage directly, the government agency does insure the lenders that offer FHA loans to homebuyers. Find out how to make your home a best friend of the FHA, so it’s easier and faster to find a buyer.

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Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal to Increase Its Resale Value

How to Increase the Resale Value of Your Home

If you’re thinking about selling your home, you’re undoubtedly thinking about the sale price of your home, too. If you don’t know already, you’re probably wondering what your home is worth. Maybe you’ve talked to a Realtor, he’s done a market analysis and come back to you with a suggested sale price. Are you happy with that price? If you’d like to add a few more dollars, here are some things you can do to increase the re-sale value of your home.

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