The Best Investment As a fairly general rule, homes appreciate about five percent a year. Some years will be more, some less. The figure will vary from neighborhood to neighborhood, and region to region. Five percent may not seem like that much at firs … Read more Why Buying a Home is a Good IdeaRead more »
Setting a reasonable price for your home is one of the most difficult decisions you make before selling it. Remember, once your home is on the market, it becomes a “product”, compared to similar products by Realtors® and buyers alike. Pricing a Luxury … Read more Pricing Your House to SellRead more »
In most areas there is a “customary” percentage that real estate agents expect to earn as a commission. Usually, it is six percent of the sales price. In some areas it can be as high as seven percent. However, just like anything else in real estate, th … Read more Listing Commissions and Related IssuesRead more »
Since you have toured the property you are interested in, you should know how it compares to the general neighborhood. All you have to do is put the home in one of three categories – average, above average, or below average. When evaluating a home’s co … Read more Factors affecting your Offer PriceRead more »
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