January 2019

Found 4 blog entries for January 2019.

Avoid These Bad Home ImprovementsHomeowners need to make periodic home improvements to maintain their resale value. Unfortunately, not all projects fit the bill. Some options do not raise the value enough to justify the expense, while others could actually lower the home's value. Homeowners can help to protect their resale value by avoiding these projects in particular.

Consolidating Bedrooms or Bathrooms

The value of the home relates closely to number of bedrooms and bathrooms. Sometimes, people think that they can attract a larger share of buyers by consolidating smaller bedrooms or bathrooms into a larger suite. In homes of a modest size, this could backfire. Shifting from three bedrooms to two, or from two bathrooms to one, may dramatically lower the home's value no

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Looking for a High ROI? Check Out These Kitchen RenovationsSome renovation projects and upgrades improve the aesthetic appeal or functionality of a kitchen, but will do little to earn back their initial cost. West Hillhurst home buyers may be less than enthused with the new upgrade and a seller may be reducing their profit by investing too much on kitchen renovation projects without a high return.

There are multiple factors that will come into play, such as the time that elapses between when the project was completed and when the home is sold. However, there are some home improvement projects that will give as much as a 64 per cent ROI. Learn more about a few kitchen home improvement projects worth the investment today.

Replace Kitchen Windows

Some updates are not obvious eye-catchers but they

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Everything You Need to Know About Selling a Home Without a Real Estate ProfessionalSelling a home without a real estate agent can be a challenge. Many homeowners underestimate how difficult it can be to list their home for sale, market the home to potential buyers and price the home accordingly. If you're a homeowner who would like to sell your home without help from a real estate agent, here's what you need to know.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Pricing A Home Can Be Challenging

Picking a price for their home can be difficult for many homeowners. In fact, many homeowners are tempted to charge too much because of their sentimental attachment to their house, while others just find it hard to judge the value of

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What You Should do to Navigate a Bidding WarA home bidding war can be stressful for home buyers, and getting caught up in the excitement can lead to mistakes. Anyone who is trying to buy a home in a competitive neighborhood should have a game plan for navigating a bidding war. This way, if they find themselves caught up in one, they'll be able to control their spending and hopefully make an offer that will be accepted.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Make the First Offer

One of the easiest ways to win a bidding war is to make a good offer as soon as the home enters the market. Being the first to make an offer on a home usually involves seeing the home first. Home buyers can

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