If you're getting ready to sell your home you may be asking, "Should I stage my home?" Yes! Many buyers shop online first, and they eliminate homes based on photos alone. The first impression of your home could be the ONLY impression it makes! Buyers tell Realtors all the time that they don't like the photos, or that the house in question looks too dated, cluttered, small, or messy to consider. It may be in their price range and have all the features the buyer is looking … [Read more...] about Should I Stage My Home?
You’ve decided it’s time to move to a new home and neighborhood but first you must sell your home. Selling a home might seem straight forward, but there are more steps than just putting a sign in your yard. Here are all the steps to complete in order to sell your home for the best price. 14 Steps to a Successful Home Sale Choose a REALTOR. Talk to several agents, and listen carefully. Does the agent understand what’s important to you? Do they listen to you? Do they communicate clearly … [Read more...] about 14 Steps to a Successful Home Sale
If you’re a first-time homebuyer, purchasing a home might seem straight forward, but there are more steps than just searching and making an offer. Here are all the tasks you can expect when purchasing your first home. If you’re already a homeowner, consider this a refresher! 14 Steps to Buying a Home Determine what's on your list for your dream home. A location close to schools, work, recreation? What features are important to you, such as a garage, fireplace, roomy back yard, number … [Read more...] about 14 Steps You Must Take Before Buying a Home
The City of Upper Arlington’s solid waste program is changing on February 5th. Here’s the basic information to help our UA neighbors prepare for the changes! Cost: There will be one standard fee of $227, billed at $113.50 twice a year. You don’t need to purchase stickers, and yard waste and bulk items will be included at no extra cost. Containers will be provided and maintained by Local Waste, and in most cases, can be replaced at no extra cost. Still have stickers? The city will reimburse you … [Read more...] about Upper Arlington’s Solid Waste Program
If you’re fortunate, your real estate closing will be as simple as signing on the dotted line. With the right REALTOR, even if it isn’t simple, there’s nothing to stress about. You should still know what happens, or can happen, between when the seller accepts your offer and when you sign the sales contract! What Your REALTOR Knows About Closing: Lenders can back out. If you’ve been pre-approved for a mortgage, then you know exactly what interest rate you’ve locked in and what the upper limit … [Read more...] about What Your REALTOR Knows About Closing