Some homeowners choose to sell their homes through the For Sale By Owner (FBSO) route without the assistance of a real estate agent. Although 43% believe they will make more money by selling on their own, median selling prices end up much lower than a typical realtor-assisted home sale. See below for more FBSO results.
While most home sales close on time, there are various issues that can cause a closing date to be delayed or cancelled altogether. The most common reason for a delayed closing involves financial issues. The remaining top four reasons that follow are listed below.
While renovating, 45% of homeowners have installed smart systems or devices that can be monitored or controlled remotely. Interestingly enough, almost two thirds of these renovating homeowners added smart lighting upgrades to reduce energy consumption rather than as an attempt to improve their home resale value. Further reasons for smartening up their homes are listed below.
You want your home looking its best when it comes time to sell. The following bedroom tips help keep the space neutral enough to minimize personal taste while still inviting potential buyers to envision the place as their own.
Sellers have many things to worry about when they list their home for sale, including concerns not necessarily related to the actual property they are selling. The top problem reported by the most sellers is actually the fear that they won't find another home to buy due to low inventory. Unrealistic expectations and appraisals follow up in creating apprehension during the selling process.
Thinking about upgrading your home? Take a look into the home improvement projects that earn the greatest and least return on investment. Topping the list, a garage door replacement has the highest ROI while a fiberglass entry door replacement comes in second for resale value. Find out where other renovations fall on the list in the following diagram.
Besides its overall appeal, outdoor landscaping stands to benefit homeowners in various ways such as reducing energy costs to improving quality of life to mitigating runoff. Read on for a detailed breakdown of why vegetation is more than its beauty.
More than half of homeowners believe it is a sellers' market with the leading motivation driving owners to sell being their desire for a larger or nicer home. On the other hand, their primary concern with selling is the potential of not finding a home they would want. Take a look into all the motives and challenges sellers voiced below.