Are closing costs dropping? This past Sunday, there was an article in our Sunday paper which was entitled "As closing costs drop, you'd better shop around." It was written by Bankrate.com, and it basically stated the cost a borrower needs in order to close has dropped by 7% in 2015 over 2014. ... » Learn More about Are closing costs dropping?
Sellers have unique needs. They take a place that has been their home for sometimes decades, a place full of memories and history, and open it up for other people to critique. This can be a scary step as sellers have to put their life on hold while they keep a spotless house, running out of the house for showings, and waiting with baited breath for feedback that may or may not come. This part of thehousekat.com website will be focused on tips and issues associated with the selling of a home.
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Info for Sellers: Availability Billy Buyer is serious about buying a new home. After years of saving, he has the money he needs, he’s received his mortgage approval. He's also decided what kind of home he wants and where he wants it, and he’s ready to go. Billy is currently renting a home. His ... » Learn More about Info for Sellers: Availability
Info for Sellers: Pricing Billy Buyer is looking for a new home. He has been pre-approved for a $360K purchase. He has already expressed his desire to not even look at anything above his affordability level. Therefore, we've added just a bit of room to the price to allow for negotiating. We will ... » Learn More about Info for Sellers: Pricing
Why didn't my Monroe, NY house sell Dear Potential Seller: I noticed your home was on the market and has now expired without a successful sale. Almost twice as many Monroe NY homes sold this September compared to the same time period in 2014. Why wasn't your home included as one of the ... » Learn More about Why didn’t my Monroe, NY house sell?
Tips for sellers, prior to selling I was recently asked what improvements are worth making prior to putting a home on the market. The question didn't have to do with staging per se, or decluttering, but with actual changes to the home that might be required. Every home is different, but the best ... » Learn More about Tips for sellers, prior to selling