Being a first-time home buyer is an exciting time as you prepare for your future in a beautiful new home! It’s easy to get wrapped up in the fun of house hunting, that you forget to think about some important things. From hidden costs, to realtor quality, here are 10 common mistakes first-time home buyers make and ways to overcome them!
These days insurance companies see home buying as a risk sharing partnership. So to make sure you find yourself in the higher protection class and be able to get the best offer to insure your future home, there are a few things to consider.
The following 5 factors could have a huge impact on what you can afford and what type of homeowners insurance policy you can expect.
The best home buying experience is one where all goes according to plan — the first house is the perfect house, acceptance of your first offer, and a smooth transition to signing on the dotted line. While the process is (almost) never that easy, there are things you can do as a first-time home buyer to avoid making mistakes that can cost you big time in the long run.
Considering putting your home on the market? Here are some helpful tips to make your home appeal to buyers:
It's been a bizarre week in our country and across the world this week, certainly no one can deny that. But what does that mean for Real Estate? What does that mean for the Teresa Cowart Team? What should you do if you're in the market to buy, or are ready to sell your home?
In a perfect world, the very first home your Realtor showed you would be "The One". Then, your first offer would be accepted, the home would pass inspection with flying colors, the seller would pay all closing costs, and you would close on your home in less than 60 days. Birds would sing, the sun would shine, etc., etc.
The reality is that more often than not, your first time home buying experience will not be that easy. However, there are things you can do to avoid making costly mistakes.
It’s no secret that renovations have the potential to raise the value of your home, but which ones are worth the investment? Before you start tearing down walls and ripping out kitchen cabinets, keep in mind that some home renovations are more marketable than others. Here are some home renovations that have been proven to give you the best return on your investment:
Not everyone has the advantage of marketing stainless steel appliances, high ceilings, and hardwood floors as part of their home sale. But just because your home needs a little TLC doesn’t mean it’s doomed to sit in seller’s limbo. Oftentimes, its actually the opposite. With the right attitude and marketing strategy, you can flip your flop of a property into a DIY buyer’s dream home. Here are some of the best ways to sell a fixer upper:
Open houses are one of the many marketing efforts we use to sell a home. And when the environment is right – the house presentable and the sellers willing – it is also one of the most successful. There are countless benefits to hosting an open house, but it is undoubtably a process requiring more effort on both the realtor and the seller's parts.
When hot and cold air mingle during transitional seasons, it often means that heavy rain and occasional flooding are close behind. If you’ve had to commute between Richmond Hill, Savannah, Pooler, or Hilton Head in these past couple of weeks, then you’ve experienced some of the standing water that’s plagued our state’s streets. But rising water and problematic city drainage systems are not just a threat to your car tires and engines; water damage is the number one cause of a cracked home foundation...