Monday, November 23, 2015
By Boca Executive Realty
Are you thinking about selling your condo? Before you list your Venice Real Estate for sale here are some killer tips you can use to make your condo stand out from other Venice Homes for Sale.
Tip #1 – Find Out What You Can And Cannot Do When Selling Your Condo
Before listing your Venice Real Estate for sale the first step is to find out what your condo association will allow and what they will not allow because there may be rules and regulations on who you can sell your condo to and you may need to get buyers pre-approved by the condo association before they can submit offers.
Tip #2 – Take the Time to List All of the Benefits Your Condo Offers
One of the most important things you can do to successfully sell your condo is to list all of the amenities or benefits that your condo will offer buyers who are searching for Venice Homes for Sale.
Write down things like: big garage, new range, patio, balcony, large living room, 2 bedrooms, powder room or plenty of square feet because buyers are searching for condos for different reasons and it pays to take the time to write down all of the benefits your condo offers because you never know who you will attract once you list your home.
During the process of listing all of the benefits your condo offers so it will shine among other Venice Real Estate listed online you should also write down what your condo is located close to like shops, stores, restaurants and night clubs because location is just as important when choosing a condo as the condo itself.
Tip #3 – Price Your Condo to Sell
Yes you may have recently upgraded your kitchen with new granite counter tops and matching stainless steel appliances but that doesn’t mean you should sell your home for more than what it’s worth because buyers will know within seconds after a quick search on their smart phones if your condo is overpriced or not.
If you’re not sure about what to price your home for you should ask your Real Estate Agent to do a comparable analysis of other Venice Real Estate so they know what to price your home for so it sells.
Tip #4 – Make Sure Your Condo Gets FHA Mortgage Approval
Another handy way to attract interest from buyers who are searching for Venice Homes for Sale is to get your condo FHA Mortgage approved because with this type of mortgage a buyer only has to come up with a down payment of just 3.5% and with this popular form of financing you will make your condo appealing to more buyers.
Tip #5 – De-Clutter and Stage Your Condo
Last of all, but most important, you should de-clutter and stage your condo to sell because a clean condo that’s been professionally staged will stand out more to buyers who are searching for Venice Real Estate for sale.
Sell Your Venice Real Estate
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Sunday, November 22, 2015
By Boca Executive Realty
So you’re thinking about selling your Sunny Isles Real Estate but before you list your home for sale why not take a step back and consider the things you can do to increase your home’s value and make it stand out among other Sunny Isles Homes for Sale?
In this post we will cover 4 things you can do to increase the value of your home without spending a lot of time or money on renovations.
#1 – Improve Curb Appeal
To attract more buyers to your home one of the best investments you can make in your Sunny Isles Real Estate is to focus on curb appeal because good curb appeal will motivate buyers to get out of their vehicles to see what it’s like inside your home while bad curb appeal will be something that tells buyers to keep on driving to view other Sunny Isles Homes For Sale.
When improving the curb appeal of your home you should focus on the following:
· Mow and trim your yard plus remove any weeds and repair areas of your yard where the grass is dead by re-seeding or planting new sod.
· Remove dead flowers and bushes then replace with colorful plants.
· Add bark to your flower beds to help conserve water and also improve the look of your landscape.
· Check all sprinklers to make sure they are functioning normally.
#2 – Clean the Exterior of Your Home
Rent a power washer to clean the exterior of your Sunny Isles Real Estate including your patio, deck, siding, roof, gutters, driveway and sidewalk in front of your home.
As you are cleaning up the exterior of your home you should also remove any trash or debris that’s accumulated over the years including your children’s toys because outdoor toys can make a yard look cluttered and smaller.
#3 – Clean the Windows to Your Home
Since the first thing that most buyers will do is look out the windows of your home you should clean those windows thoroughly just so buyers don’t see dirt, dust or worse when they look them.
During the process of cleaning the windows on your home one of the best things you can do to make your home stand out from other Sunny Isles Homes for Sale is to re-caulk those windows because this will remove the shabby old caulking and reduce drafts inside your home.
#4 – De-Clutter and Stage Your Home
Last of all, but most important, you should also de-clutter your Sunny Isles Real Estate and stage your home to sell.
When de-cluttering your home it’s best to start in one room, or one corner at a time, before moving on to removing the clutter from bigger areas of your home.
Sell Your Sunny Isles Real Estate
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By Boca Executive Realty
One of the most common problems you may encounter when selling your Aventura Real Estate is a Realtor® who is promising a guaranteed home sales program.
These programs are actually gimmicks and don’t help Aventura Homes For Sale because all a guaranteed home sales program really means is that the agent who sells the house will underprice the home so it will attract more interest from buyers.
Sell Your Home for What It’s Really Worth
Although it may be enticing to say yes to a guaranteed home sales program when selling your Aventura Real Estate the reality is that regardless of the Real Estate market you deserve to sell your home for what it’s really worth and should never attempt to underprice it just to make a quick sale.
To find out what your home is really worth you should consult with a Realtor® who will do a comparable analysis of other Aventura Homes for Sale within in the last 3 to 6 months so you can get a good idea of the price you should list your home for.
Don’t Try To Sell Your Home Fast
Another part of the guaranteed home sales gimmick is Realtors® who promise to sell Aventura Real Estate in a set period of time like 30, 45 or 60 days.
There is no doubt that a home can be sold fast, regardless of the Real Estate market, but the reality is that the real key to success with selling a home all relates to the following:
· Home Price – the price must be based on true comparable analysis and what the home is really worth.
· Marketing – an experienced Realtor® will follow a real marketing plan that has plenty of offline and online solutions to advertise the home for sale and bring many interested buyers.
Your Realtor® Is Already a “Super Hero”
As you are interviewing Realtors® to list your home the reality is that you may come across some agents who make superhero like promises when they use programs like a guaranteed home sales program but the truth is that agents who sell homes based on the time tested ‘nuts and bolts’ of Aventura Real Estate like: comparable analysis, staging a home to sell, and great marketing will win more business every time without having to use any gimmicks to attract new customers.
How to Choose the Right Agent
To choose the right Realtor® to sell your home make sure you follow these tips:
· Ask about their experience.
· Request their references.
· Review their online profiles to see if they have feedback from past customers.
· Confirm that they are working fulltime as a Realtor® and don’t have any side jobs to keep the busy.
· Meet with them personally to confirm that you will feel comfortable with their style.
· Don’t hesitate to ask them about their marketing plan and ideas or recommendations for selling your home.
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Saturday, November 21, 2015
By Boca Executive Realty
Selling Miami Beach Real Estate is an exciting experience because this means you will be able to start searching for Miami Beach Homes for Sale and ultimately buy your next dream home but there could be problems with your home which could delay or prevent you from being able to sell it.
In today’s article we will break down some common problems that occur when selling Miami Beach Real Estate and what you can do to stop them.
Problem #1 – Permit Problems
One of the first common problems some sellers may encounter when they are trying to sell their Miami Beach Real Estate is permit problems because they didn’t apply for the right permits when they were renovating their homes and thought they could apply for them later.
Sadly, many homeowners will find out the hard way that their Miami Beach Homes For Sale are not up to code once they have them inspected and huge modifications will have to be made to their home renovations before they can list their homes for sale.
Problem #2 – Home Inspection Problems
During the home inspection, owners of Miami Beach Real Estate may find out that their homes have far more problems than they ever could have imagined including: foundation damage, roof leakage or worse.
Although it’s not always pleasant to find out about problems a home may have during the inspection the good thing is that it’s never too late to get these problems fixed before the home is shown because buyers who are searching for Miami Beach Homes For Sale will have their own home inspections anyway and it’s important to resolve problems in a home BEFORE the buyers home inspector has a chance to find them.
Problem #3 – Appraisal Problems
Another common problem that some owners of Miami Beach Real Estate may encounter is appraisal problems because if a home is appraised for more than what the owner is actually selling it for this could cause the sale of their home to fall through after the buyer has the home appraised.
Problem #4 – Title Problems
Depending on how long a buyer has lived in their home they may have had financial problems in the past that caused a lien to be put on the title of their house.
Yes, liens on titles can be resolved but they can be very time consuming and costly that’s why homeowners should resolve liens on their titles NOW rather than later because this will actually make it easier for buyers who are searching for Miami Beach Homes For Sale to purchase their homes.
Problem #5 – Bank Problems
Last of all, but most important, another problem that some homeowners could face when attempting to sell their Miami Beach Real Estate is a problem with their own banks because they are attempting to short sell or have had some form of loan modification in the past that could stand in the way of them being able to sell their homes.
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By Boca Executive Realty
One of the biggest questions among people who own or are planning on buying Miami Real Estate is what effect a mortgage interest rate hike will have on Miami Homes for Sale.
Although an mortgage interest rate hike has been predicted for months the reality is that we haven’t seen a significant increase in mortgage interest rates for close to 7 years and as rates still hover near 4 percent it looks like we will see a mortgage interest rate increase in the near future.
How A Rate Hike Will Effect Buyers
A mortgage interest rate hike right now will affect the Real Estate market because it will make owning a home for some buyers unaffordable.
How much of an increase in mortgage interest rates could we see? It’s anyone’s guess, but some analysts are predicting small increases to start of no more than 0.05 percent to start.
Although an increase in mortgage interest rates of 0.05 percent only amounts to about $100 or more per month, in more expensive areas of the United States that extra $100 per month will affect the budget of some.
homebuyers and keep them out of the Real Estate market.
The upside of a mortgage interest rate increase is that with fewer buyers on the Real Estate market we can expect less competition for homes and that means the market may transform from a sellers-market to a buyers-market in the coming months.
What to Do Before Rates Increase
If you’re a current owner of Miami Real Estate you should consider refinancing your existing mortgage now to take advantage of great low mortgage interest rates.
For those people who don’t own Real Estate and are planning on searching for Miami Homes for Sale now is a great time to get pre-approved and buy a home because mortgage interest rates will never be as low as they are right now.
Pay Down Debt Now
Before refinancing your mortgage loan or applying for a new mortgage you should pay off your debts now because eliminating those debts will lower your debt to income ratio and make it easier for you to pay your bills and mortgage when interest rates increase over the next 12 months.
Affordable Properties Are Still Available
Did you know that there are plenty of affordable Miami Homes for Sale still available? Right now the median home price for a Miami home is $286,600, a 6.5% increase in the last year, but with a mortgage interest rate increase looming, sales growth has been slowing down.
Thanks to recent news we know that Florida is one of the top three states nationwide where there are plenty of all-cash sales to be found, especially in the Miami area where 54.6% of homes sold were cash sales.
Hire a Great Realtor®
Before searching for Miami Real Estate make sure you hire an experienced Realtor® who has verifiable experience in helping both buyers and sellers.
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Friday, November 20, 2015
By Boca Executive Realty
One of the biggest problems homeowners face when selling their Stuart Real Estate is when their agent recommends that they have an open house.
Although open houses may have worked to sell Stuart Homes for Sale in years past the reality is that open houses are not effective today and have many drawbacks including the following:
#1 – Security Problems
Many times Realtors® will create a ‘frenzy” among buyers when advertising an open house and it’s not uncommon for dozens of buyers to show up at an open house during the agents two hour window but while that agent is working to serve their client there could be people stealing from the home or searching for things to come back and steal in the future.
Unless the homeowner has great insurance and is content with the fact that some of their precious possessions might get stolen during the open house it makes sense for an agent to focus on attracting Stuart Home buyers via online and offline marketing rather than the open house.
#2 – Curious Neighbors
The next drawback to deal with when having an open house to sell your Stuart Real Estate is curious neighbors who will just show up because they’ve never been inside your home.
As mentioned earlier it’s the Real Estate Agent’s job to only speak with buyers who are searching for Stuart Homes for Sale and having “lookie-loos” on site who are interested in how your home is decorated, or the space your home offers, won’t help when it comes to selling your home for the most money.
#3 – Competition from Other Agents
When you are in the process of selling your Stuart Real Estate one important thing to keep in mind is that Real Estate is a competitive game and having an open house literally will open the door for other agents who are listing Stuart Homes For Sale to come to your home, steal your staging ideas and use your game plan for the homes they are selling.
#4 – A Lead Generation Tool For Your Agent
Yes, your agent may be committed to serving you during your open house but the truth is that having an open house also means that your home essentially becomes a lead generation tool for your agent to form relationships with other people who are thinking about buying or selling when they are visiting your Stuart Real Estate.
#5 - Less Than 2% of Open Houses Are Effective
Thanks to statistics from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) we know that less than 2% of all open houses nationwide actually result in sales.
This means that you could spend a lot of time cleaning, staging and preparing your home for the open house only to have no results at all.
For best results with selling your home choose a Realtor® who has a clear marketing plan that includes both online and offline marketing ideas and solutions.
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By Boca Executive Realty
You’re searching for Fort Pierce Homes for Sale and are excited about buying Fort Pierce Real Estate because you’re buying your first home or are moving up to your next dream home.
Regardless of the reason why you are buying a home it’s important for you to take the steps NOW to avoid the hassle of buyer’s remorse because there’s nothing worse than buyer’s remorse after you buy a home because, you can’t take the purchase back.
Step 1 – Make Sure You Can Really Afford a Home
Before you even commit to buying a home you should sit down with your spouse or significant other and determine if you can afford to buy a home especially considering the long term costs like Private Mortgage Insurance if you put down less than 20%, property taxes, insurance and the long term costs of maintaining a home.
If you are unable to buy a home it might be worth waiting a little while longer so you can save more money for your down payment or pay off some debts so you can lower your debt-to-income ratio.
Step 2 – Confirm That You’re Ready to Stay in One Spot
When you buy a primary residence you’re not just committing to the concept of homeownership you’re also committing to settling down in one area for at least the next 10 years because if you are serious about realizing all of the financial advantages homeownership it’s recommended that homeowners hold their properties for 10 years or longer before moving onto their next homes.
Step 3 – Think about Where You Really Want To Live
As you are searching for Fort Pierce Homes For Sale you should also make sure that you’re searching the location and or near the shops, stores, restaurants and amenities you want to have in your life because choosing a great home in the wrong location could mean that you have to commute longer to work every day or drive a little farther to the things that you love.
Step 4 – Get a Great Mortgage Loan
One of the most frequent causes of buyer’s remorse is because a buyer rushed the process of buying a home and they didn’t get the best mortgage interest rate.
To insure that you qualify for the best mortgage interest rate you should do your “due diligence” by compiling all of the financial paperwork that’s required of you to insure that there’s no questions about your credit or finances.
Step 5 – Hire an Awesome Realtor®
Last of all, but most important you should hire a great Realtor® who is experienced with helping their clients find the very best Fort Pierce Homes For Sale.
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Thursday, November 19, 2015
By Boca Executive Realty
After searching for months for Port Saint Lucie Homes for Sale you finally found the Port Saint Lucie Real Estate of your dreams and are getting ready to move into your new house but you still need to turn your house into a home.
In this article we will share with you several tips you can use for turning a house into a home that you will love and enjoy for years to come.
Create New Passwords
This step is important if you are taking over a home with a security system or built in electronics which require passwords. Remember that passwords should not be able to be easily guessed so for best results use passwords with symbols in them like the # sign.
Change the Locks
When moving into your Port Saint Lucie Real Estate be sure to change the locks for all points of entry to your home because you never know how many keys have been made for the home over the years that still are out there.
Buy New Smoke Detectors
After changing the locks on your home you should also buy new smoke and carbon monoxide detectors as well since the detectors in most homes these days are at least 10 years old and are considered to be unsafe.
Find All Appliance Manuals
Once you are moved into the home you should also find all appliance manuals because you may need them in case the appliances which were included with the sale of the home fall into a state of disrepair.
Search for the Water Shut Off Valve
Although you may never need your water shut off valve during the years that you own your home it’s good to know where this valve is located because there’s nothing worse than having to shut the water off to your home and not knowing where the shut off valve is.
While you are searching for the water shut off valve you should also be searching for the mainline to your home as well just in case you have major plumbing work done to your home in the near future and are asked where the main line is located.
Get the Furnace and A/C Checked
Another helpful thing you should do when moving into your Port Saint Lucie Real Estate is to have the furnace and air conditioner checked by a professional just so you can have confidence that they both work well when you need them.
Clean Carpets and Flooring
Last of all, but most important, before moving in your furniture you should consider having the carpeting and flooring to your home professionally cleaned because, there’s nothing worse than moving into a home only to realize later that the reason why the bottom of your feet are black is because you have dirty flooring.
Search for Port Saint Lucie Homes for Sale
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By Boca Executive Realty
So you’re thinking about buying Real Estate in the Keys and are getting ready to start searching for homes for sale but before you can buy a home you have to get pre-approved for a mortgage loan.
Before getting a mortgage loan and searching for Homes for Sale in the Keys there are two mistakes you don’t want to make because they could delay your mortgage deal.
Mistake #1 – Failing To Disclose Your Financial Information
Failing to disclose your financial information is one of the biggest things which could delay your mortgage loan because a lender will quickly find out if you are behind on paying your taxes, child support or other financial obligations.
Mistake #2 – Using Your Credit Before Your Mortgage Application Is Approved
Although you may be tempted to use your credit before you purchase a home the truth is that you should still not use your credit while your mortgage loan is pending approval.
Your lender will check your references before approving your mortgage loan and if they see new debts they could become “Red Flags” to your lender.
Some of the most common debts people make the mistake of acquiring when buying a home include: auto loans, furniture, electronics, or using their credit cards to go on vacation.
What Documents Are Required For A Mortgage Loan?
When you are applying for a mortgage loan you should disclose everything and be ready to provide the following documentation:
· How long you’ve lived at your current address.
· Name and address of your current landlord.
· Bank account statements.
· Asset statements – IRA’s, CD’s, bonds and stocks.
· Real Estate holdings – including addresses of your current Real Estate holdings in The Keys including their current values, mortgage lender names, and loan account numbers and monthly payments.
· Paycheck stubs from the last year with your company.
· Income tax returns from the last two years.
· These should include any debts you may owe to friends or family members.
How to Choose the Right Mortgage Lender
As you are getting ready to apply for a mortgage loan to buy a home in The Keys you should first ask your friends or family members about the lenders they chose when they bought homes in the keys.
Besides asking friends, family members or co-workers for referral for their mortgage lenders you should also search for mortgage brokers online.
When reviewing a mortgage lender on the internet it’s best to review them on websites like the BBB, Zillow and Trulia plus if they have feedback from their current or past clients you shouldn’t hesitate to contact those individuals as well to learn more about the mortgage lender.
Search for Homes in the Keys
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