HOME IMPROVEMENT ADVICE
Decorating with Red
Red is the go-to color for drama, but it’s also a preferred color for hospitality. You can literally “roll out the red carpet” to make visitors feel welcome to your home.
HOME IMPROVEMENT ADVICE
Features That Make a Home Cozy
There’s something wonderful about winter, even if you live in a warm climate. Like bears in hibernation, we tend to slow down, stay home and relax more often in cooler weather.
Quick Ways to Build Equity
Equity is the percentage of market value that you own in your home. Your lender owns the rest, so your goal should be to pay the lender’s share (the principal) down and build your share (equity) up.
On Friday, July 13, Governor Mike Parson signed House Bill 1796, The First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account Act into law. The creation of this specialized savings account will better prepare first-time homebuyers and give them a financial advantage in the process of buying their first home. The Act goes into law on January 1, 2019.
Are You Really Ready to Sell?
If you find yourself saying any of the following to your Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network professional, you may be hurting your chances of selling your home quickly and for the most money possible.
All About Contingencies
As you browse listings on BerkshireHathawayHS.com or realtor.com, you may find homes you like that appear to be unavailable, due to some kind of contingency. If you find the perfect home, but it’s labeled Active Kick Out or Contingent, should you pursue it or forget it?
Best Outdoor Projects for Selling Your Home
As you look at your outdoor living spaces with an eye for upgrades, where will your time and money be best spent? Fresh landscaping? Sprinklers? A new fence? A firepit?
If this is something you're wondering about, then you'll definitely want to find out, pronto. You might think you already know about any liens on a property you already own, but the fact is they can lurk beneath your radar and pop up at the most inopportune times. Topping the list: when you're getting ready to sell your place, and a search of public records uncovers the lien. This can be very bad news, resulting in delays in selling your home or, worse, throwing a wrench into the whole deal.
Five Safe Strategies for Homebuying
With home prices and interest rates rising, you may be wondering if now is the best time to buy a home. The answer is always yes but there are ways to buy wisely and safely.
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