Looking to sell your home this year and move into a new one? Those are two massive tasks! And while today’s hot housing market might make selling your home easier, it could also make buying one much more challenging—and potentially tangle you up in a financial mess.
Since no dream home is worth getting stuck with two mortgages, you need to learn how to successfully buy a home and sell your home at the same time.
Don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered.
6 SIGNS IT'S TIME TO BUY A HOME
You're Ready to Commit
Funds for a Down Payment
Owning Costs Less Than Renting
Low Interest Rates
5 UNWRITTEN HOME-SELLING ETIQUETTE RULES THAT CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOUR SALE
By Kayleigh Roberts | April 4, 2019
Selling a house takes, well, salesmanship. In other words, you have to prep your house so it looks its best. You have to open your door to strangers who’ll traipse through your home, open closets, and ask all kinds of questions. And, you have to do all of this without getting annoyed or overly emotional!
To help clue you in to some moments that might test even the mellowest home seller, here are five home-selling etiquette rules that often trip people up. Keep these in mind to ensure that you don’t annoy your listing agent, or scare off that special buyer.
DON’T TAKE OFFENSE WHEN YOUR LISTING AGENT SAYS YOUR HOUSE ‘NEEDS WORK’
DON’T VIEW LOWBALL OFFERS AS INSULTS
DO RESPOND QUICKLY TO OFFERS
DON’T TAG ALONG DURING THE HOME INSPECTION
DO AGREE TO REASONABLE REQUESTS FOR REPAIRS
5 THINGS EVERY FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER NEEDS TO KNOW
By Jamie Wiebe I February 13, 2019
Here's what every first-time home buyer needs to know to dive into house hunting with confidence—and with as few curveballs as possible. Whether it's getting a mortgage, choosing a real estate agent, shopping for a home, or making a down payment, we lay out the must-knows of buying for the first time below.