Many people become landlords accidentally. This can occur when they inherit a home or have to move and cannot sell, ending up renting out a home. Others get into the business deliberately, lured by promises of easy wealth on late-night infomercials. All too often what results is a financial nightmare. It can becomes a prolonged series of bad situations. The landlord is plagued with more costs than profits. He gets calls on weekends and late nights from tenants who are … Read More
How to Sell Your House to an Investor in the Tampa Bay Area
Though the Tampa Bay Area marketing is heating up in some areas, it is a buyer’s market. With so many properties available, you could find yourself waiting months to get a fair price on your home. One option is to sell to a real estate investor such as Better Place Florida. The Tampa Bay Area has numerous reputable and trusted real estate investors who will buy your house quickly. These independent investors typically purchase homes, repair them, and then use them to … Read More
What To Do If Your House Listing Has Expired?
Do You Feel Frustrated and Angry When Your House Doesn’t Sell? You’ve had your house listed with a real estate agent for months, waiting week after week for a purchase offer that never arrives. Now, the house listing has expired and your home is no closer to selling than when you first signed the listing agreement. You’ve lost all that valuable time you can’t get back. How frustrating! Problems usually come down to one of these reasons: Motivation Why are … Read More
Do You Need to Sell Your House Fast in the Tampa Bay Area?
But Don’t Know How Because The House Needs Major Repairs? We have often helped people who have told us: “I need to sell my home but it needs so much work and I don’t have the money or time to deal with it.” If a house hasn’t been updated in years it will probably need lots of work. Most of the homes we buy require renovations that cost $50,000 to $100,000. Below is a list of items you can you … Read More
3 Tips for Home Renovation
Make Sure You Don’t Fall Victim Overrunning Your Remodeling Budget Whether you’re renovating your home to increase the functionality or to increase the sales price, you need to start with a plan. More than 40% of homeowners admit to going over budget with their home renovation projects. Below are 3 helpful tips: Create a budget of what you feel comfortable spending. Make a detailed list of every item you’ll need along with the price (caulk, grout, glue, nails, tools, etc.). Then add … Read More
How to Price Your House for Sale
There are many things that determine the price of your house. First, find out are you in a hot or cold market? In a hot market there are more buyers than sellers. In a cold market there are more sellers than buyers. A balanced market is likely in transition. You can find out about your local market by searching the internet. For instance, in the Tampa Bay Area real estate market is considered is to be hot; although there micro-markets … Read More
How to Prepare Your House for Sale
Now, that you’ve decided to sell, here are few things you need to do to attract buyers Limit Your Furniture and De-Clutter To make things look nice, take out any old furniture and unsightly items. This will open up some space and the potential buyers will be able to easily visualize what they need see. Also, use this time to start downsizing and saving on moving and storage. Remove family photos and personal items. People like to imagine themselves living … Read More
6 Benefits of Selling an Inherited House Without Probate
When property is dealt with as the result of a will, it has to be probated, which is a legal process completed by a lawyer. However, many people avoid having wills probated, especially when it comes to selling inherited houses. Without probate, you can sell off your inherited home quickly and with little hassle. Here are a few reasons why you should avoid probate. Avoid taking on any liabilities. With probate, you become the executor of the will, which brings … Read More