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Selling Your Own Home - Pet Issues
If you are selling you own home, you need to consider the effect of pets. People who are working with a real estate broker are sure to get coached about the potential negative effect of pets. If you aren't working with a broker, this article discusses the pet issue.
When You Show Your Home
If you are selling you own home, you must realize a lovable pet might cause the following problems:
1. The potential buyer may be so nervous about dogs that she doesn't picture herself living in the home,
2. The potential buyer doesn't like pets and thus doesn't see her furniture in the home in her mind's eye,
3. She doesn't picture the route she'd drive to and from work, and doesn't imagine where she'd stop for errands or fun along the way home.
In short, the presence of pets makes it difficult for the potential buyer to see the house as their own. Is a potential buyer in that frame of mind likely to buy that home? No.
Defense Against Pet Damage
If you have pets and you're selling your home as a FSBO, take heed. Board your pet or pets while your property is on the market. You can visit it, and take it for walks and to the park, but don't take it home. Have carpets shampooed. If they're really holding odors, you might even replace all or some of the carpet. Get any damage the pet has done repaired. Store or get rid of furniture you do not want to repair. Reseed the lawn and repair any damage to plantings. You'll find this is money and labor well spent.
Pets are an integral part of many people's lives and rightly so. While you may love your pet, keep in mind potential buyers may not.
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Condo-Hotels - A New Second-Home Alternative to Time Shares
Condo-hotels have evolved as a better, more reliable second home alternative to time-shares. They are usually attractive, high-rise hotels on the ocean or in other prime locations, and range in price from the mid $200,000s to over 1 million, depending on the size, location, and amenities.
Why Selling on Lease Options is Glorified Landlording
I might upset some folks with this one, but that's okay as I think it's important to get some of my experiences into the light of day. If you fully believe the hype that you won't have any landlording responsibilities by selling on a lease option, go ahead and stop here.
An Estate Planning Primer
An estate plan can be designed by clients and their professional advisors to achieve the client's personal and financial objectives. Or, it can be an arrangement imposed upon survivors by state intestate succession laws if someone dies with¬out a valid, up-to-date will.
The New First Impression in Home Selling
As an ASP Home Stager® I know how important curb appeal can be in making that critical first impression when selling your home. However, with the growth of real estate advertising over the web, there is another first impression that you should consider when marketing your property.
Home Not Selling In Todays Hot Market? Tips and Ideas to Help You Sell
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Home Staging: How to Make Your Tract Home Stand Out in the Crowd
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Want To Be Profitable In This Real Estate Bubble? I'll Show You How In Just Three Easy Steps
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Buying New Construction...How Do I Begin?
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I Believe God Wants Me To Tell All In Real Estate
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Real Estate Web Design - 3 Items You Must Include on Your Site
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The Nose Knows
If you plan on getting the most from the sale of your home you better be sure it can pass the "sniff" test. Let's face it your home should smell good.
Property Investing Secrets 2
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Safe, Scenic & Secure Sussex County Delaware
As I write this, there is a considerable concern about the dangers of urban life, triggered by the terrorist attacks on the USA. As some of you know, I have been a student of disaster preparations and a real estate consultant for those seeking "secluded and survival properties" for over thirty years.
Purchase Your First Home with Confidence
If you are making the transition from renter to homeowner, you're not alone. In 2004, 40 percent of homebuyers were purchasing for the first time, according to "The 2004 National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.
3 Strategies For Buying Property With No Money Down
Everyone has heard a story or read about someone who bought a property without paying a single dime as a down payment. But how does this work?There are several "classic" methods commonly used to purchase real estate with no money down.
7 Different Ways Anyone Can Become a Real Estate Investor
Being a real estate investor is not really that hard, Sometimes you do not need any money down. Other times you do not need any of your own money down.
Home Equity or Debt Trap?
Are you using the equity from your home to purchase everyday things? This is a dangerous trend growing more popular every month as millions of Americans tap into the value of their home to fund a lifestyle.How many times have you heard the saying "Your home is the best investment you'll ever make"? How many times have you also heard that your home will be the most valuable asset you will ever own?Both of these are as true, if not truer, today than at any time in the past.
Join the Bulgarian Property Boom With Confidence
An Irish property investor in Sydney, Australia has created an investment kit that provides potential buyers with all of the relevant facts, figures and information to confidently buy Bulgarian property, which grew an average of 30% in 2004. "Bulgarian Property - The Overseas Buyers' Kit" contains a complete guide to the tax and ownership laws, calculators and various information-gathering templates.
How to Research and Purchase a Good Investment Property
How much do you really know about investment property? Accurate research and professional expertise applied to the purchase of an investment property builds a solid foundation for financial success. You may want to work with a REALTOR who can help to identify the great opportunities in investment properties in the area of your choice.
Investing in the Baltic Tiger: What Has Estonia Got to Offer?
Estonia's reputation is growing within the property investment market. Rising far above her new European neighbours in terms of infrastructure and growth, Estonia is fast becoming the Baltic's very own 'Tiger' economy with a healthy growth rate of 5.
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