10 Ways to Prepare Your Home For Listing Photos

1. Cleanse Your Home: When it comes to professional listing photos, it almost helps to think of your house as a model home instead of your personal haven. Your listing photos will appeal much more to prospective buyers if trade-in your personal knick-knacks and opt for minimalist chic-decor. Start by cleaning off shelves of crammed in books, de-clutter…

Choosing the Right Realtor for You

Buying or selling your home is a daunting process, so it’s no surprise that 87% of home buyers and 89% of sellers solicit the professional abilities and experience of a real estate agent. Admittedly, choosing the right agent out of thousands to ease the process can be a stressful undertaking in itself: Where do you…

Home Improvement Projects for Winter

If you’re like most people, you’ve been spending a lot of time indoors due to the cold weather. Unfortunately, there are several more weeks of winter to get through before we start seeing signs of warmer weather. Before you sit back down on the couch to watch TV, why not change up your daily routine of…

Tax Benefits of Selling Your Home

Did you know that if you sell your home and make a profit of less than $250,000 (or less than $500,000 when you file a joint return with your spouse), and have lived in that house for 2-5 years the IRS doesn’t want to hear about. This is because the profit you make is excluded from…

Transition from the Suburbs to the City

Considering trading in your laid back suburban lifestyle for an upbeat and thriving atmosphere? Federal Hill in Baltimore is a perfect place to find friends, attend events, have endless dining experiences, and 24/7 convenience. Berkshire Hathaway Homesale’s veteran agent Kit Stone discusses his change of pace after growing up in the Pennsylvania’s rural suburbs to…

Transition into 2016

Now that you’ve bid a farewell to the holiday season, you may be looking around your home thinking something’s missing. You’re living room is empty without your tree, suddenly those festive  towels you laid out now look tacky, and that expensive dinner set you so eloquently set on the table with a holiday centerpiece needs…

Your Offer Has Been Accepted…Now What?

Once a buyer’s agent calls with the news that a seller has accepted their offer, typically a 30-60 day closing process is set into motion. During those 30-60 days, there are a few things that buyers need to stay on top of.                 1. Sign the Purchase Contract: If…

Home Warranty: Frequently Asked Questions

What is a home warranty? A home warranty is a one-year contractual guarantee that should certain appliances or mechanical systems fail due to normal wear and tear during the coverage period, those items will be repaired or replaced, subject to a small deductible. How is a home Warranty different than homeowner’s insurance? Homeowner’s insurance and…

Holiday Traditions

December is here, which means the holidays are among us, and it’s time to spread that holiday cheer! What better way to get in the spirit than sharing holiday traditions and/or beginning new ones!   AskHomesale.com provides real estate advice and information for home buyers, home sellers, and homeowners alike. Askhomesale.com is part of the Homesale…

A Guide to Buying Your First Home

1. Meet with a sales associate. Why Should I Use a Real Estate Agent?   2. Get pre-approved for a mortgage. Why Should I Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage? How Much Home Can I Afford? Mortgage Approval and Student Loans   3. Search for your first home. My HomeFinder Listing Status   4. Find your home…