Did You Get The Message?

When dealing with a market as fast-paced and dynamic as real estate, you need to be in constant and instantaneous contact with your agent. Why wonder whether they’ve sifted through their inbox and saw your email about that recently listed home when you can just text them? Our September Market & Tech Stats update shows…

Real Estate Myths

BUSTED! We’ve got the low-down on some common real estate myths and the truth behind them.  Myth: Homes can only “pass” or “fail” inspections. Truth: The home inspector’s job isn’t to pass or fail your home. They are there to outline potential problems and issues that need addressed for health and safety. They will also…

Stand Out from Competition

Tips for Standing out from the Competition – How to have the most attractive offer on the table. 1. Move Fast Sometimes timing is everything, and it’s everything when you are putting an offer in on a house. Do your research to hone in on what you are looking for, and check out your target…

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…

Prepare Your Home for the Fall Season

With only a few weeks left of summer, now is the perfect time to prepare for the Autumn weather and keep your home running smoothly. Click to download the pdf AskHomesale.com provides real estate advice and information for home buyers, home sellers, and homeowners alike. Askhomesale.com is part of the Homesale Realty Family. The Homesale Family of…

10 Shortcuts to Make Your Move Easier

Near or far, there’s no shortage of challenges when it comes to moving. Between organizing an entire household changing addresses and vetting out movers, relocating to a new house can be hectic. And the biggest stress of all? Packing. To help alleviate some of that stress, here is a list of clever shortcuts that will…

7 Common Closing Costs to Consider When Purchasing a Home

Purchasing a home is an expensive proposition, but for many buyers, the realization that a host of closing costs need to be paid before the sale can go through is often a concern when it comes to ensuring there is enough money set aside to go through with the transaction. In simple terms, closing costs…

Defining Your Ideal Home

The property you buy will be much more than a house; it will be your home. So before you go out and view houses, understand what you are looking for. Try answering the following questions to help you clarify the things that are most important to you in your ideal home and neighborhood. Defining Your Ideal…

Paying Off Your Mortgage

If you are looking to pay off your mortgage earlier than you initially planned, there are multiple ways to get this done. Before you begin, check with your bank to make sure there are no hidden fees or charges for paying early. Refinance your Mortgage A good way to put a dent into paying off a…

5 Tips to Refresh Your Deck

  Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty wants to give you the opportunity to complete your dream renovation, CLICK HERE to find out more information on the BHHS $50,000 HGTV Fixer Upper Sweepstakes. You have from now until June 15th to enter. . AskHomesale.com provides real estate advice and information for home buyers, home sellers, and homeowners alike. Askhomesale.com is…

FLOOR WARS

If you’re wavering between installing new wood floors or new carpeting in your home, it may seem like a simple decision based on cost, but that is not the case. When choosing flooring for residential homes, it is important to consider design, comfort, price and sustainability. Keep in mind that whichever new flooring you choose…