5 Home Staging Blunders That Can Frighten Home Buyers Away


For many homeowners, hanging up spooky decorations at Halloween, too many Christmas lights or even overdoing the outside decor can make a potential home buyer think twice about the property before ever setting food inside. Home staging is a crucial part of home selling preparation. According to the National Association of REALTORS
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Understanding Escrow for New Ohio Home Buyers

      Many steps are included in the process of buying a home which can feel overwhelming. A good realtor can support individuals who are going through the steps of seeking to understand the process before getting pre-approval and making offers.   Impound Account An account that is set up by the mortgage lender to pay certain property-related expenses on a person’s behalf is called an escrow (impound) account. This is used for expenses like property taxes and homeowner’s insurance. Many mortgage lenders require an escrow account to insure the property is not at risk. Fees vary from year to year and generally are rolled into monthly mortgage payments.   How Escrow Works Escrow accounts come into play with several home buying expenses like home buyer’s earnest money. If an offer is accepted then an earnest money check is deposited into the real estate broker’s escrow account. The account is used for earnest monies only and other funds may not be mixed in with earnest money depo
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Why You Should Live in a House Before Renovating

Why You Should Live in a House Before Renovating Many buyers are looking for move-in ready homes. Significant opportunities are available in prime locations with home that linger on the market yet need some work. Some individuals will flock to the homes to customize to personal requirements and built equity along the way. Learn why it is important to live in a space before starting renovations on a property.   Minds Can Change Living in a home can start with grand visions of seeing changes to be made but, based on the condition and priorities, things can shift over time. When a person actually lives in a space, it is easier to see exactly how to use the house, what will work and what will not. The day-to-day experience will inform home improvement decisions of how to use the home every day.   Take a Break Purchasing a home is a massive project in itself. Along with an enormous change, it is a shock to the system. Finances change and buyers jump through so many hoops, spending months
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