Selling Your Small Home? Know How To Make Your Small Rooms Appear Larger

If you are trying to sell your small home, you may find that potential buyers are frequently commenting on its size. While a smaller home may have been great for you, it can be uninviting for others. Here are some tips that can help make smaller rooms feel bigger and welcoming. Brighten Up The Room A room that is bright will naturally feel bigger than one that is dark. You'll want to make sure that your small rooms have plenty of light, either by opening windows or placing a lamp in the room. Read More 

3 Tips For Ensuring That Your Estate Sale Goes Well

If you are in charge of holding an estate sale for a family member that has passed away, there are a few things that you can do that should help increase the success of the sale and ensure that most of your deceased family member's items are sold. Be Careful About The Date Most estate sales last at least a couple of days to ensure that everyone who wants to purchase items from the estate has ample time to come, check out the inventory, make purchasing decisions and arrange for transportation of the items that they select. Read More 

How First-Time Home-Buyership Programs Help You Qualify For A Mortgage

The real estate lending market has been challenging over the past few years, but that doesn't mean first- time home-buyers can't qualify for a mortgage on a new home. The major hurdle first-time home-buyers have is getting approved by the lending officer. Here is how participating in a home-buyership program can help you get approved by a lending officer for a commercial bank. Maintaining the Property First-time homeowner programs are aimed at people who rent who may, or may not, have a background in living in a home that was owned by an immediate family member like your mom, dad, or both. Read More 

3 Psychological Benefits To Selling Your Home Quickly

Selling your home at a lower-than-market-value price to a fast cash buyer can have both financial and psychological benefits, depending on your situation. A fast sale can reduce the overall stress associated with selling a home, reduce the risky prospect of investing in home improvements, and free you from many emotional entanglements associated with a shared property.  Experience Less Stress  A recent poll found that selling a home is more stressful than divorce, the death of a loved one, becoming a parent for the first time, or planning a wedding. Read More 

Three Lesser-Known Perks Of Becoming A Landlord

Most people purchase rental property and become landlords as a way of making some extra money. However, there are other perks to becoming a landlord that are not mentioned as often as financial gains. As you're deciding whether or not purchasing rental property is the right choice for you, be sure to keep these lesser-known perks of being a landlord in mind: You get to meet some great people. Many landlords (the good ones, anyways) form friendships with their tenants. Read More