Category Archives: Prep For Sale

What Is a Lien? An Unpaid Debt That Could Trip Up Your Home Sale

Source: Realtor.com (Angela Colley)

One of the most common conditions that can slow down a real estate transaction is known as a lien. So what exactly is a lien? In general, it’s a legal notice that’s put on file as a consequence of an unpaid debt. When creditors want you to know they mean business, they may choose to take legal action by placing a lien on your biggest asset, your home.

A lien, or debt, can feel like a huge black spot on your record, but there’s no need to panic. In the real estate world, they’re much more common than most buyers and sellers realize. Read on for your must-know guide to resolving the issue and moving forward with the sale.

What is a lien?

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How a Home Appraisal Can Make or Break Your Mortgage

Source: www.realtor.com/advice (Daniel Bortz)

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Buying a home often requires some serious haggling between buyer and seller to arrive at a price they’re both willing to accept. But even if you reach an agreement, the negotiations may not be over. If you’re a buyer who needs a mortgage, most lenders will require a home appraisal. So that means you’ll need to get one more opinion on how much the property is worth.

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How to Keep Moving Quotes From Spiraling Out of Control

Source: www.realtor.com/advise (Margaret Heidenry)

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Long before you start packing, the monumental task of moving to a new home all starts with your going online or picking up the phone to get some moving quotes. These estimates give you a ballpark figure of how much you’ll pay to safely transport all of your prized possessions, but like all estimates, they can be off base. Waaayyyy off base.

To help you keep a lid on your moving costs, we called on moving experts to share how you can get the most accurate estimates so you don’t have to worry about last-minute surprises on your bill.

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How To Prepare Your House For Sale

Source: www.thebalance.com (Elizabeth Weintraub)

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Prepping and staging a house. Every seller wants her home to sell fast and bring top dollar. Does that sound good to you? Well, it’s not luck that makes that happen. It’s careful planning and knowing how to professionally spruce up your home that will send home buyers scurrying for their checkbooks. Here is how to prep a house and turn it into an irresistible and marketable home.

Difficulty: Average

Time Required: Seven to 10 Days

Here’s How:

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