Are you getting ready to list your home? Why not stage it before you open its doors to potential buyers? Homes that are staged often sell quicker than those that aren’t, especially in competitive markets. Whether you hire a professional stager or do it yourself, the following tips will help you show your home at its best.
What will 2016 bring for the housing market? If the predictions are correct, this year will be great for real estate. This month, I’m sharing information about what should be a bright 2016 for homebuyers and sellers. Want to learn more about what this year’s real estate projections could mean for you? Give me a call! And remember, I’m never too busy for any of your referrals.
Thinking of selling your home? The photos you include in the listing description can pique a buyer’s interest or prompt them to keep scrolling. Below are several tips to help you present your home in the best light and stage your home for listing photos. Share this information with family and friends who are thinking of putting their homes on the market.
Thinking about listing your home? There are a few things that every seller does before they put their home on the market. Below are six tasks to tackle before you put the ‘For Sale’ sign in the yard. If you have family or friends who are thinking of listing their homes, please share this helpful information with them.
If you’re thinking of listing your home, pricing it right is an important step. After all, many buyers have come out of their winter hibernation eager to look for a new home. Below are just three benefits of a well-priced home. Share this with your family and friends who are interested in listing their homes, and remember, I’m never too busy for any of your referrals.
While the anticipation of a new home is exciting, moving everything to a new place is often a daunting experience. Below are several tips to help you streamline your move and take the pain out of the moving process. Share this information on to friends and family to help them organize their moves as well.
NAR Thanks Senators for Legislation
By Evan Liddiard, Ken Wingert
On June 20, 2013, NAR 2013 President Gary Thomas sent a letter to Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Dean Heller (R-NV) expressing gratitude for introducing S. 1187, “The Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act.” This bill would extend for two years the current law provision that allows tax relief for homeowners when lenders forgive some portion of mortgage debt they owe, such as in a short sale.
Federal tax law generally provides that when individuals are forgiven of debt, they have taxable income. However, an NAR-endorsed provision first enacted in 2007 provided relief to most taxpayers who found themselves with forgiven mortgage debt in connection with their principal residence. Unfortunately, the provision was only temporary and has expired and been extended several times. The most recent extension is scheduled to expire at the end of 2013. S. 1187 would extend the provision through the end of 2015.
2012 predictions are full of hope, especially for us here in Kansas!
Everyone has been concerned about the so-called “shadow inventory” (homes that have been or will be foreclosed on) that will be hitting the real estate market this year; however experts have predicted that Kansas’ shadow inventory will be sucked up in less than 5 months. So, in theory, our market should be leveling off and even heading up by this summer!
If you are on the fence about selling your home, you may want to do so quickly before you have to compete with all the foreclosures though!
And if you are thinking about buying a home, the interest rates aren’t going to get much lower than they are now! Some people are getting 4% on 30 year fixed loans! WOW!