Why You Should Stage Your Home for Sale

Have you been thinking of selling your home or your investment? Then you better make sure that you gain full benefits of home staging trends. These are several benefits to home staging trends:

  1. Sell in less time/faster

That they sell in less time is one of the best things about staged homes. As these types of homes will sell really fast, this is great news for sellers. You won’t have to worry about your home staying on the market for a long period of time like in most cases. Staged homes sell nearly 40% faster than other homes on the market, as research has shown.

  1. Sell for more money

Homes that are staged also sell for money. If a home sat on the market for a long period of time, normally buyer will begin to think that there is something wrong with the home and the home will have lower offer. On the other hand, staged homes don’t sit on the market for long at all. They pretty much draw attention to themselves once they are listed and will result in a fast sale.

  1. Attract more real estate agents

It will also attract more real estate agents and get more advertising as well if your home is staged. A real estate agent will want to show your home off if he/she loves it. Your real estate agent maybe will eat it up if you stage your home. When they do, they will get you some deserved attention by advertise your home more than others. You can benefit from a lot of exposure at absolutely no extra cost with this way.

Stage your exterior

The other thing that will also draw viewers is a staged exterior. Home buyers instantly make up their mind whether they should get out and look around, or drive off when they first arrive at a home that is for sale. Chances are that buyers will want to see more if the yard is staged with flowers and the yard is manicured and properly taken care of. The buyers will surely want to know what the home is like on the inside as well if you entice them by showing them how nice the home is outside.

A buyer will know within a matter of seconds whether or not he/she likes the home once he/she has stepped inside of the home. You’ll need to stage your home to the buyer’s liking in order to get the buyer’s attention. You should always set the stage and entice the buyer to take his time and get a good look at the home because you don’t want the buyer to feel rushed or get the wrong impression.

Stage your kitchens and living rooms

It will also help to sell the home if you staged the kitchens and the living rooms. You should always make sure that the living room is the center piece of your home, and decorate it accordingly because buyers love living rooms. On the other hand, kitchens are where you should really go all out like decorate it with fruits and such. Make sure that you place everything right. Buyers usually love to see homes which are ready to move into, yet are not ready to be worked on.

Staged homes are selling. They attract more real estate agents, more buyers and they give people the feeling of home. The buyer will know it when you go out of your way to make him/her feel that your home is his dream home. However, homes that aren’t staged may sell but not as fast as staged home sell. You should look into staging it and get the ball rolling in the right direction if you’ve been looking to sell your home.

Understanding the Concept of Real Estate Loan

A Lot of people use to buy their home with real estate loan. Making the unaffordable house affordable is the reason why real estate loans have been instrumental in bringing joy to people. In order to buy properties as investments, some real estate investors make use of the real estate loan as well. Anyone who buys real estate or plans to buy real estate using real estate loan must understand the concept of real estate loan very clearly since it is not free money.

Mortgage or real estate loan is the money that you borrowed from someone or a financial institution as in mortgage lender, in order to buy property. Generally, real estate loan covers a part of your purchase price and you have to pay the remaining portion upfront as down payment. The percentage of total purchase price or the amount that you have to pay as down payment is dependent on a number of factors. By going for mortgage insurance you can generally reduce it to even 5%. The down payment requirement on real estate loan reduced even further by FHA and VA loans or mortgage insurances through FHA and VA. You have to pay back whatever you borrow as the real estate loan to the mortgage over a period of time. You will also need to pay appropriate interest on that real estate loan for sure. Monthly installments which are composed of both interest and principal portions of your real estate loan are required to pay back. Fixed interest rate loans and adjustable interest rate loans are the examples of types of real estate loans. So, your monthly payments might either remain constant (fixed rate) for the full tenure of the loan or keep getting adjusted periodically (adjustable rate) on the basis of a financial index depending on what type of real estate loan you have gone for. Some other costs are also associated with real estate loans, for instance there are closing costs, inspection costs, and attorney fee etc. There also will be costs associated with property’s repair, if it is needed to be repaired. You need to pay stamp duty and other taxes as well. So, before you actually go for the real estate loan, you really need to understand the concept of real estate loans and the related costs clearly. And it is tough to understand these concepts.