It can be tough for young people today to get on the property ladder without any help. With the rising cost of rents and stagnating wages, the thought of saving money every month to get on the property ladder is near impossible. With this in mind, some parents will choose to help their children get on the property ladder as first time buyers. Whether you gift money towards their deposit or find another way to help them secure a mortgage, there are a few legal considerations that you should keep in mind. If you’d like to help your child secure … [Read more...] about What Are The Options for Parents and First-Time Buyers?
A cash offer is the Holy Grail of a property sale. Not only does it require less red tape, but it is also quicker, easier, and hassle-free. Sadly, buyers don’t have the money in cash, which is why they have to take out a mortgage. As long as you get the right price, it doesn’t matter how the money ends up in your account. Still, if you could, you would rather get paid in cash. Here then, are four foolproof ways to make it happen. Just make sure you have a big enough mattress to hide the money! ADVERTISE IN THE LISTING When the house goes on … [Read more...] about Foolproof Ways to Encourage Cash Offers
With more and more parents working from home so that they can spend time raising their families and earning a living, the real estate business has exploded. Homes will always be needed, real estate agents can set their own hours and appointment times, and can literally work from anywhere. However, you need to know a few key elements to marketing your real estate business online in order to be successful. When you look at ways to get the most out of your real estate marketing, you will find many suggestions. It is difficult deciding where to … [Read more...] about 5 Steps to Marketing Your Real Estate Business Online
Hubby and I have been in the market for a home for the past several months because apartment living with two budding musicians is just not feasible. So we've been keeping an eye on the local real estate market and on markets in neighboring states where we've thought about moving to. The Chevy Chase MD real estate market has been quite active and we've seen many successful sales of property there and at the asking price. Unfortunately, not everyone sells their home at the price they are asking. Are you struggling in getting people to see your … [Read more...] about How to Get Buyers Interested in Your Home
So you have decided it’s time to move. Not just an ordinary move across town or across state, but you’ve decided it’s time to move to another country – Australia specifically. As a fellow Aussie lover, I totally understand the attraction of this beautiful country and the want – the need – to become a citizen and to live here. Making an international move is not something to take lightly, there are quite a few details that you probably have not considered past the “let’s move to Australia” lightbulb moment. Before you pack your bags and head … [Read more...] about Let’s Move to Australia: Tips on Making an International Move Go Smoothly