July 2016

Found 7 blog entries for July 2016.

How to choose your Kamloops HouseMaking the Decision Between Two Great Kamloops Houses when buying a home

OK, house hunters, picture this: you’ve made your “need” and “want” lists; you’ve shopped around online and toured through too many houses to count; surprisingly, you’ve found more than one that fits the bill. Now, what?

Often, home buyers get so wrapped up in not being able to find the perfect house that they are taken by surprise when two great options suddenly present themselves. If you are “lucky” enough to find yourself in this situation, you may find the choice between two seemingly perfect homes is more difficult than you would have imagined. Unfortunately, time is rarely on your side when dealing with buying a home, and you will likely need to make a decision within a

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When a homeowner is preparing to list their home for sale, there are many decisions that need to be made. 

Sell your Kamloops home empty or stagedWhen is the best time to list your Kamloops Real Estate?  What price should the home be listed for?  Who will be hired to sell the home?

These are just a few of the most common home seller questions.  Another popular question that home sellers who don’t live in their home ask is whether they should sell the home empty or staged.

Like with most things, there are PROs and CONs to selling a home empty as well as PROs and CONs to selling a home staged.  It’s important that homeowners weigh the PROs and CONs to help them decide whether they should sell their home empty or staged.

Below you will find out what the PROs and CONs are to both

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Motivtaed sellerIf you’ve been perusing house listings online or have begun your search for your dream home, odds are good that you’ve run into the term “motivated seller” on more than one occasion.

This is a somewhat strange term to use to describe the seller, since you would think that every seller would be motivated. If they’re not motivated, then why are they selling? Motivated sellers are selling for different reasons and the use of the word “motivated” is supposedly enticing to buyers. Before you get drawn to a listing put up by a motivated seller, you should have a clearer understanding of what a motivated seller could actually be. The following are three different types of sellers that may refer to themselves as motivated sellers, and how to deal with them:

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Unlike decorating, staging your home isn't about personal style — it's about creating ambiance and appeal for buyers

If you ask the average person what “home staging” is, they’re likely to say something like “decorating a house to make it look good.” The truth is that home staging is absolutely not the same thing as decorating.

Selling your home means selling a lifestyle, but not necessarily your own. In home staging, you're striving for a look that is fresh and welcoming yet not really taste specific. People with varying tastes need to feel that they can make the home their own if they purchase it. Although everyone has different tastes in decor and furnishings, most people want a home that is welcoming, functional, peaceful and organized. Tailor

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Sell your Kamloops Home FastHow To Sell Your Home Fast!

There may come a time where you find yourself with an urgent need to sell your home. It may be because you have to move for a job, a change in family situation, or something else requiring you to move out of your home as quick as possible. For most people moving out of their home also involves selling their home so they don’t have the added burden of multiple mortgages or a mortgage and a rent payment in the new location you are living in. If you find yourself in immediate need of selling your home here are some tips on how to sell your home fast and some information on understanding the trade off of selling your home now As-Is versus preparing your home for sale.

 

Sell Home As-Is or Prepare The Home For Sale Trade

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Credit score and your ability to buy a homeGeneral Credit Overview When Purchasing a House in Kamloops

If you are trying to buy a new home, you have probably heard that your credit score or home buying credit affects this process. However, you may be wondering exactly how it affects your ability to buy a home. Generally, you will need a credit score of 660 to obtain a mortgage. The qualifying credit score used to be as low as 580 points. However, since the mortgage crisis of 2008, banks are becoming more conservative in their lending practices.

Did you know that your credit score affects your interest rate? The lower your credit score, the higher your interest rate will be. This means that if you have a bad credit score, you will end up paying more than somebody with a good credit score.

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Ask before you buyLet’s talk HOME BUYING and things that might not seem important at first.

When you buy a house without asking yourself the right questions, you sometimes end up making costly mistakes. And isn’t the whole point to save money?? Definitely!

These items below are the questions you may need to ask before jumping in with 2 feet.  I’m sharing these tips with you in hopes of helping other people make the best decisions about home buying! Its exciting buying a home and sometimes your thoughts are on what would your TV look like in this room not things that are potential problems only found after moving in.
A good Realtor will be automatically taking in and making mental notes of all these questions but its always worth asking yourself these questions and

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