Useful Real Estate Tips For Buyers and Sellers

Are you ready to dive into some awesome real estate advice for buyers and sellers? As we have officially closed off the 1st quarter of 2021, we’re back with another ‘best of real estate articles’ edition. This time around, we managed to get a roundup of real estate articles, with topics varying for buyers, sellers, home renovators, as well as homeowners!

Let’s get started with the first article, and what better way to start a roundup than with a helpful resource on how to ship your car when moving:

Helpful Advice on How to Ship a Car

Are you looking to ship your car out of state? If so, make sure to read up on some of the best tips for shipping a car. Homebuyers are often making basic mistakes that can easily be avoided with some simple preparation ahead of time.

Shipping cars is a big deal, given they are one of the most expensive assets a person can have.

In this informative article, Bill Gassett discusses what you need to know when shipping a ca and which shipping companies might be the best to work with. You’ll find a complete review of numerous well-known car shipping companies you can trust to do an excellent job.

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What to Know About Renting a Moving Truck

Are you going to be moving in the coming months? One of the decisions you’ll need to make is hiring a professional moving company or doing it yourself. There is no question a DIY move will help you save a lot of money but are you up for the grueling labor that awaits you?

If the answer is yes and you have no problem lugging all your things in and out of a couple of houses, then you will probably want to rent a moving truck. Before going and grabbing a moving truck from any company you find, you’ll want to do a bit of research. The article at Point2news provides some excellent tips for renting a truck to make the best decision.

When you are moving out of state, especially when it’s long-distance, you’ll be better off finding a moving company you can trust.

Buying a Home in a Seller’s Market

Have you been trying to buy a home for a while but keep losing out to other buyers? Unfortunately, this has been a common theme over the last 6-12 months for many buyers in almost every part of the country. The market has been characterized by plenty of demand but not enough housing choices to go around for everyone.

Is there anything you can do to make your chances of success grow? Of course! In Danny Margagliano’s article, he provides some helpful tips on how to buy a home in a robust seller’s market. Please take a look at his useful advice to land the home you really want!

Moving Mistakes to Avoid on Moving Day

Regardless of whether you’re moving across town, state, or country, moving from one home to another can involve quite some financial commitment.

The lack of planning and preparing ahead of that move can only increase that cost once the big moving day arrives. Luke Skar discusses several insights that will come in very handy ahead of that moving process, ranging from suggestions to avoid straining your back, saving your nerves, or just in general, avoid those irritating mistakes you’re likely to make. Moving mistakes are easy to make, especially when you are a first-timer.

Is Buying or Building Shipping Container Housing a Good Move?

One of the more recent trends in the real estate industry is shipping container homes. Who would have thought you could take a few shipping containers, meld them together and create a terrific living space? Probably not many! But that is exactly what is happening. Shipping container housing is Eco-friendly and also much less costly than traditional housing.

However, before just jumping into the shipping container market, it is vital to know what you’re getting into. In the article at Realty Biz News, see some of the important things to know about container homes before you jump in and buy one.

What to Know About Renting a House or Apartment

Has the time come to finally move out of your family home into your first place? Whilst these are quite exciting times to finally have your own place, choosing where to call your new home is not an easy decision to make.

Does an apartment make sense, or would you rather live in a house? Make sure to read up on this excellent article published on APSense on some of the essential considerations you ought to think about when choosing your next place to live. By carefully looking at the pros and cons of renting a house or an apartment, you’ll put yourself in a better position to be happy with your decision.

How to Put Your Home’s Unused Space to Good Use

Whether it’s an old room in the house or a closet filled with old clothing, there’s a good chance you’ll have quite the opportunity to free up unused space in your home! And more than likely, you’ll be surprised to see how much free space you have around the house.

In this informative article, StorageCafe discusses some of the best ways you need to be aware of in order to optimize that unused space to its fullest potential. By having the clutter removed from everyone’s view, you’ll give your place a more welcoming appearance.

7 Ways to Improve Your Mental Health When Working From Home

We all know it’s been a difficult year for all of us. Are you now working from home? It seems many more people are working from home without realizing the additional stresses it’s causing!

This helpful article by Ryan Fitzgerald discusses several ways to improve one’s mental health while at home, ranging from meditating, to diet, to houseplants. Furthermore, builders have now adapted to these new homebuyer demands by building new homes, including offices for people who are working from home.

Do’s and Don’ts When Remodeling Your Kitchen

Have you decided to remodel the kitchen finally? Where do you start? Which improvements should you start with first? And which ones ought to be avoided? These questions and more are covered in this great article by Paul Sian.

It provides a list of what to do and what not to do when remodeling your kitchen. Definitely, something you ought to consider when your renovations are getting underway, as some of these tips might help you design your kitchen and make it aesthetically more pleasing and functional.

How to Change Your Address

One of the most vital tasks, when you are moving, is to get your address changed with the post office. It should be right at the top of your moving checklist. When you forget about changing your address, you will undoubtedly miss important mail you wish you had.

The helpful article at Rentcafe takes you through the steps to not only do an address change but to who some of the vital entities are that need to be notified of your move.

When is The Best Time to Order a Pre-Listing Appraisal?

Real estate agents get bombarded with questions daily. One of these reoccurring questions the author of this article, Tom Horn, encountered was when to order a pre-listing appraisal.

Many times, this question will come from a homeowner who is planning on doing some home renovations (or remodeling) ahead of the property’s marketing and wants to make sure all the timing and planning are aligned. Is it better to get that appraisal out of the way earlier rather than later?

What Does a Seller Need to Know About a Comparative Market Analysis

As a home seller, one often wants to know what the home is worth. However, little attention is given to the process that the real estate agent is using to arrive at that price provided in the comparative market analysis (CMA).

According to the author of this excellent article, Kevin Vitali, understanding how a CMA is done and what comparables are being used will definitely help determine the correct asking price.

Avoid Home Inspection Mistakes

When you are buying a home one of the most vital parts of the process is having a home inspection to determine the property you are buying is not a lemon. In the crazy real estate market, we are in it is not uncommon for a buyer to waive their inspection.

Doing so can be hazardous to your wallet. In the article at The Rochester Real Estate Blog, you will see some of the more significant home inspection mistakes you will want to avoid. Don’t get caught buying the wrong house!

Using Your 401K as a Down Payment

Did you even know about the option of your 401K as a down payment when buying a house? Saving up for that important down payment can be quite a challenge for many home buyers.

After all, getting that twenty percent of the purchase price saved can go a long way in getting a reduced interest rate deal and avoid mortgage insurance. This informative article by Sharon Paxson discusses several options available when using your 401K as a down payment.

Popular Interior Design Trends For 2021

Whether you’re sprucing up a rental apartment, a single-family home, or a large estate, nowhere is the need for change reflected more than in the interior design trends emerging for 2021.

It’s no surprise to hear that the decor communicates joy, reflects individuality, cultivates comfort, and encourages mindful living both at work and at play. As the author, Michelle Gibson, correctly points out, everyone’s ready for a change of scenery this year.

Previous Best of Real Estate Articles

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Xavier De-Buck About the author: This article was written by Xavier De Buck, a real estate agent from Johannesburg (South Africa) who’s passionate about the property market, technology, and the synergy of both! You can follow him on his favorite social media platform. Make sure to reach out!