Patrick McCarthy Real Estate Blog – Advice Category

Patrick McCarthy Real Estate Blog – Advice Category: Blog archive posts from the Patrick McCarthy Real Estate Blog that were categorized as Advice.

16 07, 2019

Faced with a Bidding War on Your Dream Home? How to Get the Seller to Pick You – Even If Your Offer is for a Lower Price

By |2019-07-18T12:31:23-04:00July 16th, 2019|Advice, Home Buying|

After searching the area for months, you’ve finally found the perfect home for you. But unfortunately, there is someone else who also feels the very same way, and you’re now on the cusp of an outright bidding war. Now what? While a bidding war is typically a seller’s dream scenario, the reality is that it [...]

2 07, 2019

Think You Can’t Afford to Buy a Home? You May Actually Be in a Better Buying Position than You Realize

By |2019-07-03T21:53:53-04:00July 2nd, 2019|Advice, Home Buying|

If you have the itch to convert from a renter to a homeowner, but you’re afraid that you can't afford the monthly costs, you could resort to “house hacking” in order to move yourself closer to your ultimate goal. There are a number of creative strategies that you may be able to use that could [...]

21 05, 2019

Putting Your Home on the Market this Spring? Here’s the Good, the Bad, and the Potentially Ugly

By |2019-05-24T16:22:32-04:00May 21st, 2019|Advice, seasonal advice|

The spring and summer months have traditionally been the peak time for putting a home on the market. This is particularly the case in areas that can have cold and snowy winters, as ice and slush don’t make for very enjoyable home shopping. But, even though potential buyers are certainly more plentiful in warmer weather, [...]

26 03, 2019

Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time? Be Careful Not to Make These Common Mistakes

By |2019-03-27T16:01:17-04:00March 26th, 2019|Advice, Home Buying, Home Selling|

Moving to a new home – even if it’s within the same zip code – can be stressful. But if you’re in the process of both purchasing and selling a home, not only can your nerves on be edge, but you could end up making some serious mistakes. Here are some of the most common [...]

12 03, 2019

Should You Go Ahead and Purchase a Home in 2019? Or is It Better to Wait It Out Until Next Year?

By |2019-03-14T20:11:57-04:00March 12th, 2019|Advice, Home Buying|

With all of the recent hoopla regarding interest rates and market ups and downs, it can be overwhelming at best to know what to do with your hard earned money – and that includes deciding whether or not you should move forward with the purchase of a home. So, before you make a 30-year commitment, [...]

5 03, 2019

Don’t Let the Cost of Home Staging Deter You from Making Your Property Look Great

By |2019-03-07T13:03:13-04:00March 5th, 2019|Advice, Home Selling|

If you’ve had a home on the market within the past few years, it is possible that the real estate agent suggested “staging” it so that it looks more appealing to potential purchasers. But, while there can be numerous benefits to home staging, this process can oftentimes end up costing thousands of dollars…or does it? [...]