Patrick McCarthy Real Estate Blog – Home Selling Category
Patrick McCarthy Real Estate Blog – Home Selling Category: Blog posts from the Patrick McCarthy Real Estate Blog that were categorized as Home Selling.
With mortgage rates still at historical lows, financing – or even refinancing – a home can be enticing. When it comes to borrowing money for a home, many people automatically default to a 30-year mortgage – primarily because the payments are stretched out for a longer period of time, which can equate to a lower dollar amount that is due each month.
With the year 2020 now in the rearview mirror, its almost time to start thinking about filing your income taxes. If you have recently moved – or if you plan to do so in the future – you may find that there are some tax-related benefits on both the buying and selling end of the deal.
As the seller of a home, one of the sweetest sounds you can hear from your real estate agent is, “You’ve got an offer.” This is particularly the case if the buyer is well-qualified, and a final price is agreed on by both the selling and purchasing parties.
It is a fact of life that appliances and other home systems – like air conditioners, water heaters, and sinks – will eventually have to be repaired or replaced. And, depending on what is needed, the cost could set a homeowner back by three-, four-, or possibly even 5-figures.
With the 2020 presidential election quickly approaching, it is sure to be one that is remembered for many years to come. Oftentimes, election results can have an impact on the stock market. But what about real property values?
With mortgage rates still at historical lows, it can be tempting to refinance your home loan – especially if doing so will reduce your monthly payment, allow you to pay off your balance much sooner – or both.
When making any type of big-ticket purchase, most people don’t feel comfortable moving forward sight unseen. This is particularly the case with buying personal and / or investment real estate.
Although Spring is traditionally a great time to list a home for sale, the year 2020 will likely go down in history as one of panic, fear, and uncertainty due to the worldwide COVID-19 virus. Due to the nationwide social distancing rules that are currently in force, the traditional in-person showings and open houses may not be an option – at least for now.
Handling a Lowball Offer Everyone loves a good deal. But when you’re the seller – and particularly when it has to do with the sale of your home – low offers can not only seem disappointing, but in some cases they can even be insulting. By definition, a lowball offer is considered one that is [...]
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 [...]