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.
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 [...]
While visions of your dream home may be dancing in your head, moving forward with the new typically means having to say goodbye to the old (and possibly the setting of a whole host of good, happy memories). So, how do you know if you’re truly ready to sell your current home and move forward? Here [...]
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? [...]
The middle of winter can bring about a sense of the blues – at least in the many areas of the country where the temperature drops, and the sun may not be seen for days on end. Because colder weather can make many activities more difficult, the winter months can pose challenges for those who [...]