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Three Hot Renovations That Will Boost Your Home’s Value Without Breaking the Bank

renovations   Are you feeling the "renovation itch" or perhaps looking for a fun project that you can take on which will provide you with a return on your investment? There are numerous home upgrades and renovations that can add value to a home without costing a large sum of money to complete. Let's take a look at three popular home renovations that can increase your home equity without draining your bank account. Paint Your Home Inside and out Painting the interior or exterior of your home costs very little when compared to how much it can freshen up your home's appearance and increase its value. Painting is a ... Click to Continue

You’re Not Just Selling a House: How to Promote the Local Community and Lifestyle to Potential Buyers

Have you listed your home up for sale? If so, you've likely spent a lot of time crafting your listing and highlighting the many features of your home and property – but have you focused on the community around your home as well? Let's take a look at a few ways that you can promote the qualities of your local neighborhood as you're working to convince a buyer that purchasing your home is a great decision. Give Your Buyers The A Tour Of The Neighborhood After your listing goes live it won't be long before potential buyers and their agents are calling to set up viewings so they can see what your home looks l ... Click to Continue

Nearing Retirement? Three Reasons Why You Might Consider a ‘Reverse Mortgage’

living room If you are nearing retirement, a reverse mortgage might be right for you. This type of mortgage essentially allows you to turn your home equity into cash. If you find yourself with little money, a reverse mortgage could be the perfect solution, and here's why. No Worries About Monthly Payments After taking on a mortgage, there are many costs that you have to worry about. One of these problems is mortgage insurance premiums. Add interest and fees from lender service providers to the mix, and you've got yourself many costs. All of these fees can create tremendous headaches, as a large chunk of the loan amoun ... Click to Continue

Negotiation Tips: How to Ask the Seller to Pay the Closing Costs

home You've found the perfect new house or condo, and you are now preparing an offer that you believe the seller will find tempting enough to accept. However, you know that there are going to be thousands of dollars in closing costs that need to be paid before the sale is completed and you become the home's new owner. The question is, should you ask the seller to pay some or all of the closing costs? In today's blog post we'll address this question and list a few scenarios in which you may want to consider having the seller pick up the tab. Ask if You're Offering the Full Listing Price If you're prepared to offe ... Click to Continue

Turned Down for a Mortgage? What to Do if You are Declined – and How to Get Second Opinion

Home   If you have been declined for a mortgage, you may think that home ownership is out of reach. However, there are ways to turn a rejection into an approval and to find a more accessible loan. Here are just a few steps you can take to learn about your loan options and get the mortgage that works for you. Find Out Why The Mortgage Application Was Denied The first step to getting a second opinion is to find out why your mortgage application was denied. Banks commonly deny mortgages for reasons like a low credit score, a high debt-to-income ratio, or concerns about the applicant's past and present emplo ... Click to Continue

Speeding Up the Close: Five Tips on How to Close Your Mortgage Loan Faster So You Can Start Moving In

shutterstock_130170536-2 When a seller accepts an offer from a buyer, the process of obtaining the property has just begun. The buyer now has to conduct an inspection, get approval from an attorney and obtain a mortgage – all of which can be time consuming. Here are a few ways that you can speed up the mortgage process and close the deal sooner. When a seller accepts an offer from a buyer, the process of obtaining the property has just begun. The buyer now has to conduct an inspection, get approval from an attorney and obtain a mortgage – all of which can be time consuming. Here are a few ways that you can speed up the mortgage pr ... Click to Continue

Creating a Personal Sanctuary Inside your Home

lake house With the way life seems to get hectic and out of control at times, it’s a great idea to have a private retreat where you can go take sanctuary and regain your inner peace and calmness.  You need to look at your own living space and find a special spot that is yours alone… where you can get away without going anywhere.  We at Clean Green Real Estate, LLC encourage people to take some quiet time daily to think,  seek understanding and meaning in their lives, and meditate; and your private retreat should inspire you to do just that. Great ideas have been inspired by private, uninterrupted time away from the b ... Click to Continue

Short Selling your Home to Avoid Foreclosure (FAQ)

Brentwood Home What is a Short Sale? A Short Sale is the sale of a home in which the sale price of the home is less than the balance owed on the property’s mortgage. When a homeowner cannot afford to pay the mortgage payments anymore, the seller’s lender decides that selling the property at a controlled loss is better than a foreclosure on the property. Both parties, seller and lender, consent to the short sale process because it allows them to avoid foreclosure.  A Short Sale benefits both parties as foreclosures involve hefty fees for the lender and negative credit report outcomes for the homeowner. ... Click to Continue

Hiring the Right Contractor for your Renovation Project

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Whether you’re a homeowner hiring someone for a small home improvement or a real estate investor taking on a major rehab project, it is critical to find and choose the right contractor. This guide will give helpful tips for locating and hiring a contractor, as well as developing a good working relationship.  Even if not from personal experience, everyone’s at least heard a few contractor horror stories.  Fortunately, most of the construction project problems and complaints could have been avoided or at least seriously reduced, if homeowners and real estate investo ... Click to Continue

Yard Staging: How to Stage Your Front and Back Yard to Appeal to Home Buyers

Whether you're just listing your home for sale or you've already started entertaining potential buyers, focusing on your "curb appeal" can drastically increase your chances of a quick and successful sale. In today's blog post we'll discuss how to stage your front and back yards in order to make them seem more inviting and welcoming to home buyers. It All Starts with a Great Lawn Whether you're standing on the street looking at the front of your home or you're on your patio looking out over your back yard, your lawn sets the tone and is one area that potential buyers are sure to focus on. You'll want to ensu ... Click to Continue