‘Fixer-uppers’ losing popularity as low inventories bite, Zillow says

Rising home prices and tough buyer competition may be giving sellers more flexibility to list their home for sale “as-is” without needing to fix it up first.

Rise in home flipping shows that fixer-uppers are back in vogue

Fixer-uppers are back in vogue, with RealtyTrac reporting that 6.6 percent of all single family home and condo sales (numbering 43,740 sales in total) during Q1 of this year were flipped homes, a twenty percent increase from the last quarter and a three percent rise from one year ago. RealtyTrac defines a home flip as […]

Buying a fixer-upper: is it right for you?

So, you’re thinking about buying that fixer-upper and turning that ’70s linoleum flooring and patchy roof into a Cinderella story?

10 Steps to Take Before Listing Your Home for Sale

You love your home, but it is time to move on. It is time to put it up for sale to eventually let someone new fall in love with it. But before you begin putting up that “For Sale” sign, you have some things to take care of. These are the ten steps you should […]

What a Fixer-Upper Really Entails

It’s no secret that buying a fixer-upper can give you much more purchasing power as you shop for a home. A home may need to be fixed up if it has been foreclosed, seized by the government or suffered neglect in repairs. It’s important to know which features of a particularly problem ridden house will […]

Three House Improvements to Boost Sale Potential

Real estate transactions around the globe take place all day, every day, and with so many houses hitting the market, people are always striving to find ways to push their listing above their neighbors. Market competition is all about upstaging close competitors, and the real estate sector in 2013 is no different.

Buying A Property In A Historic District? Do Your Research To Avoid Trouble

Oh how we love those old classic homes in the older parts of the city. Big wrap-around porches, wonderful craftsman or Victorian style trim and beautiful, one-of-a-kind windows. Walking through those older neighborhoods reminds us of childhood days long gone, and a kind of America that seems so far away from the information and technology age we live in today.

Three Important Keys For Success When Buying A Fixer-Upper

Buying fixer-uppers has been a common investment technique for many years. These days, with millions of foreclosed homes available at bargain basement prices, fixer-uppers can be an excellent choice for buyers who are shopping for a home to live in, as well as for real estate investors.

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