Before you put your home on the market for sale, there are a number of things you can do to increase the chances it will sell and to increase the amount of money you can receive for the property. Let's take a quick look at four of the most important pre-real estate sale tips that will assist you in this regard:
Every time you purchase a new home, you should have a professional inspection performed to ensure that the property is free of damage. You may also want to do a detailed walk-through and inspection yourself, as it's always possible that even a professional inspector could miss a glaring problem. One thing you want to pay especially close attention to is the threat of termites.
Imagine you've agreed to purchase a new home and although you haven't closed on the property, you've signed an agreement to buy the residence. The problem is, your situation has changed or you've discovered a "deal-breaker" pertaining to the property. Now you no longer want to buy it.
When you're driving around San Antonio looking to purchase a new home, you'll want to determine whether there are roof problems at first glance, as quickly as possible. There are numerous homes on the market with severely damaged roofs. While might be a good strategy to buy one of these homes at a massive discount and carry out the roof repairs yourself, you will definitely want to know what you're getting into before you get too far into the real estate deal.
There's good news for home sellers in San Antonio. During the first quarter of this year, home prices skyrocketed faster in San Antonio than in other Texas cities. Statistics released by the Texas Association of Realtors show just how good the situation is: Median home prices in the San Antonio area are 7.3 percent higher than they were at the same time last year.
Whether you're trying to buy a new home or sell your current home, a surprise discovery of termites on the property could spell disaster for your real estate deal. If you've found termites on a property and you're the buyer or the seller, you may be able to negotiate with the other party regarding treating the property for termites.
Everyone needs a roof over their heads, which is why the quality of the roof on a home is one of the most important things to check before buying a new residence. Roofing damage can cost tens of thousands of dollars to repair in some cases, so make sure any new piece of real estate you buy isn't also coming with expensive roof problems that take you by surprise.
A ranch in Northeast Texas has sold for $34 million. The 11,800-acre working cattle ranch -- known as the Broseco Ranch -- boasts a legendary herd of Red Angus cattle. The ranch was purchased by a farm and ranch firm from West Texas.
The best piece of advice about real estate law is the fact that the average real estate agent does not fully understand the nuances of Texas real estate law. Real estate agents are trained to carry out highly specific legal functions, to complete forms and paperwork and to facilitate a lawful real estate transaction. They are not trained to evaluate a buyer or seller's legal rights and they do not know how to advocate for those rights in court if necessary.
Imagine you just put your home on the market, only to discover a new water stain in the ceiling -- the telltale sign of a leaky roof problem. Should you spend the money to repair your roof before selling your home, or should you sell it like it is, tell the new owners about the problem and let them deal with it?