Author Archives: primeone
House Flipping: A Beginner’s Guide for Success

Flipping a house means buying a home with the intention of fixing it up and selling it within six months for a profit. Americans flipped 26,947 single-family homes in Q3 2014, accounting for 4 percent of all home sales in that period, according to real estate data firm Realtytrac. The average gross return for investors […]

What Sellers Should Know About CMAS

Whether you are buying or selling a home, your real estate professional can give you a snapshot of the local market known as the competitive or comparative market analysis or CMA. These are convenient reports that help sellers choose a listing price and buyers to make competitive offers on a given home. CMAs are generated […]

Quickly Eliminate Unwanted Odors and Keep Them Away

A survey by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) discovered that more than 80 percent of homeowners make a direct correlation between the cleanliness of their floors and their family’s health. However, the organization notes that a major part of preventing airborne contaminants and keeping your home healthy is odor removal. We […]

What’s Ahead for Housing in 2015?

Although we won’t know until the end of the year if these predictions are true, here’s what the experts predict for 2015. Prices will increase. Existing home prices will increase 3% in 2015 and 2% in 2016. (Source: Bloomberg Businessweek July 1, 2014) Homes will be flying off the market. Home sales in 2015 are […]

How to Make a Purchase Offer on a Home

You’re ready to make an offer on the home of your dreams. But before you do, make sure you’re really ready. Ask yourself and your household members if this is the home for the next five or so years. Make sure everyone is on board with commitments to make it work, from putting off the […]