Home Buying Mistakes to Avoid

Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases you’ll make in your lifetime. Make the process go smoothly by learning from the mistakes others before you have unintentionally made. Doing so will ensure you move into the home of your dreams. If you’ve never purchased a home before or you’ve taken the plunge many times before, a quick review of these costly pitfalls to avoid will be helpful. Stay within Your Means. The thrill of shopping for a new house can make anyone giddy. From granite countertops to smart home technology to wine rooms— it is easy to get distracted by all the bells and whistles. Each additional feature increases the cost of the property. Adding an additional $5,000 to your mortgage [...]

By |October 17, 2016|Categories: Homebuying|0 Comments

Because You Served Benefits Now Available to Ohio Veterans

Wilson National, LLC Joins Because You Served to Allow Vets to List their Homes for Free OCTOBER 11, 2016, HUNTERSVILLE, NC & HILLSBORO, OH—Because You Served—the only free real estate marketing platform designed to save veterans money, and Wilson National, LLC—a real estate and auction group—today announced their agreement to extend Because You Served benefits to veterans located throughout Ohio, focusing initially on Southwestern Ohio. Wilson National’s presence throughout Ohio will allow Because You Served to quickly expand throughout the Buckeye State. “We consider it a privilege for Wilson National to work with Because You Served to do something for those who have served in the military to protect our freedoms,” said Mark Wilson, Principal of Wilson National, LLC. “As a family run real [...]

By |October 11, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Home Improvements: Can They Increase Your Chance of Selling?

If you are planning to sell you home in the future, you’re probably wondering what steps you can take to help your home sell quickly and boost the selling price. The question you need to answer is “How much does this improvement I’m considering add to the value of my home?” Before you start spending a significant amount of money on home improvement projects, you need to keep a few things in mind. The return on your investment depends on the: Value of your house Market price of houses in your neighborhood Status of housing market where you live Quality of the home improvement project itself Realize that not all home improvement projects can positively impact your bottom line. Some projects can increase [...]

By |October 9, 2016|Categories: Real Estate|0 Comments

Real Estate Agents Impact Your Bottom Line

Real estate agents wear many hats. From expectations manager to sales negotiator, respected realtors are nimble and flexible. They are committed to doing whatever is needed to get your home sold or put in you in a new one. While they are among the nicest people in the world, realize that they are not doing these things for free. At the end of the day, they have their eye on the prize of getting paid. And they don’t get paid until the home sale or purchase goes through. When you buy or sell your home, you typically don’t evaluate the details of your realtor’s role in the transaction. But it is important to know the various roles an agent can play in a [...]

By |October 6, 2016|Categories: Real Estate|0 Comments

Preparing for a Home Appraisal

Getting your home appraised can be nerve racking. You’ve invested time and money in your home and know you what you think it is worth. But putting the actual value assessment into the hands of someone else is another story. Let’s face it, home appraisal forms may not always capture a home’s true value. But a lowball appraisal can derail financing and can potentially kill deals. One study showed that problems with appraisals cause approximately 13 percent of contracts to fail. The bottom line is home appraisals are here to stay. They are needed when you’re selling, buying and refinancing your home. Mortgage lenders won’t close on a loan that is more than the home appraisal. There is not need to stress when [...]

By |October 4, 2016|Categories: Homebuying|0 Comments

Why a Good Insurance Review is Important for Your New Home

Typically the single largest purchase of any person is buying a home. This makes getting the right property protection a must. The best way to do this is by getting a good insurance review that fully covers your investment. A good insurance review helps you – the homebuyer – determine: Proper replacement costs for the actual structure and your personal belongings on the property. Note that personal property includes everything from appliances to clothing, which is typically equal to 75 percent of the value of the home. Liability coverage for negligence you could potentially be sued over. For instance, your dog could bite a guest or a visitor could fall down your stairs due to a lose handrail. Is Everything Covered? Never assume [...]

By |September 28, 2016|Categories: Homebuying|0 Comments