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5 Strategies To Help Your Home Sell Faster

5 Ways To Help a Home Sell QuicklySometimes, homes can sit on the market for months or even years without selling, and no homeowner wants this to happen to them. But what can homeowners do to help improve their home’s chances of selling quickly? There are actually quite a few things homeowners can do to help boost their home’s chances of finding the right buyer, and here are five of them.

1. Hire a Real Estate Agent

Whether buying or selling, a real estate agent’s help is invaluable. While selling a home,...

What to Know About USDA Loans

What to Know About USDA LoansIndividuals who cannot make a large down payment and who prefer to live outside of urban areas such as Downtown St. Pete may want to look into USDA home loans. This type of home mortgage product makes homeownership more accessible for those interested in living in rural areas. Approved applicants can put zero down and move into their first home. This is an exciting prospect for many who many not be able to get approved for a conventional home loan.

Understand more about USDA home loans and requirements today.

USDA Home Loan...

6 Essential Tips for Preparing to Paint a Room

Six Essential Tips for Preparing to Paint a RoomPainting isn’t as easy as dipping a brush in a can and putting it on the wall. There’s a lot of necessary preparations that many people don’t realize they should be doing when they decide they want to give a room a new look, or help prepare a home seller's staging plan. Here are six tips to keep in mind when painting to help the process go as smoothly as possible.

Use the Best Paint Available

With paint, like many things, the cost is directly influenced...

The Best Energy-Efficient Upgrades With High ROI

The Best Energy Upgrades for the MoneyUpgrading for energy-efficiency can be expensive. When done right, it could also have a high return on investment, much like what a home solar panel system. These improvements help to cut costs and energy consumption, and may even increase home value.

Energy Audit

The first thing that most homeowners should consider before making a series of energy-efficient home improvements is an energy audit. An energy audit is a professional ...

How Homeowners Benefit from Using Residential Solar Panels

Residential Solar Panels Save TimeIn addition to reducing monthly energy bills, residential solar panels can continue powering your appliances and lights during times of electricity disruption. Many people living in geographical areas prone to weather extremes rely on solar panels as a backup electricity source. In addition, harnessing ultraviolet light for energy use is a cost-effective, renewable and clean energy source that emits no pollution while significantly reducing a family's carbon-footprint size.

How Do Residential Solar Panels Work?

Solar panels are constructed of individual photovoltaic cells that absorb the sun's radiation...

A Guide to the 203k Home Renovation Loan

Your 203k Loan GuideA 203k loan is a loan granted by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to be used for homes in a state of disrepair at the time of purchase. To qualify for traditional FHA financing, the stipulations state that the property must be in livable condition. If this isn't the case, the FHA offers a 203k loan to give buyers another option. These loans are seen as a way to bring older homes (and hopefully the surrounding community) back from the dead by giving people the resources they need to restore them.

What is the 203k Loan Used For?


The VA Home Loan Process: 4 Things Every Buyer Must Know

VA Home Loans: Four Important Facts Every Home Buyer Needs to KnowWith home mortgage interest rates still very low, today's home buyers have many excellent home loan options available to them. But for those who meet the military service qualifications, the VA home loan option continues to provide a very affordable path to home ownership. If you are shopping for a home and wondering which mortgage you should choose, here are four important facts about the VA home loan program that will help you decide if it is the right choice for your buying situation.

VA Home Loans are a Zero Down Mortgage Option

Designed to make becoming a ...

Is an FHA Loan a Good Choice?

Is an FHA Loan a Good Choice?Not everyone can put aside 20 percent of the purchase price of a home to use as a down payment. This is one reason for the popularity of the FHA loan. This product has become useful for those homeowners who may have had previous credit issues or who can afford a smaller down payment. In such a case, homeowners may step into their first home with a down payment as small as 3.5 percent with an FHA loan.

When getting approved for conventional home financing is not an option, there are a variety of mortgage products...

How to Get Approved for a Conventional Mortgage

How to Get Approved for a Conventional MortgageThose who have a good credit score may want to go the route of applying for a conventional home mortgage. There are many types of mortgage loan products available to those who want to purchase a home, including FHA and VA loans. A conventional mortgage loan may be a reliable product for those who can establish sufficient equity with a significant down payment.

It is important to discuss all specific options to taking out a mortgage loan with a lender prior to applying for any specific loan, such as a conventional mortgage loan. Learn more about requirements associated with a conventional mortgage loan today....

How to Stage Your Home to a Better Sale Price

How To Home Stage Your Way to a Better Sale PriceWhile it may be difficult to say just how much a home sale is affected by its staging (or lack thereof), no one can deny that it plays an active role in how buyers perceive the house. Most buyers aren't looking to spend their savings on a home that may feel unwelcoming or one that will require work from the moment a buyer moves in. While proper staging may not double your home's price, it may be the key to a bidding war that ends in your favor.

Clean and Plan

Staging a Clearwater home is more than gleaming floors and clutter-free...