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Buying the Nicest Home in the Neighborhood

When you buy the nicest house in the area, your house will naturally appreciate at a much slower rate than the simplest home in the neighborhood. The reason being is that any improvement or renovation you make on the simplest home will immediately add value to the home. However, if you buy the nicest home in the neighborhood, your home is already valued at the top of the market and will, therefore, appreciate at a slower rate.

In addition, when you are selling a mid-range or low-range home and other houses are selling in your neighborhood, the value of your home will naturally be increased. When you are selling the nicest home in the neighborhood, the sale of other homes in your neighborhood does not raise the value of your home since you are already valued at the top of the market.

The nicest home in the neighborhood will also be harder to resell than a mid-range house in the same neighborhood. There is a select number of buyers looking to purchase the nicest home in the neighborhood. Most of the market prefers to buy a home in the mid-range of the neighborhood. People care what the neighborhood looks like along with the house itself. Buyers tend to be turned off if the house itself is beautiful but it is not surrounded by equally beautiful homes.

Finally, no one can predict the future of the real estate market. Buying a home is an investment and there is no guarantee that the property will appreciate which makes buying a mid-range home more appealing to prospective buyers.

For all of your real estate needs, please contact the Hornburg Real Estate Group at Keller Williams Realty at DallasFtWorthHomeSearch.net or (817) 264-7087.

Safety Tips When Selling Your Home

 

When you are selling your home, a wide variety of strangers will be entering your home. Though the process may be stressful, it is important to still make sure that you take certain measure to protect yourself.

Make sure that you remove or lock up all personal or valuable items. Anything of value, such as jewelry, family heirlooms, and financial information, should be locked away in order to prevent them from getting stolen or misplaced when people are coming in and out of your home.

After every showing, make sure you check all doors and windows to ensure that they are secure and were not left open during the showing. If someone was looking to return to your home after a showing, they may leave a window unlocked or be looking for weak locks while they are there. It may also be a good idea to invest in home security such as an alarm system and/ or cameras.

In addition, your agent should have a list of procedures and screening in order to ensure their safety as well as yours. Familiarize yourself with agents policies and procedure in order to ensure both of your safety. Ask their advice on you can properly secure your home.

Utilize a lockbox to allow your agent to ensure that your home remains locked even when the agent needs to do showings. An electronic lockbox will offer a record of when people are coming in and out of your home.

For all of your real estate needs, please contact the Hornburg Real Estate Group at Keller Williams Realty at DallasFtWorthHomeSearch.net or (817) 264-7087.

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