When you’re selling a home in North Florida, regardless of whether it comes with land or it’s on a small plot, your buyer’s lender will most likely send out an appraiser to determine exactly how much it’s worth. That’s true even if the land is worth more than the home itself. But should you stage […]
What Are Closing Costs?
When you buy or sell a home, you’ll hear about closing costs. But what are they, and how do they work? This guide explains. What Are Closing Costs? Closing costs are fees charged by lenders, title companies, and other parties during the real estate transaction. They’re typically a percentage of the home’s purchase price or […]
How to Stage a Farmhouse Living Room
When you’re selling a farmhouse with your property, whether you’re putting a ranch, an equestrian property or a timberland tract on the market, staging is important – you can use it to your advantage when it comes to selling your place for more money (and, in many cases, faster than others are selling). Your REALTOR® […]
3 Curb Appeal Tips to Help You Sell Your Farmhouse in Lake City
When you’re selling a farmhouse in Lake City or one of the surrounding communities, your REALTOR® will probably talk to you about staging it to make it as appealing as possible to prospective buyers – and part of that is through curb appeal. Curb Appeal Basics Curb appeal – how attractive your home is from […]
Staging to Sell a Farmhouse in North Florida
When you’re selling a farmhouse in North Florida, whether it’s in Lake City or another community, your REALTOR® will talk to you about the importance of staging the home to make it as appealing as possible to a wide range of buyers. The property may be what sells the home, but you still want the […]
What is Escrow?
When you’re buying a home for sale in Lake City, your real estate agent will talk to you about escrow. But what is escrow, and how does it protect you whether you’re the buyer or seller? What is Escrow? In real estate, the term escrow refers to a secure area where important items – like […]
What is a Short Sale in Real Estate?
Don’t let the name fool you – a short sale in real estate doesn’t have anything to do with time. Instead, it has to do with “shorting” the lender money owed. What is a Short Sale? Somewhere around 5 percent of all homes sold in the U.S. are short sales. Some sellers choose this route […]
Want to Scare Away Buyers? Leave These Things Visible in Your Home
When you’re selling your home in Lake City or a nearby community, your real estate agent will tell you how important it is to stage it properly. But there are a few things you need to know, outside the realm of traditional staging, that could help you with a sale. (Or scare away potential buyers.) […]
How Much Work Do You Need to Do to Prep Your Home for Sale?
If you’re like most people who are selling a home in Lake City, you want to know just how much work you’ll need to put into it to get it ready for the market. The short answer: Talk to your Lake City Realtor®. The long answer: Talk to your Lake City Realtor for a long […]
List of Carpet Cleaners in Lake City, FL
Whether you’re moving out of an apartment because you’re buying a home or you’re selling your home and you want to make sure it’s perfect when potential buyers come to call, you might want to look into hiring a professional carpet cleaning service. Fortunately, there are plenty of great carpet cleaners in and around the […]