Archive for March, 2016

Advice from a Realtor concerning your bathroom renovation!

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Reglaze, don’t replace, the tub “No, no, no—do not put in a new tub,” says Rebecca Knaster, associate broker with Manhattan’s William Raveis. “It’ll cost thousands between the tub and the installation.” Instead, have the tub reglazed for “around $1,500,” which will make it look brand new. Matt Plaskoff, founder of One Week Bath, agrees that if the […]

Then and now, a look at 50 years of home building!

Friday, March 18th, 2016

How has the typical American home evolved over the last fifty years? Robert Dietz, the chief economist at the National Association of Home Builders recently spoke with Real Estate Today Radio about home design trends that have come and gone, and those that will be here to stay. While buyers both then and now prefer […]

The home closing costs that in some cases may be negotiable!

Friday, March 11th, 2016

When you apply for a loan, your lender must provide a good-faith estimate of fees due at closing. This is a very useful tool, but bear in mind these are estimates—not guarantees. Compare the GFE to the final closing costs statement and the HUD-1 settlement statement to look for big differences. Some fees are generated […]

You’re selling your home! You’ve selected your Realtor! The next step is…

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Determine the Sale Price Sale price is often the biggest hurdle for sellers to overcome when preparing to put their home on the market. Unfortunately, variables such as what you paid for it, how much you spent on upgrades and how much income you need from the sale of your home in order to make your […]