Selling a Home

Selling Your Home During a Divorce
By Chris Trumble, Mortgage Loan Officer The decision of going through a divorce on its own can be a difficult process to manage for all parties involved. Owning a home and making decisions about what to do with the property before, during, or after the divorce process can also be challenging. There are essentially three choices to be made concerning the home when contemplating a divorce: Sell during the divorce process One spouse to retain ownership after the divorce while buying out the other for their half of the property Selling the property after the divorce is finalized with an agreed ...
5 Cheap Staging Tips for Selling Your Home
Have you ever browsed homes online, only to cringe when you see piles of papers, food, clothes, and clutter all around? Even the most imaginative of us have a hard time visualizing ourselves living in a dark, cluttered home, no matter how much potential is there. That’s why “staging” – preparing your home to show to prospective buyers – is so important. While you can pay money to companies to do this for you, most of us don’t have the spare cash lying around. Luckily, there are five things you can do that cost little to no money, but can ...
5 Things to Avoid When Selling Your Home
Selling your home is always dependent on the market. Here are five things to avoid when selling your home. Selling Your House On Your Own – Prepared? The main reason homeowners consider this route is to save on commission costs. While the savings can be enticing, the trade-off is the time and knowledge you’ll need to complete all the items a realtor does. With resources, time, experience, knowledge and tools, realtors can get your home sold quickly. Poor Quality Listing Photos Over 85% of home seekers begin their search online. This means the listing photos are going to provide the first impression to the ...
3 Affordable Ways to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal
  Your home’s curb appeal is the first impression that strikes potential homebuyers, but there’s no need to spend a fortune on improvements. Here are three affordable ways to make a dramatic difference on a budget. Paint your shutters, trim or doors A gallon of exterior paint will run you less than $100. By simply painting accents like the shutters, trim or front door you can bring your home back to life and add some brightness, making your home stand out. Bold colors work great for this, but make sure the color also works with other exterior areas of the home, such as ...
5 Tips for Selling Your Home
by Michael Poulos, President/CEO of Michigan First Credit Union Advice about purchasing a home is easy to find. But how often do you hear advice on selling your first home? Selling a home can be just as complicated and stressful as buying one. However, with the right preparation and research,you can avoid several of the headaches that sometimes accompany the process. Keep tabs on the market, even if you’re not looking to sell anytime soon. Periodically check the estimated value of your home on websites like Zillow.com. This way, you’ll be more aware of housing price trends in your area and can make ...