Month: <span>March 2021</span>

Unloading a Fixer-Upper? Avoid These 11 Mistakes to Sell Your House Fast As-IsMikayla UberHomeLight Blog

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March 31, 2021

Ready to move out of your fixer-upper? If you plan wisely, you can skip the renovations you never got around to and sell your house fast as-is. An as-is home sale means that a house is for sale in its current condition — the seller will not complete repairs or

A Purchase Agreement Solidifies Your Sale – Here’s What You Need to Know Before SigningKate Van PeltHomeLight Blog

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March 31, 2021

As a seller, you’ll first encounter a purchase agreement when you receive an offer from a buyer. The purchase agreement outlines the buyer’s offer price, along with contingencies, financing terms, closing costs, possession date, and more. You must meticulously review the purchase agreement before you sign and turn the document

Septic Tanks Don’t Come with Care Instructions. Here’s What You Need to Know.Lori LovelyHomeLight Blog

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March 31, 2021

If you’ve ever lived in a rural area, you’re familiar with the term “well and septic.” As many as one in five households nationwide get their water from a well and rely on a septic system to dispose of wastewater. That means one out of every five homeowners needs to

Design the Perfect Little Kitchenette with These Designer-Approved TipsLori LovelyHomeLight Blog

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March 31, 2021

A kitchenette is just a “simplified kitchen paired down to the essentials,” shares MacKenzie Cain, interior designer for Chicago’s Habitar Design. Those essentials depend on the use of the space, but generally include a small refrigerator, microwave, sink, stovetop, countertop, and cabinetry. “If it is not the main source of

Want to Sell Your Condo to a Buyer with an FHA Loan? Check to See if Your Condo Is FHA-approvedGina RodriguesHomeLight Blog

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March 31, 2021

You list your condo for sale, and your agent calls — she has a buyer. You’re mentally packing your bags, but not so fast. The buyer has a Fair Housing Administration (FHA) loan approval. And that means your condo association needs FHA approval, too. If you’re thinking about selling your

Staging Is More Important for Some Homes Than Others. Here’s WhyKristine HansenHomeLight Blog

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March 31, 2021

When Sedona, AZ, interior decorator Jessica Moreau of Moreau Design put her house on the market last year, she knew exactly how to showcase her home for a top-dollar sale. Instead of spending thousands of dollars to update her kitchen, Moreau focused on inspiring buyers with staging. She laid out

Relocation Estimates Giving You the Blues? Here’s How to Save Money on Moving CostsMatthew StalcupHomeLight Blog

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March 31, 2021

Moving to a new place is exciting. Paying for the move, on the other hand, can feel like a nightmare. With boxes, truck rentals, new furniture, and other moving fees, the cost can add up fast. Moving.com estimates that it costs as much as $2,994 to move a 2 to

What is a Ranch House? TV’s Nostalgic Home Style is Still in DemandAbbey HarrisHomeLight Blog

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March 31, 2021

If you’ve ever watched some of the most beloved sitcoms of the 1970s and 1980s, you’ve seen a ranch home. “The Golden Girls,” “The Wonder Years,” and perhaps most notably, “The Brady Bunch.” Surely you remember the scenes of the Brady family’s orange and avocado open-concept kitchen with housekeeper Alice

What is a Pied-a-Terre? Keeping a Foot on the Ground in a Different CityOlivia ForgetteHomeLight Blog

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March 31, 2021

Take a drive into the city. Lights and skyscrapers surround you as you head to an evening of high-end cocktails in a moody downtown bar, and an exciting gala event to follow. The thought of the late-night drive home leaves you with the urge to cut the evening short. This

A Tough Little Home with Loads of Charm: What is a Cape Cod House?Dave StintonHomeLight Blog

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March 31, 2021

You are a stern and hardy Puritan settler in the 17th century. Your hands calloused and raw, you build a simple, utilitarian shelter that you pray will allow your family to survive the harsh winter on the horizon. Centuries later, your ancestors exclaim, “How cute!” Welcome to the Cape Cod