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Selling a Home

Selling ahome in Nashville TN can be greatly enhanced by using the professional team of Realtors with The Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX Elite

Found 302 blog entries about Selling a Home.

How a Short Sale Works for SellersSelling a home for less than the mortgage takes a little more work than a regular home sale. With this information, sellers will understand what distinguishes a short sale, and what they should anticipate during the process.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a financial advisor before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

What Is a Short Sale?

Although home prices generally trend upward, there are periods of time when the value of a home may drop. As long as the homeowner can continue making the payments as specified, this situation may correct on its own. However, if someone needs to sell a home that is worth less than the amount they owe, they may have to go through a short sale in order to eliminate the

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Good Home Investment Spending an afternoon watching one of the many house flipping shows on cable television can be enough to convince anyone to try their hand at this seemingly quick and easy way to make thousands of dollars of profit.

After all, the process looks easy enough. Just buy a very cheap fixer-upper house, put a little time and money into it, and then resell for thousand more than you paid... right?

But as the old saying goes, nothing is ever as easy as it looks and if you now own a house you are trying to flip, you may have already found that old saying to be absolutely true. Before you panic, read the following tips designed to help avoid rookie mistakes and increase your chances of actually flipping your house for real profits at the closing

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How Drones Are Changing Real Estate PhotographyStandard real estate photography is good, but it has limitations. Even pictures taken by a professional sometimes lack a sense of depth and space, making homes look smaller than they really are. Standard real estate photography also shows no continuity from one room to another, so that home buyers looking at pictures are left with the sense of many rooms but no connection between them.

Drone real estate photography and video can solve this problem. New video and camera technologies combined with the use of drones enable home sellers to give a unique and impressive view of their home when marketing it to sell. Those who want to sell their home quickly can use drone technology to attract serious buyers.

What is a Drone?

A drone is an

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How to Decide Whether or Not to Sell a Condo Furnished or Unfurnished Thinking about selling a condo? A wide range of buyers are being attracted to condo living in metropolitan regions across the country, and for condo owners willing to sell, it can be potentially profitable, as people of all ages and walks of life can find the low-maintenance, urban lifestyle of condo living to suit them perfectly. They may be looking to downsize both their available space and the hassles of performing maintenance on a home.

With all these buyers interested in your condo, you can get the best price for your place as you can, then move on to a different residence. Yet one of the issues you have to decide on is whether you want to sell the condo furnished or unfurnished. Will the condo sell better if it is furnished? Should you

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Four of the Most Reliable Home Security System to Protect Your ValuablesHomeowners seeking to protect their family and keep their property safe and secure are likely considering residential security systems to give them peace of mind. Home security systems are an invaluable home improvement, as more than two million home burglaries occur annually and homes without systems are 300 percent more likely to be targeted by thieves. To protect your Nashville home and the contents inside of it, here are four popular home security systems owners should consider.

Monitored Residential Security Systems

The most popular home alarms today are monitored security systems that connect to a call center that notifies the authorities if the alarm is triggered. In the past, these systems were only operable through traditional phone

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How Sellers Can Get Better Offers in a Buyer's MarketSelling a home in a buyer's market can be a difficult situation for those who can't afford to wait to sell their homes until the market turns around again. But sellers do have options when it comes to getting better offers. While they may not get the exact sale price they were looking for, they may be able to get closer if they master the following tactics for their home sale.

Get Ready

Part of selling a home is being mentally strong enough to know when to say yes and when to wait for a better buyer. An extremely time-crunched seller may not have very much leeway, but even having a little cushion can be helpful. Bracing yourself for a lack of interest in the home can be the best thing a seller ever does because it allows them to temper

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Selling a Home? Three Reasons to Avoid Going FSBOWith inventories of available homes remaining low and mortgage interest rates continuing to hold at very favorable rates, homes are selling quickly in many areas of the nation. While this type of competitive seller's market is certainly good news for those who want or need to sell their home, it can also cause critical errors to be made during the selling process. One of these common mistakes is considering a for-sale-by-owner or FSBO sale, instead of utilizing the services of a licensed real estate agent. Sellers who are considering selling by-owner should be aware of the following problems before making their final decision about how to sell their Goodlettsville home.

A FSBO Sale Often Leaves Sellers Struggling to Market Their Home

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How to Choose the Best Home SidingThe siding for a home isn't just one of the first things a person notices about a home, it also serves as a protectant against the elements. The average return on investment for replacing the siding is at least 80 percent when it comes to the resale value of the home, so it pays to invest in a quality material that fits the style of the home. Learn the pros and cons between the different materials, and what qualities to look for before upgrading your home.

Wood or Brick

Wood is one of the most popular materials for homes because it rolls out the welcome mat for everyone who graces the doorway. The warmth of wood is not only gorgeous, it's also easy to install and energy efficient. However, it's also one of the most vulnerable types of siding

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5 Ways to Create a Low-Stress Home Selling Process, Even With PetsSelling a home with pets requires some extra care to ensure the home meets buyer standards and that the process does not create undo stress for pets. These tips advise sellers how to minimize problems when selling and keep a home in show-ready condition, even when furry friends are living in their East Nashville homes.

1. Get Advice on Staging and Cleaning

People who live with pets have become accustomed to a certain degree of odors and messes. Even homeowners who generally keep their homes very clean might not notice how dog toys or a crate can create a visually-cluttered space for buyers to see. Objective advice is best, preferably from a real estate agent experienced in selling homes that have had pets. Sellers should make a checklist of

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Hidden Costs of Putting a Home Up For SaleListing a home can be much more costly than many homeowners realize. Many of the costs incurred during a home sale happen at the end, when money is exchanged and the property changes hands.

Maintenance, Staging and Curb Appeal

These costs, which can range from tens to thousands of dollars, are sometimes optional. However, homeowners who fail to update their home before putting it on the market may see lower bids than homeowners who stage their property. It can be hard to decide what needs to be done to a home before putting it on the market.

Priority items typically include:

  • Deferred maintenance: Make repairs that you've been putting off. A broken air conditioner, cracked windows or other glaring maintenance issues can lead to lower
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