Following the housing market's best year in nearly a decade, existing-home sales are forecasted to expand in 2016 at a more moderate pace as pent-up buyer demand combats affordability pressures and meager economic growth, according [...]
The IRS releases an updated Publication 523 each year to help individuals selling their home. The most recent version offers the following tips:
Be sure to check in when you prepare to sell your house to make sure you are up-to-date on the most recent changes to this aspect of your annual taxes.
To stage your home, cure clutter blindness!
If you are trying to sell your house, you need the space to put its "best foot forward." You need a clutter-free home to enable others to see the potential your house has to become their home. Clutter is a hurdle you must clear to make that [...]
Hire the Help You Need, When Selling Your House
Surviving (and allowing your family to survive) when you are trying to sell your house can be a challenge. It can be especially challenging if the adults in the family are working outside the home. Sometimes, taking advantage of a few luxuries can make all the difference. It doesn't have to [...]
Five Fresh Approaches to Decluttering
Spending less of your life dealing with stuff is an attractive concept. It's especially attractive when you are planning a move. People planning a move often wonder, "How did I accumulate so much [...]
Outdated, broken, or too-worn features like this doorknob need to be replaced prior to listing your home.
When you decide to sell your house, you are probably looking more at the money you will receive than the outlay of cash that may be necessary to secure a sale. Be sure to set some money aside to deal with pre-sale upgrades and get [...]
- Is it necessary?
- Does it bring joy to your life?
- Is it useful?
- Is it in good repair?
- If it disappeared tomorrow, would you rush out to replace it?
If the item in question doesn't bring joy, utility, or ease to your life, why do you own it? The more you clean out before your move, the [...]
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