Venture Home Real Estate

Posted on Nov 14, 2018

iStock; realtor.com As we careen at warp speed toward Thanksgiving, Christmas, and all of the joyous (read: stressful) festivities in between, you might be tempted to take your home off the market—or hold off on listing it—until after the new year. After all, you’re swamped with cooking, shopping, and decorating, and the last thing you […]

Posted on Nov 02, 2018

MarsBars/iStock Need to know how to sell a home fast, even though the holidays are speedily approaching? If you’re thinking of throwing up your hands and giving up hope until the new year, we’re here to offer hope: There’s still time! Because here’s the deal: As eager as you may be to sell your home before […]

Posted on Oct 31, 2018

Clovera/iStock It’s easy to think of creepy items in your living room that would be instant deal breakers for potential buyers: a coffin, for instance. (With or without someone in it.) A meth lab. A ghost with an attitude problem. First impressions start with curb appeal, but next to the kitchen, the space that arguably carries the […]

Posted on Oct 24, 2018

adamkaz/iStock Do you have to disclose a death in a house? Some buyers may prefer not to think about this unpleasant subject, but others may insist on finding out what major life—and end-of-life—events occurred inside a prospective home. Most sellers know they are obligated to disclose physical defects, like a faulty foundation or mold infestation, […]

Posted on Oct 08, 2018

Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images Spring is generally the most popular time of year to sell a house, with hordes of buyers looking to move into a new place before the school year begins. But if you decide to sell your home during the winter, experts say you could reap a reward in cold, hard cash. “I […]

Posted on Sep 24, 2018

PeopleImages/iStock Today, 14% of Americans aged 25 to 34 live with their significant other without getting married, and many of these unhitched couples are buying homes. Which begs the question: If this merry, modern-day union goes south, how do unmarried couples divide their assets after they split up? When those more traditional duos, aka married couples, […]

Posted on Sep 20, 2018

Mariana Mikhailova/iStock You may have heard that spring and summer are the top home-selling seasons, and that fall is as dead as those leaves piling up on your lawn. But don’t be fooled. “Fall is actually a great time to sell your home,” says real estate agent Carola Encarnacion of DJK Residential in New York City. […]

Posted on Sep 18, 2018

Preparing your home for sale can seem like a big task, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Our handy checklist can ensure that your home stands apart from the crowd. A home that has been properly prepared for sale can sell quicker and for more money, and that’s something that every seller can get […]

Posted on Sep 05, 2018

Choosing the right listing price for your home is a little art and a little science. Bill from Venture Home Real Estate discusses how our agents in Columbiana County find just the right listing price for your property. Curious about what your home might be worth? Our Home Valuation Tool can give you a good starting […]

Posted on Sep 05, 2018

ExperienceInteriors/iStock As most of us know, home staging can help sell a house—particularly in the living room, which has gotten a bad rap lately as a waste of space. The fact is, first impressions matter, and the living room is usually near the entry point for most homes. Reality check: This room may not be […]

Posted on Sep 04, 2018

KatarzynaBialasiewicz/iStock To get your home sold, you have to tackle a rather long to-do list. Some of these tasks are well-known, and some are just good ol’ common sense—like finding a real estate agent and spreading the word that your house is up for grabs. But some other steps in the home-selling process aren’t quite so […]

Posted on Aug 30, 2018

moronif/iStock It should come as no surprise that before you sell your home, you’ve got to make it sparkle—after all, prospective buyers will be peeking in every cabinet, corner, and closet they can get into. But when you’re so focused on the inside, it’s easy to overlook the first (and arguably most important) space buyers […]

Posted on Aug 28, 2018

There are as many ways to finance your new home purchase as there are homes to choose from; but no matter what option you choose, your credit will play an important part. So what do you need to know about having the best credit possible or improving your credit score? Assess The Damage The first […]

Posted on Aug 28, 2018

anyaberkut/iStock How to price a home in a seller’s market may be a question that’s top of mind if you’re listing your home. Much of the United States right now is a seller’s market—which spells potential for major profits. Lucky you! However: Some sellers may see this as an opportunity to set the bar high—maybe […]

Posted on Aug 27, 2018

iStock; realtor.com We hated our house for much of the past five years we lived in it. Located in a suburb of New Jersey, it was too far from where we worked. It was also old, with an outdated kitchen we couldn’t afford to fix. And, oh yeah, as our family grew, it became way […]

Posted on Aug 15, 2018

Cronislaw/iStock Ten years. That’s the average amount of time a homeowner stays in a house, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Think that sounds shockingly short? Or way too long? The fact is, people’s reasons for selling their home are different, as are their time frames. Still, there are some common threads—financial and emotional—that […]

Posted on Aug 14, 2018

fizkes/iStock Honesty is the best policy, but come on, it’s often tempting to fudge the truth a bit—even when selling a home. In fact, in certain situations, spilling too many beans could cost you a sale, so being vague may be the best policy. To be clear, we’re not condoning lying to deceive potential buyers. […]

Posted on Aug 07, 2018

PhonlamaiPhoto/iStock Not everyone has a knack for salesmanship, and this can become painfully apparent when homeowners try to sell their homes. Want proof? Just ask real estate agents—who are hired expressly to lend their home-selling expertise, often to no avail. Try as they may to get their point across, sometimes home sellers just don’t listen. […]

Posted on Aug 06, 2018

Home sellers—and their real estate agents—go to great lengths to capture the attention of potential buyers. Some dress up in a dinosaur costume to make the listing photos stand out, some offer freebies such as tacos or beer with the purchase of the home, and some host over-the-top open houses with live entertainment and a […]

Posted on Aug 03, 2018

constantgardener/iStock First impressions matter—and when you’re selling your house, there’s nothing quite like the vision of a manicured yard to really wow potential buyers. Like staging the inside of your home, staging your yard takes time, effort, and a little bit of money. But your hard work is sure to impress, and the payoff can […]

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