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Six Reasons to Get a Professional’s Advice When Selling Your Home
If you’re thinking of placing your home on the market and selling it yourself to save money, you could be setting yourself up for frustration and financial loss. Here are some compelling reasons why DIY is best left to home improvements when it’s time to sell your house:
1. Real Estate Professionals Will Guide
You through Prelisting Preparations
If you’re thinking of selling your home, you’ve likely read all sorts of articles that tell you how to stage… Read More
Low Inventory and Rising Prices Slow National Home Sales
Existing-home sales improved slightly in September, rising month over month 0.7 percent to 5.39 million. However, year-over-year sales are down (1.5 percent) for the first time in the past year. According to Lawrence Yun, chief economist for NAR, “Home sales in recent months remain at their lowest level of the year and are unable to break through despite considerable buyer interest in most parts of the country.” Sales growth is being restricted by… Read More
House Hunting and Credit: What You Need to Know
By now it is something of a cliché to call homeownership the American dream. But even if sitting on your own deck, looking over a picket fence, and sipping lemonade doesn’t move you, homeownership is still one of the best ways to build wealth.
For many people, owning a home is cheaper than renting and in the long run the biggest investment they will ever make. It is also a practical financial move thanks to the fact that you’re likely building equity.
So, although it is perfectly fine to dream about backyard barbecues… Read More
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Words cannot express how incredibly grateful I am to Lisa Wenzel and Wenzel Select Properties for finding my perfect forever home. When Lisa and I went out to look at the properties that I wanted to see, she educated me on the “do’s and dont’s” of purchasing a home. Lisa has the ability to see a home and its potential, which was very helpful and important to me because I don’t possess that quality. She was so thorough and knowledgeable that I knew I was in good hands. She told me that she would never let her clients buy a property that she, herself, would not buy. When we walked into my new home, we both knew that it was the one! I was probably one of Wenzel Select Properties’ most high maintenance clients because I had a horrible real estate experience in the past so I was very nervous. Lisa explained everything to me and answered all of my millions of questions right away. She helped me find a mortgage company, home inspector, attorney and handyman, whom I was very pleased with and had reasonable pricing. Lisa went above and beyond the call of duty. She was there when I needed her and she helped me to remain calm when I needed it. I have so much respect for Lisa Wenzel and Wenzel Select Properties and I would highly recommend them to anyone who is buying or selling a home. Thank you for my Home Sweet Home!
Month-Over-Month Home Sales Increase Despite Low Supply
Unemployment levels are down and wages are slowly starting to rise, which is making home ownership an affordable reality for more potential buyers. But the ongoing housing inventory shortage is leading to higher home prices, making it difficult for those potential buyers to afford their dream homes. Low inventory isn’t just leading to an increase in home prices, though, it’s also putting downward pressure on existing… Read More
Bamboo: A Cost-Effective Alternative to Hardwood Flooring
Wood floors add a winning combination of elegance, convenience, and value to a home. Hardwood, such as oak or maple, is durable and attractive, yet comes at a significant cost that may not be within your budget. Bamboo offers the advantages of traditional hardwood materials without the hefty price tag. Here are five great reasons to consider bamboo flooring:
Cost-Effective: High-quality bamboo is comparable to traditional types of hardwood but weighs in at a fraction of the price.
Eco-friendly: The wood can be harvested in as little as four years… Read More
Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions
We start each new year with the best of intentions. Whether the goal is to lose 20 pounds, stop smoking, work out more, or go back to school, we work hard at the beginning of the year, fully intending to reach our goals.
It does not have to be that way, however. There are some proven ways to make sure your New Year’s resolutions do not drop by the wayside and your goals… Read More
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The material in this publication is provided for your informational purpose only and is not intended to substitute professional advice. If your property is currently listed with a Real Estate Broker, this publication is not intended as a solicitation.