10 Things to Do Before You Sell Your First Home for an Upgrade

When you’re ready to upgrade to a nicer home, you usually have to make sure your first house sells. Typically, this means you’ll need to roll up your sleeves and do a little work, as practically no property is ready to showcase without a bit of elbow grease. If you aren’t sure where to begin, here are 10 things to do before selling a home for an upgrade.1. Assess Your Curb Appeal The first impression your house makes on a prospective buyer is from the outside. That means curb appeal Read more [...]

Lower Your Rent With the Power of Negotiation

While it might seem like rents are sky high and never coming down, real estate experts have been saying that housing markets are beginning to soften. If you moved into your current digs during the peak of the rental market, you're probably paying more than most of the landlord's other tenants and thus might stand a decent chance to lower your rent.While this type of negotiation isn't easy, you can increase your chances of succeeding if you prepare ahead of time.Keeping you as a tenant saves Read more [...]