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Tips For Hiring The Best Contractor For Your Home

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Tips For Hiring The Best Contractor For Your Home

When it comes to home improvement or home repair hiring the right contractor can mean the difference between getting a quality final product or possibly losing money and having to find someone else to complete the work.  Some unsavory contractors are more than ready to collect money upfront and promise to complete the job only to never show up again.  Other contractors may stick around to do the work but after everything is completed the quality of their workmanship is revealed to be not that great.  So how are homeowners able to find the best contractors who will do a good job and won’t take the money and run?  This article explores the topic in detail.

Determine Your Actual Needs First

Determining your actual needs first can help you narrow down the type of contractor you need to get in touch with.  Does your home need plumbing work like installing a new toilet or are you looking for new lighting to be installed in your kitchen?  Sometimes the work one contractor does will also require another contractor to fix up.  For instance many electricians will need cut into drywall in order to run wires, switches and fixtures.  Once done most electricians are not able to make the drywall repairs nor offer painting services so that will require a call to one or more additional contractors. Similar would happen in the case of a plumber who had to cut into drywall in order to access the pipes behind the wall, they may not have the skill...

Tips For Dealing With A Notice Of Sale And Foreclosure

tips for dealing with a not of sale and foreclosure

What Is A Notice Of Sale?

Homeowners who fall too far behind in their mortgage payment may find a Notice Of Sale or Notice Of Sheriff’s Sale mailed to them or posted on their front door.  Often times the mortgage companies will attempt to contact the borrower and make arrangements for the mortgage to be paid back with some different terms that make it easier for the borrower to pay.  On the other hand some lenders due to lack of ability or resources do not do or say much of anything until the late payments are sufficient enough to file for foreclosure which results in the Notice of Sale of Notice of Sheriffs Sale.  Even when such notices are delivered to a homeowner there still may be a few options homeowners can consider in order to prevent their home from being sold out from underneath them.

What Is A Foreclosure?

Foreclosure is a step lenders take to obtain possession (title/ownership) to a house so they can sell the home and attempt to recover money owed to them under a mortgage.  Foreclosures happen generally only after the homeowner has stopped paying on their mortgage and has not attempted to work out something with the lender.  As the foreclosure process is expensive for both the lender and the homeowner it is better for the homeowner to try and sell the home well before the foreclosure process has started.  With easy credit and easy money for buying a home sometimes homeowners get in over their head and end up in a house poor situation.  Especially where some major repairs have been deferred...

Tips For Selling Your Luxury Home Safely and Securely

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Tips For Selling Your Luxury Home Safely and Securely

When selling a luxury home there is the chance you will get people who are interested in the home that are not qualified nor are they interested to buy the home but instead due to curiosity have a desire to tour what a luxury home actually looks like. Even more so if the owner is a local or national celebrity the desire becomes even greater for those who wish to see how that celebrity lives rather than any true interest in buying the home they live in.  This article explores some of the ways luxury homeowners can help ensure those who come to see the home have an actual interest in buying the home and can afford it.

Require A Mortgage Pre-approval Letter Prior To Showings

This is one of the sure fire ways to make sure only those who want to see your luxury home can actually afford to purchase the home if they like it.  While pre-approval letters are not 100% guaranteed in that buyers have been known to lose their pre-approval status prior to closing based on things they do they do serve as a good guide that the buyer who has a pre-approval letter for your million dollar luxury home can indeed afford to purchase it and therefore should be allowed to view it.  This will keep non-serious buyers and those just wanting to tour luxury homes for the sake of saying they have been in a luxury home from wasting a home seller’s time. Home sellers have to go through a lot of preparation work in order to make sure their home is presentable to buyers so that the buyers leave impressed.  Getting a home ready for buyers who are touring...

How Is The Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Real Estate Market Doing For Residential and Investment Properties?

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How Is The Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Real Estate Market Doing For Residential and Investment Properties?

The real estate market in general all over the United States has been experiencing gains with houses in and around many large cities selling at a quick pace once they hit the market. The Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky markets are no different and have been seeing rapid sales of homes in areas where demand is high.  Residential and investment property have been seeing brisk sales and price gains over the past few years.  Even with the increase in mortgage interest rates the market has not slowed down much.

Residential Real Estate In The Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Markets

The Greater Cincinnati, Ohio and Northern Kentucky markets generally go hand in hand with each other and many residents of Northern Kentucky commute daily into Cincinnati as well as vice versa.  The south east portion of Indiana is also considered part of the Greater Cincinnati tri-state area and is connected to the region by the I-275 loop which goes through all three states.  On the Indiana side homes tend to have more land available there and the area is not as densely populated as the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas are.

The Greater Cincinnati, Ohio consists of Hamilton, Clermont, Warren and Butler counties.  In Northern Kentucky Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties are the northern most counties closest to Cincinnati.  Due to more land availability new construction homes are more readily available in the Clermont, Warren and Butler counties as well as in Boone and Campbell counties.  Hamilton and Kenton county being more established...

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