(Norfolk VA ~ Real Estate) Regardless of the listing price, for a home to sell in today’s market, it must have professional photographs or your Realtor must take the pictures with a high quality digital camera. As more buyers begin their home search online, how your property presents visually will determine the number of showings and activity you receive.
The Hampton Roads MLS allows 32 photos per listing, and many of the secondary search engines, such as Zillow and Realtor.com display additional images for featured properties. This is a trend we saw in 2007, due to the high numbers of online buyers, and it is here to stay.
So, how can you ensure your home is shown in the best possible way with photos? The first step is to clean your home and remove all clutter. The countertops in the kitchen and baths should be completely free of items; this includes small appliances. Also, be sure to put away any refrigerator magnets. Continue reading →
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Norfolk, VA – Before you begin a home renovation, ask your Realtor how it will affect the value and marketability of your home in the future. While most Norfolk real estate agents agree that location is still the most powerful selling point, buyers also consider condition and property updates. “No renovation guarantees a home will sell”, states Shannon Allen Realtor with Judy Boone Realty in Norfolk, VA. “However, sellers can make property improvements that appeal to the majority of buyers.”
Here are the top four home updates that attract buyers and translate into a quicker sale for sellers in Norfolk VA Continue reading →
Norfolk VA – Interest rates remain low and are forecasted to remain steady for the next several months. Many people are entering the housing market to take advantage of the low mortgage rates; however, it is important to note that the interest rate for your mortgage is affected by several factors, including your credit history, and the type of property you wish to purchase. If you are considering buying a home in Norfolk VA this spring, be sure to keep these factors in mind, as they are the influencers that will affect your mortgage interest rate.
Credit Score –It’s true that your credit score is one of the most important factors in determining the rate of your mortgage.
Property Type – There may be pricing adjustments for condominiums and multi-family properties as opposed to a single-family purchase.
Loan to Value – This is your down payment for a purchase. The lower your loan to value (LTV), the better your interest rate may be.
Shannon Allen, Realtor
Judy Boone Realty | 809 E Ocean View Ave | Norfolk VA