Monday, December 13, 2021 / by Chris Carozza
So, you’ve decided to move to Connecticut. That’s a great idea: Connecticut is one of the wealthiest states, has a thriving job market, and the cost of living isn’t too bad either. But, if you’re unsure how to go about organizing your move, take it easy. To help you out, we’ve put together a guide to moving to Connecticut.
Work out a budget
Before you do anything else, it’s essential to figure out how much money you have to work with. When working out a budget for moving to Connecticut, you need to start with how much you’ll need for your new home. If you want to buy your new home, then you’re looking at a median price of $240,320. If you’re looking to rent a house, account for $1,800 per month on average. Renting apartments is cheaper, ranging from $880 to $1.513, depending on the city. However, this is only the tip of the budgeting iceberg. You will also need to worry about moving costs, closing costs,&nb ...
Saturday, November 20, 2021 / by Chris Carozza
Buying a fixer-upper is a prevalent investment trend not only in the US but all around the world, too. However, it's not a decision to be rushed. Before deciding to take on such an extensive project, you need to consider different factors and determine if it's worth the investment. If you are not sure how to do this, we're here. Continue reading this article and find out the benefits and downsides of buying a home that requires renovation and which factors to consider when choosing one.
Pros and cons of buying a fixer-upper
Deciding whether to engage in such a huge and risky project is not an easy task. Even though investing in a fixer-upper is an exciting adventure, it can also be quite an overwhelming and stressful experience, especially if you're house hunting for the first time.
To help you steer your decision into a direction that's right for you, below, you can find the pros and cons of investing in a fixer-upper.
Before buying a fixer-upper, make sure to determine if g. ...
Saturday, October 30, 2021 / by Chris Carozza
A woman frustrated by noise
Many people can call a house a home only if they can find their peace and quiet there. In a way, a home should always be a personal sanctuary. It is a place where we can unwind after a long day, pursue our interests and hobbies, and, perhaps most importantly, sleep without any sonic interruptions. So, finding a quiet property is a factor high up on your home buying checklist? We are here to give you a few pointers on determining if the home you are interested in is peaceful enough for you to consider buying it.
The major problem homebuyers have when they are at a showing is that it is hard to assess if and when the home is quiet. With real estate agents and other homebuyers roaming around the property, you can never be too sure. Furthermore, you can easily get distracted while considering if other characteristics of the property suit your lifestyle. And yet another obstacle - you could have a hard time determining the quietness of; ...
Saturday, October 16, 2021 / by Chris Carozza
Having to sell a home requires much more than the actual sale. Cleaning and preparing the house for viewings, legal matters, or seeking a new residence. All put together can raise your stress levels, especially when having to sell during the pandemic. However, you can prepare yourself on time and learn how to deal with the stress of selling your home. Follow these easy steps, and go through the selling process without worries.
Preparations before the sale
Before listing your house for sale, you should get it prepared. After all, your goal is to try and sell it as fast as possible. Therefore, you can use some tips and tricks to make sure that you get the best outcome. At the same time, we must tell you that you may be required to make certain investments. So make sure you have some money saved up for this phase. If you do everything by the book, not only can you get your investment back, but you can make more money when you sell.
Step #1: Declutter your home
This step is more impo ...
Saturday, October 2, 2021 / by Chris Carozza
Being a first-time home buyer can be pretty exciting. At the same time, it can be quite a challenge. Finding the appropriate house requires a few steps and information that you can obtain via research. To help you in your quest for knowledge, we’ve put together a list of house-hunting tips for first-time buyers. You will learn what to expect and how to prepare for buying your first home. Make sure to check all the things on the list, and you will have the perfect home in no time.
Save some money
When it comes to additional costs, most first-time house buyers have no idea what to expect. Some might not even know about their existence. As a result, we must first warn you that you will be required to spend money in addition to the purchase price of the property. Some of the extra costs can be the down payment, cash reserve requirements, closing costs, moving costs, and so on. Make sure to have some resources prepared for when the time comes. Start saving before going on the hous ...