I’ve taken a small hiatus from writing, and while I’ve been away the housing market has really started to improve in many areas quite significantly. Nationally house prices are still coming up, as are home sales while the foreclosures keep coming down which is always a promising sign.
There are some really nice hotspots across the nation experiencing an uptick in sales such as Florida where a single family home has seen a tremendous 7.8% increase in selling price over last year. To put that in perspective, on a typical $175,000 home, it means you will see an additional $13,650 in your pocket! Put this with selling your own house, and saving the 6% commission, and you would be putting nearly $25,000 back into your pocket!
Are you in an area where home prices are on the upswing? Now may be a great time to list that house. If you’re not in one of these areas but want to sell, it’s a perfect time to prepare for when the day comes the market turns around for you. Having your property ready is key to getting the right buyer and commanding the right price!