The state of today’s real estate market has made it tough on anyone looking to buy or sell a home. The days of generous bank loans with nothing down or adjustable payments are well in the past. With a renewed emphasis on building and maintaining good credit in addition to staying within a budget, a new set of skills are needed for prospective buyers that are looking for the home of their dreams at a price they can afford, as well as potential sellers who want to maximize the profit on their home as fast as they can.
To start off our “Buying & Selling a Home in a Tough Market” Theme Week the following titles are recommended for those looking to acquire and sharpen those skills needed to overcome the challenges presented by the current housing climate. There will also be a GIVEAWAY for the first FIVE people who comment on the Friday post. We’ll e-mail you if you are a winner, and we’ll also follow-up with a post about the winners so stay tuned and share your thoughts with us!
I have decided to sell my home, now how can I can get the most value out of it in a down housing market?
Sell Your Home in Any Market: 50 Surprisingly Simple Strategies for Getting Top Dollar Fast by Jim Remley
Home Staging That Works: Sell Your Home in Less Time for More Money by Starr C. Osborne
I want to buy my dream home but times are tough and banks are making it even tougher to qualify for a manageable mortgage loan. How can I find a mortgage deal that is realistic and works best for me?
A Survival Guide for Buying a Home by Sid Davis
I just bought my first house but am quickly realizing that maintaining my new home costs more than I expected. How can I reduce these costs so as not to go over my budget?
Along with the recession the demand for real estate has fallen. The good news? It has never been more affordable to own and manage your own property! What would be the best way to capitalize on this and maximize the profits on my investments?
The Complete Guide to Investing in Foreclosures by Steve Berges
The Property Management Tool Kit by Mike Beirne
The Landlord’s Financial Toolkit by Michael C. Thomsett
Coming tomorrow will be Starr Osborne’s guest post on staging your home to sell.