Lots of people like the idea of buying a home in a college town. There are lots of small, cool cafes, restaurants, and bars to enjoy. The community also has a chill vibe, and is a great mix of small town feel with big city sophistication. If you work in Manhattan, but want to buy a town home in a college town, you should look towards New Jersey. There are some college towns in Upstate New York, but they are a bit far for people who are making the daily commute into Manhattan.
Oceanfront homes for sale sound like a great real estate option, right? Well, they are in many cases, but there are some questions that you should ask your realtor (and yourself) before proceeding with a viewing. What Kind of Coastline Is the Home On? One question to ask is what type of coast you're on. Is there a beach in the backyard of your home, or are you directly on the water?
Selling your home for the first time is a big step. And if you're at least a day into the process, you've probably already found out there's a lot you don't know. It's your first time around though, so you're not expected to know it all. But what you don't know could cost you. Here's a look at three of the biggest ways a first time home seller can sabotage their deal.
If you have a child headed off to college in a part of the country that enjoys a much lower cost of living than your home area, you may wonder whether purchasing a small rental home in the area is a better investment than sinking thousands into room and board fees. In many cases, purchasing a college rental and obtaining a few roommates for your teen can help pay this unit's carrying cost during your teen's college career, and upon graduation, you (or your student) will have a tangible asset to leverage.
It's a good idea to give careful consideration when you're hiring a real estate agent to represent you. Picking a handful of agents and then meeting with them individually will give you a chance to hear about their credentials and expertise, get their perspective on your situation, and ask a variety of questions. It can often be effective to make a list of some important topics — but not necessarily ask about them.