Monthly Archives: July 2013
Pricing the land or property too low or too high, selling them before they are physically ready, waiting for a market rebound, these are just some of the drawbacks a seller can encounter during a home sale. Committing these mistakes can be quite costly too – time-, effort- and money-wise.
Why Hire A Real Estate Agent
Keep yourself from experiencing these pitfalls. Here are five (5) reasons why you should hire a realtor.
1. He can make things easier for you. From research, house listing, marketing and promotion, to appointments, negotiations as well as contracts, he can very well ease a big bulk of stress off your shoulders. He will lead you to the right direction where everything can become manageable on your end. You will not need to worry about having to handle all volumes of paperwork – repair requests, buyers’ offers or purchase agreements. He does this regularly so you are guaranteed of a quality work without sacrificing your time. (more…)
Many people will have heard of the Property Misdescriptions Act when buying a residential property and many will have broadly known that it meant when estate agents were marketing a property for sale, they could not misrepresent the property.
Under the Property Misdescriptions Act, estate agents could simply describe the property and leave out any negative information (such as noise nuisance or death in the property and so on) and it was for any prospective purchaser to find out any further details. As with many commercial transactions, it was caveat emptor (buyer beware).
Since 1 October 2013, this has all changed and it is now agents, landlords and vendors be aware as the Property Misdescriptions Act was repealed and the main legislation is now the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 (known as CPR). (more…)
What do you do if you need to put your house up for sale but you know that it is not in the best shape. Do you sell the house as is? Or should you make repairs first? Figuring this out will have a big effect on the price of your property.
Here are a few examples that can help you clear up this issue:
How heavy is the damage?
There are two main types of damage when selling your home. The first type of damage is cosmetic issues. Cosmetic issues are fixes that do not affect the structure or the overall livability of the property, but it does affect its appearance and is an annoyance to those living in the home. Such cosmetic damage includes leaking faucets, torn wallpaper, dirty areas such as the bathtub or sink, or dilapidated fencing. Even easily fixable small structural defects may fall into this category such as missing shingles or holes in the wall. The important thing to note is that they are relatively inexpensive to fix and if these are the only repair problems, a homeowner is better off fixing these issues instead of selling as is. (more…)
The Philippines is well-known for its beautiful beaches. While you can still find these in raw, undeveloped areas, many beaches have long been turned into resorts that have a lot of the modern conveniences that you may look for while on a relaxing vacation.
With the many beaches to try and explore in the Philippines, the most luxurious ones are often also the most expensive. If you would like to try out living like the rich and famous even for just a day or two, you can try out the following luxury resorts in the Philippines.
• Aman Resort, Amanpulo. This exclusive first-class resort in Palawan has been host to the likes of Hollywood celebrities and world-known personalities. The resort is accessible only by private flight from Manila directly to Pamalican Island where the resort is located. The cheapest amount you can expect to shell out on a night of stay in this beach resort in the Philippines is 950 USD. This price, however, is deemed worth it by many who attests to the luxuriousness, privacy, and breathtaking beauty that the resort has to offer.