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Thursday, January 20, 2022   /   by Steve Ticknor

Home Office Ideas for When You're Short on Space

Back in early 2020, many companies shut down the communal office and allowed employees to work from home. At the time, they believed this to only be temporary. But, two years later, many of these employees continue to work from home. Today's Havasu home buyers want to see an office space somewhere in the houses they look at. Even in a hot seller's market like ours, you need to incorporate this space to entice buyers. Here are some creative home office ideas you can use when you are short on space.

Creative Home Office Ideas
Home Office/Guest Room
Probably the easiest solution for office space is to make your guest room perform double duty. Switch out the queen-sized mattress for a trundle daybed, a pull-out couch, or even a nice Murphy bed that hides away when not in use. That way, you access the entire room for your office. But when overnight visitors arrive, it conveniently and easily transforms into a guest room.
Convert a Closet
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Thursday, December 23, 2021   /   by Steve Ticknor

How to Safely Show Your Havasu Home

Even when home sales slow down a bit in the winter, the Havasu real estate market continues to favor sellers. If you want to sell your home right now, go ahead and list it. Buyers are still looking for properties, even through the holidays. However, no matter what time of year you put your property on the market, there are some safety tips you might want to follow when showing your Havasu home to potential buyers.

How to Safely Show Your Havasu Home
Take a Pass on Open Houses
In the past, open houses were one of the most popular ways to get your Havasu home seen. Arguably, it seems like the easiest way to get the most people inside your home at one time. However, oftentimes, people who come to open houses tend to be more of the "looky-loo" variety. Serious buyers want a private showing with their own agent. Plus, open houses increase the possibility of getting your valuables stolen. Talk it over with your real estate agent to see whether they believe open houses are beneficial or . ...

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Thursday, November 18, 2021   /   by Steve Ticknor

A Rent-Back Agreement Helps Some Havasu Home Sellers

Buying a home while simultaneously trying to sell your home sometimes comes down to timing. In a seller's market (like here in Lake Havasu), you may sell your home quickly. But finding a new home among the limited inventory available may take a little time. Plus, you might need to use the equity from your Havasu home sale to purchase a new property. In that case, you might want to include a rent-back agreement in your sales contract.

How a Rent-Back Agreement Can Help a Home Seller
What Is It?
A rent-back agreement is exactly what it sounds like. This agreement allows the seller to rent the home from the new owner for a specified period of time and amount of money per month. It also allows the seller to stay in the home while they look for a new one. Plus, it avoids the hassle of moving twice: into a rental property when you sell and then into your new home when you buy. Instead of finding a temporary home while you look for a new one, you pay the new owner a monthly fee (plus a . ...

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Thursday, August 26, 2021   /   by Steve Ticknor

Home Appraisal Prep List

You found a buyer for your Lake Havasu home. Congratulations! Now, you enter escrow. A home inspection and/or appraisal usually get done during this time. Unless your buyer pays for the home with all cash, they probably need a home loan. Banks require an appraisal as part of the home loan process. They will not approve a loan for more than its appraised value. But even if the buyer pays with all cash, they may still want an appraisal done. Therefore, you need to make sure your property is in tip-top shape before the appraiser comes. Use this home appraisal prep list to ensure that your home looks its best.

Home Appraisal Prep List
Fix It
We all grow used to how certain things operate in our Havasu homes over time. The front doorknob rattles. You need to lift the sliding glass door handle slightly in order to open it. The faucet drips from time to time. While you overlook these things, an appraiser will not. Don't forget to fix any problem areas around your home.
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Thursday, May 27, 2021   /   by Steve Ticknor

Appraised Value vs Fair Market Value

High buyer demand and a low housing inventory continue to spur on our hot Lake Havasu seller's market. Many sellers often receive multiple offers on their property from several buyers. Every month, we see sale prices climb higher and higher. But that does not mean that you can list your Havasu home for whatever price you want and expect to automatically receive it. How do you determine what to ask for your home? You should take into account the appraised value as well as its fair market value. While you might think they are the same thing, they are actually different.
Appraised Value vs Fair Market Value
Appraised Value
The appraised value (AV) is determined by an independent third party (the appraiser). First, the appraiser comes out and takes visual stock of the condition of your Lake Havasu home. They also consider the total square footage of both the home and the lot, its location, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, features, fixtures, etc. Then, they look at recently sold pr. ...

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