Sunday, May 24, 2015

Things to do Before Moving into a New House

Maybe, you are now aware of the things that you should look for before buying a house. I’m assuming that you are here because you already have a new house from Camella and ready to move in. So why should you follow these tips? The answer’s simple, for security purposes and to save time.
So, I won’t keep you waiting, these are the things that you should do:

Change the Locks


This is the most important of these tips. If you are moving into foreclosed houses make sure that you will change old locks with new ones. Learn how to assemble a doorknob into your door or have somebody to put it for you.  After having doorknobs and locks changed, second thing that you should do is to visit the locksmith and create a duplicate key for each of the members of the family.

Check the Water System of the House


Before moving into the house, check if the water current flowing into the house is strong. Check the faucets, showers toilet bowl flush, if they are in good and working condition. If the water coming out the faucets is weak, it’s good to check for leaks. One brilliant way to check for leaks is to turn on the water meter and list the current reading and make sure that all the faucets are closed. Leave it for 2 hours and check it again. If the water reading increased, there is a leak.

Check for the Main Switch


Why should you locate the main power switch? This is to keep you safe, especially if you need repairs on your electrical system. When does this usually happen? Usually, circuit breakers are turned off when typhoons with strong winds are in your area. It is also turned off when flood is coming inside the house. We do this to avoid electrocution.

Clean the house especially the Kitchen


The Kitchen is a part of a house where cooking and food preparation happens. It typically is a place equipped with a sink, a stove and a refrigerator. It is also a place where you should focus your time in for cleaning because this place is the usual breeding place for bacteria.

One of the biggest concerns about cleanliness in the kitchen is foodborne illnesses due to spoilage or cross-contamination. You should know about safety precautions like using different cutting boards for meat and vegetables, always washing your hands after handling raw meats and cleaning the sink and countertops regularly. Also, clean the cupboards before using it as a food container.

To wrap things up, these are things that you should do before moving into your new house: change the locks, check the water system, find out where you main power switch is and lastly clean the kitchen. Thanks for reading my post! Continue following us for more tips! 

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Tips on How to Market a House

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Home selling requires a great deal of mental and emotional preparation. You need to be in the seller’s shoe and gradually letting sink in that, sooner, you’re no longer the owner of the house. It may be hard to let go but it is much as tricky to sell. Every day, registered multiple listing services in the Philippines have tons of house and lot for sale ads. The tips listed below may give you a clue how to market a house:(This article is brought to you by:
  • Invite a home inspector. Their task is to find out if your house needs minor repairs or a major renovation. Later you will find out why this step is necessary.
  • Request a detailed report about the expenses you may incur. You must fully understand the suggestions they will present to you in black and white so you could weigh your budget.
  • Start the renovation based on the home inspector’s findings only if you can afford it. The enhancements may raise the selling price but don’t expect too much. It is a gamble you must take.
  • Schedule a serious Spring Cleaning. All right, you replaced all the doorknobs; however, the ceiling is still full of cobwebs and other icky things. These small details that get left out will ruin your house presentation.
  • Review the technical specifications of your house and write it down for later use. We are talking about the:
  • Number of rooms/floors/baths
  • Lot size
  • Location/Address
  • Type of house
Include the necessary information that may describe your home. For your safety, you may not indicate the exact address of your house and ask first for the credentials of the buyer before allowing a home tour.

  • Take pictures and aim for 6 to 10 shots of the prime spots of the house. Avoid capturing anything that would turn off the buyer. Keep in mind that your subject is the house, nothing more, so focus only on your subject. Produce high quality images for posting.
  • Create a Virtual Tour. Do you really want to stand out? This is a nice and cool gimmick. It provides a buyer of a sneak preview of your property in a 360-degree perspective.
  • Put your house on the spotlight. This step is what you’ve been waiting for; selling your house in the market. You need the entire arsenal you could use, such as:
  • The good ‘ole “House for Sale” sign. In reality, this may not yield many results as before. It is still worth a try, though, for those buyers doing a house tripping around your area.
  • Print ads. Display it on a well-known newspaper; distribute flyers; and put up posters in places where there is heavy foot traffic. Don’t forget to use the best picture from your copies.
  • Selling online. This is when you will be familiar with multiple listing services. List your property in trusted websites only. As usual, you should be wary of advertising personal information like home address, contact number, and email address.
  • Entertain those buyers who want to tour your home. This step can’t be avoided because, of course, you need to seal a deal. Be accommodating and be prepared for a Q-and-A session.
At this point, this question may pop up in your mind. Do you need a real estate agent for your marketing debut? Somehow, as a first time house seller, you might need an agent’s expertise in terms of appraising your house and finding a buyer. He could also help you in the marketing and advertising part, but expect an extra charge. If you can pull it off, you may do it yourself and read a lot of reference material to familiarize yourself with it.

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