Do You Need Private Mortgage Insurance?

Do You Need Private Mortgage Insurance?

2 Ways To Stage Your House For An Open House

by Luke Fields

If you are trying to get your house ready for an open house so that you can sell it, there are things that you need to do. Doing those things can help you make a good impression on potential buyers and make them seriously consider your house:


One of the things you need to do is to make sure that you have your house staged well. Think of yourself as a set designer. You are creating a set that will hopefully impress the judges who will be coming. The judges, or potential buyers, want to look at your set and see their belongings in that. The better you can design a neutral set for them to do that, the better off you are. So, when you are staging your house, you want to eliminate a lot of the individuality in your house. Pack away the majority of your knick-knacks and pictures. You don't want to get rid of all of them because then your house looks empty and institutional, but you want to leave it looking clean and uncluttered. You will also want to get rid of any overly bright colors that you have around your house, for example, if you have a room that you have painted acid green, you will want to paint that a neutral color. If you want to add pops of color, think about using throw pillows, bedding sets, or throw rugs. 

Homey Atmosphere

While you are working to create a visual stage that will let the potential buyers think that they can put their furnishings in the house, you also want to make sure that you are creating an atmosphere that will let them feel like they are coming home when they walk into your house. Your sense of smell is really powerful when it comes to your memories and particular associations. For example, the smell of chocolate chip cookies or bread baking can make you feel like you are home and associate with good memories. If your house smells like that when it's time for the open house, that will trigger something in buyers that they may not even realize. If you aren't a baker, your real estate agent may be able to help you with those things, including using the possibility of candles or scented wax burners that will provide the same smells.  

If you are getting ready to sell your house and are going to have an open house, you need to make sure that the potential buyers are able to see themselves living in your house. Contact a real estate agent for more information and assistance. 


About Me

Do You Need Private Mortgage Insurance?

Welcome to my website. My name is Larry Silva, and I want to talk a bit about private mortgage insurance. You may have heard the term PMI mentioned when you were in the process of purchasing real estate. When I first heard my lender talking about PMI, I was very confused. It was my realtor who sat me down and explained what private mortgage insurance was and when someone is required to purchase it. He told me that PMI is not lifelong insurance; it can be cancelled when the mortgage principal balance reaches a certain point. Once it was explained to me, private mortgage insurance was no longer a mystery or a confusing concept. I would like to pass on what I learned and hope that you find it to be of value.