Do You Need Private Mortgage Insurance?

Do You Need Private Mortgage Insurance?

Tips For Preparing Your Home For A Showing

by Luke Fields

Is your home listed for sale on the local real estate market, and does it say when you will be having people come to your home for showings? If so, it will help to prep the following areas before they come to your home and decide if they want to buy it.

Home's Exterior

The first impression you'll make on the buyer is with your home's exterior. Start by looking for any cosmetic damage that needs to be repaired, such as a front door that needs to be painted or a wooden porch that needs to be sanded and stained again. Consider pressure washing surfaces so that they look pristine and appealing to others. Take the time to do some gardening by removing weeds, trimming shrubs, and making the garden look well-cared-for. It will help reflect on the inside of your home before others see it.

Living Room

Make it a goal to get rid of all clutter. If something is out and has a better place that is out of sight, put it away so that it can't be seen. Brighten up the space by using natural light. Open up your blinds and curtains to bring in as much sunlight as possible to make the space feel bigger. You should also repair any cosmetic damage in the living room as well, such as scratches on the wall that can be sanded and painted.


Try to remove as many personal items as possible to keep the bathroom looking minimalistic. Consider putting items in drawers or medicine cabinets that are normally out on your bathroom counters. It is also a good idea to put out clean towels before others see your home. The towels may seem clean, but you don't want there to be an odor that smells like mildew when someone steps into your bathroom.


You need to put away anything that is not essential to the kitchen to make your counterspaces look as big as possible. They shouldn't be completely bare, but keep it to the basics so that it looks minimalistic and clean. Clean up your refrigerator by removing the magnets, school papers, and coupons that are cluttering up the space. You should also do a good job of cleaning up your stove to make it look pristine. After all, these are appliances that will be left in your home, so you want them to look as if they are in great condition.

For more information on how to sell your home, contact your local realtor today.  


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.