Do You Need Private Mortgage Insurance?

Do You Need Private Mortgage Insurance?

2 Ways To Get Your House Ready For Sale

by Luke Fields

If there is a pretty good chance that you are going to be selling your house in the near future, you probably want to start prepping your house early. That way when it comes time for the actual sale, you are ready for people to come and look at your house and possibly buy it. 

Embrace Neutrals

You want for people who come into your house at viewings or open houses to look at it and think, "Oh hey, that could be my place." One thing that would help with that is if you have painted your house in neutral colors. That means if you have a Seattle Seahawks themed room, you should paint it over in something neutral, something in one of the shades of white or a nice beige. That may not be as interesting as showing your Seahawk pride, but it's more likely to get your house sold. 

Think Flowers

You want to improve your curb appeal. People are going to start getting their impressions of your house as soon as they pull up to look at it. Improving your curb appeal can be as easy as adding some flowers in front of the house. You don't have to actually plant anything, there are much easier ways to do it. One is to buy seasonal plants in pots. If you get something like geraniums in the spring and summer and mums in the fall and possibly a nice wreath for winter, you are going to get a nice pop of color and it will help your house look better. If you are worried about the look of the pots that the plants come in, you can get an outer pot you can just slip the smaller pot with the plant into the outer pot. When it's time to change out the flowers, all you have to do pull out the pot and then drop in the new ones. One benefit of doing that is that you can take the decorative, outer pots with you to your new house if you want.

If there is a chance that you are going to be selling your house soon, you want to make sure that you are ready to go. That means that you need to start prepping your house early. You don't want to have to think about prepping your house for a viewing while you are looking for a new house. 

Contact your local 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.