Thursday, September 22, 2016 / by Glenn Musto
Tips For Selling Your Home
Glenn Musto | September 22, 2016. So you’re putting your house on the market. Terrific! My first piece of advice is that you listen to someone who knows your local Real Estate market – a professional Realtor. If you don’t have one, or
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prefer to sell it yourself, then the first thing you must do is clean up. Remove all junk and clutter. Rent a storage unit if you need to. Imagine that the clutter is no longer yours, and get it out of the house.
If you wish to update your home to increase its value and improve your chances of selling it, start with the floors. If you have soiled carpet or linoleum in your kitchen, hallway, bathroom, or wherever, change it. Replace it with wood or tile. This not only improves the appearance and smell, it will definitely increase your chances of selling your house.
When trying to sell your home, a spa-like bathroom can be very appealing. Creating one doesn&rsq ...
Thursday, September 15, 2016 / by Glenn Musto
Your Pinellas Beach Home: Condo vs Single Family
Glenn Musto | Thursday, Sept 15, 2016. Whether from the standpoint of personal lifestyle or financial investment, you can’t go wrong by choosing to live on or near a beach in Pinellas County, Florida. A home purchase in this area is likely to be one of the best decisions you will ever make.
Your first consideration as you begin your search for your dream home at the beach may be whether you prefer a single-family home or condominium. Each has its strong points.
1. Location & Price: As the cost of beachfront land continues to rise, Gulf-front single-family homes are becoming a rarity. Because multi-story buildings can be built today with several condominiums on lots where single homes once sat, condominium owners often share costs in order to make beach living more affordable. Local zoning regulations dictate the areas where condominiums can be built. Land costs typically decrease as you mov ...
Thursday, September 8, 2016 / by Glenn Musto
Preparing To Sell Your Home?
Glenn Musto | Thursday, Sept 08, 2016. Whether you currently have your home for sale, or you’re thinking about selling in the future, a little advance planning can make a big difference in your success.
The Internet can be a godsend to any homeowner who wishes to sell a house. Online listings provide a great deal of information for prospective buyers as well as homeowners who wish to compare their homes to others on the market. Online information also updates much faster than that from offline sources, so is more likely to be current. Real estate websites that provide access to regional MLS listings can save a buyer or seller much effort. By accessing reliable online information, either buyers or sellers can devote more time to the many other aspects of home buying or selling. Team Musto website provides easy access to such information.
Buyers: Your Home’s Future Value
If resale value is important to you when you purchase your home, do ...
Thursday, September 1, 2016 / by Glenn Musto
Pinellas Area Beaches – My Favorite Grouper Sandwiches
Glenn Musto | Thursday, September 1, 2016. TEAM MUSTO clients live in the most beautiful area of the United States: The paradise that we know as our Clearwater/St Petersburg beaches in Pinellas County, Florida.
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Rather than writing today about the great deals we currently have available (and we have many) in homes and condos from Clearwater Beach south to Belleair Beach, Redington Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, Madeira Beach, Treasure Island, St Pete Beach and beyond, I want to share something very special to sellers and buyers alike.
Locals in our area understand that you haven’t really lived until you’ve had a fresh grouper sandwich at the beach. The tender and hearty white fish is a mainstay on menus throughout the Pinellas County area of Florida. The number of ways to serve fresh grouper is limited only by one’s imagination. The most common preparations ar ...
Thursday, August 25, 2016 / by Glenn Musto
Your Home's Value - 7 CRUCIAL FACTORS
Glenn Musto | Thursday, August 25, 2016.
Many factors influence the value of your home. Some are obvious, while others may not be readily apparent.
1. Location. You have probably heard the oft-repeated adage that the three most important factors in determining a home’s value are A) Location, B) Location, and C) Location. To illustrate, compare the relative values of one acre of land in an Arizona desert, atop a Montana mountain, or in the center of Manhattan. The more desirable the location of your home is to others, the greater is its value.
2. Size and age of construction. Home values are often expressed as price per square foot. This valuation is affected by current material and labor construction costs. Such valuations are also influenced by the age of the construction. While a 30 year-old home may have originally cost 1/5 of its current value, today’s valuation must take into account ...