Do You Want to Sell a House This Year?

Want to sell your house? 

If you want to sell your home, Zillow recommends listing your home for sale in March and no later than Labor Day. If you’re trying to sell quickly, then list in March. If you want the greatest profit, try listing the end of April. Of course, this varies depending on where you live in the United States. Zillow also says that Thursday is the best day to list a house. According to a recent survey, home sellers spend over $5,000 to get a home ready for the market. Zillow and Thumbtack report that most of that goes towards landscaping, the rest on paint, and carpet cleaning. Homes that appear well-maintained can sell for 10% more than those without improvements.

Higher mortgage rates and home prices make this year a competitive market for sellers. Many potential buyers are waiting to see what happens in the economy while others are choosing to continue renting. It’s predicted that mortgage rates will continue to climb before they stabilize. Some think that rates could reach 7.4% this year. Jesus said, “In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.” So, keep it all in perspective. Your home here is temporal at best. Ask God for wisdom, seek wise counselors before you buy, and don’t buy before your money’s in the bank. 

Start the new year off right by contacting Christian Credit Counselors. They can create a debt management plan specifically for you. For more information call the Crown Helpline: 800-722-1976 or visit online at crown.org/ccc.