Is Your House Sale Not Going Well – Other Options You May Have

According to the National Association of Realtors, house sales have declined nearly 3.5 percent in comparison to the same period, last year. Among the perils of recession is inability to sell your home when you want to. In this age of globalization, it is not unusual to find people who want to relocate so that they may find better job opportunities, a better neighborhood or just get away from the same boring routine. Still, you may think twice before selling because there are other options that may yield a better prospect. As an alternate, try these:

Rent Your Home
If you have never thought of renting your home, now is the time. A rent can easily pay you hundreds of dollars in extra income that you can spend on renting an apartment in the neighborhood you love. This will have two potential advantages. First, you will have time to think and search for another home. Secondly, you will be able to feel the neighborhood where you intend to move. Just make sure to talk to a professional rental management company who are able to screen the potential tenants. No one likes mid night calls from the tenants.

Home Renovations
If the only reason for leaving your home is that it looks very outdated then consider renovating it. There are many lenders who are willing to finance renovation projects. In fact, renovation can help raise the potential re-sale value of the house. When its good time to sell, chances are you will reap greater profits from renovation as it will not only compensate for the project but also leave some extra cash in your pocket.

Lease your Home With Option To Buy
Leasing is sometimes the best option. Remember, there are hundreds of potential candidates who are looking to buy a home but cannot finance it. Leasing provides those hopefuls to live in the home with an option to buy it after the lease ends. Good thing for you is that monthly payments from lease are higher then the regular rental payments. Try to lease it to someone who is genuinely interested in permanently settling in the area. Such proprietors are always better as they care for the home in which they have a stake. Furthermore, lease option agreements make the tenants responsible for any damage or repairs.

Home Mortgage Refinancing
If the sole reason for selling the property is higher mortgage payments then you may apply for a home equity loan or even take an adjustable rate mortgage. Even if you have less then good credit, there are various options to get a better rate. Before you do that, make sure that your financial conditions will allow you to pay the future lower monthly payments; if you are unable to fulfill the new terms of the agreement, be ready to face more stringent terms.
If you are relocating, ask our employer for a guaranteed purchase option that will allow you to focus on other important tasks. You can even do a house swap with someone who wants to move in your area. Also consider short selling, as a last resort.
Still your best option may be to wait for better opportunities to knock at your doorstep.
Article authored by Derek Weeks of Urban Synergy Realty. Urban Synergy Realty is a prominent name in Denver Real Estate, with agents specializing in working with both buyers and sellers of real estate throughout the Denver area. Visit for details about their services, property listings, and information about their service areas, like Curtis park, Denver Real Estate.
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