Tips For Selling Your Home

jonya/iStock; realtor.com Selling a home should be a joyous process—where you show off your digs to enamored buyers who shower you with offers that far surpass what you paid for the place originally. That’s the dream, anyway. And yet, all too often, the home-selling process is fraught with pain, surprises, and no small amount of post-sale regrets. As […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | May 31, 2017

Culpeper County VA Pending Home Sales

Recently Sold Homes In Culpeper County VA Curious about what homes are currently selling for in Culpeper County?  Check out all of the pending home sales in Culpeper County below.  View more details of each home by simply clicking on the photos.   If you are wondering how much your home would sell for in […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Apr 16, 2017

Assessed Value vs. Market Value: What’s the Difference?

Maskot/Getty Images   Homes don’t come with sticker prices set in stone. Rather they are moving targets—that’s what makes buying and selling real estate so fun! (Or frustrating, depending on your perspective.) And, as a buyer or seller, you will likely hear two “prices” thrown about: assessed value versus market value. So what’s the difference? While […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Apr 6, 2017

Should Sellers Hire a Home Inspector, Too? The Pros and Cons of Pre-inspection

Pamela Moore/iStock Every home buyer knows hiring a home inspector to check out a property before closing is a good idea. In fact, a home inspection is often a requirement for a mortgage. The trickier question is this: Should home sellers also hire a home inspector to conduct a pre-inspection? That’s where you have an inspector scrutinize your property for […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Aug 23, 2016

What Is a Rent-Back Agreement? A Godsend to Home Sellers Not Ready to Move

© Andy Dean/iStock What is a rent-back agreement? You’ll definitely want to know if you’re buying a new home while selling the one you’re currently living in. As you might imagine, this double transaction can require some really good luck, timingwise, to get just right. After all, if you sell your home and have to move out before you’ve […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Jul 19, 2016

clubfoto/iStock Whether you’re selling your home or looking to buy, one concept that’s crucial to understand is how to calculate square feet. After all, there’s a huge difference between a home that’s 400 square feet (tiny) and one that’s 4,000 (McMansion), and not just in terms of how much space you’ve got to stretch your legs. A […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Jun 17, 2016

Homeowners are always thrilled when their home’s value goes up, and many take this growth opportunity as a chance to take out a second mortgage. A second mortgage – often called a home equity loan – is an additional mortgage that you have on your home. This additional mortgage essentially allows you to have access […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Jun 14, 2016

Peter Dazeley/Getty Images It happens: Marriages fall apart. And as if dissolving your union weren’t hard enough, if you own a home together—almost certainly your largest joint asset—you’ll also have to decide what to do with it. Do you stay, sell, or hand ownership to your ex? While there’s no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to dividing the […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Jun 11, 2016

So You Wanna Sell Your Home? Step 7: Get Ready to Close

Hooray! You’ve found a buyer for your home. You’re done, right? Right? Not quite. All you have to do now is get yourself—and your house—ready to close, and we’re here to help, with this week’s installment of our weekly step-by-step Home-Selling Guide. Let’s dive in! Earnest money When the buyer makes an offer on your house and […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Mar 1, 2016

6 Things You Should Never Say When You’re Selling Your Home

You know that expression about loose lips sinking ships? It holds true for selling your home as well. Sure, there are some things you have to disclose to buyers—such as if your home has lead paint or is located in a flood zone. But there’s plenty more you might volunteer when you would be truly better off keeping your […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Jan 29, 2016