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Upnest: connecting buyers and sellers with best realtors in the area

Upnest: connecting buyers and sellers with best realtors in the area

Real Estate
The real estate markets involve the acquisition and disposition of homes and other landed properties. Most times either party or both parties are not satisfied after the end of a transaction for a number of reasons. These reasons could spring up from high commissions, high rates in comparison to the value of service received, lack of transparency and the inability to find an expert realtor. The annual expenses from both consumers and agents are very high. Consumers spend a total of $80B on agents’ commission, while agents spend a cumulative of $13B on online marketing. Agents also spend an average time of 2 hours a day before they can find a new lead. These statistics show that the amount of money and time wasted is far too high. The advent of Upnest has brought a modern switch t...
Home Survey 101: A Look at the Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Home Surveys

Home Survey 101: A Look at the Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Home Surveys

Real Estate
Tens, if not hundreds of thousands of people will buy a new property within the next year or two. Only 20% of them (only one in five) will actually bother to find out if the property is properly valued, and if there are any substantial issues with the home that need fixing. It’s sad, because the person who doesn’t spend money on a home survey ends up spending (on average) about £5000 in the first year alone. Some spend up to £30,000 because they find out too late that the timber is affected by rot, for example. Buyers – especially first-timers – are often either unwilling to pay for the survey or don’t understand the importance of it. Are you planning to buy property soon? It pays to think the process through. Here’s your home survey 101: a look at the advantages and disadvantages o...