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11/02/2018 - 12:27pm | mortgage, deeds, scams, home owner, home owning

When you own a home or property, the last thing you want is to fall victim to a scam that leaves you broke or homeless. Unfortunately, there are several scams out there that target home buyers, sellers and owners alike. Scam artists can get away with a lot, especially when... READ MORE >

10/02/2018 - 12:05pm | Renovation, updates, rental, investment property

When it comes to a rental or income property, make sure your property stands out, especially if you happen to own in a competitive real estate market. While full-blown renovations and remodeling can be daunting (and expensive), small updates can help your property shine. If you... READ MORE >

08/29/2018 - 8:38pm | homeowners, emergency, natural disaster, home insurance

Preparing Your Home For A Disaster

When it comes to our homes, as homeowners we can never be too prepared for the unexpected. But, for many of us, we have yet to even anticipate the unexpected. When it comes to a disaster, is your home or your family ready for action at a moment’s notice... READ MORE >

07/27/2018 - 11:16am | Real Estate, Seller, selling a home, For Sale

Landscaping Tips That Can Help Your Home Sell

For some properties, landscaping can make or break a deal. Unless you’re selling a real fixer-upper, your home’s yard is an important part of the real estate equation. If you’re looking to put your home on the market, or you’ve already listed... READ MORE >

06/26/2018 - 10:03am | For Sale, agent, Real Estate, selling a home

When Your Home Doesn’t Sell

When you list your home you hope for a quick, successful sale. For many real estate markets throughout the U.S., newly listed homes can be snatched up in the blink of an eye (for some cities, properties can sell within a day or less). While we all would love a... READ MORE >

06/12/2018 - 11:54am | selling a home, agent, costs, Real Estate

For many cities throughout the U.S. real estate markets, today undeniably favor sellers. With those markets that are particularly competitive, it can be very tempting to list your home even when you haven't made a concrete decision to sell. Taking the plunge and listing can be an exhilarating... READ MORE >

04/29/2018 - 11:18am | agent, selling home, For Sale, Real Estate

Top Seller Procrastinations

For some, the decision to sell a home is almost automatic, with no hesitation: job change, seller’s market, need more room or need to downsize, etc. For others, there could be a number of reasons why a property owner might hesitate, or procrastinate, to sell.... READ MORE >

03/29/2018 - 8:28pm | home buyer, agent, Real Estate, purchase, inspection
COMMON BUYER PITFALLS TO AVOID   Finding a home can be a long process for both first-time and seasoned home buyers. While it may seem like a dating game, with many different suitors before finding ‘the one,’ some people can get distracted by individual properties, preventing them from realizing... READ MORE >
02/27/2018 - 4:57pm | 55 and over, retirement, buy, Sell, active adult community, relator
What To Know When Looking At Active Adult Communities READ MORE >

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