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Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 9:10am | buying a home, Buy a Home, partner, ownership, property, buy home with non spouse, Selling
  Buying a Home with a Non-Spouse READ MORE >
Monday, July 31, 2017 - 12:32pm | closing, home, Real Estate, Realtor, buying a home, Selling
Closing Day Surprises For many buyers, closing day can't come fast enough. Once the offer is made and accepted, the time between can seem like eternity. For many, closing day goes smoothly. For others, there may be some unexpected surprises that pop up. While closing day problems are not usually anticipated by a buyer, they are not unheard of, and depending on what kind come up, some can be minor while others can impact the entire deal. Here are some of the most common closing day surprises. Walk-Through Surprises READ MORE >
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:59am | Sell, Selling, List My Home
Listing a home or property for sale is no small task, and it takes a lot of preparation for a seller to be ready to list. If you've been thinking about selling your home, but you're not completely ready to pull the trigger (maybe you'd like to list within the next few months or even within a year), consider some of the tips listed below to help prepare your home or property for when you're comfortable listing it on the real estate market. Remove Personal Items READ MORE >
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 10:43am | Sell My Home, Selling, style, List My Home
Spring has arrived, which means real estate season is upon us. When selling your home or property, attracting full price offers is always top priority, and a properly staged home can be your number one asset in drawing as many offers as possible. Here are staging tips to help you prepare your home for the market. READ MORE >
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 9:34am | open house, Selling, For Sale
What is the true purpose of an open house? If you said, “To sell my house,” then guess again. The real answer is not what you think—and the truth is one of the best-kept secrets in the real estate business. READ MORE >
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 8:52am | Home Owners, Home Buying, Selling, preparation
The list of new responsibilities can seem overwhelming when you buy a home or become a first-time homeowner. One responsibility that tends to get overlooked until it becomes a larger issue is that of household pests. A household pest is "a destructive insect or other animal that attacks" your home. Pests range throughout the U.S., but the most common pests are those that have become almost commonplace in our lives. Here are some of the most common pests encountered by homeowners throughout the U.S., and what you can do to help prevent pests in your home. READ MORE >
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 10:27am | improvements, Selling, Renovation
We all appreciate electricity -- each one of us uses it in some capacity every day. Heating and cooling our homes is one of our top priorities, not only for our comfort but also for our safety. In recent years more and more information about alternative and green energies has become available to consumers. Green or alternative energy is energy that is produced from renewable resources: wind, water, or sunlight. Here are some of the most-readily available options for alternative energy systems offered to home buyers right now:   Solar Power READ MORE >
Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 9:33pm | Selling, pets
A beautiful cat or friendly dog might be just the thing for you and your family. As members of the household, pets have a place in your home and your heart. But what about pets and all that go with them when you are buying or selling a home? In the case of a large investment such as buying or selling a property, addressing the topic of pets during this transaction is worthy of some sniffing out. READ MORE >
Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 9:30am | Home Buying, Selling, Windows, Make-it or Break-it, Add character
  When sizing up a home, either to purchase or to sell it - windows are one feature that can make a dynamic difference. Size and placement of windows affects the character and curb appeal of the home from the outside, and light, views, energy efficiency, air flow, noise and egress from the inside. Done right, windows can make your home everything you would want it to be. Windows that are inadequate can be a headache and an expensive fix. READ MORE >
Monday, February 6, 2012 - 1:54pm | Sell, Real Estate, Selling, Seller, Home For Sale
Getting Your Home Ready To Sell Part One…  READ MORE >
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