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Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 9:43am | Real Estate, home, Home Inspection
Home inspections have a very important part in the home buying process. For buyers, the home inspection provides an assessment of the home conducted by a trained inspector. While not required for every home sale, most lenders and cash buyers will ask for a home inspection as a contingency in the sale contract. READ MORE >
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 9:22am | selling a home, home, Real Estate, home prices
Years ago, before the Internet was widely available for every aspect of life, determining the price of your home for your local market relied heavily on the assistance of a real estate agent or broker. Now, with the ease of access to many different online real estate information sources, pricing a home for sale can seem like a very easy task. While it may be easier for a seller in 2019 than in 1990, pricing a home still best involves an agent and additional research to ensure a reliable sale price.   READ MORE >
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:21am | home buyer, Selling, buying, Real Estate
Buying a home is exciting whether it’s your first home or your fifth. But while buying a home can be a real adventure, many owners put their home on the market while trying to find a new house. As a homeowner, you can try to sell while looking for something new, but it can get a little tricky. Read on for tips on how to make this process as smooth as possible.   EVALUATE YOUR LOCAL MARKET READ MORE >
Friday, July 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 and you haven’t had a lot of interest, use these quick and easy landscaping tips to help your property stand out from all the others. COORDINATE WITH COLOR READ MORE >
Tuesday, June 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 quick sale when we list, the reality for some sellers is that their homes may sit on the market much longer than others. If you’ve listed your home and it’s not seeing any interest or offers, read on to find out some of the reasons a home doesn’t sell. UNREALISTIC PRICE READ MORE >
Tuesday, June 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 decision, but doing so without asking yourself some important questions could leave you scrambling to figure out what you're going to do should your home be a highly sought-after property. If you're toying with listing, ask yourself the questions below before you make your final decision. READ MORE >
Sunday, April 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. If you’ve thought about selling, but just can’t bring yourself to do it, you could have fallen victim to some of the most common top seller procrastinations listed below. #1. "I'M WAITING FOR THE VALUE OF MY PROPERTY TO INCREASE." READ MORE >
Thursday, March 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 they’ve found their perfect home. If you’re on the hunt for your first or even fourth home, heed the advice below and avoid these common buyer pitfalls.   NOT SEEING THE POTENTIAL   READ MORE >
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 7:38am | Real Estate, relator, downsizing, buying a home
The Benefits of Downsizing 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 >

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