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Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 11:04am | condominiums, condos, cooperative, co-op, Real Estate, real estate agent
Not every buyer is looking for a single-family home, which is why condominiums and cooperatives remain sought-after throughout the U.S. Many people use the terms interchangeably, but they are significantly different. But how? Read on to find out what makes a condo different from a co-op and how to choose the best one for you. READ MORE >
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 9:24am | Real Estate, home safety, home, house
We all want to feel safe and protected, especially when it comes to our home and family. Protecting your house is no small task, especially when there are multiple options for home tech and security systems. For those not equipped to splurge on a state-of-the-art alarm system or guard dog, there are several things you can do to make you and your family safer from the outside-in.   OUTSIDE THE HOME READ MORE >
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 9:19am | home buyer, home, Real Estate, real estate agent
House hunting can be stressful for many buyers, but long-distance house hunting can be overwhelming, especially if you're searching in a city or area you've never lived in. If you need to find a home in a different city or are looking to move cross country, the following suggestions can make the process as stress free as possible.   FIND AN EXPERIENCED RELOCATION AGENT READ MORE >
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 >

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