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Keeping Your Eye On the Prize: How to Set Goals as a Real Estate Investor
Posted on 02/16/2020
Keeping Your Eye On the Prize: How to Set Goals as a Real Estate Investor
Photo by F. Muhammad via Pixabay Whether you're about to sign on your first rental property or already possess a portfolio full of properties that are cash-flowing like crazy, you need this. Time to reframe your mindset, step above the minutiae, and get a panoramic view of the path you're choosing. Why Set Goals? It's easy to get...
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House Inspections: Here's What Sellers Need to Know
Posted on 02/09/2020
House Inspections: Here's What Sellers Need to Know
After you accept an offer to purchase your house, a buyer and his or her real estate agent likely will want to conduct a property inspection. Although the mere thought of a home inspection may cause a property seller to stress, it is important to understand the importance of an inspection for both sellers and buyers. Now, let's take...
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Does Your Home Listing Stand Out to Buyers?
Posted on 02/02/2020
Does Your Home Listing Stand Out to Buyers?
A home listing presents a valuable opportunity. If you allocate time and resources to craft an engaging and informative listing, you could differentiate your house from the competition. Perhaps most important, your listing could help you speed up the home selling process. There are many things you can do to help your house listing stand out to buyers, such...
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Selling - Home Staging and First Impressions
Posted on 01/26/2020
Selling - Home Staging and First Impressions
Photo by 영훈 박 via Pixabay The saying goes that you only get one chance to make a first impression and that applies not only to our personal and professional lives but also to real estate. Humans are sensory by nature, and those senses are linked to emotions that often determine our decisions. When you have the opportunity...
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Reasons to Hire a Home Inspector
Posted on 01/19/2020
Reasons to Hire a Home Inspector
If you intend to buy a house, you may want to employ a home inspector. In fact, there are many reasons why a buyer may hire a house inspector, such as: 1. You want to identify any underlying home problems. Although you may have walked through a house a few times before you submitted an offer to purchase, a...
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Bring Your A-Game to the Homebuying Journey
Posted on 01/12/2020
Bring Your A-Game to the Homebuying Journey
The homebuying journey may be long and arduous, regardless of whether you're pursuing a house for the first time. However, if you bring your A-game to the homebuying journey, you can speed up the process of finding and acquiring your dream residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you bring your A-game to the...
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3 Reasons to Trust a Home Inspection Report
Posted on 01/05/2020
3 Reasons to Trust a Home Inspection Report
A home inspection report may prove to be a difference-maker for a property buyer, and for good reason. With an inspection report in hand, a property buyer will need to decide whether to proceed with a home purchase or rescind a homebuying proposal. Therefore, a property buyer must allocate time and resources to review a home inspection report so...
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Tax Breaks and Deductions for First-Time Buyers
Posted on 12/29/2019
Tax Breaks and Deductions for First-Time Buyers
Buying your first home is probably one of the biggest purchases you’ll make in your life. But, it does come with its advantages. Among them are tax breaks and deductions that you can take advantage of to save money if you play your cards right. In today’s post, I’m going to cover some of the tax breaks and...
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Incorporating Antique Doorknobs into your Decor
Posted on 12/22/2019
Incorporating Antique Doorknobs into your Decor
Image by savannaholson0 from Pixabay There are many people who are looking for new and inventive ways to decorate their home. In order to get the most out of this process, it is important to pay attention to detail. The doorknobs are a commonly overlooked source of decoration. One of the ways to add a little bit of...
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Key Items to Buy Before You List Your Home
Posted on 12/15/2019
Key Items to Buy Before You List Your Home
For those who want to achieve the best-possible results during the house selling journey, it helps to plan ahead. Fortunately, we're here to help you get ready to list your home and enjoy a seamless property selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three items that every seller needs to pick up before listing a house. 1....
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What's It Like to Sell a Home?
Posted on 12/08/2019
What's It Like to Sell a Home?
The home selling journey varies from person to person. If an individual prepares for this journey, he or she may be better equipped than others to avoid problems along the way. On the other hand, an individual who is unprepared for the property selling journey may struggle to achieve the best-possible results. There are many things that an individual...
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 Howdy Neighbor: 5 Criteria to Consider When You Buy Property
Posted on 12/04/2019
Howdy Neighbor: 5 Criteria to Consider When You Buy Property
Buying a house is one of the largest investments you'll ever make. It's crucial that you make wise decisions when purchasing a house to protect your investment. Here are five criteria to consider to ensure this: Location of the House Location is often considered the most important criteria when buying property. The house should be located in a...
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