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Why Curb Appeal, Home Staging, and Decluttering Matter
Posted on 03/22/2020
Why Curb Appeal, Home Staging, and Decluttering Matter
Putting your home on the market is a life-changing decision and, for some people, it may involve conflicting feelings. Ideally, all members of your family should be on board with the decision to sell. If you, your spouse, or your kids are ambivalent or even against the idea of moving, it could send a negative message to prospective buyers,...
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Why You Might Want To Buy A Move-In-Ready Home
Posted on 03/15/2020
Why You Might Want To Buy A Move-In-Ready Home
If you’re in the market to buy a home, you have a lot of options. Do you want to buy a fixer-upper? Should you get a home close to the city or nestled in the suburbs? How much can you spend on a home to get the amount of space you’ll need for you and your family. There are...
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Condo Questions - How is the Property Managed?
Posted on 03/08/2020
Condo Questions - How is the Property Managed?
Image by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke from Pixabay When inquiring about renting a home or condominium, you may not immediately be aware if the property is being self-managed by the owner or by a property manager or management firm that the owner has hired. There are some benefits and downsides to each. You should first ask who and...
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How to Approach a Property Appraisal
Posted on 03/01/2020
How to Approach a Property Appraisal
If you want to maximize your home sale profits, it generally is a good idea to conduct a property appraisal before you list your residence. That way, you can receive a property valuation from an expert home appraiser. And with this property valuation in hand, you can set a competitive initial asking price for your residence. A home...
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Breath New Life Into an Ailing Fence
Posted on 02/23/2020
Breath New Life Into an Ailing Fence
Whoever said wood fences age gracefully, either completely misunderstand the term ‘ageing gracefully’ or was a wood fence salesman! As with everything else, and all things ‘wood’, there is an ageing process that over time can completely destroy your fence and make it completely unsalvageable or has the potential to be refreshed and restored. Let’s take a look...
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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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