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Advice for Home Sellers: List a House for the Ideal Price
Posted on 02/24/2020
Advice for Home Sellers: List a House for the Ideal Price
Adding a quality home to the real estate market offers no guarantees. And if you fail to set a competitive initial asking price for your residence, your home may linger on the housing market for many weeks or months. Fortunately, we're here to teach you about the real estate sector and ensure you can use your home's initial asking...
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Stay Aggressive During the Home Selling Journey
Posted on 02/17/2020
Stay Aggressive During the Home Selling Journey
The real estate market offers no guarantees for house sellers. Thus, even if your home boasts lots of great features and is available at an appealing price, there is no guarantee that your residence will sell quickly. Ultimately, a home seller must act aggressively to promote his or her residence to the right groups of buyers. With an aggressive...
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Refresh Your Kitchen Flooring
Posted on 02/10/2020
Refresh Your Kitchen Flooring
Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash As homeowners, we can get fairly strategic about hiding the flaws in our home. We might move the sofa over a water stain on the hardwood or put a rug over a crack, tear or discoloration. While you'd never try to hide this stuff from potential homebuyers, it does keep it out...
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What's The Difference Between Assessed Value And Market Value?
Posted on 02/03/2020
What's The Difference Between Assessed Value And Market Value?
Two terms that you may have heard when talking about real estate is fair market value and assessed value. These two terms are not the same or even interchangeable terms. The assessed value of a home can often be higher than the price the house is being sold. These properties can often be seen as a “bargain” in the...
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3 Questions to Consider Before You Invest in Home Improvements
Posted on 01/27/2020
3 Questions to Consider Before You Invest in Home Improvements
Before you sell your home, you may want to invest in property upgrades. That way, you can enhance your residence both inside and out and boost your chances of enjoying a fast, profitable house selling experience. Ultimately, there are many questions to consider prior to investing in home improvements. These questions include: 1. Which home improvements should I prioritize?...
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Building Your Indoor Herb Garden — Here's What You Need to Know
Posted on 01/20/2020
Building Your Indoor Herb Garden — Here's What You Need to Know
Photo by congerdesign via Pixabay Do you love the idea of having fresh herbs available all year round but don't live in an area where it's possible to grow them outdoors in all seasons? You don't have to give up cooking with fresh herbs just because the weather outside is frightful — and you also don't have to install...
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How to Speed Up Your Home Selling Timeline
Posted on 01/13/2020
How to Speed Up Your Home Selling Timeline
The process of selling your house may seem endless at times. Fortunately, there are many things that you can do to speed up your home selling timeline, and these are: 1. Conduct a House Inspection Although a home inspection usually is requested by a buyer after a seller accepts an offer to purchase a house, you may want to...
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Ways to Maximize Your Space
Posted on 01/06/2020
Ways to Maximize Your Space
Photo by Harry Strauss via Pixabay Whether it’s one room in your home that’s a little too small for your needs, or you’re living in a more cozy space than you’d prefer, sometimes you just want your space to feel larger than it is. This is particularly true if you are getting ready to list a home for...
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Home Features - What Buyers Want
Posted on 12/30/2019
Home Features - What Buyers Want
Photo by alvinmatt via Pixabay What homeowner doesn’t want to maximize overall home value when the time comes to sell? In order to sell your house faster and for more money, it's important to have a firm understanding of the specific housing features that matter the most to prospective buyers. Well-Established Property Value Boosters If you’ve ever considered...
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Should You Set a Deadline for Buying a Home?
Posted on 12/23/2019
Should You Set a Deadline for Buying a Home?
If possible, it helps to maintain a flexible deadline as you navigate the homebuying journey. Because if you have a tight deadline in place, you risk making a rash homebuying decision. And as a result, you may pay too much to acquire a home. Perhaps even worse, you risk purchasing a house that fails to match your expectations. As...
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Which Closing Costs Will I Pay When Buying a Home?
Posted on 12/16/2019
Which Closing Costs Will I Pay When Buying a Home?
If you’re a first-time homebuyer, you might be wondering what all of the expenses you can expect to have when it comes time to close on your home. Ideally, you’ll want to understand all of the closing costs months in advance so that you can plan accordingly. However, even if you’re close to purchasing your first home, it’s still...
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Are You Ready to Attend a Home Showing?
Posted on 12/09/2019
Are You Ready to Attend a Home Showing?
Home showing preparation is key for any homebuyer. In fact, if you know how to get ready for a home showing, you may be better equipped than other buyers to assess a house and determine whether to move forward with an offer to purchase. Ultimately, there are many ways that a homebuyer can prepare to attend a home showing,...
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