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Make a Down Payment Savings Plan To Buy Your First Home
Posted on 01/19/2020
Make a Down Payment Savings Plan To Buy Your First Home
You’ve been thinking it for a while: “I really should start putting some money aside for a down payment.” But, you just can’t seem to find any wiggle room in your budget. You’re not alone. Saving for a down payment isn’t easy. Especially if you’ve got rent, car payments, student loans, and are trying to put money aside for...
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House Staging Secrets that Sell
Posted on 01/12/2020
House Staging Secrets that Sell
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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Use Vertical Space as a Storage Solution
Posted on 01/05/2020
Use Vertical Space as a Storage Solution
Image by Thanks for your Like • donations welcome from Pixabay One of the most untapped storage resources in your home is your vertical space. This valuable real estate can allow you to store items off the floor, reducing clutter and making your items more easily accessible for use. Looking for ways to maximize the storage space in...
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Why Work with a REALTOR® When Searching for a Home
Posted on 12/29/2019
Why Work with a REALTOR® When Searching for a Home
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Once you decide you’re in the market for a new home, one of the first decisions you’ll make is whether you should hire a real estate agent to shop for a house or go out your own. While buying a new home without a professional representative is possible, there is no disadvantage...
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Are Buyers Reluctant to View Your Home?
Posted on 12/22/2019
Are Buyers Reluctant to View Your Home?
If you list your home and fail to stir up interest in it, there is no reason to panic. In fact, there are many quick, easy ways to ensure your house consistently garners homebuyers' attention. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you showcase your home to dozens of prospective buyers. 1. Bolster Your House's Curb...
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Mortgage Options for Luxury Properties
Posted on 12/15/2019
Mortgage Options for Luxury Properties
Photo by Vincent Rivaud from Pexels When you buy a luxury home, you have several options when it comes to paying for the home. While some luxury buyers invest fully in the home and purchase outright, most find that opting for a mortgage of some type keeps options open and reserves capital for other things. Mortgages can be...
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3 Home Selling Costs You Need to Know About
Posted on 12/10/2019
3 Home Selling Costs You Need to Know About
Selling a home usually requires various investments along the way. In fact, some of the most common house selling costs include: 1. Lawn Care Maintaining a neat, tidy lawn is crucial, particularly for a seller who wants to stir up significant interest in his or her residence. As such, it generally is a good idea to account for lawn...
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Is It Worthwhile to Attend an Open House?
Posted on 12/08/2019
Is It Worthwhile to Attend an Open House?
If you're on the fence about whether to attend an open house, there is no need to worry. Ultimately, it is always better to err on the side of caution, especially if you're on the hunt for your dream home. And if you attend an open house, you may be better equipped than ever before to determine whether a...
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Should I Buy a Foreclosure?
Posted on 12/01/2019
Should I Buy a Foreclosure?
Photo by Alexander Stein via PixabayIf a home is in foreclosure, you can buy it for less. Great deal, right? It can be, but there are pitfalls, and you need even more caution than in a regular real estate transaction. Stages of Foreclosure Foreclosure can take months or even years depending on the regulations of the specific state,...
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House Hunting Success Depends on These Factors
Posted on 11/24/2019
House Hunting Success Depends on These Factors
Finding the house of your dreams is a process that requires a lot of clarity, diligence, and patience. While it is possible for the first house you look at to be the ideal choice, it's a lot more likely you'll have to look at a dozen or more houses before finding the one that matches your requirements and...
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Brick: How to Refresh Your Home Exterior
Posted on 11/17/2019
Brick: How to Refresh Your Home Exterior
Photo by Karsten Bergmann via Pixabay Take a tour through the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium or Holland, and you’ll see beautiful historic homes with painted brick exteriors. Wander down streets of hundreds-of-years-old houses, and the most memorable ones are those with painted brick exteriors. But if your brick is in perfect condition, why would you paint it? Odd-Colored...
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Stay Aggressive During the Home Selling Journey
Posted on 11/10/2019
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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