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If you’re trying to sell your home and are working with a real estate agent, he or she has probably suggested that you de-clutter your home and do some modest staging. Your agent may have even suggested making some repairs and updating some fixtures to make your home more appealing to potential b...
09/19/2014
A condominium is a reasonable lower cost home buying option. Condominium living is like a mini society where the owners are not just responsible for the upkeep of their own units, but for the entire complex. Just as with any major purchase, there are some things you need to consider before making...
09/17/2014
The final walk through is not an official inspection, it’s a change to go through the house to make sure everything is as it should be. It can be done a few days before the closing or just hours before. Many home owners are so excited about buying a home they don’t really go through the house. Bu...
09/15/2014
For a smoother sales transaction that will get you the most money from the sale, avoid these common, yet costly, seller mistakes: 1. Skipping the home inspection. Everyone has heard of a buyer getting an inspection before buying, but as the seller it can also be a good idea to get an inspection b...
09/12/2014
According to The J.D. Power 2014 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study, first-time homebuyers need clear communication and want to be walked through the purchase process every step of the way. The more seamless the experience, the less overwhelmed they're likely to be. If you're thinking about or ...
09/09/2014
This summer was definitely the season to buy, but just because summer is over doesn’t mean you missed your chance at buying that perfect home. Here are a few reasons you could and should buy a house right now. Supply and demand can lower housing prices In several markets, there are far more house...
09/04/2014
Believe it or not, some areas have seen a switch in the market and some buyers are finding themselves in bidding wars for their dream homes. The real estate market is heating up with first time buyers getting into the market, home owners looking to move to larger homes and for some to purchase s...
08/31/2014
If you are in the process of or planning on refinancing, you may face the question of whether or not you should get a property survey done. The answer is yes and no. Yes, your lender will need a survey of the property , but if there haven’t been any changes to the property since the survey done ...
08/27/2014
According to a recent survey by The National Association of Home Builders, size does matter. It appears that home buyers are looking for homes as close to 2,000 square feet as possible. The problem is that nearly half the homes on the United States are less than that. The NAHB says that only abo...
08/25/2014
Home appraisals are a necessity whether you are buying or selling a house. Appraisals help determine the value of a home and lenders use this information in deciding whether or not to approve a mortgage and how much financing a lender should have. A home appraisal is simply an assessment of a pro...
08/22/2014
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