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Lend a warm tone to your home in 2008 by opting for soft red tones like watermelon color or carrot color in cushions, pillow shams, duvet covers and seat covers that look very inviting in living rooms.   Classic black and white checkerboard tiled flooring or check fabric shades or wallpapers are...
Some Should Sell IMMEDIATELY!If you are a seller who wants to move up to a more expensive home , now could be the best time. The longer you wait to sell, the lower the price of your home could fall. If you can arrange for alternate housing, a smart strategy is sell now, wait a few months, then bu...
Here are a few things experts say you should do to help make the transition stress-free:1. Before The MoveIf you're moving to another state, The Humane Society suggests you find out as much as you can about animal rules and restrictions in your new area.To find out, contact the Department of Agri...
The spring home-sales season is here and it is time to SELL!  It is crucial to simplify or streamline the furniture in a room for better traffic flow and to enhance its spaciousness. You should neutralize a too-personal color scheme or add touches of color or accessories where needed. In vacant h...
Seven Benefits of Owning a Home:1. Pride of Ownership2. Appreciation3. Mortgage Interest Reductions4. Property tax Deductions5. Capital Gain Exclusion6. Mortgage Reduction Builds Equity7. Equity Loans
Home staging is all about creates an illusion.   It is beyond merely decorating and cleaning. Staging makes your house look bigger, brighter, cleaner, warmer, more loving and, best of all, it compells people to buy it. Contrary to what you may think, it is much more than preparing the house for s...
What is a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)A comparative Market Analysis (CMA) is a comprehensive report reflecting recent activity in your area.  This report is the single most important tool when determining the list price of your home.  Although reports vary, most all contain the following inf...
Qualifications for a Short SaleBefore you eagerly climb aboard the Short Sale bandwagon, consider the following, as you may not qualify...The Home's Market Value Has Dropped. Hard comparable sales must substantiate that the home is worth less than the unpaid balance due the lender. This unpaid ba...
1. Cleaniness counts.  If potential buyers get the "clean feeling" their perspective of your home remains positive. Wash windows, clean the hot water tank and wipe down the ductwork! You never get a second chance at a first impression! 2. Spend a little.  A new countertop or floor covering can me...
1. Timing. GREAT homes sell in any market! Don't sit back and wait for the price to drop.2. Avoid new-build neighborhoods. The market is FLOODED with new homes (five years old or less) which means they have not appreciated much. Target homes in established neighborhoods that have "built up" enoug...

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