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How Do Buyers Feel After They View Your House?
Posted on 03/29/2020
How Do Buyers Feel After They View Your House?
As a home seller, it is important to do everything possible to ensure your residence makes a positive impression on buyers. Because if your residence fails to impress buyers during a showing or open house, your home may linger on the real estate market for an extended period of time. Ultimately, there are lots of things you can do...
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List Items Online Before You Buy a House
Posted on 03/22/2020
List Items Online Before You Buy a House
If you own lots of items and plan to buy a house in the foreseeable future, now may be a good time to list any unwanted items online. That way, you can simultaneously eliminate clutter and earn extra cash for your excess items. Ultimately, selling items online before you pursue a home can be simple – here are three...
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Home Inspections are Important for Buyers and Sellers
Posted on 03/15/2020
Home Inspections are Important for Buyers and Sellers
Getting a home inspection is usually built into the purchase contract for most real estate transactions. A home inspection contingency protects the buyer from getting any unwelcome surprises after they buy the home (think water damage or an HVAC system whose days are numbered). In some cases, home inspections are the defining moment between a sale or moving on...
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3 Tips for Investing in Rental Property
Posted on 03/08/2020
3 Tips for Investing in Rental Property
Photo by Moose Photos from Pexels Rental properties are becoming extremely common in the world we live in today. Many people are realizing the huge profits they can make from rental properties, and the need for these rentals isn’t going away any time soon. If you’ve ever wanted to be a landlord and rake in some cash on...
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Should You Submit an Offer to Purchase a House?
Posted on 03/01/2020
Should You Submit an Offer to Purchase a House?
Deciding whether to submit an offer to purchase a house may prove to be difficult. Fortunately, we're here to help you weigh the pros and cons of submitting a homebuying proposal so you can make the best-possible decision. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you determine whether now is the right time to submit an...
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3 Benefits of Buying a Home
Posted on 02/23/2020
3 Benefits of Buying a Home
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Buying a home can be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. However, deciding if you should rent or buy your next home can be a very difficult decision. But once you understand the benefits of owning a home, you can have confidence as you move through the home-buying process. You...
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Know When to Be Flexible as a House Hunter
Posted on 02/16/2020
Know When to Be Flexible as a House Hunter
When buying a house, especially your first home, it's all too easy to make impulsive decisions and fail to "see the forest for the trees." Although it's impossible to ignore your emotional reactions to a house for sale, it's vital to look at the big picture and make sure there are no red flags being ignored or glossed over....
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Home Buying Timeline: How Long It Takes to Buy a Home
Posted on 02/09/2020
Home Buying Timeline: How Long It Takes to Buy a Home
Do you ever wish that they taught a class in high school called, “Things You’ll Actually Need to Know In Life?” You’d learn how to prepare your taxes, what investing is, and how to buy a home. Unfortunately, all of these important life lessons tend to be self-taught; you pick them up along the way and learn from your...
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Will Your Offer to Purchase Meet a Seller's Expectations?
Posted on 02/02/2020
Will Your Offer to Purchase Meet a Seller's Expectations?
If you decide you're ready to purchase your dream house, you should submit a competitive homebuying proposal from the get-go. Otherwise, you could risk missing out on the opportunity to acquire your ideal residence. Submitting an offer to purchase your ideal house that meets the expectations of a property seller can be simple. Now, let's take a look at...
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What To Do Before You Build A Fence
Posted on 01/26/2020
What To Do Before You Build A Fence
Building a fence on your property can be a great way to secure privacy, add curb appeal, or give your kids and dog a great way to play safely. There are a few things that you should know about building a fence before you take the project on. You need to be sure that everything is in place so...
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Designing the Perfect Home Gym
Posted on 01/19/2020
Designing the Perfect Home Gym
Photo by Victor Freitas from Pexels Having your own home fitness center provides a convenient place to work out. You don’t have to worry about fitting in exercise during gym hours or having to wait your turn to use the treadmill or rowing machine. With your own gym, you can work out whenever you want and use your...
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Know What You Want and Can Afford in a New Home
Posted on 01/12/2020
Know What You Want and Can Afford in a New Home
When you decide to make an offer on a home, your mind may be flooded with dozens of questions and concerns -- several of which may involve money matters, while others are about the condition of the house. However, if you've had the house professionally inspected and made sure your income is sufficient to absorb monthly expenses, than you've...
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