Five Ways to Make Your Home More Appealing to Potential Buyers

When you are selling your home, you want your house to make a great first impression with potential buyers. You are competing with other sellers to attract buyers. To make your home move-in ready, follow these five tips: Use Neutral Colors Before the showings begin, add a fresh coat of neutral paint to the walls. While bright, exciting paint can jazz up the house, some people may not like the colors. Neutral tones appeal to a wider audience and bring in buyers. Plus, the next owners of the house can […]

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Ways Real Estate Agents Help Buyers Save Money

Ways Real Estate Agents Help Buyers Save Money Many homebuyers make the mistake of trying to navigate the tricky housing market without a real estate agent. However, the reality is that hiring an agent can actually help you save money during your home buying process. Here are the biggest reasons why you should hire a real estate agent when buying a home. They are good negotiators When it comes to purchasing a home for the best price, it pays to have a good negotiator on your side. Most experienced real […]

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5 Surefire Signs That It’s Time to Update Your Home

Homeownership is one of the major goals in life. Some used to call it the “American Dream.” These lofty expectations don’t mean that being a homeowner is easy, however. In addition to neighborly responsibilities and regular cleaning/maintenance, homeowners need to make sure their properties stay current if they want to get the most money for their home in the future.   With the real estate market surging in areas throughout the country, many homeowners are opting to take advantage of this sellers’ market. Unfortunately, if your home gives the appearance […]

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6 Tips For A First-Time Homebuyer

Buying a home for the first time is both exciting and scary. There are many unknowns for the first-time buyer, and too often mistakes are made. Obtaining financing, understanding inspections, closing costs, and other incidentals are all challenges for the first-time buyer. The following tips cover some of the most important things the buyer needs to know, but it’s also important to hire an experienced real estate agent to help explain the process.   Arrange For Your Loan – A pre-approval lets a seller know you are a serious buyer. […]

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Thinking of Selling a Home? How to Know When to Put It on the Market

  It’s rare that anyone perfectly times the market in real estate, but if you’re thinking of selling your home, you probably want to put it on the market when it’s most ideal.   Almost every home seller is concerned with two primary things: selling for top dollar and selling quickly. Even though timing the market perfectly is unattainable, there might be times to sell that are better than others.   If you’re thinking of selling a home, here’s how to know when to put it on the market.   […]

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Real Estate Jargon Explained for First-Time Homebuyers

Buying your first home or property can be a little intimidating. It is a long-term commitment that often involves a complex web of financial transactions. However, learning real estate jargon can make this process a lot easier. Here are some basic terms to help you get started.   Activity List: A detailed list of properties a real estate agent has sold over a specified period.   Ad hoc Partnership: A formal arrangement a buyer makes with an investor to share the buying costs and profits of a property.   Adjustable […]

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Staying Home More? 10 Chores that Burn the Most Calories

Whether if it’s for health reasons, job flexibility, or seasonal weather, if you find yourself staying at home more, you might also be facing a new reality: Spending more time at home can make it more difficult to stay fit. If you’re home more, you’re likely not going to the gym as much. Cooped up in your house, you’re probably less active. And the more time you spend at home, the more time you spend close to your refrigerator. Don’t panic, however. You can get fit in and around your […]

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5 Easy Ways to Freshen Up Your Front Entryway

Every homeowner wants their house to have curb appeal. Visitors quickly form a first impression of your home based on how its exterior appears from the street. A major point of emphasis when it comes to curb appeal is the front entryway. Nobody’s going to look at the front of your home and not notice it. The front entryway is also a key to the overall curb appeal because it can seem warm and welcoming or cold and uninviting. Re-doing an unappealing entry with a new porch or stoop or […]

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Thinking of Downsizing Your Home? Here Are Three Big Pros and Cons.

Different homeowners at different stages of their lives have different housing needs. A young, growing family, for example, probably needs a larger house than a single person or retired couple. If your need for a large home has passed, you might be thinking about downsizing. It’s not an easy decision. If you have adult children who have moved out, perhaps you enjoy having space for them when they come to visit. Maybe it’s hard to separate yourself from the nostalgia you feel from raising a family in the home you’ve […]

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Top 4 Differences Between a Condominium and a Single-Family Home

Purchasing a home is often the single largest transaction for a person or family. It is a big financial decision and commitment, and one decision is the type of home. The most popular is the single-family home. However, another option is the condominium. There are pros and cons for each home type, and there are four main differences when comparing condominium to single-family homeownership. What You Own The typical single-family home is a free-standing structure with a yard, and you purchase ownership of the structure and the land on which […]

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