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Cord-cutting and Other Ways to Start Saving for Your First Home
Posted on 01/26/2020
Cord-cutting and Other Ways to Start Saving for Your First Home
We live in a world of convenience and endless choices. To watch a TV show, you can find it on cable, Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu, and more. Sometimes, all of these options make it easy to spend more than necessary on monthly services. If you’re hoping to buy a home in the near future, one way to save a...
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Key Reasons to Negotiate with a Home Seller
Posted on 01/19/2020
Key Reasons to Negotiate with a Home Seller
If your initial offer to purchase a home is countered, there is no need to stress. In fact, there are lots of reasons why you should negotiate with a house seller, and these include: 1. You can speed up the homebuying journey. The homebuying journey may prove to be long and complicated. If you find a house you want...
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Why You Might Want To Buy A Move-In-Ready Home
Posted on 01/12/2020
Why You Might Want To Buy A Move-In-Ready Home
If you’re in the market to buy a home, you have a lot of options. Do you want to buy a fixer-upper? Should you get a home close to the city or nestled in the suburbs? How much can you spend on a home to get the amount of space you’ll need for you and your family. There are...
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Buyer Tips: Open House Etiquette
Posted on 01/05/2020
Buyer Tips: Open House Etiquette
Image by Agover from Pixabay Where do you start when you first consider purchasing a home? Buyers who are new to the real estate market may not know exactly what they want in a house or where they want to live. While the dream homes found online, in magazines, and on your favorite television show are great resources...
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How To Find A Good Neighborhood When You Have Children
Posted on 12/29/2019
How To Find A Good Neighborhood When You Have Children
When you’re searching for a place to live if you have kids, or even if you’re planning on having kids in the future, the neighborhood you choose is of concern. When you’re single, it’s easy to fill your desire for the city. You live near bars, clubs, conveniences, and more. Once you start thinking with a family in mind,...
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Buying in a Seller's Paradise
Posted on 12/22/2019
Buying in a Seller's Paradise
Post Photo by Mohamed Hassan via PixabayIt's easy to believe you don't have much leverage if you're getting ready to buy in a seller's market. Unfortunately, that sense of frustration can result in desperation, which can ultimately lead to overpaying on a home. Before you accept your fate, consider how you may have more power than you think. Start...
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6 Inexpensive Home Staging Tips for Selling Your Home Faster
Posted on 12/15/2019
6 Inexpensive Home Staging Tips for Selling Your Home Faster
Home staging is one of the most tried-and-true methods of selling your home faster. It can also help you increase the purchase price of your home by between one and five percent. However, working with a professional home stager--while a good investment--is not always in everyone’s budget. The good news is, there are a lot of simple and inexpensive...
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Know Your State: Weird Real Estate Laws
Posted on 12/08/2019
Know Your State: Weird Real Estate Laws
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Only Two Toilet Per Building Many homes have two and a half or more bathrooms. If you want to move to Waldron Island in Washington, you’ll have to give up the idea of having a bathroom for every bedroom or even having that extra half bath. Waldron Island is very small and...
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How is Fair Market Value Determined?
Posted on 12/01/2019
How is Fair Market Value Determined?
Image by Andrey Popov from Shutterstock The term "fair market value" is the price at which an interested but not desperate buyer is willing to buy and a motivated but not distressed seller is willing to sell on the open market in your location. The set value depends on recently sold similar-sized homes with like amenities, upgrades, and...
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What to Expect After You List a California Luxury Residence
Posted on 11/24/2019
What to Expect After You List a California Luxury Residence
After you list your luxury home in Beverly Hills, San Francisco or elsewhere in California, one of several things may occur. In some instances, sellers instantly stir up lots of interest in their residences. Or, in other cases, sellers may struggle to garner buyers' attention. When it comes to listing a Golden State luxury residence, it generally helps to...
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What Does The Phrase “Up And Coming” Neighborhood Mean?
Posted on 11/17/2019
What Does The Phrase “Up And Coming” Neighborhood Mean?
If you’re looking for the perfect location to live but can’t quite afford the neighborhood that you’re vying for, a good option is to look for what’s deemed a "up and coming" neighborhood. These areas are where buyers can find the perfect house in a place where property values are only going to increase in the coming years. Buyers...
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Getting Your Home Ready to Sell
Posted on 11/10/2019
Getting Your Home Ready to Sell
When you think of all the things that go into getting your house ready to go on the market, you may want to throw your hands up and run away. Do not despair, there is hope. You will free up a lot of your time when you ask for help from your real estate professional. The support may...
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