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What Is Remote Home Buying?
Posted on 03/22/2020
What Is Remote Home Buying?
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Too busy to buy that second home in Myrtle Beach? No time to fly down and walk through multiple properties to find the one that's right for your family? No problem. You, too, can enjoy the dream of homeownership when you buy your next property remotely. What Is Remote Home Buying? When...
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Staging Do’s and Don’ts
Posted on 03/15/2020
Staging Do’s and Don’ts
Photo by John Wollwerth via Shutterstock No matter how well-intentioned, when it’s time to sell your home taking the advice of friends and family while disregarding the advice of your agent is a recipe for slowing down your home’s sale. Your professional agent knows the current market and what buyers look for. In fact, they may even have...
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Avoid Surprises When Picking Home Contractors
Posted on 03/08/2020
Avoid Surprises When Picking Home Contractors
If you've ever experienced the frustration of paying more than necessary for home repairs, remodeling, or upgrades, you're not alone! Most of us have done it at one time or another, and it's not a pleasant feeling! The good news is that if you make up your mind to do a little research, ask questions, request a free quote,...
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How to Create a Custom Towel Rack from Picture Frames
Posted on 03/01/2020
How to Create a Custom Towel Rack from Picture Frames
Photo by Lauren Fleischmann on Unsplash Whether you need to hang bath towels in the bathroom or hand towels in the kitchen, a towel rack is an awesome thing to have around. And it is even better if made custom to suit your tastes and elevate the look of your home. For even more brownie points, you can...
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Should You Avoid an HOA Neighborhood?
Posted on 02/23/2020
Should You Avoid an HOA Neighborhood?
Photo by Romakoma via Shutterstock Many modern housing developments share areas such as parks, pools and playgrounds. When this is the case, they need a homeowner’s association to tend to the needs of the common areas. The same is true for condominium complexes and townhome communities. Since hallways, elevators and the outsides of buildings require shared maintenance, the...
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The Adventure, Rapids, and Beauty of Kernville
Posted on 02/16/2020
The Adventure, Rapids, and Beauty of Kernville
Photo by MJThomas1 via PixabayKernville tends to be swallowed up in California, largely because there are just too many beautiful locations to visit in this incredible state. But this little town offers a lot of nuance that can scratch an itch you didn't even know you had. Instead of the ocean, you have the mighty Kern River. Instead...
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Multigenerational Properties Are in High Demand
Posted on 02/09/2020
Multigenerational Properties Are in High Demand
Image by giselaatje from Pixabay Multigenerational properties have seen a demand spike recently, giving sellers a reason to sit up and take notice. As family dynamics shift and the economy rises and falls, property owners need to pay attention to who's buying what. We'll look at what constitutes a multigenerational property and which ones are seeing the most...
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Home Seller Tips: How to Deal with an Aggressive Buyer
Posted on 02/02/2020
Home Seller Tips: How to Deal with an Aggressive Buyer
A home seller may dread the thought of dealing with an aggressive property buyer, i.e. an individual who submits many requests for property improvements or price reductions prior to the closing of a home sale. Fortunately, we're here to help you take the guesswork out of dealing with an aggressive homebuyer. Now, let's take a look at three tips...
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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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