Home Staging on a Budget

Home Staging on a Budget

If you are planning to put your house on the market, you--like most sellers--probably want to be able to sell your home ask quickly as possible while also getting your asking price. One way to make sure you achieve t…

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Give Your Dream Home a Closer Inspection Before Buying

Home buyers often make the mistake of judging a home solely on its appearance. When buying a house, it's very important to make sure you thoroughly inspect it and don't be deceived by outward appearances, as this may end up costing you hundreds of dollars in home repairs. Here is how to avoid buying a lemon: A home's foundation is the most important thing to look at. If the structure is unsound, it can cost you up to thousands of dollars t…

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Reasons Why Your Home May Not Sell

If your home has been on the market for a while and still hasn't sold, there may be a number of reasons behind it. It could be that the market is slow, or you may have priced your home incorrectly. These are things you will need to consult your real estate agent about as you may need someone with their experience and expertise to explain things clearly to you and help you come up with a new strategy to sell your home. However, sometimes homes…

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Selling Your Home in the Spring

If you are planning to sell your home, conventional wisdom dictates that selling it during the prime season (at the start of spring and on through summer) is the right thing to do. In most areas around the country, spring marks the beginning of the busiest buying and selling season for real estate. What with the warmer weather and increased daylight, plus the added pressure to complete the home buying process before the start of the next scho…

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Most Value-Added Renovations

Whether you are planning to sell your home soon or you are looking to build long-term equity on your home, you may be one of the many homeowners who are interested in adding value to their home. If you are considering doing some renovations on your home, here are the top items you can renovate to make sure you get the highest return on your investment: 1. Flooring. Hardwood floors are one of the top most requested features buyers and tenan…

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Reminders for Making an Offer

If you are a home buyer in a seller's market, like most of the country is at the moment, then you may be thinking of ways you can beat out the competition and make sure that any offer you make on a home is accepted. When it comes to making offers, there are really no hard and fast rules, nor is there any one big secret to making an offer that is guaranteed to be accepted by any seller. However, one thing you should definitely do when making a…

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What to Bring with You When You Move

What to Bring with You When You Move

If you are in the process of selling your home, you might think that once the transaction is finalized, you can just pack up everything and move. You should be able to keep anything you can safely remove, right? Actu…

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Will Renovating Increase Home Value?

These days, when a potential buyer is trying to decide whether to buy a particular home or not, resale value is always a factor to consider. This leads many homeowners to ask themselves how to best spend their money to increase the value of their homes. One of the biggest mistakes you can make when it comes to renovating on a budget is to blow that entire budget on just one room or two, while neglecting the rest of your home. Unless you have …

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Working with a Buyer’s Agent

In this day and age, information is so readily available to anyone who needs it that it seems like anything is possible now. Even tasks that used to seem hard---like buying a home---suddenly seem a lot easier. It is definitely possible to buy a home all on your own, but if you do decide to go the DIY route, be prepared to spend a lot of time and effort figuring out the process by yourself. This can get very time consuming, not to mention comp…

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Working with a Seller’s Agent

These days, if you need information on just about anything under the sun, you can simply go online and Google it, and you will most likely find several resources that match what you're looking for. Because of that, a lot of home sellers these days are asking themselves if they should even bother hiring a real estate agent to help them with selling their home. Why not just do it myself, they ask, and save the cost of having to hire someone els…

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