What to Expect from a Home Inspection

Buying your first home can be a very exciting experience, but it can also be a little scary. If you have never had to maintain your own home before, you may immediately think that the solution to your dilemma is to buy a brand new home in perfect condition. The reality is that there is no such thing as a perfect home with no flaws. Roof tiles will sometimes blow off in extremely windy weather, pipes will sometimes leak, and air conditioners m…

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Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

Every seller wants their home to sell fast and for as much as it can bring in. This doesn't rely purely on luck--it involves proper preparation and careful planning. Here are a few things you need to do in order to p…

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Getting the Best Deal on a Home

Getting the Best Deal on a Home

If you are planning to buy a home soon and only have a limited budget to work with, you'll probably want to make sure you're getting the best bang for your buck and sealing a great deal. Here are a few tips to help y…

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How to Sell Your Home Quickly

If you are planning to sell your home soon, you'll probably want to sell it as quickly as you can for as much as you can. Here are a few tips to help you make sure you get a good deal on your home: 1. Price it correctly. This is one of the most crucial steps in the home selling process, as pricing your home too high can lead to it languishing on the market for days or even months, and pricing it too low can lead you to get stuck with the r…

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Closing Day Reminders for Sellers

Closing Day Reminders for Sellers

If you've just sold your home, first off, congratulations! You're almost at the finish line and ready to wrap up the process, but here are a few reminders for closing day for sellers. 1. Ideally, your closing agent or…

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What to Include in Your Offer

One of the most important steps in buying a home is making an offer, as verbal agreements are not legally enforceable in real estate sales. As most areas in the country would be classified as sellers' markets at the moment, the pressure is on for buyers to make sure their offers are as attractive as possible. Your real estate agent will usually have a several standard forms for you to fill out, and these are regularly updated to keep up with …

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Home Buyer Mistakes to Avoid

Home Buyer Mistakes to Avoid

Buying a house can be very exciting, and it's easy to become overwhelmed and get caught up in that excitement, especially for first time home buyers. However, it's also a serious business, and as such, something you …

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Should You Take Your Home Off the Market During the Holidays?

Should You Take Your Home Off the Market During the Holidays?

A common mistake that many sellers make is to take their homes off the market during the holiday or winter season, thinking that no one buys a house this time of year. If your home is currently on the market, here ar…

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Home Improvements That May Increase Resale Value

Home Improvements That May Increase Resale Value

So you've finally decided to renovate and take on the dust, dirt, inconvenience and expense that comes with it? If it's because you feel it will enhance the quality of your life or if you've always wanted a finish…

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How to Stage Your Home

How to Stage Your Home

If you are planning to sell your home, home staging is one tried and tested thing you can do to make sure it sells faster and for more. Your real estate agent can probably put you in touch with a reputable profession…

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