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When You Can't Find the Perfect Luxury Home
Posted on 01/26/2020
When You Can't Find the Perfect Luxury Home
Photo by Connoman via Pixabay Sometimes you look at many homes and can’t find the perfect luxury home. When that happens, you might have to get a home that meets every requirement except the one – and then add that feature yourself. Many luxury homes have plenty of room to add additional buildings and water features. When purchasing...
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3 Reasons to Keep your Home Market Ready
Posted on 01/19/2020
3 Reasons to Keep your Home Market Ready
Photo by Agover via Pixabay You're not thinking of selling -- so why keep your home in market-ready shape? There are some excellent reasons for upgrading your home while you live there; keeping your house in good repair and in "ready to sell" condition benefits you in a variety of ways: Your own comfort: It's just more comfortable...
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Home Inspections Are Important for Buyers and Sellers - Here's Why
Posted on 01/12/2020
Home Inspections Are Important for Buyers and Sellers - Here's Why
Getting a home inspection is usually built into the purchase contract for most real estate transactions. A home inspection contingency protects the buyer from getting any unwelcome surprises after they buy the home (think water damage or an HVAC system whose days are numbered). In some cases, home inspections are the defining moment between a sale or moving on...
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Putting Your Home on the Market Soon? Here's How to Appeal to Millennial Buyers
Posted on 01/05/2020
Putting Your Home on the Market Soon? Here's How to Appeal to Millennial Buyers
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay If you've recently made the decision to put your home on the market in the near future, you're probably already aware that the Millennial generation has a reputation for being a bit different from their counterparts of the past. For instance, you may have heard that this generation is putting off home ownership...
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How To Increase Your Home's Equity
Posted on 12/29/2019
How To Increase Your Home's Equity
Having equity in your home is an incredibly valuable thing. It allows you to borrow against your house and shows that the value of your investment is rising. Equity defined is the difference between your home’s value and the amount you still owe on the home. Equity allows you to move forward with other properties and sell your current...
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Reasons to Get a Pre-Inspection Before Selling Your Home
Posted on 12/22/2019
Reasons to Get a Pre-Inspection Before Selling Your Home
Photo by Michal Jarmoluk via Pixabay Most buyers understand the importance of getting a home inspection before purchasing a property. But did you know that some sellers are also opting to invest in a pre-inspection? These savvy homeowners realize that a pre-inspection can be a very helpful tool when it comes time to market their houses. If you're...
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Key Signs You Likely Will Receive an Offer to Purchase Soon
Posted on 12/15/2019
Key Signs You Likely Will Receive an Offer to Purchase Soon
As a home seller, it is important to do everything possible to generate interest in your residence. That way, it won't take long to start receiving offers to purchase after you list your home. There are many signs that homebuyers may soon submit offers to purchase your residence, and these signs include: 1. Buyers are setting up home showings....
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Home Descriptions That Stand Out to Buyers
Posted on 12/08/2019
Home Descriptions That Stand Out to Buyers
Photo by S. Hermann & F. Richter via Pixabay Your real estate agent will ready your description for listing. But only you know your home the way its next owner will come to know it. Here's how to give your realtor that knowledge. Meet Your Buyer Through Your Home , Description: Many descriptions have similar text, and could...
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Optimize Your Home's Potential
Posted on 12/01/2019
Optimize Your Home's Potential
If you plan to list your house in the foreseeable future, you should do everything possible to differentiate your residence from the competition. That way, you can show homebuyers exactly what your house has to offer and increase the likelihood of a fast, profitable home sale. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you optimize your...
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Why It Pays to Be an Honest Homebuyer
Posted on 11/24/2019
Why It Pays to Be an Honest Homebuyer
If you plan to buy a house, it helps to take an honest approach to the homebuying journey. In fact, there are many reasons to remain open and honest throughout the homebuying journey, including: 1. You can set realistic expectations for the homebuying cycle. If you're honest with yourself, you can determine exactly how much that you can spend...
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When to Adjust Your House Selling Timeline
Posted on 11/17/2019
When to Adjust Your House Selling Timeline
Although you might have a home selling timeline in place, there may be instances where changes to your plan are required. These include: 1. You are listing your home in a buyer's market. If you add your house to a buyer's market, you likely will face lots of competition from rival home sellers. As such, it may be difficult...
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How To Bring Your Credit Score Up
Posted on 11/10/2019
How To Bring Your Credit Score Up
One of the most critical aspects of your financial state, when you’re buying a home, is that of your credit score. Credit scores take your entire economic history into account. That means every missed payment, every account opened, and that three-digit number represents every debt you owe. Once you obtain your credit score and assess your finances, if you...
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