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Top 5 Staging Tips For Grabbing Buyers’ Attention

24 May 2016
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In a difficult housing market, the key to finding interested buyers is to make your listing as attractive as possible. While some homeowners may be tempted to repaint and redecorate their house, some judicious staging will be even more effective. Staging, the act of setting an environment so that it's attractive for a purpose, can be a realtor's best friend. Here are five of the best staging tips for effective sales. Read More …

Selling Your Home? 3 Tips To Improve Your Chances Of Closing The Deal

24 May 2016
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Selling a home can be a real headache, especially in a buyer's market. If you're selling your home right now, you want to make sure that you have the best chances of securing an offer as quickly as possible. However, you also need to have your eye on the long-range goal – closing escrow. There are a few things that can quickly derail your goal. To help ensure the success of your home sale, you need to be prepared for those possible derailments. Read More …

Should You Buy A Home From Out Of State?

18 May 2016
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Whether you're planning to relocate for a promotion or new job or would like to dip your toe into the rental market but have been priced out of your immediate area, you may be browsing real estate listings in other states. Unfortunately, househunting from several hours (or states) away can be a challenge, and you may be rightfully concerned about making an offer on a home you haven't yet seen in person. Read More …

Tips For Marketing Your Home

29 April 2016
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Are you eager to sell your home? If you are, this could possibly impact the price at which your home sells for as you may end up not properly listing your home for sale. Marketing your home with a strategy can help boost the price of your home sale, which can ultimately lead to a more successful and enjoyable selling experience. If you are unsure of how to properly list your home for sale, consider investing in the following: Read More …

How A Realtor Is Beneficial When Buying A Home

6 April 2016
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Have you decided to expand the size of your family and want to purchase a home for the first time? Your experience through the home-buying process will be a lot less complicated if you have a real estate agent by your side through it all. This article explains the benefits of utilizing the services of a realtor to buy your first house. Creating a Plan Based On Your Needs The first step of the home buying process is to determine what you can realistically afford on your budget. Read More …

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how much of a mortgage can you afford?

I have saved up for a down payment on a house for the last ten years. Each week, I would take 10% of my paycheck and put it in a special savings account that I could not access. Once I finally had enough money put away, I began looking for houses in the area that I could afford. But, what could I really afford? How much of a mortgage could I qualify for? There are some mathematical formulas that can be used to help you determine how much of a mortgage you can qualify for and actually afford. My blog will teach you how to make this determination.