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HOA Pros and Cons in a Nutshell
Posted on 12/08/2019
HOA Pros and Cons in a Nutshell
Photo by Bryan Clayton via Pixabay If you buy a townhouse or condo, you’ll find that you’re more than likely a member of a Homeowners Association, or HOA. What that means, in a nutshell, is that you, along with everyone else in your community, own the exterior of the buildings and the common areas. If your roof fails,...
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6 Tips for Staging before Your Open House
Posted on 12/08/2019
6 Tips for Staging before Your Open House
Photo by David Gonzales via Pexels When it comes to selling a home, presentation is key. A well-staged home highlights the best features while leaving plenty of room for imagination in the minds of home buyers. Here are a few tried and true home staging tips to help your home steal the show and bring in the best...
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What Should You Expect When You Apply for a Mortgage?
Posted on 12/06/2019
What Should You Expect When You Apply for a Mortgage?
Applying for a mortgage may seem like a long, stressful process at first. Fortunately, we're here to help you take the guesswork out of submitting a mortgage application. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you streamline the mortgage application process. 1. Ask Questions A bank or credit union likely will ask you to provide a...
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Heating Ideas for Luxury Bathrooms
Posted on 12/05/2019
Heating Ideas for Luxury Bathrooms
Photo by banksy07 via Pixabay Adding some extra warmth to your bathrooms boosts your home value while also ensuring that you’ll have a well-heated and comfortable environment for bathing and showering during winter. With these heating options, you can warm up your bathrooms as needed without having to turn up your thermostat, causing your furnace to run more...
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Can You Afford to Buy a Fixer-Upper?
Posted on 12/04/2019
Can You Afford to Buy a Fixer-Upper?
Buying a house is arguably the most expensive purchase most people will make in their lives. With real estate prices steadily rising year after year, many Americans are finding ways to save on housing. At the same time, rent prices too are increasing, especially around metro areas where many young Americans are entering the workforce. With costs rising and...
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First-Time Home Seller Tips: How to Identify a Strong Offer
Posted on 12/03/2019
First-Time Home Seller Tips: How to Identify a Strong Offer
Looking to sell a home for the first time? Ultimately, a first-time home seller must be able to identify a strong offer for his or her residence. With extensive real estate insights, a first-time home seller may be better equipped than others to accept a strong offer and accelerate the home selling cycle. Identifying a strong offer for a...
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Pre- Approval is a More Involved Process Than Pre-Qualification
Posted on 12/02/2019
Pre- Approval is a More Involved Process Than Pre-Qualification
Photo by Tayeb Mezahdia via Pixabay When you start looking for your dream home, you need to know how much mortgage you will qualify for. Your real estate agent might ask you to get a pre-qualification letter. However, just because you are pre-qualified doesn’t mean that you will get the loan. You need a pre-approval for that, and...
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Steps to Take Before You Eliminate Clutter from Your Home
Posted on 12/01/2019
Steps to Take Before You Eliminate Clutter from Your Home
If you plan to sell your house in the foreseeable future, it often helps to declutter. That way, you can eliminate excess items from your house and make it easy for buyers to envision what life may be like if they purchase your residence. Before you start to declutter, there are several steps that you should follow to achieve...
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Generate Interest in Your Florida Luxury Residence
Posted on 11/29/2019
Generate Interest in Your Florida Luxury Residence
If you plan to sell your luxury residence in Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville or any other Florida city or town, it helps to know how to stir up interest in your home. Fortunately, we're here to help you generate lots of interest in your Sunshine State luxury house so you can speed up the home selling cycle. Now, let's take...
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How To Win A Bidding War
Posted on 11/27/2019
How To Win A Bidding War
If you’re in the market to buy a home, one of your worst fears may be that of getting into a bidding war. What if you knew it was possible to actually score a home without spending a penny more than your budget? Below, you’ll find some tips that you should heed before you even put an offer in...
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How to Spruce Up Your Landscape
Posted on 11/26/2019
How to Spruce Up Your Landscape
Photo by Chen Liang-Dao via Shutterstock As a homeowner, sometimes you want to change things up about the appearance of your home, and a terrific way to do that is with a slight change to your landscape. Here are a few ways to make a positive, aesthetic impact on your landscape and keep your home fresh and new....
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3 Property Repair Requests That Homebuyers Need to Avoid
Posted on 11/25/2019
3 Property Repair Requests That Homebuyers Need to Avoid
A home inspection represents a key stage during the homebuying journey. This inspection enables you to examine a house with a professional property inspector. And if you discover minor or major property issues, you can ask a seller to perform repairs. Or, you may choose to reduce your initial home offer or rescind your proposal. Ultimately, it pays to...
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