Real Estate Advice

 

Is your once-perfect home suddenly feeling a little less than ideal? Are you longing for another bedroom, a dedicated home office or space for the kids to hang out with their friends? Maybe your family has grown since you bought your current home, or perhaps you’ve adopted a dog and would love a large, fenced yard...

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Your house hunt has begun. You’ve saved some money, met with a mortgage lender to get preapproved and are ready to start looking. But how will you know when you’ve found the right one? Here are some factors to consider when making your decision. Location, location, location. There’s a reason this saying is so...

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You’ve been thinking about buying a home – maybe it’s your first, or maybe you’re ready to trade up from your current space. You’ve saved a down payment, browsed online listings and are ready to contact a real estate agent so you can start looking at houses. Wait! There’s one more thing you need to do...

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When you’re ready to put your house on the market, your real estate agent is the best resource to help your specific selling situation. In the meantime, these tips will get you started. Amp up the appeal. Make your home look as appealing as possible to potential buyers. Ask your agent to walk through it and give...

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For many people, finding a new home is more than a matter of personal taste and financial considerations – it’s a family affair. Perhaps the your first house hunt was before kids, cats, hamsters and job changes happened. Here are some things to keep in mind when considering potential new homes for your...

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When your real estate agent mentions a CMA, the MLS or HOAs, are you always certain what those terms mean? Every industry uses acronyms and jargon, and residential real estate is no different. To help you follow some “Realtor-speak,” here’s a guide to 10 commonly used terms: CMA – A comparative market...

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Man caves have been around since the beginning of time, and they continue to serve as a sacred masculine refuge within a home. But what do these spaces look like in 2017? What are the features that every man cave must have these days? Interior designer, Donna Mondi and Shireesh Reddy, owner of Digital Living, answered...

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It’s been a long, long winter. If you are anything like me it’s always a long, long winter.  Most people spend a lot more time inside this time of year.  To avoid cabin fever you or if you’re selling your home you might want to lighten up a room in your home a bit!  Here are a few tips to get you started while...

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Is a new home on your New Year’s resolution list? You don’t need to wait until the spring to begin your search. Here are five reasons why beginning your home search now may give you some distinct advantages. Sellers with properties for sale in the winter are often more motivated. Homes go on the market at any time...

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You’ve found a home you really like and you’re going to make an offer. Your offer will need to include a deposit called “earnest money.” Earnest money is intended to show the seller that you’re “earnest” about the purchase, meaning sincere and truly committed. Without a monetary commitment and potential...

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