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Reasons to Negotiate with a House Seller
Posted on 01/19/2020
Reasons to Negotiate with a House Seller
If your initial offer to purchase a home is countered, there is no need to stress. In fact, there are lots of reasons why you should negotiate with a house seller, and these include: 1. You can speed up the homebuying journey. The homebuying journey may prove to be long and complicated. If you find a house you want...
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Tips on Creating the Perfect Guest Room
Posted on 01/12/2020
Tips on Creating the Perfect Guest Room
Photo by bottlein via Pixabay Your guest room can become a relaxing and inviting retreat -- instead of an afterthought -- and allow you to host visitors at a moment's notice. While decor, bedding and other pieces will help you create a comfortable and inviting space, these tips will elevate your guest room to a luxurious retreat and...
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Making Your New House a Home
Posted on 01/05/2020
Making Your New House a Home
Whether you've recently purchased a new home or are in the process of doing so, one of the most satisfying aspects of becoming a homeowner is customizing your living space. Half the fun of moving into a new home is "making it your own," which can include everything from painting the walls to remodeling the kitchen. Although it may...
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3 Questions to Ask During the Homebuying Process
Posted on 12/29/2019
3 Questions to Ask During the Homebuying Process
The homebuying process sometimes can be tough to navigate. Fortunately, we're here to help you achieve the optimal results throughout the homebuying cycle. Now, let's take a look at three questions that every homebuyer needs to consider as he or she pursues a home: 1. What is my "dream home" definition? If you know what you want to find...
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Buyer Tips: How to Deal with an Aggressive Seller
Posted on 12/22/2019
Buyer Tips: How to Deal with an Aggressive Seller
As a homebuyer, you likely will want to do everything possible to secure your dream house at a budget-friendly price. Yet for those who are dealing with an aggressive property seller, achieving the optimal results may prove to be challenging. Lucky for you, we're here to help you simplify the homebuying process so you can acquire your ideal residence...
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Why Detached Garages Are A Huge Benefit
Posted on 12/15/2019
Why Detached Garages Are A Huge Benefit
Many buyers are searching for a home with an attached garage. It helps to keep cars out of the sun, rain, and snow. An attached garage allows you to walk directly from your vehicle into your home without worry. Garages used to be detached. These structures offered many benefits to homeowners that seem to be forgotten. As cars...
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Buying Your First Home: Keys to Remember
Posted on 12/08/2019
Buying Your First Home: Keys to Remember
Photo by Roman Samborskyi via Shutterstock Buying your first home is exciting! And scary! But you don’t have to fear the process if you take the time to become fully prepared for homeownership. Below are the seven primary keys to preparing yourself and smoothing the process. How to Know You’re Ready Determine how much you can afford. The...
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Why Is a Property Showing Important?
Posted on 12/01/2019
Why Is a Property Showing Important?
A home showing enables a property buyer to get an up-close look at a residence. After a showing, a property buyer can determine whether a house matches his or her expectations. And if a property buyer likes a house, he or she may be ready to take the next step in the homebuying journey. Ultimately, a showing is crucial...
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Brighten the Holidays With Lights
Posted on 11/24/2019
Brighten the Holidays With Lights
Photo by Dzenina Lukac via Pexels You just bought the perfect house and it’s almost time for the holidays. One of the things you looked most forward to when you purchased your home was being able to show off your decorating skills. There’s just one problem: Your living room doesn’t have a huge window to show off your...
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What to Expect When You Attend a Home Showing
Posted on 11/17/2019
What to Expect When You Attend a Home Showing
A home showing represents a learning opportunity for a homebuyer. If you know how to plan ahead for a home showing, you can optimize the value of this opportunity. Ultimately, preparing for a home showing can be simple – here are three tips to help you get ready for any home showing, at any time. 1. Evaluate a Home...
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Did You Price Your Residence Appropriately?
Posted on 11/10/2019
Did You Price Your Residence Appropriately?
If you add your house to the real estate market but fail to garner buyers' attention, now may be a good time to revamp your home pricing strategy. Otherwise, your home may remain on the housing market for many weeks or months before it finally sells. Generally, there are several factors you need to consider to determine if you...
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6 Tips for Staging before Your Open House
Posted on 11/03/2019
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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