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Preparing For a Home Appraisal

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Selling a home can be stressful. The added weight of a home appraisal and the impact it can have on the successful sale of your home can feel like a make or break moment in your home selling process. If a buyer is obtaining a mortgage, an appraisal is a mandatory part of the process, so it’s most likely a reality …

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Should You Make A Move Before or After Your Retire?

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For many people, retirement represents carefree living, financial freedom, and a slower, more relaxed day-to-day pace. For all of these dreams to become a reality, some well thought-out planning is required before you retire.  This is especially true if you’re thinking about making a move around the time you transition out of the work force. If you’re still working, but …

Why You Should Price Your Home To Sell Fast

Why You Should Price Your Home To Sell Fast …

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…Even If You’re Not In A Hurry For those new to the seller’s side of the real estate market, the concept of pricing your house in a way that can secure a fast sale, and also create the best monetary return can seem like a balancing act. On one hand, you don’t want to scare away potential buyers with a …

5 Reasons To Buy This Fall

5 Reasons to Sell This Fall

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The reasons to sell your home may be based off of a combination of individual needs, the right season for a move, or the current real estate market. Let’s take a look at why the current market conditions may be pointing you in the direction of joining the strong local “Seller’s Market” this fall. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic …

Kitchen Remodels Worth Investing In

Kitchen Remodels Worth Investing In

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When potential buyers first check out a property, one of the features that usually lands on their must-have home list is a great kitchen. It’s also no surprise that most homeowners also look to the kitchen when planning their wish list of home improvements or remodels. What can get tricky is bridging the gap between investing in your individual kitchen …

Empty Nesters: Best to Remodel or Time to Sell?

Empty Nesters: Best to Remodel or Time to Sell?

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The good news: your kids have finally moved out and you and your spouse now live alone in a four-bedroom Craftsman. If it no longer meets your current needs, you have two choices: Remodel your house to fit your current lifestyle and needs Sell your house and purchase the perfect home for your current needs Based on the record amount of …

Now's the Time to Keep Up with the Joneses

Now’s the Time to Keep Up with the Joneses

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No matter how much you love your house, there’re always moments of uncertainty about whether you and your property are still on the same page when it comes to wants, needs, and dreams. Does your current house fit your current (or aspired to) lifestyle? Is there enough room for your current family or any additional members you might be planning? Does …

Boomerang Buyers Boost Seller's Market

Boomerang Buyers Boost Seller’s Market

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You’ve  likely heard that the current housing climate is a strong seller’s market. Inventory is low and buyer demand is high, often giving sellers a large pool of buyers and multiple offers when they choose to list their home. Still, many homeowners can remain on the fence about whether or not now is the time to put their house on the …

Hey, Millenial Homeowners- It May Be Time to Sell

Hey, Millennial Homeowners- It May Be Time to Sell

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Contrary to what many believe, Millennials are not the ‘renter’ generation. Millennials purchased a larger percentage (34%) of homes in the U.S. than any other age group in 2017 and the most recent Census Bureau report shows that the homeownership rate among Millennials is finally on the rise. Many Millennials took advantage of post housing crash prices and the First-Time Homebuyers’ Tax Credit and jumped …

Remodeling for Resale

Remodeling for Resale

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It’s natural to want to improve your living space. Pride of home ownership and the creative freedom that comes with it can be a source of motivation for remodels, renovations, and additions. But if you ever plan on selling, you may want to exercise caution so that you don’t create a property so uniquely you it doesn’t appeal to potential …