Buy or Sell First?

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Should you Buy or Sell your Home First? Once you’ve decided you’re ready to move, it’s time to decide whether or not you are going to buy your new home or sell your old home first. It’s a tough decision so it’s important to weigh all the relating factors with a knowledgeable real estate agent prior to deciding. The key to …

Pros & Cons of Listing Your Home in the “Winter”

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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” to sell? Winter can be a great time to sell your home. Especially since “winter” doesn’t typically get below 60 degrees here. Just like with any season, there are pros and cons to selling your home in the winter. If you’ve been contemplating whether you should sell your home now or wait …

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Paint Colors That Sell – And Ones That Don’t

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When planning to sell your home, paint colors play a bigger part than you may realize. Colors affect moods, feelings, and impressions of a space as well as the people in that space. To appeal to the most amount of buyers, you need to plan your color choices with this in mind. Pay attention to the interior and exterior colors …

Homebuyers’ Most Wanted Features

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If you’re considering selling your home, you want to make sure it will stand out from the other options buyers have,  and knowing what homebuyers most wanted features are will help you do that. While each homebuyer is different and will be searching for different qualities in a new home, there are a few features that have broad appeal for many …

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How Long Should It Take To Sell Your Home?

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Currently, we’re in a seller’s market with extremely low inventory and as a result, some people expect that their homes will sell in a day or two – and when that does happen, they’re super excited. But should selling your home that quickly be the goal? I heard an agent the other day talking about how excited he was because …

Feeling “Stuck in Place?” There’s Options!

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You Aren’t Alone … And There’s Hope! Whether you are a renter who is searching for your dream home or a homeowner who feels like your only option is to renovate, you may have at least one thing in common: feeling stuck in place.According to data from the National Association of Realtors’ Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the average amount of time …

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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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Why Now Is A Good Time To Move Up To A Luxury Home

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If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home, now is a great time to do so! Trulia’s Market Mismatch Study recently found that in today’s premium home market, buyers are in control. The inventory of homes for sale in the luxury market far exceeds those searching to purchase these properties in many …

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How To Get The Most Money When You Sell Your Home

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Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are three keys to ensure that you get the highest price possible. 1. Price it a LITTLE LOW  This may seem counterintuitive. However, let’s look at this concept for a moment. Many …

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 …