Selling your Home

Jan. 23, 2020

The Homebuyer's Mortgage Dictionary

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The Homebuyer's Mortgage Dictionary

Knowing that you’re ready to buy a home can be an exhilarating feeling, except it’s often followed by panic. While experience is the best teacher, there are some things you can do to regain control of the home-buying ...

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Jan. 23, 2020

5 Tips for Selling Your Home

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5 Tips for Selling Your Home

Throwing on a new coat of paint inside and out can be a good start to preparing a home for sale, but there are plenty of other things home sellers can do to get their home ready ...

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Jan. 22, 2020

Buying a Home? Know your Musts

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Buying a Home? Know your Musts

A fenced-in yard. Double sinks. A wrap-around porch.  An open floor plan. Solar panels. There are just so many things we want our new home to have.

However, when shopping for our dream home, it’s essential to ...
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Jan. 3, 2020

Earnest Money

Who Keeps The Earnest Money Deposit in a Home Purchase?

When buying a home, many folks have no idea what role earnest money plays in a real estate transaction. The earnest money payment forms part ...

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Dec. 26, 2019

Is Building a Gazebo a Good Idea?

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Is Building a Gazebo a Good Idea?

Your backyard should be an oasis where you can relax and enjoy a meal and conversation with family and friends. A gazebo can add to the aesthetics of your yard and provide shelter from rain and ...

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Dec. 18, 2019

5 Success Tips for First-Time Home Sellers

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5 Success Tips for First-Time Home Sellers

Selling a home can be very lucrative, but you need to make sure you don’t make any major mistakes. Many first-time sellers hit roadblocks that end up costing them precious time and money. Here are five ...

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Nov. 26, 2019

4 Don'ts When Putting Your House on the Market

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4 Don'ts When Putting Your House on the Market

So you’ve decided to put your home on the market. Congratulations! Hopefully, you’ve brought a rockin’ real estate professional on board to help you list your spot, and together you’ve done your due ...

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Nov. 9, 2019

How Not to Sell Your Home

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How Not to Sell Your Home

While the fundamentals of home staging, like decluttering and removing family photos, are critical when it comes to getting your home sold, it’s just as important to focus on what not to do as certain factors can ...
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Nov. 9, 2019

Creating Kitchen Designs to Serve a 'Mature Market'

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Creating Kitchen Designs to Serve a 'Mature Market'

According to a report from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) authored by Doris Pearlman—founder of Denver's Possibilities For Design—those aging into the "mature market" will require a new way of thinking about ...
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Oct. 15, 2019

7 Signs It's Time for You to Downsize

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7 Signs It's Time for You to Downsize

As they get older or circumstances change, some homeowners realize what was once the perfect home for them might now be too big, impractical or expensive. Moving into a smaller home typically means less ...

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