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Selling a Home

TIPS FOR GETTING YOUR HOME SOLD IN WINTER

SOURCE:  Excerpted from an article by Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes “So you’ve decided to list your home this winter…no matter what is driving the move, you may be concerned about selling at this time of year.  But just because you missed the spring/summer selling season doesn’t mean you can’t get your home sold quickly and…

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SIX SURPRISING BENEFITS OF BUYING OR SELLING IN THE FALL

SOURCE:  Excerpted from an article by Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes.com “Seeing fewer for-sale signs now that summer is over?  This can be great news for buyers who are looking to score a new home and sellers who want to sell their place and move on.  If you think you missed the boat on making your…

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FIVE KEY QUESTIONS FOR HOME SELLERS

SOURCE:  Excerpted from an article by PJ Wade for realtytimes.com “Are you having trouble deciding whether or not to sell your real estate – home, recreational property, investment property?  It’s not the length of time you’ve lived in or owned a property that determines when it’s time to sell.  There’s no magic number of ownership…

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BUDGET-FRIENDLY WAYS TO PERSONALIZE YOUR ENTRYWAY…

Excerpted from an article by Lisa Frederick for Houzz “….The entry may be the first impression of a home…fortunately, jazzing up a front entrance doesn’t have to cost a fortune.  Try these eight strategies to create a showstopper entryway without blowing your budget. CREATE A MINI-ROOM….maybe a bench with cheery pillows can turn a  plain…

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HOW TO SELL YOUR HOME FAST!

Excerpted from – SOURCE:  Trulia/Angela Vogel Daley “…Putting your home on the market can be stressful.  Week after week of showings require your house to be PRESENTABLE AT ALL TIMES.  Not to mention to hassel of vacating at a moment’s notice.  If you have pets or children, that stress is multiplied.  But buyers will be…

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IDEAS TO IMPROVE YOUR SMALL FRONT YARD

Source:  Andrea Davis for realtytimes.com “There are many ways to improve your small front yard without uprooting your driveway or dialing back your front porch.  With the right touches, small front yards can be just as appealing as large ones…. USE SYMMETRY.  Balancing the elements of your yard on either side of your sidewalk –…

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AMERICANS BUY HOMES AT FASTEST PACE IN A DECADE

Excerpted from an article by Christopher S. Rugaber for Associated Press “WASHINGTON – Americans shrugged off rising mortgage rates and bought existing homes in January at the fastest pace since 2007.  Home sales rose 3.3% in January from December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.69 million, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. …

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HOW TO UPDATE YOUR HOME ON A DIME

Excerpted from an article by Andrea Davis for realtytimes.com “Updates and home renovations are scary to many homeowners, but improving your home doesn’t have to be a daunting task.  Here are a few simple projects that will boost the value and looks of your home… TRY A FRESH COAT OF PAINT.  It can make a…

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HOME RENOVATIONS ON A BUDGET

Excerpted from an article by Realty Times Staff “If you’re looking to get the best return on your investment or just improve your property to attract high quality tenants, a kitchen remodel is one of the highest value projects.  The most recent cost vs. value report, released in January 2014, shows that property owners will…

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SIX MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN DE-CLUTTERING YOUR HOME

Excerpted from an article by Andrea Davis for realtytimes.com “If you’re getting ready to move or sell your home, clutter is your worst enemy.  It makes packing a nightmare, and finding the one item you need could take an extra 15  minutes to more than an hour.  De-cluttering is a great way to get rid…

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