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Selling a Home

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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HOW TO SELL YOUR HOME IN 2017

Excerpted from an article by Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes.com “It’s 2017.  Now what?  the new year is a time for hope and renewal, and for those who are looking to sell – and simultaneously buy – a home, it can represent a fresh start.  But this year, political and social realities are giving some would-be…

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7 REAL ESTATE PITFALLS THAT COULD COST YOU A SALE

Excerpted from an article by Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes.com “Selling a home has its typical challenges.  Maybe the couple across the street just listed their house, which you know has an amazing kitchen (while yours is slightly less so).  Maybe values have started to drop a tad.  Or maybe you’re under pressure to sell your…

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IS IT FINALLY TIME TO BUY A CONDO?

Excerpted from an article by Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes.com “The popularity of condos has swelled and waned over the years, gaining popularity especially in areas where buyers may be priced out of the single-family home market…. Despite their greater affordability, condos have been harder for buyers to get approved to purchase unless they had a…

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SIX WAYS TO UPGRADE YOUR ENTRYWAY

Excerpted from an article by Jen Visosky for realtytimes.com It’s one of the most important spaces in your home – but it can be easily overlooked.  “…The entryway tends to be a place where you just hang your coat, toss your keys into a bowl and take off your shoes – yet this is the…

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SIMPLE STAGING TIPS TO SELL A HOME FAST

Excerpted from an article by Realty Times Staff “…..when you are having your home shown to potential buyers, you want them to see it as a home they could live in.  That’s where staging comes in.  According to Coldwell Banker, homes that were staged spent half the time on the market than homes that were…

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THE LAZY HOMEOWNER’S GUIDE TO LIVING WELL

Excerpted from an article by Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes.com   “Keeping your home looking and functioning great isn’t easy.  We all have less and less time to do the things we want to do today – sometimes the “have-to’s” can seem overwhelming.  But high style and great function don’t have to be high maintenance.  These…

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