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Here are 11 myths that home buyers should abandon!
www.msn.com From the open house to securing a mortgage to closing day, purchasing a home is a complex and daunting process. Here are 11 myths that home buyers should abandon if they hope to keep a clear head and maintain realistic expectations during the house-hunting process.
Someone who appraises home values is probably a good person to take upgrade advice from!
realtor.com Home appraisals are a piece of the selling process where you may have to let go of the reins. But Here are some things sellers can do to smooth the way.
simplifyingthemarket.com Some Highlights: The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Annual Profile of Home Staging. 50% of staged homes saw a 1-10% increase in dollar value offers from buyers. 77% of buyer’s agents said staging made it easier for buyers to v
Does your yard get destroyed by animals?
www.realtor.com Are moles, voles, rabbits, deer, or other wild animals destroying your yard? Here's how to get rid of these destructive critters.
simplifyingthemarket.com CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that “over the past 12 months, 712,000 borrowers moved into positive equity.” This is great news, as the share of homeowners with negative equity (those who owe more than their home is worth), has dropped more than 20% since the peak in Q4 of 2009 (26%...
You will face less competition in the winter.
blog.rismedia.com There are only a few weeks left in 2017, and if you’re looking for a house, you might be down to the wire. Should you go all in and purchase this year?
You don't need 20% down!!!
msn.com Homebuyers can find mortgages that require a low-down payment or even no down payment.
simplifyingthemarket.com According to recently released data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the median amount of time a home spent on the market hit an all-time low of only three weeks in 2017. Strong buyer demand, a good economy, and a low inventory of new and existing homes for sale created the perfec
simplifyingthemarket.com Homeownership is a major part of the American Dream. As evidence of that, 91% of Americans believe that owning a home is either essential (43%) or important (48%) to achieving that “dream.” In a market where some people may be unsure about the benefits and possibilities of buying a home, it is i...
simplifyingthemarket.com There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top benefits is protecting yourself from rising rents, by locking in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage. Don’t Become Trapped A recent article by Apartment List addressed rising rents by stating: “Rents are up 2.7% year-over-year
simplifyingthemarket.com Some Highlights: As we usher in the new year, one thing is for certain… if you plan to buy or sell a house this year, you need a real estate professional on your team! There are many benefits to using a local professional! Pick a professional who knows your local market and can help you a
simplifyingthemarket.com As home values continue to increase at levels greater than historic norms, some are concerned that we are heading for another crash like the one we experienced ten years ago. We recently explained that the lenient lending standards of the previous decade (which created false demand) no longer exist.
If you just purchased your first home than you need to be prepared for a surge of important documents you will need to preserve. Here is a what's what of what to keep.
houselogic.com Want to know how long to keep your tax records? HouseLogic explains how long to keep those and other important papers related to your home.
I've made these! They smell delish!
americanlifestylemag.com There's something special about the smell of cinnamon and cloves that brings about memories of the holidays, and these ornaments will help bring a piece of that wonderful scent to your home year after year. Materials: 1 cup applesauce 1½–2 cups cinnamon, plus extra for dusting 1 tablespoon ground...
Hidden costs, funding sources, choosing an agent, inspections, and long term value are a few of the things you need to consider.
auction.com By Jonathan Deesing Buying a home is one of the most rewarding things you can do. It’s almost an American badge of honor—but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. There’s a lot to consider when you’re looking at an investment that takes most people three decades...
There is no doubt that I am your best friend :)
lightersideofrealestate.com Realtor BFF (noun): Someone that cares for you dearly, that also helps you buy and sell real estate.
Wondering if now is a good time to sell? Give me a call and I will give you an honest opinion based on cold hard facts.
realtytimes.com Inherent in ownership of real estate - a house, condominium unit, second home, investment property—is the reality that eventually it will be sold. PJ Wade asks owners 'What are you waiting for?' and shares 6 Seller Procrastinations that do no one any good.
What color is your front door?
diynetwork.com Try a splash of gorgeous color to boost curb appeal and make your front entry more welcoming.
Homes sold by Realtors sell for 18% more... When should I get started?
blog.rismedia.com Buying and selling a home can be daunting, but you don’t have to go it alone. That’s where a real estate agent earns their weight in gold.
Did you just buy a new home or sign a new lease? Then, it's moving time and since everyone needs help moving here is my contribution to you!
houselogic.com The 14 moving hacks from pros who've moved a ton of households will make your move less stressful and much easier. Get these house packing tips for moving.
When buying a home there is a lot of vocabulary you will need to know, here are 10 of the most common terms you will likely hear.
money.usnews.com Applying for a mortgage is easier when you learn how to talk to lenders.
If you want to buy a home and think you need a ton of money up front since the bubble burst in 2007, think again! You can still buy a home with little down and Mark Green of Forbes breaks it down for you.
www.forbes.com Just to be clear, this is not about buying a house for $10,000, this is about buying a house with $10,000. Two different things. For starters, you will need to have $10,000, which you will use for your down payment and to cover the cost of your home inspection, the [...]
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