Category Archives: Buyers & Sellers

Spring is in the Air!

Spring is in the air and we all know what that means….spring cleaning! With this nice weather finally hitting the LC Valley, I am sure we are all thinking about cleaning up the outside, deep cleaning the inside, and exchanging winter toys for spring and summer items. If you are feeling the cleaning bug as well, …

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Is a Fixer-Upper a Good Idea?

Should I buy a house that needs little more work than most, just so I can save some money? Most people have thought about this at some time in their home buying career. There are some major things to consider when thinking about buying a fixer-upper. Check out this article for some advice! Should you buy …

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Good News on Mortgages

In most current news articles, there has been a positive outlook for mortgages. Articles are stating that foreclosure rates have dropped to a new low, along with positive changes to the rules regarding mortgages. These are just a couple of articles talking about the subject. Check them out if you have time! What the new mortgage rules mean for you by …

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Simple Updates that can Freshen up a House

Homeowners are always talking about their next project or remodel. Do you want to remodel or freshen up a room in your home but just don’t have the time? Do you want a project that makes a difference but doesn’t require a long time to complete? Here are a couple of simple updates to freshen …

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Get Organized for a Stress-Free Move

  S ummer is a prime moving season for many families, especially those with young children who want to settle in their new home before the school year starts. Experts at Move.com offer several tips for making your move a seamless and stress-free experience. 1. When hiring professional movers, get written estimates from at least …

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The Right Place

Many people walk into a home and just have that feeling that it is going to be the right place.  They move in get all settled then realize their neighbors don’t mix well with them, or a school isn’t close enough, a commute to work takes 30+ min because of the traffic or the house …

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Money Talks

Working through financial jargon with a mortgage lender can be confusing, but you can make the process easier if you clarify queries up front. Real Estate ABC and About.com offer a few tips for talking to your lender and finding what home loan best fits your needs.      Don’t be afraid to ask about the …

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Home Appraisals

People have so many questions and ideas about just what exactly home appraisals are and how they work.  The number one fact that people need to remember is that home appraisers are NOT inspectors.  They will point out complications in the home but they are not there to inspect it for damages, appraisers are there to …

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Walk This Way

The Council of Residiential Specialists gives great tips and advice when dealing with buying, selling or just simple home improvements.  In this article it explains that when deciding to buy a home there are smaller details that American’s are starting to focus on; especially since gas prices have skyrocketed and many people just have to live …

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Pricing is Key

Can’t figure out why your house isn’t selling? You have designed and fixed your curb appeal, your location is ideal and everything in your home has been updated.. So what’s the deal?  The first thing to look at when your home just won’t sell is going to be the price of your home.  The number …

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