Tips, tricks & ideas

Cash Offer - Should You Accept A Lower Price Because It's Cash?Most parts of the country are seeing a strong seller’s market. Inventory is low and buyers want to take advantage of the low interest rates. As a result, sellers may be in the enviable position of a bidding war. Some buyers believe that presenting an all-cash offer to the seller is more attractive, can earn them a lower price and that cash is always King. But, as a seller, should you accept a lower price from a buyer just because it’s cash? 

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Home Improvements with High ROI

Home improvements with high ROI - Is your house feeling a little dated or are you thinking about updating your home to get it ready to sell and wondering what upgrades would get the best bang for your buck?  Not all home improvements yield a good return on investment when selling, so unless the update or improvement is strictly for your enjoyment, it just make sense to focus on projects with high ROI. Here are some ideas for you!


4 Things To Avoid After Applying For A Home Loan

You've done everything right so far. You've found a great lender, received your pre-approval letter, are working with a great agent (or two :-), found the home of your dreams, have an accepted offer, inspections & appraisal have been completed and you submitted your loan package for final approval. You're all done, right? Wrong...

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8 Things Buyers Notice Immediately If you have your home listed for sale, paying attention to what the buyers notice right away can mean the difference between an offer and a missed opportunity...

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Understanding Backup Offers

Back-up offers can be a great tool in a fast-moving real estate market, giving the buyer an advantage in a seller’s market, increasing the opportunity to capitalize on a home that fell out of contract. But only when carefully executed...

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Balancing The Emotional & Practical Sides Of Buying a Home

Imagine this scenario...You’re shopping for a new home. You are excited and on your way to a showing appointment. As you walk through the front door, you’re impressed. Every room looks fantastic. You see yourself relaxing on the spacious patio, cooking in the modern kitchen, and enjoying evenings with the family in the cozy living room. However...

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Tips For The First Time Home Seller

There is a lot of attention paid to first-time homebuyers. Most real estate agents and lenders have some kind of guide to help first-time homebuyers navigate their first home purchase, but what about the first-time seller? Selling your home for the first time can be just as confusing as a home purchase, so here are a few things to remember as you navigate your home sale.

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Tips To Make Your Home Both: Beautiful & Kid-Friendly

Have you ever been to a home where it’s clear that the kids have taken over the space? It’s obvious that the home has become more of a playground, filled with toys and bright-colored plastic everywhere. Homes like this often sacrifice style for durability or stain-resistance. Maybe this is your home? The good news is that it’s possible to create a home that incorporates the beauty of a stylish home with the practicality of living with children. Here are a few design tips to help.

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Five Refinancing Mistakes To Avoid

Mortgage interest rates are the lowest they’ve been in years and perhaps you’re wondering if it’s time to refinance your loan. Lenders advertising their refinancing services make it sound as easy as filling out a form and paying less each month. While refinancing does not need to be complicated, here are 5 common mistakes that could cost you thousands of dollars over the course of the loan. Refinancing can be a great experience if you can avoid making these mistakes.

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5 Tips for Decluttering Your Kitchen

Kitchens are some of the most challenging areas to keep clean and organized, especially since there is so much more cooking and eating-in going on these days. 

This can be a pain, especially during the selling process. Here are some tips to help!

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Downsizing Made Easy

If your lifestyle has changed with time and you’re ready to ditch the big house for a smaller, more manageable home, it might be time to downsize.
Deciding to shift to a more care-free dwelling is easy – determining where to begin is much harder. The accumulation of decades of living can feel overwhelming. Taking the move step by step will help you break it down into manageable stages. 

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