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5 myths too many home sellers believe

More than half of today’s home sellers are selling a home for the first time, according to Zillow’s Consumer Housing Trends Report for 2018. That’s a whole lot of home sellers who may not understand the pitfalls that await them…

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Should we renovate or remodel our home before selling?

One of the most common questions we hear from our listing clients is whether or not they should renovate or remodel their homes prior to putting them on the market. Whether your goal is to make more money off the…

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Confused about how to price your home?

We recently received an email from a former client. He’s considering selling his home and, like many home sellers do, he went online to see if he could figure out how much the home is worth. “Zillow values my home…

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5 Homebuyer traps and how to avoid them

Unless you’re Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates or Warren Buffet, your home purchase may be the biggest financial investment you make during your lifetime. Scary thought, isn’t it? Not if you approach this investment as the three wealthiest Americans would. Buying…

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Should I buy a new or existing home?

That letter from the bank: You know the one — it says you’re approved to buy a home for a certain amount of money. It’s burning a hole in your pocket. Now it comes down to deciding what type of…

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What credit score do I need to buy a house?

Three digits. They may be all that is standing between you and your own home or continuing to rent. Known as your “credit score,” those digits reflect how risky it will be to lend you money. The score may also…

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Budget your way to a new home

Buying a home isn’t as easy as walking up to a lender and requesting a mortgage. You’ll need cash for a down payment and the loan’s closing costs, unless you’re applying for a VA or USDA loan. If you’ll be…

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3 Critical Home Seller Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Real estate isn’t a game for the faint of heart. To ensure that you walk away from the deal with the maximum amount of money possible requires following a time-tested process. Unfortunately, not all real estate agents counsel their clients…

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How to sell a home as a landlord

Tenants come in two “flavors,” affable and nightmarish. We hope, for your sake, that when it comes time to sell your rental your tenants are the former. The whole process will go much smoother. If they are disagreeable, you may…

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Remodeling projects that give the most bang for the buck

The “Remodeling 2019 Cost vs. Value Report*” has just recently been released. A deep dive into which remodeling projects provide a homeowner with the best return on the money invested, the latest report is full of surprises. In last year’s…

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