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The “20% down payment” myth

Money management guru Dave Ramsey advises that “The ideal way to buy a house is the 100 percent down plan—pay cash for the whole house.” Wouldn’t it be nice if all of us could participate in that plan? The fact…

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7 tips when selling your parents’ home

One of the hardest things in life for us to come to grips with is that our parents have advanced into old age. At some point in the not-too distant future, they will leave the home, whether through death or…

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What Happens After My Offer is Accepted?

After all the back-and-forth on price and haggling over concessions and repairs, it’s finally over and your offer to purchase the home was accepted. Now, the real work begins. Granted, you and the seller are no longer front and center…

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Shopping for a home? 10 tips to help you avoid impulse buying

When we think about the impulse purchase, most of us picture a grocery store. After all, retailers purposefully set up their stores to encourage us to pick up and purchase items on a whim.   If you, like millions of…

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A critical early step toward buying your dream home

Shopping for a new home can be overwhelming. Finding a real estate agent, looking at homes online, and applying for loan approval, there is a lot to do, and it can be difficult to know where to start. Believe it…

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4 Tips to Maximize your Home-Selling Profit

One thing I know for certain: homeowners that sell their homes quickly and for top dollar are happy. Let’s face it, selling a home is hard work and nobody wants to be in that position for any longer than they…

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Is that included in the purchase of the home?

Marcy, a first-time homebuyer, was over-the-moon excited about finally moving into her new home. The day arrived, the movers were actually on time and, for the first time since the final walk-through, she opened the door to her home. Since…

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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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