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Vital Facts To Know When Buying Real Estate

Posted January 6, 2014


If you are considering buying real estate, you will learn that there is a lot that goes into the overall process. After all, it will probably be the most expensive purchase of your life. As exciting as it is to start looking for a new home, it can be stressful and overwhelming. You will find that there are many unexpected costs and details you need to consider prior to contacting a real estate agent...



Five Ways To Close The Deal In A Tough Market

Posted December 30, 2013


In a tough real estate market, where inventory and competition for buyers is high, sometimes the seller has to "sweeten the pot" to get the deal done. Here are five creative ideas to help close the deal. Offer a Decorating Allowance There may be a buyer that likes the home, but just has different decorating tastes. To seal the deal, offer a decorating allowance (for painting, new carpets, or wallpaper)...



Follow These Energy Conservation Tips And Save Your Money!

Posted December 23, 2013


Aside from the obvious benefit of saving money, running an energy efficient home benefits us all in the greater community. We reduce global warming and help keep our dollars in the country as supposed to sending them to often unsavory regimes overseas. Even if we implement just a few of the listed tips, the savings will be substantial and one's satisfaction even greater. Temperature Control of Your Home Heating and cooling accounts for approximately about 2/3 of your energy costs...



How To Find The Best Locations For Buying Rental Property Real Estate

Posted December 17, 2013


You have heard it before. The first three rules of real estate are Location, Location, Location, and this is no different when buying rental property. If you are in the market to purchase rental property real estate, you need to know your market. Below is a series of steps you can take to fundamentally understand your real estate market and determine the best areas in which to purchase your buy and hold properties...

Tags: Buying



Determine The Listing Price

Posted December 9, 2013


When it comes to buying a home, most potential buyers will say that the listing price is the number one factor in determining what homes they will look at. A seller will usually work with a realtor to determine the listing price keeping in mind that if the price is too high - most buyers won't give it a second thought. Setting the correct listing price makes for a much quicker sale, because it will attract more potential buyers to the property...



Five Ways To Close The Deal In A Tough Market

Posted December 2, 2013


In a tough real estate market, where inventory and competition for buyers is high, sometimes the seller has to "sweeten the pot" to get the deal done. Here are five creative ideas to help close the deal. Offer a Decorating Allowance There may be a buyer that likes the home, but just has different decorating tastes. To seal the deal, offer a decorating allowance (for painting, new carpets, or wallpaper)...

Tags: Selling



5 Steps To Sell Your Home Quickly In A Buyer Market

Posted November 26, 2013


The best way to tell if your area is in a buyer's or seller's market is to check the average number of days homes are on the market before selling. When this number rises above 60 days, it's definitely a buyer's market. That means it's a great time to be a buyer, but not such a great time to be a home seller. Another method is to look at the number of months' supply of homes for sale at the current sales pace...

Tags: Selling



Wrapping Up Your Home for the Holidays

Posted October 28, 2013


In the movie “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” Clark Griswold may have gone a little overboard with his Christmas lights, but if he was selling his house, he may have had the right idea. “Great decorations really set the tone for the holidays, a time when you can showcase your house in a different way to highlight areas that normally may not stand out,” said Amy Cornwell, President/ Lead Designer for Creative Impressions, which specializes in seasonal decorating...



The Pros and Cons of Home Selling During the Holidays

Posted October 21, 2013


One of the great debates in real estate concerns the prospect of keeping a house on the market during the holiday season. Some argue that the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve is busy enough without the worry of buying a home, while proponents like the prospects since those shopping are generally more serious about buying. A downside for the seller is that the hectic time of year makes it harder to get your home ready at the drop of a hat if a call comes in...



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