The In’s and Out’s of Showing Your Home

HOW SHOWINGS WORK and Tips for Showing Your Home   As a rule of thumb, the more people you get through your door, the more likely you are to sell your home – more likely…

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What Your Realtor Won’t Tell You

WHAT YOUR REALTOR WON’T TELL YOU…. What’s the crime like in the neighborhood?  How are the schools?  Are there kids in the neighborhood?   We know this information is what you crave if you’re looking…

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How to Choose the Right Neighborhood (For You)

How to Choose the Right Neighborhood Before really launching your home search, think about what you are really looking for in a new neighborhood.   You’ll likely have to make compromises! So, put the ‘must-haves’…

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How to Pay Your Property Taxes

All homeowners are required to pay property taxes on their home. The amount of tax you will pay varies on the city or county where you live.  You can pay your taxes of one two…

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Tip of the Month – Mind the Gap(s)!

MIND THE GAP(S)! In this month’s home improvement tip, learn how and where to caulk and weatherstrip for some significant energy savings in the months ahead. Fact: up to 65% percent of a home’s total…

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Preparing for Closing

Settlement, or closing, day is a big day! While your agent and the title company will handle everything behind the scenes, you need to prepare as well. You will need to bring a few items…

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Decoding the Real Estate Contract

DECODING THE REAL ESTATE CONTRACT In our market, any offer for sale is made up of the basic body of the contract, any addenda or contingencies to the contract, plus any required disclosures. While not…

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Everything You Need to Know about Home Inspections

While we realize this might not be the most riveting of our articles, it is without a doubt one of the most important. Not having an understanding of how home inspections work can literally leave…

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