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Ask These Questions Before Choosing a Real Estate Agent

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Oct 15, 2019

Vetting real estate agents is an important part of selling your home. Between pre-sale preparations, locating a buyer, and closing the deal, selling can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months. The agent you choose will affect how easy (or how intrusive) that experience will be. It could also impact the final sale price on your home. 

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Topics: Seller Resources, Buyer Resources, Real Estate Tips, Investing in Property, Selling Your Home

Why You Should Hire a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Sep 17, 2019

 

So you’ve decided to sell your home. Congrats! The next step you take will impact how the next few months of your life play out — how much time you spend dealing with contractors, researching real estate legalese, and so on. It could also directly impact the amount you receive in the sale of your home.

What options do homeowners have when selling their property (and why should anyone selling a home contact a real estate agent pronto)?

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Topics: Seller Resources, Buyer Resources, Investing in Property, Home Buying, Selling Your Home

Tips for Downsizing Before Your Move

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Sep 3, 2019

 

The moving process can be as exciting as it is stressful. As you plan to sell your home, the opportunity to clean house, start anew, and organize your home in a way that inspires joy shouldn’t be overlooked. But how do you determine what stays and what goes?

When you purposefully downsize, you cut down on moving expenses (and reinvigorate your home decor at the same time). Consider these tips for downsizing to make your move a lot easier: 

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Topics: Low Maintenance Homes, Seller Resources, Buyer Resources, Home Decor Tips, Moving Tips

6 Reasons Why Owning a Home is Awesome

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 22, 2018

From personalizing your living spaces to turning a profit when you sell, there are dozens of reasons why first-time home buyers can’t wait to find a home and make it their own. Though there are plenty of benefits of owning a home, here are the six benefits that stand out from the rest.

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Topics: Buyer Resources, Home Decor Tips, Pet Owners, Investing in Property, Home Buying

How Buyers and Sellers Have Lost Thousands of Dollars to Email Scams

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 22, 2018

 

Email scams are as old as, well, email, but as the years go by, these scams have become more and more sophisticated. Recently, several home buyers have fallen victim to specially targeted email scams that attempt to rob them of their closing costs — sometimes up to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Topics: Seller Resources, Buyer Resources, Email Scams, Home Buying, Selling Your Home

6 Questions to Ask When Considering a Neighborhood with an HOA

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 22, 2018

Let’s say you have your heart set on buying a home in a community with a swimming pool, a clubhouse, and maybe even a playground or trails. Having access to these amenities often means living in a community with a homeowners association, or HOA.

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Topics: Buyer Resources, Moving Tips, Home Owners Association, Investing in Property, Home Buying

Should You Hire a Professional or DIY on Those Home Repairs?

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 22, 2018

To DIY or not to DIY? That’s the question on many homeowners’ minds when there’s a repair or home improvement project on their to-do lists. The good news is that you can do plenty of things on your own. But for other projects, you’re better off hiring a licensed contractor, plumber, or electrician to do the work for you.

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Topics: Buyer Resources, Home Decor Tips, Real Estate Tips, DIY Home Repair, Home Repair

Tips for a Stress-Free Move with Your Pet

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 22, 2018

You’ve just bought a new home, and Fluffy and Fido are starting to worry about all the moving boxes going into the truck outside. Pets can easily become stressed during a move, which might cause them to lose their fur, become aggressive, or even run away.

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Topics: Buyer Resources, Moving Tips, Pet Owners, Home Buying, Moving your pets

The 5 Emotional Stages of Buying Your First Home

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 22, 2018

Ask anyone you meet and they’ll likely recall vivid details about their first roller coaster ride, their first day of school, or their first kiss. A first home purchase is no different! While buying your first home comes with its fair share of ups and downs, it will ultimately be an enjoyable experience you’ll remember for years to come.

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Topics: Buyer Resources, Moving Tips, Real Estate Tips, Home Buying, Selling Your Home

3 Home Buying Mistakes That are Far Too Easy to Make

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 22, 2018

This time of year is ideal for looking for homes. Since springtime is a popular home selling season, you have plenty of choices when it comes to finding listings in your preferred location, in your ideal price range, and with your favorite features. With all of these options, it’s going to be a breeze buying your perfect home… right?

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Topics: Seller Resources, Buyer Resources, Moving Tips, Real Estate Tips, Home Buying

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