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6 Reasons Why Owning a Home is Awesome

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 22, 2018 1:02:26 PM

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 1:00:06 PM

 

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 12:54:47 PM

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

Want Top Dollar for Your Home? Hire a Real Estate Pro

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 22, 2018 12:51:39 PM

A quick Google search is all it takes to discover hundreds of new recipes, do-it-yourself projects, and tips about how to stage your home. With so much information available online, especially about the home selling process, many homeowners start to wonder whether it’s faster and more cost-efficient to sell their own homes rather than hiring a real estate agent to do it for them. (Spoiler alert: It’s not.)

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

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

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 22, 2018 12:50:00 PM

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 12:44:23 PM

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 12:40:13 PM

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 12:31:20 PM

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

14 Conveniences You Don’t Want to Forget in Your Home Search

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 22, 2018 12:28:33 PM

You have it all planned out. You know exactly which shopping centers and conveniences you want to live near, you know which amenities you need within a few miles of your community, and you have a general idea of where your workplace, grocery store, and soon-to-be-favorite hangouts are located.

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Topics: staying active in the foothills, things to do in the foothills, Seller Resources, Buyer Resources, Moving Tips

7 Crucial Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Seller’s Agent

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 22, 2018 12:17:46 PM

Your home is likely the largest financial investment you have, so it makes sense to carefully choose the right agent to represent you when you sell it. The best real estate agent will walk you through the whole process, showcase your home in the best light, give you feedback from showings and open houses, and let you know whether you should accept a buyer’s offer up front or negotiate for a higher price.

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

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