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

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

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

3 Home Selling Prep Essentials

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 22, 2018 12:38:07 PM

You’ve got to start somewhere when preparing your home to sell, but it’s not where you would think. Before jumping right into cleaning, decluttering, staging, and marketing, take some time to review. Having a solid understanding of the real estate market and the home selling process is essential for a smooth and stress-free sale. So let’s get to it.

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

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

Downsizing Your Home? Use These Tips to Plan Your Move

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 22, 2018 12:04:13 PM

Maybe the thought of moving to a smaller, low-maintenance home has only briefly crossed your mind, or maybe you’re seriously considering downsizing. But before you trade your too-large house in for, say, a cozy condo downtown, there are a few things to consider.

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

Beat the Winter Blues with Colorful Home Décor

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 22, 2018 11:38:36 AM

The winter holidays and New Year’s have come and gone, and so have all the decorations. With no twinkling lights or festive ornaments brightening up its main living areas, your home can start to look a little bare. Not to worry! Here are a few winter home decorating ideas that can cheer you up and bring back the holiday sparkle. And if you’re planning to sell your home this season, these tips will also help you impress potential buyers with your warm, welcoming home.

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Topics: Home Decor Tips, Seller Resources, Moving Tips, Buyer Resources, Winter Home Decor

How 2016 Technology Has Changed Your Home Search Forever

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 22, 2018 11:19:39 AM

When was the last time you hopped in your car to start your home search? Most home buyers today just pick up their phones to instantly view properties all around the country — no car required.

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Topics: Buyer Resources, Seller Resources, Moving Tips, Smart Homes, Technology

These 6 Simple Tricks Make Moving Surprisingly Effortless

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 7, 2018 2:38:26 PM

Let’s face it, moving to a new home is no picnic. Moving day will be here before you know it, and you feel like there’s no way on Earth you can sort through all of your belongings and pack your entire life into a moving truck in time.

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Topics: Moving Tips

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