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

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

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

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, Investing in Property, Selling Your Home, Real Estate Tips

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

The Top Real Estate Resolutions (And How to Keep Them)

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 22, 2018 11:28:54 AM

Want to visit the gym more? Finally complete the home improvement project you’ve been working on? Save money for that new watch/car/house/vacation? January 1 is the perfect time to jumpstart your goals. If you’re like most people, according to Money Magazine, you probably have “stay fit,” “spend less,” or “enjoy the most out of life” on your list of New Year’s resolutions.

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Topics: Buyer Resources, Seller Resources, Investing in Property, Goal-Setting, Making and Keeping Resolutions

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

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