Real Estate General Info

Sept. 8, 2022

Landscaping Tips To Help Sell Your Home

Having curb appeal can either improve or diminish the chances of selling your home. That’s why the first impression of a home is essential in getting a potential home buyer's attention. Your landscaping can be the advertisement that gets the buyer in your door. If the buyer likes the outside ...

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Aug. 25, 2022

Home Maintenance

Throughout the seasons, your home has taken good care of you and your family and now is the best time to give back.

 

Go through your property to evaluate and create a checklist on areas that need mending or replacement. This list is a crucial preparation before calling a ...

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Aug. 19, 2022

Energy-Efficient Renovation

When it comes to summer remodeling, there's no better way to invest your hard-earned dollars than by making your home energy efficient. An energy-efficient summer remodel is truly a worthwhile endeavor as it will result in years of savings on your energy bills. Some of the common items you ...

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May 26, 2022

Video Home Inventory

Last year the day before Hurricane Ida made landfall, I walked through my house and made a video inventory. I opened cabinets and drawers to record certain valuables, like my silver set and jewelry, as well as the many musical instruments in my home from a ukulele to a baby ...

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March 24, 2022

The Market Value of Home Improvements

During my years in real estate, I've seen cases where homeowners made home improvements assuming they’d recoup their investment when they sold, only to find that the improvements didn’t increase their home's market value, and possibly even decreased it.

 

How could this be? Well, there are many ...

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March 17, 2022

5 Tips for Moving

  1. Don’t pay someone to move a bunch of junk, get rid of it! Before you pack anything, do a merciless purge of your possessions. You’ll be so glad when you have that much less to unpack on the other side!
  2. Book your movers as soon as possible. We are hearing ...
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March 10, 2022

7 Items to Consider When House Hunting

When you go to a scheduled showing with your Realtor, usually the house is very tidy and staged to look its best. The owners furnishings can be a distraction. Here a few things to notice beyond their nice sofa and coffee table!

 

Plumbing leaks: Check for possible signs of ...

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Feb. 10, 2022

Do You Have a Housing Plan?

Most people have some kind of retirement plan, financial plan, business plan, career plan, etc. But have many have a housing plan? By that, I mean, are you maximizing your financial future with your housing plan?

Housing Plan

I met with some of my sellers last week who had been in the ...

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Oct. 8, 2021

Is This the Right Time to Buy?

Gary Keller made an excellent observation in his book "Shift" when he remarked, "The moment the media declares a "real estate shift,", it's as if the Market just got doused in a cold shower.  The result is fearful buyers, pickier buyers, and eventually fewer buyers.  Cautious consumers ...

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July 22, 2021

10 Financial Tips For Homebuyers

Making plans to purchase a new home or even to make a move up requires financial planning. Here are some tips:

1. Make a plan. Create a straightforward budget for the year and monitor it monthly or weekly. Each month, review your progress and revise where necessary. Make a ...

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