3 Things to Think About Before Going FSBO

April 24, 2015

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Quick: Off the top of your head, what can a real estate agent do to sell a house that you can’t do? “Frankly, I don’t think a Realtor® does much that I can’t do myself,” a New Jersey homeowner told CBS News. After all, real estate agents just stick a sign in the yard, hold [...]

Interior Design on a Budget

February 20, 2015

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Whether you’re planning to furnish a new build, or you’re simply seeking to give your current home a makeover, you don’t have to break the bank to do so. There are countless ways to make a big impact easily and affordably. There are also several do-it-yourself options that can save a bundle on unnecessary labor [...]

Homebuyers Behaving Badly – And How to Avoid Being One

January 9, 2015

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When a home is on the market, the seller’s privacy goes out the window. It is almost guaranteed that some buyers will open drawers, peek inside cabinets and touch items that are obviously personal and not included in the sale. Coming home from work to find that the impeccably-made bed you left in the morning [...]

What Counts as a Comp for Your Home?

December 12, 2014

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From replacing a rusted out bathroom sink to laying laminate flooring, Americans are hooked on the DIY craze. Some things, however, are better left to professionals. Establishing your home’s current market value before putting it on the selling block or pursuing a refinance is one of those things. To determine its value, appraisers and real [...]

Should You Sell Your Home Before You Buy—or Wait?

December 5, 2014

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If you are a current homeowner that wants to purchase a new home, you’re most likely asking yourself a question common to folks in your situation: Should I sell before I buy? The answer to that question depends on several factors. Your Personality Just the thought of having two mortgage payments—even for a short period [...]

3 Easy Improvements to Help You Sell Your Home

November 14, 2014

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Forget, for a moment, about market trends and interest rates. At any given time, no matter the state of the economy, someone somewhere is selling their home. In any market, homeowners can up the odds that a home sells as quickly and as profitably as possible by giving it a facelift. Sellers should focus on [...]

Don’t Forget to Winterize Your Home—Steps You Can Take Today

October 19, 2014

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What if we told you there’s a way to make your home feel warmer, no matter how frigid the air is outdoors? And that your heating bills could actually drop, leaving more money in your pocket every month? Winterizing your home saves energy (meaning money) all year long, helps keep you comfy and prevents common [...]

Understanding Septic Tanks: Waste Treatment for Rural Homes

September 20, 2013

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If you’re buying property in an urban or suburban setting, chances are good that the home is connected to a municipal sewage system. If, however, you’re looking at purchasing a home on acreage or in a rural setting, waste may be handled through a septic tank. Proper care and maintenance is key to keeping your [...]