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4 Incredibly Important Numbers Everyone Needs to Know When Buying a House

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When you’re shopping for a house, there are certain facts and figures that you (or your real estate agent) are expected to know.   These would include things like your overall budget, your closing costs, and your general mortgage pre-approval range.    But even when you have all of this information going into your house hunt, there’s still often one …

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Upsizing in Retirement: Finding The Perfect House

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While some seniors opt to downsize in retirement, others decide to go big with a new home as a way to rally family and friends in an environment suitable for entertaining. Upsizing to a larger property also opens the door to hobby farming opportunities. You might opt to live a simple sustainable life, or monetize your hobby as a form …

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Six Ways You Can Declutter Your Home On Your Own Terms

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Decluttering and organizing our homes doesn’t need to be a tedious process. In fact, there are ways you can have fun with the experience — and you don’t need an interior decorator to finish the job.    Purge What You Don’t Need    It may seem like torture to go through your belongings in every room, but you can make …

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WHY INVEST IN A HOME WARRANTY?

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When you own a home, there is so much to do that the responsibilities can sometimes feel overwhelming. The time you spend maintaining your home and addressing concerns can be extensive, but the financial commitment can be a burden. A home warranty can help relieve financial burdens and give you the peace of mind you need.   When it comes …

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Real Estate Investment In A Hectic World – Making the Best of Uncertain Times

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In 2020, what turned out to be one of the most unpredictable and chaotic years the world has seen in 100 years, life as we knew it was turned upside down. No one expected the events that transpired: global shutdowns, international travel at a standstill, months of isolation, and quarantine.    Many businesses and services took a great hit during …

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5 Reasons Why Virtual Home Tours Are Great For Real Estate Marketing

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Today’s home buyer is someone who is excited to own their dream home. This essentially means that other than looking at the technical features like the carpet area, number of bathrooms of the homes they want to buy, they also want to envision themselves living in it. In an era where potential home buyers have access to a lot of …

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BIDDING WAR TACTICS 2021 HOME SALES

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Bidding war tactics for 2021 home sales are like nothing we have ever experienced before. Currently, we are in an extreme Seller’s market, with not nearly enough homes to purchase to meet the pent-up demand. Lumber prices are up over 400%, preventing enough affordable new homes from being built to fill the void. For this reason, many things come into …

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Sell Your Home Quickly With These 4 Quick Fixes

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It happens: a sudden change in your financial situation, a job promotion that will take you to another state or even another part of the world, or that house you’ve always wanted is up for sale, and you want to be the first to make an offer. No matter what the situation is, there might come a time when you …

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3 TYPES OF REAL ESTATE FRAUD

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Buying and selling real estate is a tricky business, particularly in the absence of a professional mediator. Property owners need to screen potential buyers and vice versa. However, Consumers involved in various real estate transactions may avoid this step, and risk their safety, to try and save some money. Due to lack of professional knowledge and experience, these DIY attempts …

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HOW TO SELL A HOUSE THAT DIDN’T SELL | A GUIDE TO YOUR EXPIRED LISTING

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If you have a house that didn’t sell and is now expired, you need to first review 4 major areas where there might be a problem. What were the failures in your previous home marketing and how can these be solved? 1. TEAMWORK Your relationship with your REALTOR® should be a partnership where your wishes and needs are heard. You are …