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A PRE-SALE HOME INSPECTION IS A GOOD IDEA

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A pre-sale home inspection is a good idea, when selling your home. Imagine this scenario: You find the perfect buyer for your home. The offer is clean. The buyer is making few demands, and the transaction begins humming along. Then, the home inspection results come in.  Negotiations start over,  and that formerly speedy progress toward closing comes to a screeching …

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FOUR TIPS FOR A PRODUCTIVE HOME OFFICE

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For an increasing number of Americans, a 9-to-5 doesn’t involve any commute to work. Video conferencing, online collaborative software, and increasingly reliable messaging systems have made it easier for workplaces to function even without face-to-face interaction. In fact, nearly 50% of American workers have a job that involves some amount of work from home, according to Global Workplace Analytics. Although …

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THREE SUBTLE PAINTING TRICKS FOR SPRING

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Three subtle painting tricks that will make your home look amazing this Spring are: Tissue Paper Texture Sponge Color on Color Taped Stripes When it comes to painting the walls of a house, sometimes subtle is best. You want to add design, color, and texture to the walls, but you don’t want it jarring to the eyes. Here are three …

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4 GREAT REASONS TO BUY A HOME NOW

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Here are 4 great reasons to buy a home now instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.9% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.8% over the next year. The bottom in home …

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5 REASONS TO LIST YOUR HOME NOW

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As the temperature rises, buyers are coming out ready to purchase their dream home. Inventory is still below historic numbers and demand is strong. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity for you and your family. Here are five reasons to list your home now. 1. Demand is Strong Foot traffic refers to the number of people out actually physically …

HOW TO BUY THE RIGHT HOUSE FOR YOU IN A GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD

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What makes a neighborhood a great place to buy? As a Realtor, I cannot stress enough the number one rule for home buying – location, location, location!  Though this is excellent advice, there are also several other important things to consider when choosing the right home for you in a great neighborhood. Because all homes eventually get sold, it is …

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213 ESSEX DRIVE STERRETT AL 5 BR 4 BA LUXURY HOME FOR SALE

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213 Essex Drive Sterrett AL 35147 is a wonderful luxury home for sale in the Chelsea School District. This home features 5 large bedrooms, 4 full baths, plus a bonus room, and a private view lot with a flat backyard for entertaining. Equipped with the latest SmartHome technology, this home is truly a best buy on the Highway 280 Corridor. …

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NEED MORE SPACE? FIVE WAYS TO TELL IF IT’S TIME TO UPGRADE YOUR HOME

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It was exciting buying that first home of your own, but lately, your little corner of the world has been feeling cramped.  You gaze with longing at those larger homes. Maybe you need more space. Here are five ways to tell if it’s time to upgrade your home. #1 Upgrade Your Home For Your Growing Family If you have added …

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THREE GREAT REASONS TO BUY A HOME & GET OUT OF THE RENTING RUT

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Renting a home is a good option for some, but what are three great reasons to buy a home in 2016? When you rent a home, you send money to someone else every month in exchange for knowing that you can call on your landlord when the roof leaks, an appliance stops working or your bathroom faucet breaks. There are …

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DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY CAN HELP SELL YOUR LUXURY HOME

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Whether or not drone photography can help sell your luxury home is a topic I am beginning to hear more often on listing appointments. Today’s home buyers understand their buying options better than ever before. They are able to research prices, browse listings, and investigate other important factors before making the first call to a real estate agent. For this reason, …