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Buying a Home

5 Mistakes New Homebuilders Often Make

Designing your own home can be exciting, but it’s a lot more work than buying an existing house. With so many moving pieces involved, knowing what works and what doesn’t is key. Protect your home’s long-term value by sidestepping these five avoidable pitfalls of building a new home. 1. Forgetting About Storage Space From seasonal items…

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Interest Rates – Important Update

It’s been a natural fact that the Federal Reserve Bank was gonna raise the discount rate another 0.25% this December. That would probably raise mortgage interest rates by a similar amount, but there’s a lot more on the horizon. The economy is getting stronger, to the point where the Fed will have to raise the…

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Housing Market Trends and Perceptions

Whether you’re interested in buying or selling a home this year, there’s reason to be optimistic. See how a healthy real estate market and positive consumer sentiments are contributing to a buoyant housing sector. Real Estate Trends The U.S. housing market continues its recovery as home prices gradually increase, interest rates remain low and millennials represent the largest…

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Essential Checklists for Homebuying and Selling

Spring has sprung, which means the housing market is in full bloom. Each year, roughly 40 percent of real estate transactions occur between the months of May and August. If you’re feeling inspired to buy or sell a home soon, make sure you’re prepared. Use these checklists to catch anything you may have missed. When You’re Ready…

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6 Ways Real Estate Agents Add Value in a Home Sale

Just because you can buy and sell property on your own, it doesn’t mean you should. Real estate agents remain essential when making these pivotal financial transactions. There are many ways agents add value during the purchase or sale of a home: Handle the technical nuances — Whether you’re the buyer or the seller, a home sale includes…

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Credit Score – What It Means and How to Improve It

Are you considering making a major purchase, like buying a home, this year? If so, your credit score will likely come into play. An understanding of the basics can help you effectively monitor and manage it. Credit Score 101 Your credit score will usually range from 300 to 850. It’s derived from an algorithm that takes…

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Make an Annual Home Maintenance Checklist

Your vehicle requires routine maintenance to run smoothly, and the same goes for your house. Without service reminders, however, it can be easy to forget to tend to all the systems that keep your house fully functioning. Fortunately, you can create a simple annual maintenance checklist to properly care for your home and prevent potential issues from…

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12 reasons why I should be your listing agent

  I got this article from the web. It was insightful. In it, the author came up with 12 great questions to ask listing agents before you use them. Below are my answers. Here’s the link:  http://schneidersells.com/buying/buyers-agency/buyers-agent/   12 questions to ask a listing agent: 1. How long have you been selling real estate? Since…

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