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Posted on 12/17/2018
What to Consider When Staging
As recently as 20-25 years ago, most people thought “staging” was for the theater and model homes. The idea of professionally temporarily decorating a home to sell it was not on the average homeowner’s radar. All that changed with the advent of TLC, HGTV, and other networks dedicated to home buying/selling and renovating shows. If you’re selling a...
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Posted on 12/10/2018
Upgrade Your House's Curb Appeal
Curb appeal is a difference-maker during the home selling process. If you understand how to upgrade your residence's curb appeal, you may be better equipped than ever before to enjoy a fast, profitable house selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you improve your house's curb appeal. 1. Prioritize Lawn Care and Maintenance If...
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Posted on 12/03/2018
Things You Need to Know Before You Sell a House
Selling a home should be a fast, easy process. However, challenges may arise that prevent you from quickly selling your house and maximizing your property sale earnings. And if you fail to plan ahead for the home selling journey, these challenges may get the best of you. Ultimately, there are several things you need to know before you list...
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Posted on 11/26/2018
Are There Home Selling Shortcuts That Actually Work?
The home selling journey sometimes is filled with hurdles that make it tough for an individual to optimize his or her property sale earnings. Fortunately, there are several shortcuts that a home seller can take to boost the likelihood of enjoying a profitable property selling experience. These shortcuts include: 1. Hire a Home Cleaning Company A home cleaning company...
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Posted on 11/19/2018
List Your California Luxury Residence for a Reasonable Price
Setting a reasonable initial asking price for a luxury home in Beverly Hills, San Francisco or anywhere else in California sometimes can be difficult. In fact, if you fail to price your Golden State luxury residence appropriately, it may be tough to stir up interest in your home. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to establish a...
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Posted on 11/12/2018
Key Moving Costs You Need to Know About
After you buy or sell a house, you may have only a short amount of time to relocate to a new address. As such, it helps to plan ahead for moving day. Because if you start preparing for your move right away, you can budget accordingly. There are many moving costs you need to account for as you prepare...
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Posted on 11/05/2018
Steps to Sell a Home
If you intend to sell your house, it pays to learn about the home selling process. By doing so, you can understand exactly what it takes to enjoy a seamless home selling experience. Ultimately, there are three steps to sell your house: 1. Prep Your Residence Take some time to learn about your residence's strengths and weaknesses. That way,...
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Posted on 10/29/2018
How to Overcome Packing Procrastination
If you recently bought or sold a house and need to move in the near future, there is no reason to put off packing. However, procrastination sometimes can get the best of people and lead individuals to wait until the final possible moment to pack. Packing items at the last minute can be stressful. As such, it is important...
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Posted on 10/22/2018
How Many Home Showings Should You Host?
The number of showings a seller needs to host varies. In some instances, a buyer may submit an offer to purchase a house following an initial showing. Or, in other cases, a seller may host dozens of showings without receiving any offers to purchase his or her house. Ultimately, there are lots of things that a seller can do...
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Posted on 10/15/2018
3 Creative Ways to Save for a Down Payment on a Home
You want to buy a house, but you know that you need to save as much money as possible for a down payment. Although you've tried to save money in the past, your best efforts have failed to help you collect the funds that you'll need to make a down payment on your dream residence. Let's face it –...
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Posted on 10/08/2018
Questions to Consider Before You Purchase a Home for the First Time
The homebuying journey is exciting, particularly for an individual who is pursuing a residence for the first time. Ultimately, there are many questions that a buyer should consider before he or she searches for a house for the first time, and these include: 1. What is my "dream" home? Perhaps the most enjoyable part of the homebuying journey involves...
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Posted on 10/01/2018
Review Your House Selling Options
When it comes to selling a house, there is no need to make rash decisions. Instead, you should review your home selling options closely so you can make informed choices time and time again. There are many factors to consider as you review your home selling plans, and these include: 1. Your Home's Condition How your home looks to...
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