Category Archives: Real Estate News

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Keep Your Current Home as a Rental

Let’s assume that you have owned your home for several years. It has increased in value and the unpaid balance considerably less than you originally borrowed. In short, you have equity in the home. You’re thinking about buying another home and one of the questions going through your mind is “should we find a replacement […]

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Explaining the Buzz Around iBuyers—and the Buzzkill

Key Takeaways: Some sellers have turned to iBuyers for instant cash offers on their properties, but they have consequently sacrificed the personalization of their home sale.  iBuyers use outdated algorithms to value properties, whereas real estate agents use to-the-minute statistics to generate accurate, competitive prices.  Work with our team of local agents to expertly price […]

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Cash-Out Refinance

With the rapid appreciation that homes have had in the last two years, most homeowners have equity. A common way to release part of the equity is to cash-out refinance but some homeowners may not be eligible currently. This type of loan replaces the current mortgage by paying it off and an additional amount of […]

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Encouraging Multiple Offers

Based on the current competition due to lower than normal inventories, it is possible for a seller to find themselves on the beneficiary side of a multiple offers. Two or more parties may be trying to buy your home at the same time and because of the competition, they increase the purchase price, possibly, remove […]

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Are Renovations Worth Risking Your Top-Dollar Home Sale?

Key Takeaways: As a seller, you have to consider which home renovations are worth spending the additional time and money on before you list. The local market is starting to shift towards buyers, so now is the time to sell your home before prices flatten out.  Lean on our expertise to determine which projects will […]

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Homeowners Need to Know

In the Boy Scouts, a certification, called a Totin’ Chip, is required for scouts to carry, and use woods tools like a knife, axe and a saw. They must read and understand the use and safety rules from the scout handbooks and demonstrate the proper handling, care, and use of each. No such certification is […]

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No Need to Make Common Mistakes

A successful home sale, considered by many owners, is to maximize their proceeds in the shortest time with the least inconveniences. Just because it is a seller’s market doesn’t mean that homeowners can shortcut some of the steps that make it happen and they certainly need to avoid commonly made mistakes. Pricing too high Low […]

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A Lesson from a Pro

A well-known professional home stager, recently, decided to sell the 4,000+ square foot home which she lived in with her husband. It was certainly well maintained and by most standards, could have gone on the market immediately. However, she still went through a full staging effort before she listed the home. The work included painting […]

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How to Choose a Seasoned Agent for Your Home Sale

Key Takeaways: Selling your home is a chance to maximize your equity, so you owe it to yourself to find the perfect listing agent.   Searching for a listing agent is just as important as your home search, so make sure to meet with at least three candidates before making a decision.  We’re telling you the […]

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Equity, Price and the Agent You Select

A Seller’s equity in their home is the difference between what the home is worth and what they owe. At any point in time, it is an estimation because value is a very subjective term. If the seller thinks the home is worth more than an actual buyer will pay for it, the estimated equity […]