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10 Ways To Turn Off Buyers

As a result of our obsession with photos and visuals today, buyers make judgments of homes immediately. Many will do their first showing online, so if your photos turn them off, they may never step foot inside. Sellers need to go to great lengths to get buyers in the door. If you can get them

The 5 Most Common Home Insurance Claims

May 2016 Home insurance is necessary to protect one of the largest investments you’ll likely make in your lifetime.  Like all insurance, you always hope you never have to use it, but it’s reassuring to know that your home and belongings are covered just in case.  According to the Insurance Information Institute, one in 15 insured

Creating The Perfect Garden

Whether you are looking to ramp up your curb appeal, enjoy some fresh vegetables, or just have a beautiful space to enjoy, planting a garden is a good move.  More buyers want move-in-ready houses, meaning they prefer a house with an established garden.  Many people today are turning to home gardening as a means of

The Top 3 Things Buyers Should Beware of Doing

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of buying a new home, however it can be intimidating or even dreadful for some people. The key is to  make the process as painless as possible.  The truth is, that you could be causing a lot of your problems.  Sure, no one finds contracts fun

Selling Trends: What Appeals To Young Families

When selling your home, you want to stage it so that it appeals to the majority of buyers.  While there tends to be niches in different areas, the largest demographic tends to be young families.  So typically, you’ll want to stage your house so that a young family can imagine living there.  The big question

Making Neighborhood Connections

It’s hard when you move to a new neighborhood to make fiends and become part of the community, but neighborhoods are only as good as their neighbors.  Frequently, people recognize cars more than the faces of people who live around us.  There are many benefits of knowing the neighbors though, such as security and company. 

Getting In the Head Of A Buyer

Selling your house is competitive.  Every seller on the market wants the best price and is pulling from the same pool of buyers in the neighborhood.  How do you get the competitive edge? You need to get in the head of your target audience… the buyer!  When you figure out what they are thinking and

The Top 5 Seller Mistakes

You don’t sell your house everyday, so it’s difficult to know what to do and what not to do.  A real estate expert can help you know what to expect, but even with the best agent you can make the transaction more difficult than it needs to be or worse yet, cause the failure of

Other Buying Factors To Consider

When you’re buying a home there are some obvious things you’ll look for.  That it has enough beds and baths, it’s in your price range, and your commute won’t be bad.  If you have kids, the school district might also make a big difference.  However, there are other details that you shouldn’t overlook. Staying Connected

How to Refinance a VA Loan

The benefits of a mortgage backed by the Department of Veterans Affairs continue beyond the day your loan closes. You can lower your rate, tap into your home’s equity or even bring your conventional loan into the VA program by refinancing.   Two types of VA refinances You can refinance your VA loan two different ways: