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What Not to Say When Describing Your Home for Sale
Posted on 01/17/2020
What Not to Say When Describing Your Home for Sale
Photo by S. Hermann & F. Richter via Pixabay Your real estate agent will ready your description for listing. But only you know your home the way its next owner will come to know it. Here's how to give your realtor that knowledge. Meet Your Buyer Through Your Home , Description: Many descriptions have similar text, and could...
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 Before Selling Your Home, Assess Your Equity
Posted on 01/10/2020
Before Selling Your Home, Assess Your Equity
Image by Wokandapix from Pixabay The equity in your home plays a major role in how much profit you'll make off the sale, but it's not always simple to determine just how much of the home you own (even if you haven't refinanced). Here are a few tips to understand equity and how you can use it to...
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What to Expect During the Property Buying Journey
Posted on 01/03/2020
What to Expect During the Property Buying Journey
The homebuying journey may prove to be long and complex, particularly for an individual who fails to plan ahead. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to get ready to pursue your dream house, such as: 1. Make a Homebuying Budget A homebuying budget will give you a good idea about how much money you...
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What Should I Look for When Attending an Open House?
Posted on 12/27/2019
What Should I Look for When Attending an Open House?
Open houses can be a great way to get to know a home and the neighborhood it sits in. Sure, the seller will be trying to put their best foot forward on the big day. But, you’ll still be able to get a chance to tour the home relatively uninterrupted. But what should you look for in particular when...
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Quick Key Points about Earnest Money
Posted on 12/20/2019
Quick Key Points about Earnest Money
Photo by Mercigod via Shutterstock Earnest money is the amount of money put down for a large purchase. While this is not limited to real estate, it is used frequently in the real estate industry. It’s a sign of good faith from the buyer to the seller and normally constitutes about 1%-5% of the home’s price. How much...
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Is Home Repair Insurance Necessary?
Posted on 12/13/2019
Is Home Repair Insurance Necessary?
Photo by: Caleb Woods via Unsplash Home repair insurance is an optional service agreement also known as a home warranty. It is put in place to save costs when there may be a need for repairs or replacement of any major system or household appliances. Often added as an incentive to sweeten a sale, a great home warranty...
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Host a Yard Sale Before You Buy a Residence
Posted on 12/06/2019
Host a Yard Sale Before You Buy a Residence
If you plan to buy a house, you may want to host a yard sale sooner rather than later. That way, you can sell items you no longer need and won't have to worry about moving these items once you find a new residence. Ultimately, there are many reasons why it may be beneficial to host a yard sale...
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Attributes of a Successful Home Seller
Posted on 11/29/2019
Attributes of a Successful Home Seller
A successful home seller knows exactly what it takes to list a residence and maximize its value, regardless of the current real estate market's conditions. In fact, a successful home seller displays many attributes, such as: 1. Empathy If a home seller can step into a homebuyer's shoes, he or she may be better equipped than ever before to...
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Tips for Home Sellers
Posted on 11/22/2019
Tips for Home Sellers
Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay When it’s time to sell your home, it’s important to make sure it’s done right. Certain selling mistakes could lead to less money for your home than you wanted or other problems that make this process more complicated than it needs to be. Before you put your home on the market, keep...
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Strategies For Selling Your Home Quickly
Posted on 11/15/2019
Strategies For Selling Your Home Quickly
If you're getting ready to put your home on the market, one of the best things you can do is adopt a "go with the flow" attitude! Unless market conditions are ideal and all the stars are in perfect alignment, there will probably be a few ups and downs on the road to getting your house sold! In all...
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Hidden Moving Cost
Posted on 11/08/2019
Hidden Moving Cost
If you are not used to the process, moving your home will cost you more than what you budgeted. Your moving costs hinge on how far you’re going, how much stuff you own, and many other factors. However, understanding some of the hidden costs of moving is one of the ways to minimize your moving expenses. Therefore, take...
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Another Property Sold - 3178 Daley, Troy, MI 48084
Posted on 11/03/2019
Another Property Sold - 3178 Daley, Troy, MI 48084
$ 20,000 REDUCTION. SELLER WANTS TO SELL NOW. OFFERING 3 YEAR LAND CONTRACT Great large over 2300 sq ft brick ranch on extra large 110 x 250 lot. 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, great room, breakfast room, living room/sitting room, formal dining room, kitchen with eating area, first floor laundry, and storage. 2 car detached garage, very private location. Central air and sprinkler...
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