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5 Things Home Buyers Don’t Want To See

When preparing a property for sale, homeowners often focus on the things that will impress buyers, such as clean and uncluttered spaces, well lit rooms, staged furniture designed to maximize appeal, and so forth. But it’s equally important to pay attention to those things you don’t want buyers to see… those ...

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Getting A Handle On The Home Selling Process

You probably know there’s more to selling a home than putting up a FOR SALE sign. But if you don’t understand the process in detail, you might feel intimidated and stressed when it comes time to put your property on the market. Fortunately, the home selling process isn’t that difficult to ...

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The Advantage of Getting Pre-approved

One of the best things you can do to ensure you get the home you want is to arrange for financing before you go shopping. This is often referred to as getting “pre-approved”. Getting pre-approved simply means that your lender has calculated how much of a mortgage they’re willing to offer ...

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Does Location Really Matter?

You find a beautiful home available on the market, but you’re not so sure about the location. Does it really matter all that much? Yes, it does. That’s why you’ll often hear real estate professionals say, “Location, location, location.” The location of a home you’re considering buying will affect you in two ways. First, ...

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Buying or Selling house with additions that have not been permitted

Unpermitted additions/construction. Some cities more than others have room additions or some type of work that has not been permitted. Additions that have not been permitted have most likely not been properly inspected which may create safety issues in addition to not being constructed to meet the local building codes. And the ...

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The Benefits of a Pre-Sale Inspection

Your home probably has dozens of great features that are going to help it stand out and sell faster. Perhaps it has a cozy sunken living room? Or an equipped and smartly decorated kitchen that Rachel Ray would envy? Or a location in a desirable area? All these things will help. But ...

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My DIY flooring project “Hardwood Laminate Floors”

I pulled the carpet up which was fairly easy except for the weight of it.  I then scraped the glue off of the concrete as much as possible to create a level surface for the new flooring.                              I then pulled the baseboard off which was ...

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REALTOR Code Of Ethics

Article 10 of the National Association Of Realtors Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice specifies that:   REALTORS shall not deny equal professional services to any person for reason of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  REALTORS shall not be parties to any plan ...

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