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Walking away from your home has consequences for the family, the community, the market and the economy.  However, there are options that homeowners should consider before leaving: Short Sale:    Homeowner has a financial hardship and qualifies for a sales transaction where the lender is willing t...
07/27/2015
Like most things in real estate, neighborhoods are constantly changing in value. In some cases they can improve rapidly and decline gradually, but more often than not they change slowly, over time. Ideally, you want to buy property in neighborhoods as they’re appreciating. You certainly don’t wan...
07/20/2015
Sure, you probably had a garage sale before the big move from your old neighborhood, but have you ever thought of having one after you’ve relocated? It’s a great way to meet the neighborhood.It’s common sense to have a garage sale before your big move. There’s no reason to pay movers to load boxe...
07/13/2015
While some home upgrades can add value to your home, others don’t measure up as well. One of the worst offenders? The home office remodel. Many home remodeling projects do wonders for the value of the home including a gourmet kitchen, finished basement with a theater room, an additional room or a...
07/02/2015
Summer is now here, it’s hot and things are really cooking in the real estate market.  While there are pros and cons to buying and selling homes at various times throughout the year, summer can be, on average 25 to 30 percent more active than the annual average. In summer you have a real mix of b...
06/23/2015
All sellers want their home to sell for the highest possible price. This is one reason why it’s so easy for agents to “buy” listings. If you’re not familiar with the concept, “buying” a listing is when an agent tells a client their home is worth far more than the market value in order to win the ...
06/16/2015
There’s much to admire about owning an historic home. You probably don’t need to be sold on the beauty of a grand old house, and in all likelihood the home is in an established neighborhood or district where prices are projected to appreciate at a better clip than other areas. Plus, if it’s truly...
06/08/2015
Whether your home is two years old or a classic Victorian from 1950, you can help your house hold its value and scream curb appeal with a few simple fair weather cleaning projects. Keeping a home in shape is a little like good dental hygiene… routine attention prevents major renovation! With the ...
06/01/2015
Moving is one of the most stressful tasks any person can do. Organizing, packing, cleaning, scheduling… the number of tasks can seem overwhelming. One thing that makes the stress worthwhile is the idea that soon you’ll be settling into your new home. But what about your pets? For them, moving is ...
05/26/2015
This is an excellent time to invest in a real estate. Whether you’re an all-cash buyer or looking to lock in a favorable rate on a loan, there are so many perfect properties out there you can leverage into a cash-flow-positive asset. If you’ve ever considered owning a rental property, but haven’t...
05/19/2015
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