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2016 

They say, “Home is where the heart is.” How true! That’s why, when selling your property, it’s important to realize that your home – your heart — is moving to another place. Your current property is now a product that you want to sell quickly, and for the best price possible.Making that mental tr...
01/26/2016
What do you want from an open house? Obviously, you want to attract a lot of potential buyers — and have at least a few of them become seriously interested in your property.So how do you make your open house as successful as possible?You probably already know the basics: make sure your house is c...
01/25/2016
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Like taxes, traffic is a fact of life. So, when you're shopping for a new home, consider how the road situation will affect your commute to work, access to shopping and attractions, and the ability to conveniently reach places you need to go.After all, it’s difficult to enjoy your new home if you...
01/22/2016
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You’ve spent a lot of time shopping for the perfect property. You made an offer, held your breath and – hurray! – you got the home! But now you’ve realized that you have to move in four weeks – and you’re far from prepared.Don’t add stress to what was otherwise a smooth process. Make sure you hav...
01/19/2016
There are two main reasons why homeowners invest in a home renovation or major redecorating project: They want to enjoy the results of the new kitchen, bathroom, flooring or other improvement they’ve made; and/or, they hope that the money they spend will come back to them – at least in part – whe...
01/15/2016
The front door is usually the first feature of a house that buyers see and feel. How do you ensure it makes a grand first impression? That’s easy. Put on a fresh coat of paint. Replace worn or faded door handles and locks. Install a brass kick plate at the bottom of the door. Clean the exterior d...
01/14/2016
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As you tour a potential new home, you notice that the carpeting in the living room is stained. “Don’t worry about that,” says the homeowner, who senses your disapproval. “We’re going to get the carpeting professionally cleaned before we move.”Should you take their word for it?Regardless of how ho...
01/11/2016
Say you’re trying to sell a used car. Imagine that it’s a desirable make and model. The mileage is low. Overall, it’s in great condition… except, that is, for the body. Unfortunately, there are a few areas where the paint is scratched and there are a couple of dents and rust spots, too.Are you go...
01/09/2016
When you put your property up for sale, you want to make sure that potential buyers get all the information they need on the features of your home and its surrounding area. If, for example, a buyer doesn’t realize there is a great school just a couple of blocks away, he might cross your property ...
01/02/2016
“Stuff” accumulates. It’s a timeless principle in every household. It accumulates. And accumulates!Chances are, your basement, garage, and closets are filled with things you don’t want to have to pack and haul on moving day.The solution? Have a “Moving Out” sale!Expect a crowd. Bargain hunters lo...
01/01/2016
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