real estate: Energy Saving Audit (Part 2 of series) - 09/27/11 03:13 AM
 
Now that you've read http://activerain.com/blogsview/2526750/save-money-by-saving-energy-part-1- and made some minor changes in your home to begin saving energy, its time to dig a little deeper. A home energy audit will pinpoint the areas in your house that are using the most energy and suggest the most effective measures for cutting energy costs. You can do this by yourself or contact a professional for more comprehensive information. 
Heating accounts for the biggest chunk of our utility bills. Source 2007 Buildings Energy Data Book
Energy auditing tips:
1. Check the insulation levels in your attic, exterior and basement walls, ceilings, floors and crawl spaces. Check … (0 comments)

real estate: Mortgage Loan Application Checklist - 09/26/11 08:23 AM
I get this question all the time "What's the first step to buying a home?" The answer is always the same "get your financing in place."

If you are in the majority of the public, you will need to get a mortgage loan to purchase a home. There are various programs available through a wide variety of Ohio Valley lenders. Obtaining a pre-approval from a lender may be done over the phone in some cases, but at some point you will need to meet with the lender and start the loan application process. There are many steps to financing. The … (2 comments)

real estate: Dear Seller: Please help us do our job to get you the best offers in the least amount of time! - 08/24/11 08:27 AM
Spruce ups when selling
So you're thinking of putting your home on the market? I'm assuming you want to get the best possible sales price right? Take this advice to get your home spruced up and in tip-top condition. While this list may seem so minor that you don't think the steps are necessary, trust me they are crucial!
Before you call a real estate agent, before you put the "for sale" sign in the yard, spruce up your home. You wont regret it!
Exterior
1. Trim bushes so they don't block windows or architectural details.
2. Mow your lawn if … (2 comments)

real estate: 8 Simple FREE things to do for a better showing! - 04/15/09 07:01 AM
8 Things to do when potential buyers visit your home.
You’ve worked hard getting your home ready to sell. The windows are sparkling, the clutter is removed, the kid’s toys are stowed out of the way and the carpets are scrubbed. Now it’s time to show potential buyers your home. Here are a few tips to insure the best showing:
1. Have all warranties, owner’s manuals and home records readily available for visitors to review. Your records will have a big impact on proving the value to buyers.
2. Display seasonal photos of your home. You’ve enjoyed the different seasons … (1 comments)

real estate: 305 Sycamore St., Barnesville, Ohio - 10/01/08 06:04 AM
Are you looking for a nice level lot to maintain? You just found it! There is a very nice 1994 doublewide on block foundation on this level lot. Property has 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, two enclosed porches, walk-in closet, appliances included, shed, 1120 square feet fuel oil heat and central air. Contact Melissa Sall for more information. … (0 comments)

real estate: 10 repairs on a budget that you MUST do before selling! - 05/15/08 04:17 AM
If you are a seriously motivated seller and you want to get top dollar for your home, then you need to read on. Buyers are very educated right now. As you're aware through media attention, most areas throughout the USA are in a buyers market right now. Dave Liniger of RE/MAX predicts this market will continue for at least another year. That should not concern you if you're prepared to sell. As I mentioned earlier, buyers are more educated than sellers right now. They are doing their research, even if that's just by touring homes. In your market, if there are … (1 comments)

real estate: 8 Things Realtors & Buyers should know about foreclosed properties for sale (REO) - 05/15/08 03:40 AM
I have been asked so many questions about REO's. They are like no other type of listing. The more you deal with these transactions, the more you learn, but NEVER will you know everything. Each property and Bank (or seller) handles things differently. So here's the answers to some questions I receive...
1. What is REO? REO stands for Real Estate Owned. When properties are foreclosed and DO NOT sell at the sheriffs auction, the bank takes over the property in an attempt to sell through a local real estate office.
2. Are REO's a good deal? Typically the seller wants the property to … (7 comments)

 
Melissa Sall, Realtor  ~ Belmont County ~ Ohio (Sulek & Dutton Real Estate)

Melissa Sall

Realtor ~ Belmont County ~ Ohio

Saint Clairsville, OH

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Sulek & Dutton Real Estate

Address: 50966 National Rd. , Plaza East, St.Clairsville, OH, 43950

Office: (740) 699-0909

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