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December 17, 2009Here are some more simple ways to make your house look its best for showings without spending much money.  If you missed last week's blog, check it out to see how to add curb appeal to your house for sale. 1. A Nice Entryway Impress buyers right off the bat with a beautiful entra...
December 7, 2009 Over the next two weeks I will be sharing some ideas for sellers for how to make your house more appealing to buyers.  These are simple but effective tips.  Lets start with the basics- Create some curb appeal!Many home searches are now done on websites (i.e. like mine: www.ryanva...
November 3, 2009 Finally!  We've made it to the #1 home buyers mistake that can cost you:Waiting for the market to improve or not buying at all. No one can can read the future and knows exactly where the market is going, so trying to time your home purchase with the bottom of the market is probab...
October 27, 2009 Having a back-out plan is a must for smart home buying. If the home has an irresolvable flaw, it doesn't appraise for the purchase price, or your lender refuses to fund your loan, having contingencies on your contract gives you the right to cancel the transaction. Think about it ...
October 15, 2009 Here's a clever joke I found on http://realestatejokes.nationalrealtorsdirectory.com/. Enjoy! A client bought a new home and the broker wanted to send flowers for the occasion. They arrived at the home and the owner read the card; it said "Rest in Peace". The owner was angry and ...
October 14, 2009 Sorry for the delay but here are some improtant things to make sure to look for in your closing papers when buying a home: 300 pages. A pen. A table. And you. Thus starts the surreal experience of signing your closing papers to get the keys, possession and mortgage payments that ...
 October 6, 2009 If you did your homework, you had your trustworthy real estate attorney review all your paperwork and discuss it with you so you don't get a nasty surprise at closing. Let's face it -- you won't have time to read that six-inch stack of legal documents at the closing table. Fortun...
October 1, 2009 Even if a home looks flawless, it's a mistake to assume that it's actually problem-free. All homes have defects -- even fairly new ones and brand new ones.  So even though home inspections fall on the buyers list of things to pay for, getting a professional inspection before makin...
September 25, 2009 A little funny for your Friday.  Happy Weekend! Next week I will be back on track with mistake #4 of the top ten home buying mistakes. The FSBO:WHEN A real-estate agency hadn't sold our house, we decided to do it ourselves. I placed ads in the local papers, spray painted a "For...
September 14, 2009 Buying the first house you look at it is kind of like marrying the first person you go on a date with -- not necessarily a good idea. The average homebuyer looks at least 10 homes over an eight-week search before making an offered. While you don't need to visit every home in th...

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