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2011 

When embarking on the process of buying a home, you will need to make a decision on whether to purchase a new home or an existing home.  There is no single right answer to this question.  I do recommend you spent some time looking at both new and existing homes prior to making your decision.  Som...
11/30/2011
After you have made a successful offer and prior to closing on your new home can be a stressful time trying to prepare for the physical move.  Following are some helpful tips for your move: Build in moving time in your contract:  This normally is easy to accomplish if moving from leased property ...
11/17/2011
Naturally, as a buyer you want to negotiate the lowest price for your new home.  This process is complex and every transaction has some unique qualities.  In this process, there normally are some give and take with both the buyer and seller with neither party getting everything they want.  As a b...
11/09/2011
Before putting your home on the market, think about how I can improve the results, and reduce my expense from the home inspection. Waiting until you have accepted an offer from a buyer may not give sufficient time to prepare your property for the inspection.  Usually, a home inspection is done im...
11/03/2011
When a seller puts his home on the market, there may be circumstances that may arise that the seller is unfamiliar how to correctly handle.  At this time, they should seek the advice from their realtor, or a lawyer.  For example, if a seller accepts a verbal offer for his property from a buyer.  ...
11/03/2011
During the summer we expect to see plenty of hot weather which causes higher energy bills.  While enjoying the warm weather, we also want to keep energy cost from ruining our summer plans.  Following are some tips that may help you reduce you energy costs: •   Only use fans while you are in the r...
11/03/2011
When selling your home, usually you will be rewarded if you make your home look larger.  This does not mean putting an addition onto the house, but it will be to your advantage to make the rooms look larger.  When buyers view your home, they do not like to feel cramped.  It is not necessary to sp...
11/03/2011
When a homeowner decides to sell their home, there are a couple approaches seller may use to price their home.  One approach is to price the home high, thinking you can reduce the list price if you do not get bites.  As a seller, you have the right to ask any price you desire for your property, b...
11/03/2011
Before you start serious house hunting, make sure you are properly prepared for your house hunting experience.  First, visit with multiple lenders within a 30 day period.  By doing this, creates the least negative effect on your credit score.  Each lender may have different loan programs, and som...
11/03/2011
When buying a home can be an exciting time in your lives, but at the same time frustrating.  Frustration can be somewhat eliminated if you will pay close attention to key areas prior to making an offer on a property.  Paying close attention to these areas may save you money in the long run.  Foll...
11/03/2011
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