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How Much Does Curb Appeal Increase Your Home’s Value?

July 13, 2020

Your home’s exterior plays an important role in grabbing buyer’s attention and, ultimately, selling your property; like the old saying goes, “you only get to make a first impression once.” But can curb appeal actually increase your home’s value?Apparently, it can—and by more than you might expect.In a recent article, REALTOR®...

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5 Upsides to Downsizing Your Home

July 13, 2020

If you’ve been thinking about shrinking your square footage and moving into a smaller home, you’re probably well-aware of the obvious advantages: There’s less to clean, heat, and cool, which means a savings of time and money.But that’s only the beginning. Downsizing offers several other, less-talked-about benefits that make scaling...

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 Potential Mortgage Savings are Missed by 27% of Home Owners

Potential Mortgage Savings are Missed by 27% of Home Owners

July 10, 2020

New studies have shown more than one in four homeowners are in the dark about their own mortgage interest rate—and it could be costing them.A recent study from Bankrate (explored in an article on Fox Business) found that 27 percent of homeowners in the US didn't even know the interest rate...

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How To Check Out A Potential Neighborhood While Social Distancing

How To Check Out A Potential Neighborhood While Social Distancing

July 01, 2020

Social distancing has completely changing the real estate industry, and stay-at-home orders have presented unique challenges for buyers. Not only are they unable to tour properties in person, but, in some areas, they also can’t walk around the neighborhood and get a feel for whether it’s the kind of neighborhood...

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5 Feng Shui Concepts to Help a Home Sell

5 Feng Shui Concepts to Help a Home Sell

April 25, 2020

To put the best face on a listing and appeal to buyers who follow feng shui principles, keep these tips in mind.1. Pay special attention to the front door, which is considered the "mouth of chi" (chi is the "life force" of all things) and one of the most powerful...

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5 Things to do Before Putting Your Home on the Market

5 Things to do Before Putting Your Home on the Market

April 24, 2020

1. Have a pre-sale home inspection. Be proactive by arranging for a pre-sale home inspection. An inspector will be able to give you a good indication of the trouble areas that will stand out to potential buyers, and you'll be able to make repairs before open houses begin.2. Organize and...

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