Watch For These Red Flags When Buying A Home

Buying a home is an exciting time. The more informed you are before you buy, the better things will be in the long run. It is important that you see past the design and decor and learn to look at the “bones” of the home. Understanding how well a home was built and maintained, can really reduce expensive repairs in the future.

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What Home Sellers Need To Know In A Seller’s Market

If you are considering selling your home you may just want to take advantage of the current housing market. We refer to this market as a “Seller’s Market”. What this means is that the demand for “Homes For Sale” is greater than the number of homes listed to sell.

Buyers have limited options because of the low inventory of houses for sale. They are eager to see homes as soon as they appear on the market and they move quicker in presenting an offer.

A seller’s market can be the ideal scenario when you list your home. Be prepared by reviewing the following recommendations. 

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15 Questions To Ask When Buying A Home

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Buying a home will most likely be the biggest financial decision of your life. It is important that when you begin this journey you are prepared. There will be more to think about than the types of flooring or the number of bedrooms in a house. No question is silly when there is a huge price tag on what you may be about to purchase.

I have compiled some important questions that should always be asked. If your real estate agent doesn’t have the answer, they should definitely do the research and find out what you need to know.

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Tips For First-Time Home Buyers

It’s an exciting time! You, or you and your partner have decided that the time is right to be first-time home buyers. Now that you have made the decision, you are racing to the computer searching for that dream house. Of course, you need hardwood floors. Of course, you need stainless steel appliances. Oh, don’t forget those fabulous walk-in closets…..STOP!

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Childproofing Tips For The Kitchen

The kitchen is typically the busiest room in the house. It is also the most dangerous and most likely area where a child is at risk for injury. We are all aware of some general ways to child-proof our homes using baby gates, safety latches, plug and knob covers. However, the kitchen has some hidden dangers and needs increased attention to ensure the kids are safe.

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Garage Sale Tips And Tricks

If you are thinking of listing your home in the next year, you may want to take advantage of the spring and summer months to declutter, donate, ditch or sell. We all collect items that we don’t use, wear or even like. If you would like to make a little extra cash before you list your home, then it’s time to start preparing and organizing a garage/yard sale.

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Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring is in the air and it’s time for the traditional “Spring Cleaning” activities to begin. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to open the windows and let some fresh air in. Typically, I spend the winter months organizing, straightening and surface cleaning. To be honest, I prefer to spend those cold days cuddled up with a great book or cooking up some new crock pot recipes. However, at the first sign of spring I actually get excited about giving every inch of my home a shine.

I have found in the past that the best way to get the job done in a time efficient manner is with a “To-Do” list or checklist. I have included a downloadable Spring Cleaning Checklist here. I thought I would share my list to help you get started. It may seem a little long but many of the tasks aren’t that time consuming. If you start your cleaning with a sunny attitude you may also find the jobs get done faster. Turn on some music and dance your way through the rooms with sponges and rags in hand. Most importantly plan a special reward for yourself when the list is complete. Good Luck! Get Cleaning!

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Six Tips To Sell Your Home Quicker

6 Tips for Selling your home quicker

If you have been thinking about listing your home for sale, there are several things you should consider before putting it on the market. Following these suggestions will help you stay focused throughout the process. Being well prepared will help to reduce the stress that can be associated with the sale, and help to sell your home quicker!

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How To Stay Sane When Listing A Home With Kids

Putting your house up for sale can be a busy and stressful time, but even more so if you have little ones. How will you keep the chaos at a minimum and have that spotless home that buyers love to see? How will you jet off to your day job, get the lunches made, keep up with the laundry AND show a put-together home?

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