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March 2012 - Posts

Setting the Stage in Selling Your Home
​ “You never get a second chance to make a great first impression.” ​ This saying strikes a chord in the real estate industry, where many buyers are quick to jump to a conclusion about a potential home after just one glance. That’s why Read More...
Vacant Homes
​ Today’s housing market makes it tougher to get the price for a home and, often, seller s can’t wait around while their homes are on the market. T hey may have a new job in a different location, may have already bought their next house or Read More...
The Trouble with Mold
​ The last thing anyone wants to hear when the y buy a house is that there’s a mold problem, but these sneaky little spores aren’t always easy to detect. ​ Mold is a fungus and although some molds are visible and even odorous, mold can also Read More...
Lawn Care  
​ Spring is in the air and that means that homebuyers are going to be paying just as much attention to the exterior of a home than the interior. Those shopping for a home want to envision their kids playing in the yard, their friends coming over for barbeques Read More...
Understanding Home Inspections
​ There’s no denying that purchasing a home is one of the biggest thrills of your life, but it can also quickly become overwhelming. While the home you choose may appear to be the perfect house, hiding underneath the dream could be serious unknown Read More...
Home Sellers: Cut to the Chase in Home Repairs and Enhancements
​As more homes come on the market this spring, home sellers must be on their toes to give their homes maximum appeal. Not only should sellers complete the home repairs they know must be made, they should also hire a certified home inspecto r to thoroughly Read More...
Home Not Selling? It’s Not Personal, It’s Probably Price
​ Home sellers face a new reality as they look to move up, down, in or out of their American dream in today’s market . Consumers, particularly those who purchased their homes within the last five years, often find their options limited by a lack Read More...
Is the Reno worth the cost?
​ A stressful part of putting your home on the market is trying to figure out what to fix and upgrade to get the very best price. An experienced agent will recommend projects to consider and ones to avoid. After all, just because you put money into a Read More...
Safety and Homeselling
​ If you ’re selling your home, you have enough to think about without worrying that your home isn’t safe, or that your things may be stolen. ​ Yet, whether from open houses or scheduled showings, strangers are coming and going in your house Read More...
Emotional Side of Downsizing
People downsize for a variety of reasons, from the "empty nest" syndrome to convenience or hardship. Here are a few things to consider as you contemplate moving to a smaller home. "Before any move, focus on how you want to live. People Read More...
  Thinking About Co-ownership with a Friend?  
​ Friends often share holidays, vacation together and are there for all the important moments in life. So, why not buy a home together? ​ An increasing number of consumers are considering joint ownership. Such as transaction makes sense , as it can help Read More...
Home Theaters: Great for the Family, Desired by Home Buyers
One of the most in-demand requests that real estate agents are getting from those looking for new homes concerns home theaters, or at least the space to add such a multi-media room. With home-theater technology evolving and prices lowering over the last Read More...