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What does it cost you to sell your “home for sale by owner”?

According to recent numbers, if you don’t want to use a realtor and take your chances on the open market, that is costing you money. For sale by owners sell only for 87% of the sale price compared to being listed with a realtor. So essentially, it is costing you 13% to sell your home […]

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Five Must Do Tasks Before Selling Your Home

Despite the chilly weather, the spring market is just around the corner. You may be thinking about what you can do now to get your home ready so that you can sell it when the market warms up. Here’s five must-do tasks that you can begin to tackle now that will make the home selling […]

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5 Ways to Prepare Your Home for the Holidays

Preparing your home for the holidays can be very stressful – especially when you add Christmas programs, holiday parties, Secret Santa exchanges, and other celebrations into the mix. You want to enjoy the season and the magic of Christmas, but sometimes all of the extras can get in the way of enjoying your home during […]

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Nothing is Hidden Here

We have all experienced hidden fees, and can all probably agree that they are annoying! For example, you book a flight, pay for your flight in full and then you get an email just before your trip that you can pick your seat for a FEE. And then when you get to the airport, you […]

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What is PMI?

As you look into financing options for purchasing a home, you might see something called PMI being calculated into your costs. PMI is “private mortgage insurance.” If you are a first time home buyer especially, it’s difficult to come up with the funds for a 20% down payment. PMI is a lender’s protection and compensation […]

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Does the Refrigerator Come With the House?

When I first got started in real estate and was learning the nuances of the purchase contract, my trainer told a story that has stuck with me to this day. She was working with a couple buying a home from a widower that had lived in it for numerous years, but was moving out of […]

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