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How to Choose the Right Buyer's Agent
Posted on 03/29/2020
How to Choose the Right Buyer's Agent
Photo by Christina Morillo from Pexels When you view a home for the first time and speak to the agent hosting an open house or showing the home, you're talking to someone working for the seller -- not for you. Anything you share could be passed on to the seller -- and used to leverage a better offer...
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Get a Leg Up on the Homebuying Competition
Posted on 03/22/2020
Get a Leg Up on the Homebuying Competition
If you are in hot pursuit of your dream home, it is important to do everything you can to gain a leg up on the competition. That way, you can acquire your ideal residence as quickly as possible. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you gain a competitive advantage over your homebuying rivals. 1. Keep...
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VIENNA, VA Real Estate Market Update
Posted on 03/20/2020
VIENNA, VA Real Estate Market Update
Click here to view VIENNA, VA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Planning for Storm Damage as a Condo Buyer
Posted on 03/15/2020
Planning for Storm Damage as a Condo Buyer
Image by Michelle Maria from Pixabay With about 8,500 miles of shoreline, Florida has the second-longest coastline of all the United States. This makes living on the coast an attractive option for home and condominium owners. Living on the coast can provide some amazing sunrises and sunsets, easy beach access, stunning views and refreshing ocean air. It also...
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How to Manage Your Home Selling Expectations
Posted on 03/08/2020
How to Manage Your Home Selling Expectations
For those who intend to list a house, it helps to establish realistic expectations. That way, you'll have a good idea about what to expect during the home selling journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you manage your expectations as you attempt to sell your house. 1. Understand the Housing Market You may own...
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Prepping Your Credit To Gain a Preapproval
Posted on 03/01/2020
Prepping Your Credit To Gain a Preapproval
Photo by Pixabay via Pexels Thinking of buying a home in the near future? You're going to need a preapproval. This tells real estate agents that you're serious about the home-buying process, and it alerts sellers that you're a solid, low-risk candidate. Preapprovals aren't always easy to score, however. And if you're someone who's had a few credit...
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Should You Submit a Lowball Offer to Purchase a House?
Posted on 02/23/2020
Should You Submit a Lowball Offer to Purchase a House?
If you find your dream house, there is no need to leave anything to chance. But if you submit a "lowball" homebuying proposal, you risk missing out on the opportunity to acquire your ideal residence. Putting together a competitive offer to purchase can be easy. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you craft an aggressive...
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Home Security Tips for House Showings
Posted on 02/16/2020
Home Security Tips for House Showings
Photo by Gino Crescoli via PixabayIf a stranger were to knock on your door and ask to come in, you’d likely say no. Yet when you’re showing your house, this is exactly what you’re doing. You’ll let stranger after stranger come in to tour the home and see if it’s a good fit for their needs. So how...
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5 Simple Maintenance Tips for Your Home
Posted on 02/09/2020
5 Simple Maintenance Tips for Your Home
Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, keeping up with maintenance can be a serious challenge. But by focusing on simple maintenance tasks, you can put your best foot forward as you’re trying to improve your home and keep it lasting for many years to come. Keep Up on Plumbing Your plumbing...
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3 Items to Sell Before Moving Day Arrives
Posted on 02/02/2020
3 Items to Sell Before Moving Day Arrives
If you recently sold your home and plan to relocate to a new address, you may need to pack up your personal belongings. And in some instances, there may be items that you can sell before moving day arrives. These include: 1. Furniture Although your couch, sofa, loveseat and other furniture may have served you well for many years,...
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If You Build It, They Will Come: Luxury Home Features Inspired by HGTV's 2020 Dream Home
Posted on 01/26/2020
If You Build It, They Will Come: Luxury Home Features Inspired by HGTV's 2020 Dream Home
Photo by Viktor Birkus via Pixabay Everyone covets the annual HGTV Dream Home that's given away each year as part of a sweepstake. But the sad reality is that few winners are ever really able to take possession of their grand home and actually live out their happily-ever-after. There are, however, ways to pick and choose which features...
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Items to Sell Before You List Your Home
Posted on 01/19/2020
Items to Sell Before You List Your Home
After you decide to sell your home, it may be only a few weeks before you need to pack up your belongings and relocate to a new address. Thus, it may be beneficial to start planning ahead for moving day. By doing so, you can sell any items you have no plans to bring to your new address before...
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