Jamie Jones' Blog

Posted on 08/02/2020
Delectable Chocolate Cake
Image by MikesPhotos from Pixabay Are you looking to make an unforgettable fall-off-the-fork, moist chocolate cake? Follow the simple recipe listed below. Gather Your Ingredients The key to making baking less stressful is gathering all of your tools and ingredients before starting, so you don't find yourself interrupting the process to find something. Let's start with the ingredients...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Helping Our Loved One Enjoy Their Golden Years by Downsizing
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay There comes a time when family members must confront the realities of aging. It’s not uncommon for our parents and grandparents to still be living in properties that once housed multiple family members. The upkeep required for such residencies can place an undue burden on our elders, and downsizing remains a logical...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
Before You Hire a Real Estate Agent
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay Whether you’re buying a house or selling a home, the smartest move you can make is to hire a real estate agent to represent your interests. But before you do, take these important steps so you can be best prepared for the next stages. Have An Idea Of What Kind Of House You...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
How to Master the Homebuying Journey
Believe it or not, even a first-time homebuyer can become a property buying expert. If you plan ahead for the homebuying journey, you can quickly and easily navigate the path from homebuyer to homeowner. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you master the homebuying journey. 1. Create Homebuying Criteria If you know you want to...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
First Time Buyers: 3 Common Pitfalls
Photo by Suzy Hazelwood from Pexels Are you in the market for your first home purchase? If so, congratulations! This is an amazingly exciting stage of life, and we know you must be excited. Many first-time buyers run into issues that can turn their new home into a source of stress. Here are three common pitfalls you should...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Tips for Navigating the Home-Buying Process in 2020
Photo by Gustavo Fring from Pexels According to the National Association of Realtors, year-to-year increases in home sales have remained steady in spite of apparent dips in March 2020 due to COVID-19. This one fact goes to show that the proverbial show must go on when it comes to people buying a home. If you were on a...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Tips for Sellers: Learn About the Local Housing Market
If you plan to sell your home soon, you should learn about the local housing sector. By doing so, you can gain the insights you need to promote your residence to the right groups of buyers and optimize your home sale earnings. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you analyze the local housing market before...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Homebuying for the Minimalist Lifestyle
Are you a minimalist? If you’ve heard this question recently, you may be wondering just what it means and how does it affect you. It is NOT a set of rules.It is NOT about how much you own. It is NOT about how much money you earn. It is NOT about buying specific items or giving up certain...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
Washington, D.C. Property Manager’s Exam
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Many states require you to have a real estate broker’s license if you are a property manager. Washington D.C., is different because it does not require property managers to have a real estate broker’s license under certain circumstances. A real estate broker is trained in managing real estate agents and buying and...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Improve the ROI of Your Home Upgrade
Image by Cristina Mantovani from Pixabay If you're getting ready to sell your home, you're likely looking for relatively affordable upgrades that will give your home the most pizzazz. Taking the time to spruce up your property is a smart idea, but it really pays to be strategic. Because while buyers should be able to recognize a home...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Overhauling Your Kitchen Flooring: Cover or Resurface
Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash As homeowners, we can get fairly strategic about hiding the flaws in our home. We might move the sofa over a water stain on the hardwood or put a rug over a crack, tear or discoloration. While you'd never try to hide this stuff from potential homebuyers, it does keep it out...
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