Jamie Jones' Blog

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted on 01/12/2020
Determine If a Home Is Right for You
The definition of a "dream house" varies from homebuyer to homebuyer. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to determine if a residence is right for you. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you evaluate a home so you can decide whether to proceed with an offer to purchase. 1. Review a Home's Features...
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Posted on 01/05/2020
Are You Prepared to Sell a Home?
When it comes to selling a house, it is important to prepare as much as you can. That way, you can identify potential home selling hurdles and overcome these issues before they escalate. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you prep for the house selling journey. 1. Analyze All Areas of Your Home You might...
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Posted on 12/29/2019
How to Make a Home Improvement Budget and Timeline
Home improvements are a vital part to keeping your home up-to-date with the times and also to ensure that it doesn’t lose value when it comes time to sell. To save money, many homeowners take the do-it-yourself route and use the tools at their disposal to upgrade their homes. Sites like YouTube have made it easier than ever to...
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Posted on 12/22/2019
Invest or Pay Down Your Mortgage Quicker - Which is Better?
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Often, when discussing ways to get out of debt, the subject of “mortgage versus investments” comes up. If you have a mortgage, your monthly budget likely revolves around paying it first, meaning investment ideas take a back seat. One way to free money up to invest is to pay off the mortgage, and...
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