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Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Chervenic Realty
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Paint your front door! Be sure to use a neutral color. I have driven down the street and seen a bright orange door, a purple door and a screaming red door. While you might love these colors, do not use them when selling your home. Also put a eye catching wreath on your door. Make sure it is seaso...
09/14/2009
When you sell your home you need to fill out a Property Disclosure Statement. In Stow, Ohio it is a four page form. It asks questions about water intrusion, roof leaks, hazardous materials, water and sewer systems, mechanical systems, zoning/code violations and and questions about assessments. Ma...
09/14/2009
The big news for condo owners and buyers is that FHA is going to revamp the way they do condo loans and starting Oct 1st, 2009 FHA will not do condo loans. If you are thinking of buying a condo you only have a couple of weeks left to buy, if that. One of the lenders I use told me that the FHA loa...
09/14/2009
Several of my buyers have looked at homes that were "short sales". A short sale is a sale where the seller owes more money to the bank than they are selling their home for. For example, they owe $120,000 and are selling their home for $100,000. I have been involved in a number of these sales. The...
09/10/2009
Right now there are 45 homes for sale in Cuyahoga Falls Ohio under $100,000. There are so many great deals for buyers and investors. I can remember when working with a buyer 3 years ago, we couldn't find anything under $100,000. Homes are selling. Some homes are such great bargains that they are ...
09/10/2009
Did you know there are 11 homes for sale under $100,000 in Stow, Ohio? Who said all the bargains are gone. Some of these homes need work and some of them are bank owned. In the last 6 months 34 homes have sold under $100,000 and there are 6 pending sales. If you are a first time home buyer time i...
09/10/2009
I recently worked with a buyer who said they had a preapproval letter from a lender. I had not heard of the lender, but there are a number of small reputable lenders out there. We found a home the buyer loved, wrote an offer and it was accepted. Then came the time when we were waiting for the fin...
09/10/2009
Here are some tips for staging the outside of your home. Of course, adding flowers to the front walkway is always a top tip. Use one or two colors. Make sure the front of your home is manicured. If necessary cut down overgrown shrubs. If you can't replant new shrubs use taller annuals. Keep the g...
09/09/2009
Here are a few tips on Staging Your Home to Sell if you are on a budget. Even a few little things can make your home look sharper.   Make sure all your light bulbs are working. Use higher watt bulbs to make your rooms look bright and sunny. Empty out your closet. Pack away extra clothes and shoes...
09/09/2009
The biggest tip I have learned about recently is: unplug your cell phone charger from the wall when not in use. The charger still uses electricity while plugged in even if your phone isn't plugged in. This is true with a/c adapters for your laptop too. It is better to turn off your computer when ...
09/09/2009
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