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When home sellers get ready to sell their property they need to be sure they are not taking some inappropriate steps.  Prior to making any major updates to your home get opinions from professionals and friends, otherwise, this may severely affect your bottom line in a negative way.  Following is ...
03/14/2014
In this day in age there are many people who would love to own their own home or drastically reduce the amount they owe on their property.  Many of these people have accumulated debt that does not permit this to happen.  In order to get out of debt a person must develop a realistic action plan wi...
02/27/2014
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Home buyers are always trying figure out ways they can negotiate a great deal when selling and/or buying a home.  One of the first things that you must identify is the type of market that existed in your area.  There are three types of markets that may exist in given area, not necessarily country...
02/19/2014
Many home buyers are puzzled whether they should pay discount points.  A discount point adjusts the interest rate you will be paying on your mortgage loan.  One discount point is equal to one percent of interest.  Many people think points paid on the purchase of a house as prepaid interest.    An...
02/04/2014
Curb appeal is buyers’ first impression of a property follow by an equally important grand entrance to the home.  Potential buyer’s senses should be equally pleased with the entryway of the home. Passing this test will leave a lasting impression on the mind of the buyer.  At this point, the buyer...
01/24/2014
Sellers many times like to estimate the cost to sell their home prior to making a formal commitment.   A seller is likely to experience 7 to 8 percent of sales price as the cost to sell their home.  Once you make the commitment to sell, you will need to understand whether you are receiving a good...
01/15/2014
At least once a year, or if you are planning buying a home in next several months, you need to check your credit report.  This allows you to verify existence of any errors, and/or gives you time to improve your credit score if necessary prior to starting the buying process.  Making corrections or...
01/08/2014
When buying a resale home a number of the homes will have at least one major defect.  All previous owned homes probably will need repairs and improvements.  Prior to making a major investment into your new home, need to be aware of possible problems, and what it will take to correct the problems ...
11/20/2013
Using a professional home stager may be a cost effective way to spruce up your home for a quick sale.   Some realtors provide this service to their sellers as part of their marketing package.  Staging usually results in a quicker sale and many times greater sales price.  This is the result of a s...
11/04/2013
A home buyer who needs a mortgage loan in order to purchase a home will probably be required to purchase a title policy in order to close on the property.  The purpose of title insurance is to protect the lender and buyer from claims that might be filed against the property after the buyer has ta...
10/17/2013
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