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Let it go! 8 seller beliefs that no longer hold true today

Let it go! 8 seller beliefs that no longer hold true today

August 31, 2020

When it comes to real estate, people still hold on to a host of tired, old-school beliefs that are hard to shake off. But to ensure a successful sale, agents need to educate their sellers on how the process actually works today. Here's howBY CARA AMEERAugust 18, 2020Despite the abundance...

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Home Features Buyers Want Right Now

Home Features Buyers Want Right Now

February 10, 2020

Ideally, when you’re selling your home, your property will have the features buyers are looking for—and you can highlight those features in your listing to drum up more buyer attention. But what, exactly, are those features?Home remodeling Porch.com recently surveyed  980 recent home shoppers to find out their must-have features. According...

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How To “Try On” A Neighborhood Before Buying A Home There

How To “Try On” A Neighborhood Before Buying A Home There

October 15, 2019

With many purchases, you get the opportunity to “try before you buy.” You can go to the store and try on clothes before you update your wardrobe. You can go to the dealership and take a test drive before you commit to purchasing a car.And while you can’t try a...

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Moving With Your Pets? Avoid These Mistakes

Moving With Your Pets? Avoid These Mistakes

October 15, 2019

For most pet owners, pets are a part of the family. And so, of course, wherever the family moves? The pet moves, too. And while moving might be a stressful process for you, it’s arguably even more stressful for your pet.Pets respond well to structure and routine—and so the packing,...

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Is Buying A Fixer Upper Home Actually More Cost-Effective Than Purchasing a Move-In Ready Property?

Is Buying A Fixer Upper Home Actually More Cost-Effective Than Purchasing a Move-In Ready Property?

September 08, 2019

Many people buy fixer-upper homes because they think it will save them money in the long run—but is that actually true?According to recent data, not necessarily.According to a recent survey from remodeling resource Porch, the majority of people who bought fixer-uppers did so in an effort to save money on the...

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These Are The Most Likely (And Unlikely) New Home Features For 2020

These Are The Most Likely (And Unlikely) New Home Features For 2020

April 13, 2019

If you’re planning to buy a new home, you probably have a wish list of features. But how likely is it that you’ll find those features in a new build? According to a recent survey from the National Association of Home Builders, some of the features you’re most likely to...

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Why "Right Now” Is The Best Time To Buy Your First Home

April 06, 2019

If you ask any real estate agent if now is a good time to buy a home. Chances are good you’ll probably get the impression that it’s the perfect time to buy a house.Makes sense, right? Almost all agents wouldn’t want to discourage anyone from buying a house.However, it’s nearly...

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Tips For Making The Most Of Your Virtual House Hunt

Tips For Making The Most Of Your Virtual House Hunt

March 15, 2019

Social distancing is one of the most responsible things you can do right now—both toprotect your health and the health of the people in your community. And with socialdistancing in full swing, searching for a home in the traditional sense—including going totour homes in person—is getting put on the back...

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27% Of Homeowners Unaware Of Their Potential Mortgage Savings

27% Of Homeowners Unaware Of Their Potential Mortgage Savings

October 16, 2018

According to a new study, more than one in four homeowners are in the dark about theirmortgage interest rate—and it could be costing them.A recent study from Bankrate (explored in an article on Fox Business) found that 27percent of homeowners in the US don’t know the interest rate on their...

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7 Things That Can Go Wrong If You Hire The Wrong Real Estate Agent

7 Things That Can Go Wrong If You Hire The Wrong Real Estate Agent

October 07, 2018

Buying a home is the biggest investment you’ll likely ever make, and it has all sorts of implications for your personal and financial future. This is why it’s so important to work with the right agent.Too many people don’t realize just how much can go wrong if they make the...

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New Survey Reveals Just How Much Clients Value Their Real Estate Agent

New Survey Reveals Just How Much Clients Value Their Real Estate Agent

July 14, 2018

Real estate agents bring a lot of value to the home-buying or selling process, thanks to their expertise and knowledge of the local market. But how much, exactly, do buyers value their real estate agent?A recent survey from Century 21 Real Estate found that 99 percent of homebuyers surveyed said their real...

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5 Upsides to Downsizing Your Home

5 Upsides to Downsizing Your Home

June 19, 2018

If you’ve been thinking about shrinking your square footage and moving into a smaller home, you’re probably well-aware of the obvious advantages: There’s less to clean, heat, and cool, which means a savings of time and money.But that’s only the beginning. Downsizing offers several other, less-talked-about benefits that make scaling...

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