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Buying Apples and Oranges – Do we have short memories? In recent weeks, I have been reading much about the lack of confidence in the housing market that is demonstrated by declining transactions and prices. Although it is clear that we are far from “out of the woods” at this point, I would like to suggest that this news may not be as dire as everyone is thinking.
Buying When it comes time to downsize If you are inclined to feel that the home you currently reside in may have out-lived its purpose, you may be struggling with some of the same thoughts and emotions my husband and I had when it came to the emotional and financially sensitive decision to downsize.
Selling Deciding to sell (Home resolutions, part IV) Choosing to put your house on the market is rarely easy, but if you must sell to move onto the next phase of your life, then you want to make sure your house is purchase-ready to get the most out of your investment.
Buying Practical resolutions: preparing for the best in 2011 (Part I) The new year offers the chance of renewed energy to accomplish the goals from past years and start fresh projects. This is the first post in a four-blog series about setting home resolutions, come back to see more information on making your existing home more personal, and buying and selling your home in 2011.
Selling Considering becoming a landlord? How to evaluate whether to rent or sell your property In deciding whether or not becoming a Landlord is right for you, there are a number of factors to consider, but primarily they fall into the following three categories: Financial Analysis, Risk and Goals.
Buying The Reality of Home Improvement: HGTV installment On any given weekend in my house, at least a couple of hours will be spent watching the designers, craftspeople and entertainers on HGTV or its spunky sister station, the DIY Network.
Selling Sellers: Making the Most of your First Impressions We all know first impressions are very important, but it’s the lasting impressions are the ones that sell your home.
Buying Investing in home: building a foundation for memories Finding and creating a home is an emotional, psychological, social and financial investment.
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Buying What do you think about the recent market news? There is no question the economy and the housing market has slowed down over the last few years and the recent deluge of articles for and against homeownership is impossible for us to ignore. Ultimately, we believe that the American dream of homeownership is alive and well.
Living Yard Sale Success Yard sale season has arrived! Many people shy away from the idea of having a yard sale, but do you truly need that broken down accordion or the 80’s styled prom dress?
Selling Will videos surpass photos when it comes to marketing a home online? I recently read a real estate video report from Sept 6, 2009 stating that to market a home today the use of video is becoming more popular.
Selling An automatic co-pilot to estimate your home’s value Recently I was in the process of refinancing my home. With rates being as low as they are, I figured I'd better seize the opportunity.
Selling Going from homeowner to home seller The following post was written by Kathryn Madison, a real estate broker out of the Windermere Portland-Raleigh Hills office.
Buying What are you afraid of? Fear. Just the word alone scares me. A well-respected real estate professional once told me that there are 4 big fears for buyers and 3 big fears for sellers.
Buying Questions to ask your home inspector To get a quality home inspection, ask the right questions before you put your inspector to work. Here are some of the basics.
Selling Staging your home – Pink Flamingos not included I overheard two agents giving each other advice about how to politely help their sellers relocate their pink flamingo display and car collection off the front yard before putting the homes on the market.
Selling Top five words of advice for a seller today As a seller today you are faced with a challenge when it comes to selling your home for a fair price and getting it done in a reasonable amount of time. Even though inventory is lower than it was five months ago, we are still looking at about 9 months of inventory in many areas.
Buying Find your real estate agent You have many tough choices to make as you start looking for the home of your dreams and prepare to make one of the largest financial decisions of your life.