5 Tips to make your house more sellable

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Are you wondering whether now is a good time to sell your home?  Maybe you are thinking about downsizing because all the kids have moved away or upsizing as your family grows?  Either way there are several things that are truly important when it comes to getting your home sold quickly. 1. Clean, clean, clean! There’s a huge difference in living in a clean house and in living in a house that has been cleaned to sell.  When looking at a home, all the corners…

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When Should Buyers Engage in a Direct, Cash Sale?

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There’s a lot of hype about conducting your real estate transaction without using a local, licensed agent to help you.  Yes, you can buy a house or vacant land all on your own, but experience shows that you usually end up paying more and having unintended challenges along the way. A licensed REALTOR® is responsible for making sure that you get the outcome you are expecting.  That’s not to say that it will always be the outcome you expected from the beginning, but it is…

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What if you Thought About Time Differently?

We’ve become a society that is always in a hurry.  We typically rush from one thing to the next and often try to multi-task while we do.  When I ask most people how they feel about time, the answer is often that they feel it is completely out-of-control. What if you knew that multi-tasking was actually shrinking your brain?  It’s true!  There have been scientific studies to prove it.  Most folks believe that multi-tasking makes them more productive, but in reality it makes us dumber…

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How Much Shopping for a Mortgage Should You Do?

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How much shopping around for a mortgage should you do?  The short answer is enough to feel comfortable, but that doesn’t really address the question. The reason for shopping for anything is to satisfy yourself that you got a good deal.  When it comes to buying your home, especially true for first time buyers, there is a lot of integrated complexity and the mortgage process is often overlooked.  Because I’m not a lender, I’m not going to tell you about all the intricacies from  that…

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