KITCHEN REMODEL? AVOID THESE TRENDS.

A granite counter here, new cherry cabinets there. Anyone who's ever undertaken a kitchen remodeling project knows those costs can add up quickly. According to the Remodeling Magazine 2012-13 Cost vs. Value Report, the national average cost for a high-end kitchen makeover is now $53,931. Because they're such a large investment, most homeowners hope to [...]

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FIND THE RIGHT AGENT BEFORE THE RIGHT HOME

It’s a common practice for buyers to make a list of what they want in a home during the search process and to explain it to their agent. However, maybe the first list they should make would have the skills they want their agent to have. The Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers identifies what [...]

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WHAT KIND OF SHOWING WAS IT?

One of the most frequent calls from homeowners to their agents is about the listing’s inactivity due to the lack of showings. The homeowner commonly believes that the home is shown only when a buyer walks through the house with an agent. Today’s buyers are more sophisticated than in the past due to the abundance [...]

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MOVING WITH SMALL CHILDREN

Are you happy and excited about selling your home? Or are you dreading the sorting, packing and other chores? Your attitude is contagious to little children. If you look at moving as an exciting adventure full of fun, new possibilities, then you're halfway to getting your children on board for the ride. Most children don't [...]

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BUYERS GET EXTENDED OFFER PERIOD ON REO’S

Buyers Get Extended Offer Period on REOs DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2013 Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced an extension of their “first look” programs, granting buyers seeking a primary residence a full 20 days to submit offers on REO properties ahead of investor competition. Previously, the First Look [...]

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EASY TIPS FOR HOME ORGANIZATION

Easy Tips For Home Organization Written by Jaymi Naciri on Saturday, 11 January 2014 8:35 am Everyone likes to head into the New Year with a clean slate (perhaps this is why binge-drinking is so popular on the last night of the year). "One of the best ideas in January (is) to get organized. But [...]

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TIPS ON INTERVIEWING A MOVING COMPANY

Interviewing a Mover “I’d wish I’d known that before I made a decision.” If you’ve ever regrettably said this to yourself, having a checklist might have prevented the issue in the first place. This list of questions can provide you with things to discuss when interviewing a moving company. Fees What is the charge for [...]

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CHECK YOUR CREDIT SCORE BEFORE BUYING

What is a credit score? Imagine that a friend asks to borrow money from you. Assuming you had the money to loan, you might then ask yourself, "Did he pay me back the last time he borrowed money? Did he pay me back the full amount? On time?" When you approach banks and lenders for [...]

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MAKING ROOM IN YOUR ROOMS

The more things you have, the more you have to take care of. And in this case, the more that you have to store that gets in the way of finding the things that you actually use. Periodically, you need to go through every closet, drawer, cabinet and storage area to get rid of the [...]

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SEAL HOME AIR LEAKS

Sealing a Home's Air Leaks Improve energy efficiency and health by reducing air leakage. By Rob Fanjoy Caulking Until recently homes often relied on air leakage for ventilation. Stale air, odors and irritants would leave a home through cracks and crevices and fresh air would leak in to replace it. The problem was that irritants [...]

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