Real Estate Buyer Tips

Sept. 28, 2019

What Does “Move-in Ready” Really Mean?

If you’ve been searching for a new home no doubt you’ve seen the term, “move-in ready.” This description sounds very appealing, but understanding what it actually means is important so you have the right expectations when arranging your home listing tour.

First, it’s important to remember that the descriptions ...

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Aug. 12, 2019

Vacation Rental Ownership

Investment properties used to be homes and multi-family properties used for full-time rentals. Over the past decade, we’ve seen a new crop of investment properties emerge, the short term rentals. But what’s involved in owning a vacation rental? Is it worth the work?

A short term rental is a great investment ...

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Aug. 5, 2019

The #1 Feature Today’s Home Buyers Want

Home sellers and listing agents across the country spend a great deal of time and energy trying to determine what home buyers want. They pour over magazines and read blogs to learn what is the #1 feature they can add or enhance to ensure home buyers find their home irresistible ...

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July 24, 2019

Top Tips for House Hunting Online

Hunting for a new home online a is a great place to start your search but keep in mind that you don’t see everything. Real estate agents are great at highlighting the features of a house listing online but to make the most of your time, keep these three things in mind:

Identify ...

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July 24, 2019

Priority Tasks Before Moving In

You did it. You moved into a new home you love and now you’re dreaming of how you’re going to decorate it. But before getting into all of that, there are still some other tasks that need to be at the top of your priority list.

Changing the Locks

Double check them ...

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June 30, 2019

How To Choose A Home Inspector

So you made an offer and it was accepted. Now, your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Agents oftentimes make your offer contingent on a clean home inspection.

This contingency allows you to renegotiate the price you paid for the home, ask the sellers to ...

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May 22, 2019

Interest Rates Are Low. Are You Taking Advantage of This?


"Mortgage rates are now sitting at a six-week low," according to When interest rates increase, families are forced to shelve their house buying plans. On the other hand, lower rates leave more room to negotiate for the dream home you have wanted to purchase. For home buyers ...

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