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7 Tips for Writing the Perfect Real Estate Offer Letter

Photo Credit In today’s real estate market, trying to buy a desirable property puts you up against tough competition. If you want to buy the house you love without breaking the bank, you need a real estate offer letter that stands out from the crowd. Here are seven tips for writing an offer letter that seals the […]

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6 Smart Negotiating Tips for Home Buyers

Photo Credit Getting the best deal on a home depends on smart negotiation. Use these six strategies to buy your dream home for less – even in a highly competitive seller’s market. 1. Eliminate Contingencies It’s common to make an offer contingent on being able to sell your existing home. If you can remove that contingency, that’s […]

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Signs Your Real Estate Offer Will Be Rejected

Photo Credit  Making an offer in real estate is not a guarantee of acceptance. Potential buyers make offers that are rejected all the time, and it comes a big surprise for many buyers. If you’re worried that your offer won’t be accepted, you’re not alone. The waiting process is long and tedious for potential buyers, […]

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Crazy Stories of Homeowners Getting Sued

 Photo Credit We often think of owning our own home as the ultimate in peace and security. As homeowners, we are prepared to deal with the issues that come with investing in real estate. Unfortunately, however, there are from time to time events which catch us unawares and while often hard to believe, can severely […]

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Will the 2016 Election Crush Real Estate Prices?

Photo Credit Is it true that it’s harder to sell your home during an election year?  Presidential election years are a time of political and economic uncertainty as the country decides on a direction for the next four years.  In real estate, this means that buyers, sellers and investors can be a little more cautious. […]

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5 Renovations That Can Wreck Your Home’s Value

Photo Credit Every home improvement project, big or small, has an impact on your home’s value. In most cases, the value goes up. But not always.  Some renovations can actually lower the value of your home, making it harder to sell.  Even if you aren’t planning on selling your home anytime soon, here are five […]

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7 Easy Steps to Open Your Pool for Summer

Photo Credit There’s a right way and a wrong way to get your swimming pool ready for the lazy days of summer.  Miss any of these seven simple steps, and you could create hours of extra drudgery for yourself, or even cause damage to your pool.  But if you do it right, you can clean […]

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6 Hidden Problems With Older Homes

  Is that older home you’re considering just a charming fixer-upper, or is it a dangerous money pit? Sooner or later, age impacts every part of a home. Some problems are easy to fix, while others are signs that it’s time to shop elsewhere. Here are the six biggest problems with older homes you should […]

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10 Tips for the Best Garage Sale Ever

Clear out your old stuff, make some money, and put on the best garage sale in the neighborhood with these can’t-miss tips. Team up with your neighbors. Multi-family garage sales offer a wider selection to shoppers, drawing bigger crowds. Ask your neighbors to see if you can combine sales, or even turn your yard sale […]

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19 Tips for Finding a Contractor You Can Trust

Hiring a trustworthy contractor can make the difference between a dreamy remodel and a home-improvement horror story. Follow these expert tips to find a contractor you can truly count on.   Ask for local references, and then actually call those homeowners to find out what it was like to work with this contractor.   Ask […]

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