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Monday, May 01, 2017   /   by Robert Henry

Preparing your home to sell

From Zillow.com


Put these four tasks on your to-do list for a quick and painless sale.


Selling a home doesn’t happen overnight. To maximize your sale price, stand out from the competition and sell quickly, your home needs to go on the market in tip-top condition.
You only get one chance to make a good first impression in real estate. Once your home’s listing goes live, the days on market start ticking. In the Internet age, with access to so much information, buyers will punish a seller whose home has been on the market for many months.  If you can’t make the effort to get your home in it’s best condition, hold off on listing it.
Prepping the home rarely happens in one weekend. It takes time and thoughtful planning. If you intend to sell your home in the next few months, here are a few steps you need to take now.
Inspect
It may seem counter-intuitive to spend money on a property inspection, but you n ...

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Monday, May 01, 2017   /   by Robert Henry

Picking the Kind of Home That's Right for You

From Zillow.com




What type of home fits you best? There are pros and cons for each one: single-family detached, townhouses, condos and co-ops. It will come down to what works for your life – and your finances.
Single-family detached
This is a free-standing, unattached dwelling that usually rests on a lot larger than the home itself, which we’ll call a yard. Single-family is distinguished from a multi-family residential dwelling where several units are contained in one structure.
Pros: You own both the structure and the land. You can modify both to suit your own tastes (unless you buy into a planned community with its own restrictions). If you want to knock out a wall and expand, no one can say “no,” so long as you obey zoning regulations. You’re the king or queen of your own castle.
Cons: Everything’s on you – mowing the grass, fixing the foundation, spraying for termites. Unless you live in a development with an active ho ...

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Monday, May 01, 2017   /   by Cambria Henry

10 Tips to find the perfect home

From Trulia.com

Now that you're ready to purchase a place, you want to make sure it's the right one for you. Follow these tips to find a home that's a perfect fit for you:





Go for the long haul
When looking for a home, search for one that you could see yourself living in for several years -- at least five to seven years is ideal. Buying -- and moving -- to a new home takes a lot of time and effort, and can add up significantly in closing and moving costs, etc. Staying in place longer will help you avoid those added expenses. Plus, the extra time spent in your home could be just enough to help you ride out a downturn in the real estate market.


Leave room to grow
Aim for a home that can adapt to your needs as your life changes, say, if you have a new baby, or Junior moves back in after college. If you can't afford a place that's large enough to meet your anticipated future needs now, look for one that will allow you to build on later on.


Be flexible
Consider a p ...

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Monday, May 01, 2017   /   by Cambria Henry

New Construction or Existing Homes: The Pros and Cons of Both

From Zillow.com





Some people hate hand-me-downs; others like things with a history. When it comes to housing, new construction has a never-been-touched attraction, while existing homes have stories to tell. For every advantage of buying newly built and existing homes, there’s a flip side. For example, newly constructed homes tend to cost more than similar pre-owned homes, sometimes as much as 20 percent more. But they are initially less expensive in terms of maintenance and utilities.
As you weigh whether to buy shiny new construction or a charming pre-owned home, here are some other factors to consider.
Benefits of new construction
Floor plan: If you opt for a custom-built home, you’ll work with the contractor to create a traditional or modern layout that works for your life. If you’ve always dreamed of a formal dining room for family gatherings, it’s yours. If you’re buying pre-built new construction, chances are good the layout will le ...

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