Ready to Sell Your Home? – Sellers

When you put your home on the market, you may think you’re really ready to sell, but if you’re throwing roadblocks in front of buyers, you’re really not ready at all. When you’re not really ready to sell, you tend to be unrealistic and say things to your friends, family and your real estate agent…

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Foreclosures at a new low; will it stick?

Foreclosures: “Black Knight Financial Services released its “First Look” at May Mortgage data, which found that foreclosure inventory declined to its lowest level since July 2008. As a percentage of total inventory, foreclosure pre-sale inventory is 1.91 percent, down 5.56 percent month-over month. The percentage of total U.S. foreclosure pre-sale inventory is down 37.23 percent…

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Pest Control: An Introspective View

Pest control: “As time goes on and environmental science improves and lawyers continue to discover niche markets in our domestic disasters, sellers are required to make more and more kinds of disclosures. These are like the scriptures that you, the faithful buyer, must interpret with the help of the holy experts. The most multifarious of…

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Cash Sales and a return to Tradition?

Cash sales: “Cash’s grip on the housing market loosened during the first quarter as investors pulled back and more traditional buyers waded into the market, according to a new report from Zillow.” Surprisingly, over 75 percent of low-end home sales in some of the nation’s biggest and most populous cities were transferred as cash deals. However, even…

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Mood Improvement, Direct From Your Home

“For many of us, the idea of being happy is tied to a feeling of comfort, love, security. Did you know you can create an environment of happiness in your home just by surrounding yourself with a few key things? Check out these six ways your home can improve your mood. Come on, get happy!”…

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Damaged Home? Guarantee your insurance!

Damaged home: “Tornadoes. Hurricanes. Wildfires. Over the past decade, insurance companies have paid more than $450 billion in property damages to policyholders.” As you can see from this Les Christie quotation, American insurance companies have dished out loads of money to retroactively support victims of various natural disasters, which have occurred numerously within the last…

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Mortgage Rates at a Low – Mortgages

“Mortgage rates fell last week, and in an unusual convergence, so did applications for refinances and home purchase loans. The average interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances ($417,000 or less) decreased to 4.26 percent from 4.31 percent, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Interest rates on jumbo and federally insured FHA…

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Life Hacks: 20 You NEED To Know – Sellers

As a seller, you have or are currently facing the same problem sellers have faced for centuries: what do I hold on to? I personally know, as a hoarder, that it can be extremely difficult to let go of old household items, even if they evidently have no emotional sentiment or significance whatsoever. Rather than…

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Buyer Tips for Perfect Neighborhood – Buyers

As a new buyer, you’ve now made the decision to start house hunting and enter the world of real estate; but the big question is – where? When deciding where to purchase your first home, there’s a load of information to take into consideration. Everyone will have different priorities be it proximity, family, affordability or favorite…

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