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Move-Up Buyer Challenge

The typical move-up buyers are couples in their 30’s to 40’s who need more space for their growing families. In our area, the common profile of a move-up home is a 2-story, 4-bedroom, 2 ½ bath with a finished basement … Continue reading

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How Do Automated Valuation Tools Work

Automated valuation tools found on-line, are usually data driven algorithms that rely on data available from public and private sources, such as a county assessor and the multiple listing service. The data used to automatically estimate a home’s value may … Continue reading

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Five Basics to Preparing a Home Before Listing

Buyer expectations have risen dramatically over the years. Homes in poor condition languish on the market, while fabulous rehabbed homes attract multiple offers.  Most homes are somewhere in-between.  What can you do to prepare a home for sale, without spending … Continue reading

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Renting Your Home

Some homeowners consider renting their home as a source of income, more commonly if they are upsizing and don’t need the equity from their current home to purchase their bigger home.  There are three key considerations before becoming a landlord.  … Continue reading

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Home Buying Decisions Are Still Personal

Most buyers today will have done extensive research on the internet before deciding which homes to visit – making for high quality visits.  Yet those same buyers feel more comfortable visiting 10 to 15 homes before making a purchase decision.  … Continue reading

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Updating a Neighborhood

Teardowns update a neighborhood’s housing stock. While you would think expensive teardowns would only attract higher income families, many teardowns are a draw to people wanting to stay in the area with a newer home. Most teardowns occur in areas … Continue reading

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Increasing Your Home’s Value on a Budget

There are a number of low-cost improvements that can enhance a home’s appeal and value. Replace dated kitchen counter tops and bathroom vanity tops with granite. Replace kitchen and bath cabinet hardware with a more contemporary style. Replace the kitchen … Continue reading

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