Monthly Archives: November 2016

Seller or Owner Financing

Seller financing offers tax breaks for sellers and alternative financing for buyers who can’t qualify for conventional loans.  Is this a good option for you?  Read more HERE.

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Negotiating the Real Estate Deal

“Win-win” doesn’t mean both the buyer and the seller will get everything they want. It means both sides will win some and give some.  Here are some other NEGOTIATING TIPS.

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Does the Marble Test Really Work?

The marble is a good way to demonstrate the floor is not level, but not to tell if this means there is a problem.  Read more HERE.

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How to Tell if a Home Has Lead Based Paint

Since 1978, the federal government has banned the sale of lead-based paint. But even homes built after 1978 may contain lead-based paint. “Many painters loved lead-based paint” because it tends to be glossier and hold color better, says home inspector … Continue reading

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Showing Your Home for Sale

You want potential buyers to feel at home from the minute they walk up the driveway. Give them a canvas to fill. It’s showtime! Start with a good cleaning, eliminate clutter, put away the knickknacks and add fresh coats of … Continue reading

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5 Things to do Now to Have a Beautiful Lawn Next Year

Before you lock up your mower for the year, consider showing your lawn a bit of extra love. A few extra steps now can go a long way to guarantee fuller, greener, healthier grass in the spring.  Read more HERE.

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6 Curb Appeal Tips for Fall

After a spring and summer full of mowing, weeding, mulching and gardening, it’s tempting to focus your energy indoors when autumn comes. However, if you’re selling your home, curb appeal is still important, even in fall. Here are seven simple … Continue reading

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Can Smart Locks Be Hacked?

Are smart locks an open invitation to homes? At a recent computer security conference, some researchers said yes.  Read more HERE.

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Moving with Pets

About 10.7 million people move with their pets every year.  Ease pets’ move with this handy LIST.

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Setting the Right Price for Your Home

A key part of your marketing plan is setting the list price. Quite simply, if a home is priced too low, you miss out on potential profit. If a home is priced too high, qualified buyers will look elsewhere.

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