Monthly Archives: July 2017

Home Renovations That May Not Be Worth It

Not every improvement made to a house will ultimately raise its value. Here are a few projects that may not pay as much back at resale as others, according to AOL Finance.

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Common Home Buyer Slip-Ups

Real estate professionals see a lot of silly reasons why home buyers ultimately end up losing out on a deal. Practitioners recently shared some of the more common mistakes with Realtor.com®, including ways to correct the situation.

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The Real Costs of Tiny Homes

The tiny home movement—homes that often fall within the 100- to 400-square-foot range—is becoming more trendy as owners are drawn to the homes’ minimalism and sliced costs. But buyers may not want to count on cutting their savings by purchasing a tiny home.  Read more … Continue reading

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Aspects of a Home Buyers Shouldn’t Overlook

After moving in, buyers will discover a lot about their new home—but they may wish they had paid closer attention to some items before signing the sale contract.  Realtor.com® advises giving particular consideration to these areas.

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4 Expenses Buyers Don’t Expect

Buyers need to reserve the equivalent of about 2 percent to 5 percent of a home’s purchase price for closing costs, such as appraisal, lender, and title fees. But that’s only a portion of extra homeownership expenses.  Be prepared for THESE, … Continue reading

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Renovations That Cause Neighborhood Feuds

Homeowners doing renovations can develop feuds with their neighbors if they’re not cognizant of how work on the project affects the rest of the neighborhood. After all, one homeowner’s upgrade could be another’s downgrade. Realtor.com® recently ticked off common home … Continue reading

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Cybercrime Is Threatening Homebuying Transactions

Real estate cyber theft happens when home buyers receive what seems like a perfectly normal e-mail from a party associated with their property transaction. The e-mail resembles that of their agent or attorney; the signature, fonts, and logos are identical. … Continue reading

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6 Shocking Things Your Home Inspector Won’t Check

For one, conditions such as mold, radon, or asbestos that require laboratory samples or equipment are the stuff of specialty inspections, which cost extra or must be conducted by other specialists.  Read HERE for other things inspectors may miss.

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Breathing Easy: An Introduction to Healthy Homes

Many homeowners are now having trouble with their more tightly-built houses because the homes lack the ventilation necessary to get the stale inside air to the outside of the house and bring fresh air inside.   Read more HERE.

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8 Costly Missteps New Homeowners Make in Their First Year

In your first year, your happiness, eagerness (and sometimes ignorance) might convince you to make one of these eight mistakes.

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