Monthly Archives: May 2018

Kids Have a Big Say in Homebuying Decisions

The opinion of homebuyers’ children has a big sway in real estate decisions, a new survey finds. Fifty-five percent of homeowners surveyed say that their children under the age of 18 have an opinion on which home to buy, according … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of Buying New Construction

Many house hunters are under the mistaken impression that new construction is flawless. In reality, there can be just as many inspection issues with new builds as there are with resale properties. On the other hand, new homes do have … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of Bypassing an Appraisal

Real estate experts warn that even if they are eligible, home buyers may not want to bypass the appraisal.  Read more HERE.

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New Loan Option for Veterans

Purchase-rehab loans, recently unveiled by the Department of Veterans Affairs, would cover renovation costs and provide another avenue for military vets to take advantage of no-down VA loans.  Read more HERE.

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Frame Negotiations as Dialogues, Not Conflicts

If you aren’t looking forward to negotiating on a home sale (or any other issue) these tips may help.

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Trends for Outdoor Spaces

Regardless of its size, a home’s outdoor space should be a showpiece in a listing. Designers offered up some of their trend insights to realtor.com® for homeowners or sellers trying to maximize a home’s outdoor potential.

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What is a Home Maintenance Inspection?

An inspector can walk homeowners around the property to show them any potential problems they spot. Homeowners will receive a report that details anything the inspector finds as well, which can serve as a to-do list to address, if they … Continue reading

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Best Day of the Week to List for a Sale

If you want to sell a home for the most money, list it on a Wednesday. If you want to sell it in the fastest amount of time, list on a Thursday. These are the findings from a recent Redfin … Continue reading

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Tips for Avoiding a Low Appraisal

Many buyers are offering more than the asking price on properties undergoing bidding wars, but when the appraisal reveals the true market value of the home, they may find they’ve agreed to pay too much. Bankrate.com recently offered some tips … Continue reading

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Kitchens Dethroned as Top Remodeling Project

Bathrooms have overtaken kitchens as the most popular remodeling project, according to a newly released survey by the National Association of Home Builders.

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