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Is Buying a Home Easy?
Posted on 01/15/2020
Is Buying a Home Easy?
There is no one-size-fits-all plan to find and purchase a home. In some instances, a buyer instantly discovers a great residence at a budget-friendly price. Or, in other cases, it may take a buyer many weeks or months to find the perfect house. Although the homebuying journey varies from person to person, there are several things that a buyer...
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How is Fair Market Value Determined?
Posted on 01/08/2020
How is Fair Market Value Determined?
Image by Andrey Popov from Shutterstock The term "fair market value" is the price at which an interested but not desperate buyer is willing to buy and a motivated but not distressed seller is willing to sell on the open market in your location. The set value depends on recently sold similar-sized homes with like amenities, upgrades, and...
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Selling Your Home: How It Affects Your Taxes
Posted on 01/01/2020
Selling Your Home: How It Affects Your Taxes
Photo by Acharaporn Kamornboonyarush from Pexels In a nutshell, if you have owned a home for five years and lived in it for at least two out of five years, or if you’ve owned the house for two years and lived in it the entire time, a single person has a $250,000 tax exemption. If you are married,...
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Simplify Life When Choosing Your Next Home
Posted on 12/25/2019
Simplify Life When Choosing Your Next Home
If you're in the process of searching for the ideal home for you and your family, there are many things to think about and evaluate. While factors like the quality of neighborhoods and school districts may top your list, another important feature worth prioritizing is convenience. Since life is already complicated enough, it makes sense to simplify your...
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Spice Up Your Holiday Dinners and Desserts with These Recipes
Posted on 12/18/2019
Spice Up Your Holiday Dinners and Desserts with These Recipes
Photo by Element5 Digital via Pixabay While it might seem like summer just ended, the holidays are right around the corner. Fall and winter gatherings are some of the most exciting times of year. It is a wonderful occasion to celebrate with family members, friends, and other loved ones. Those who are entertaining are likely thinking about what...
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Do You Need to Revise Your Home Selling Plan?
Posted on 12/11/2019
Do You Need to Revise Your Home Selling Plan?
If you want to achieve the best-possible results during the house selling journey, you need to be flexible. Because if your initial home selling strategy fails to deliver the desired results, you need to be ready to make adjustments. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you revamp your home selling strategy. 1. Analyze the Local...
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The Pros and Cons of Different Flooring Choices
Posted on 12/04/2019
The Pros and Cons of Different Flooring Choices
In today's real estate market, hardwood floors are a highly desired feature in a house. Potential buyers are often turned off by homes with carpeted floors because it's almost impossible to keep them clean. Time is not on your side when it comes to maintaining nice-looking carpeted floors! No matter how careful you are, sooner or later someone's going...
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How to Bring Your Old Wooden Floors Back to Life
Posted on 11/27/2019
How to Bring Your Old Wooden Floors Back to Life
Image by Twin Design from Shutterstock Starting an extensive renovation or replacement of hardwood flooring can be costly. Thankfully, there are other ways to bring your floors back to life if they are not deeply damaged. If you want to give your floors a facelift, try out these tips. Give It A Good Clean Sometimes, all a dull...
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Enjoy a Positive Home Selling Experience
Posted on 11/20/2019
Enjoy a Positive Home Selling Experience
Every home seller wants to enjoy a positive property selling experience. Yet ensuring your home selling strategy goes according to plan may be difficult, particularly for a seller who lacks property selling expertise. Lucky for you, we're here to provide the help you need to achieve the optimal results at each stage of the home selling journey. Now, let's...
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Moving Soon and Want to Get Rid of Old Items? Try Selling Them Online
Posted on 11/13/2019
Moving Soon and Want to Get Rid of Old Items? Try Selling Them Online
Moving to a new home can be a stressful time for a new homeowner. Packing up a house-full of belongings is a strenuous process that can take up a lot of time and energy. And, if you’re working with movers, you’re going to have to pay for everything you want to move. One way to make the process of...
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Selling Your Home? Make Sure These 5 Places are Clean First
Posted on 11/06/2019
Selling Your Home? Make Sure These 5 Places are Clean First
When you’re preparing your home for the market, your main goal is to make it as desirable as possible to potential buyers. Not only will this gain more attraction from interested parties, but it can also help you out in a bidding war by making your home stand out among the rest and therefore increasing the final sale value....
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Avoid Having Tunnel Vision When Buying a House
Posted on 10/30/2019
Avoid Having Tunnel Vision When Buying a House
No matter what your age, buying a new home symbolizes the beginning of a new chapter in your life. It's an exciting event, whether you're a first-time home buyer or a retiree looking to downsize. When you stumble upon a house in your price range that has the features and characteristics you've been searching for, it can be a...
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