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Welcome To My Real Estate Blog!

I write tips and tricks to help buyers and
sellers save time and money.

Could your dream home be the worst home in the neighborhood?

Times are tough for homebuyers with not enough homes on the market to absorb all of the folks who want to buy one. If you’re doing battle with the competition, and getting sick of it, have you considered buying a...
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3 home selling myths BUSTED!

Have you noticed that since you put the word out that you’re thinking of selling your home, everyone becomes a real estate expert? From your aunt Martha (who last sold a home in 1973) to your next-door neighbor, everyone has...
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A new roof is expensive. Take care of the one you have

As a roof ages, problems with it are inevitable. Even new roofs, however, are susceptible to the forces of nature, whether they include high winds that send trees crashing down, ice dams or pelting hail. Of course, these roof repair...
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Why is my smoke detector making noise?

Did you know that your chance of dying in a home fire is cut by 55% if the home contains working smoke alarms? According to the National Fire Protection Agency, maintaining the smoke alarm in your home is critical. Pay...
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Do I have to include my appliances in the home sale?

This is a question we hear frequently and the answer is: it depends. On what? On whether or not the appliance is considered personal property or a fixture. What’s the difference between personal property and a fixtures? The former includes...
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The home shopping wish list for families

If money wasn’t a part of the equation, what’s the one feature you absolutely have to have in your new home? What is the one feature of your current home that you can’t wait to dump? Finding the answers to...
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How long will it take to sell my home?

The national average time that a home spends on the market (as of January 2022) is 19 days, according to Anna Bahney at CNN.com. Since no two homes and no two real estate markets are identical, the speed at which...
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Renting vs Buying a Home

When Americans consider whether to rent or buy a home, affordability is top-of-mind. Perceptions of affordability, however, don’t meet reality, according to a recent survey by Freddie Mac. “More than 80% of renters now view renting as more affordable than...
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How much can I borrow for a loan on a house?

In a perfect world, we could walk into a mortgage lender’s office and tell the folks there how much we think we can afford to pay for a home each month and they’d hand over the money to buy the...
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3 things to know about the appraisal process

Whether you are buying or selling a home, the appraisal is the most critical aspect of the process. No matter how carefully the seller’s agent researched the current market, no matter how much the buyer is willing to spend on...
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