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First-Time Seller Tips: What You Should Know In Advance

When I put my house on the market, nobody told me about the flurry of real estate agent meetings, showings, open houses, and staging appointments. When you add the paperwork, I was overwhelmed. After the process was over and I left the closing, I decided to create a website that focused on all of those things that I didn't know I'd have to do. My goal for this site is to make sure that other first-time sellers have a resource to learn what they can expect from the sale and closing process. I hope that the posts here help you prepare for your first sale with the confidence of an old pro.

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3 Things To Know About Your Escrow Account

24 February 2017
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If you are currently shopping for a home to buy, your lender might tell you that you will need to set up an escrow account when you close on the loan. If you have never owned a home, you may wonder what this is or why this is needed. Here are three important things you should know if you have never had an escrow account before. What it is An escrow account is a bank account that is used for several common expenses related to owning a home. Read More …

5 Reasons To Buy A Condo

13 February 2017
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When it comes to purchasing a home, there are many options other than single-family homes. For example, there are condos and townhomes. Here are five reasons to consider buying a condo: You Get the Community: When you purchase a condo, it comes with the community that it is set in. These communities usually come with great features, such as a swimming pool that you don't have to take care of, a gym, and sometimes even a community theater. Read More …

The Great City Debate For Home Buyers

30 January 2017
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The decision to buy property rather than rent is a big one. It will commit you to one location for the next 5-10 years, most likely, so it's important to find a place where you could be happy during that time. here are some questions to ask yourself about choosing a location to buy property in.  What Are Your Core Values? Some people approach location from an external perspective. For example, they see that a city has a great beer scene or good job opportunities. Read More …

Two Tips To Help You Find The Perfect New House

20 January 2017
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For many people, purchasing a house is a defining moment in life.  It's a time when they're able to finally get a place that they can truly call their own.  This brings a great sense of pride because it's a huge accomplishment.  However, buying a house is a tremendous investment that should not be entered into lightly.  You want to get a home that you can feel good about getting back to each day. Read More …

4 Benefits Of Enlisting The Help Of A Real Estate Agent When Buying A Home

29 December 2016
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One of the biggest decisions you will ever make is finding a place to live and making an offer on a home. Being a homeowner is sure to be one of the proudest moments of your life. However, the key to buying the right property and not the wrong may rest in relying on the help of a real estate agent. This professional is well-trained to assist you in finding the best property that suits your needs. Read More …