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

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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.


3 Things To Understand About HOA Dues When Buying A House

25 November 2019
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If you are looking for a home that suits your needs, budget, and desires, you might encounter some houses for sale that you like that are part of a homeowners association (HOA). When you buy a house that is included in an HOA, you will have dues to pay each month to the HOA, and these dues can affect a variety of things. Here are three important things you should understand about these dues when buying a house. Read More …

3 Places You Can Find A Good Realtor (And One You Just Shouldn’t)

19 November 2018
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Whether you are buying or selling a home, finding the right realtor for your needs can be tough. You can't just look on the internet for the nearest person to help you with one of the biggest purchases of your life. You need someone that is not only licensed to do the job, but also experienced enough to do it right.   1. Family: This comes with a caveat. Asking your grandparents for real estate advice when they haven't purchased a house since 1947 and they think $60,000 is a bit pricey for a house is not the best decision on your part. Read More …

Don’t Wait Till Spring: How Buying A New Home During The Winter Has Its Advantages

11 September 2018
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If you're planning on buying a new home this next spring, you might want to start a bit earlier. In fact, you might want to start looking for single family homes for sale this winter instead. The weather might be better in the spring, but good weather isn't going to give you the advantage. You're going to enjoy the most advantages by doing your house-hunting during the winter when everyone else is holding out for spring. Read More …

How Important Is Square Footage When Buying A Home?

3 August 2018
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One good step to take when looking at homes for sale is sitting down making a list of all the most important features you want in a house. As you make this list, one of the features you might list is the square footage you hope to find. The square footage you find in a home is an important factor, but it is not the main factor you should look for, and here are a few things to know about this. Read More …

What To Consider When Searching For Your Retirement Home

26 March 2018
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If you are approaching retirement and are looking to downsize, your needs for a home will be quite different from when you were starting a family. You'll be thinking about several of your needs as you reach an old age, and that can affect how you search for a home. Here are a few things to consider when looking for your next home to start retirement. Smaller Square Footage A large house was fine when you were raising kids, but it is just not practical in retirement. Read More …