2016

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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 You Can Offer to Help Sell Your House

20 December 2016
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If you are trying to sell your house you might be wondering what you can to increase the interest in your home and encourage it to sell faster. There are lots of things that can do to help potential buyers take more interest in your house. Here are a couple things you can try. 1. Offer to Pay Closing Costs If you can, you should offer to pay the closing costs for the buyer. Read More …

2 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Home in Budget While Building

20 December 2016
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Building or remodeling your home is something that many people dream of. They have ideas of how to make their home their own and do everything that they can to get it to fit their needs perfectly. When you are building your home you can easily caught up in the excitement of the building and overdo your house in a way that it becomes too expensive and unmanageable for your budget. Read More …

Strategies To Use When You Negotiate Your Apartment Rent

20 December 2016
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When you live in an apartment, the rent that you pay each month might be strict — or, depending on the landlord or rental company, it might be negotiable. Few companies will advertise that their rental rates are up for negotiation, so it never hurts to ask your landlord even if you've lived in the unit for a long time. The worst the landlord can tell you is that your rent can't be negotiated, but if you use the following strategies during this conversation, you may end up getting a favorable answer. Read More …

Is Your Dream Home Appraising For Less Than The Asking Price? What Are Your Options?

20 December 2016
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If you've been in the house-hunting process for months, you may be ecstatic to finally have found your dream home -- only to have these dreams crushed when the appraisal amount for the real estate property comes in well below the asking price. What are your options if the sellers are unable (or unwilling) to lower the sale price to the appraisal value? Read on to learn more about the potential outcomes of such a situation. Read More …

2 Real Estate Neighborhoods In NYC To Look For When You Own A Car

20 December 2016
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You don't tend to think of New York City as being a great place to own a car. The area tends to be very packed. In Manhattan, for instance, you will likely have to either jockey for parking spots with tons of other people and switch spots to avoid the alternative side rules, or you will have to park in a garage. The garages charge quite a bit of money, which many people just can't afford (when you combine it with what they pay for rent for a Manhattan apartment). Read More …