Home Tips

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When you are preparing to sell your home, your real estate agent may advise you to hire a home staging professional or to depersonalize the space. If you thought about storing all of your extra stuff in your closets, garage or basement, this is not a wise decision. A storage unit is a great idea for sellers, and here are four reasons why.

 

Remove Clutter

 

Clutter makes a space look smaller. If every one of your drawers, cupboards, shelves and closets is packed full, this gives prospective buyers an idea that your house is not big enough. Clutter also makes it difficult for buyers to imagine how they would decorate and live in the space. A good rule of thumb is to remove enough items so that drawers, closets and cabinets are only

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When you are selling your home, you expect your realtor to go all out for the marketing process. The more people who read about, hear about and see your home, the more offers you are likely to get. These are some of the best digital marketing apps and social networking tools that your realtor should be using in order to market your home to potential buyers.

 

Facebook Live

 

Facebook Live is an app that allows your realtor to create a video and share it live with their smartphone. All they need to do is download and log into the app. The app connects to their main Facebook account. Their followers will see that they are live, and they can click over to watch the video in real-time. Followers can also watch the video at a later time. The

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For many people, owning a home is a long-time dream. As one of the benefits to veterans of the United States armed forces, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs offers mortgage loans. Typically called VA loans, these mortgages have some different rules and distinct advantages when they are compared to conventional mortgage loans. Here are some of the benefits of buying a home with a VA loan.

 

No Down Payment Required

 

If you qualify for a VA loan, you do not have to make a down payment when buying a house. For many people, saving the typical 20% down payment required for a conventional loan is a challenge. High rents make it difficult to set enough aside for a 20% down payment. A VA loan allows you to finance the entire

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There’s a lot to consider when you’re looking to purchase your forever home. It’s an exciting time, but it can also be somewhat nerve-wracking because you want to make the best possible decision. Below are several considerations that should be made to ensure you find a home that you’ll love for years to come.

Preferred Location

In real estate, location will always be the number one priority. Where you choose to purchase a home will depend on where you work, the types of schools you want your children to attend, housing prices in the neighborhood and crime statistics. There are other factors, but these are some of the most important considerations. You’ll need to narrow down your priorities. This is something that can and should take time.

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Given the advancements in technology, you might find it interesting to know that many home buyers remain interested in features that have been popular for decades. While there are some tech-focused features, other trends are for the purpose of convenience. Let’s delve a bit deeper into home buying trends.

Energy-Efficient Appliances

Energy efficiency is a big deal when buying a home. It’s something that can save you money every single month. Buyers understand this fact and want a smart home that contains energy-efficient appliances. This includes Energy Star certified heating and cooling systems. An energy-efficient home will likely do well on the market. Although windows are not considered an appliance, buyers are often interested in making sure

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Yards have always been somewhere on the checklist of most homebuyers. However, today, green space is more important to homebuyers than ever, meaning you’ll need to bring your green space A-game if you want your home to sell quickly. 

Green space Value 

Why is green space so important in today’s real estate market? Research is showing access to green space offers tremendous physical and mental health benefits ranging from stress and blood pressure reduction to ADHD-symptom improvement and creative boosts. So, the question isn’t if you should capitalize on your property’s green space... it’s how. 

Usability Is Key For Green space 

Green space of any sort is a commodity in certain metropolitan areas, such as New York City and Chicago, where the

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Homes for sale are surprisingly common targets for thieves. While they may seem empty to some, experienced thieves know that they are easy targets that can still be full of valuables. If you are putting your home on the market, you need to know how to keep it safe from intruders. 

Why Empty Homes are a Tempting Target

Empty homes are a tempting target for thieves because most home robberies are crimes of opportunity. Thieves may plan to come rob a home, but they are not concocting elaborate plans to circumvent security systems. Instead, they tend to look for homes that are easy targets - and no target is more tempting than an easy home. After all, there's no chance that a person will be home to call the police, and the odds of being interrupted in

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Finding your dream home is a massive undertaking. Because of this, it is always vital that you ask plenty of questions when you're looking into a specific property. Today, we're going to examine a few of the best questions you can ask to determine whether a home is right for you. 

What Are The Local HOA Fees?

HOA fees are a commonly unforeseen cost that plague new homeowners. Many neighborhoods have monthly HOA fees upwards of $500. We always recommend consulting with your realtor to determine the monthly cost of HOA fees. This will allow you to determine whether a property is actually within your price range. 

What Is The Value Of This Property

Although this point may seem obvious, many buyers often fail to realize the market value of

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Social media marketing is one of the most effective tools that you can use to sell anything, including your home. However, it requires more than just a few posts if you want to truly expand your reach. Below are a few tips that can help with using various social media platforms to sell your home.

Make an Announcement

One of the first steps that you’ll need to take is making an announcement so that everyone is aware that your home is for sale. You can use Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and any other social media platform. However, Facebook is likely where you’ll receive the most attention because you can get all of your friends to share your posts. You should also update your status so that everyone is clear on what’s happening. 

If

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Technology will not replace people when it comes to making a real estate buying decision. Algorithms and online listings cannot help the client nor real estate agent deal with human wants, needs, and desires when choosing your home. However, technology has several ways to provide factual information and increased efficiencies before, during, and after the house selection process. 

Online technologies before the sale of residences 

First, we will look at the effect drone photography has on buying a home. Previously, if you wanted to see the house lot and position on the block you could drive to the location or look at the pictures and try to imagine how everything fits. Today, with drone photography you can "see" online the house position on its

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