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#1 On the New Top 10 Boom Towns in United States

Something’s going on in certain neighborhoods across America—a handful of bedroom communities, a few formerly overlooked (or once seriously downtrodden) downtown districts, and even one high-profile area considered the hallowed birthplace of the modern hipster. So we identified the 10 fastes..

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Top 5 Staging Tips for Selling Your Home Fast

1. Boost curb appeal. This is something you always hear, and with very good reason. Many people thinking of touring your home will do a quick drive-by first, often deciding on the spot if it is even worth a look inside. Make sure your home is ready to lure in onlookers with these tips: Power was..

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10 Home Finance Mistakes you Can’t Afford

Most advice columns tell you what you should do, but just as importantly, there some things you shouldn't do. Here are 10 frequent home finance mistakes that consumers make - and that you should avoid. 1. Don’t choose the wrong mortgage: With the advent of instant refinancing, home loans are no..

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Buyer’s Want Move-In Ready Homes

Today's buyers want move-in ready homes, and a new survey points to exactly what that means. More than 70 percent of buyers want a move-in ready home, and that ultimately breaks down to a home that has updated heating and cooling and an updated kitchen and bathroom (more than 80 percent expec..

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JOBS, GOOD JOBS, AND HOME BUYING

So far, consumer home buyers are looking at interest rate increases and saying, 'meh,' we want the new home more. Pioneer Kodak, headquartered in the upstate New York city of Rochester, employed 145,000 workers in 1988, to manufacture, distribute, and market its film and cameras. Today, there are mo..

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BINSR DO’S AND DON’TS TO EDUCATE YOUR BUYERS AND YOUR SELLERS

Managing client expectations is an important part of being a REALTOR®. Unlike the majority of buyers and sellers, REALTORS® have an understanding as to what is customary and reasonable to expect throughout the transaction. When this knowledge is shared, clients are less likely to convey unreaso..

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Why Spending Money on Fancy Bath Salts Can Help Sell Your House!

Your not just selling a home, you’re selling a lifestyle. A pretty jar of bath salts can help evoke a sense of luxury, which is just the vibe you want when trying to entice potential buyers.   We get it. You’re pragmatic. You’ll buy that deep cleaning and declutterin..

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Should You Buy Flood Insurance?

Did you know homeowners insurance doesn’t cover flooding? Here’s what you need to know about the federal flood insurance program. If you have a mortgage on your home and you live in a high-risk flood zone, in most cases, your lender requires you to buy flood insurance. However, if you live..

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How to Use Comparable Sales to Price Your Home

How much can you sell your home for? Probably about as much as the neighbors got, as long as the neighbors sold their house in recent memory and their home was just like your home. Knowing how much homes similar to yours, called comparable sales (or in real estate lingo, comps), sold for give..

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5 Suck-It-Up Questions to Ask Before Spurning a Low-Ball Offer

Do you need a reality check, or is the buyer out of line? Here’s how to tell. You’ve invested a great deal in this house. So when the time comes to listing your home, you expect potential buyers to recognize its true value. But sometimes, you get an offer that’s so far below price expec..

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8 Rookie Mistakes That Keep People From Selling Their Home

If your home is struggling to catch the eye of a buyer, it could be for an entirely valid reason. Maybe you're stuck in a sluggish market or have the poshest place on the block (always a tough sell). But there's another possibility, too—your home could be sitting on the market because of a ..

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