Tips for Selling Your Home in the Fall

Tips for Selling Your Home in the Fall

While spring is considered by many to be the best time to sell a home, fall is a great time as well. Summer vacations are over, the really cold weather hasn’t set in yet and the holidays aren’t quite upon us. For these reasons, serious buyers want to move quickly before it does get cold and they find themselves in the middle of the busy holiday season. The fall real estate season is typically Sept. 1 through Nov. 30, so if you’re trying to sell your home right now, or thinking of putting your home on the market, here are some tips to help ensure the best showing for your home.   

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What Buyers Need in a Title Company

What Buyers Need in a Title Company

Having a clear title is important to any real estate transaction, even if you are paying cash. When you have the title to a piece of property, it means you have the right to own and use that piece of property. The title also includes the legal documents that define the property’s boundary lines and how it’s allowed to be used. However, in order to get the title to the property you want, you’ll need the help of a good title company. Where should you start and what should you keep an eye out for?

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What to Expect During Your Home Inspection

What to Expect During Your Home Inspection

If you are buying a home, you’ll want to schedule a home inspection as soon as the seller accepts your offer. A home inspection can help you make a more informed decision about the home you’re buying, identify any potential issues with the home and possibly save you money on unexpected repairs.

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Why You Need Title Insurance Even if You Are Paying With Cash

Why You Need Title Insurance Even if You Are Paying With Cash

You’re paying cash for your new home. That’s great! You are not bound by the requirements set by many lenders such as having title insurance, but the reason lenders require title insurance is to protect their interests. It would be wise to follow that thinking and protect your investment as well.

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Affording a First Home in 2020

Millennials make up 45% of current mortgages and they’re the primary home buyers right now. At the same time, there is a short supply of starter homes that are affordable for first-time homebuyers. If you fall in this category, there are programs at both the national and state level that can help get you into your first home.

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Why You Need a Property Survey

Why You Need a Property Survey

There are many things to think about when buying a home. You probably already know about the importance of completing a home inspection to make sure the home’s structure and systems are sound. Similarly, a home appraisal is important as well, because it will determine the value of the home you’re thinking of buying. Another item that should be on your home-buying to-do list is a property survey.

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Closing Day Checklist

Closing Day Checklist

You’ve finally found your dream home and closing day is approaching. There’s a long list of things that could go wrong before that day arrives, but if you’re prepared, everything should go smoothly. Follow this closing day checklist beforehand, and you will have the keys to your new home by the end of the day.

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All About Home Warranties

All About Home Warranties

If you’re a homeowner, at some point, you’re going to have to deal with repairs, either to an appliance such as your refrigerator or dishwasher, or to your plumbing or HVAC system. If you’ve just bought a brand new home, you probably won’t have to worry about any major repairs anytime soon, but if you’ve bought an older home, you may want to consider a home warranty.

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Unforgettable Closing Gifts to Give Your Clients

Unforgettable Closing Gifts to Give Your Clients

You’ve finally got your client to closing. Everyone has signed on all of the dotted lines and the new homeowners now have keys in hand. You’ll want to make sure their experience with you ends on a high note, and a good way to do that is with a closing gift. Here are some ideas and tips for giving the perfect closing gift.

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Buying or Selling a Home During the Holidays

Buying or Selling a Home During the Holidays

The holidays are an unusually busy time of the year. There are gifts to buy and wrap, decorating to be done, parties to throw and family to visit. You may have decided that you just don’t want to deal with trying to sell your home or purchase a home on top of everything else. While there are some drawbacks to buying or selling a home this time a year, there are advantages as well.  

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