Preparing Your Home for a Winter Showing

The busy season for real estate is spring and summer. During the winter months and the holidays, both buyers and inventory take a dip. However, those who are looking for a home during the winter months are highly motivated due to any number of reasons like job relocation, a new family member which requires more living space, wanting to take advantage of tax breaks and year-end bonuses that finally provide the funds needed to upgrade to a new, bigger home. There are some specific things you can do to make selling your home during this time of year easier.

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Successfully Sell Your Home During the Holiday Season

Successfully Sell Your Home During the Holiday Season

Some may say that the holidays are the worst time to try and sell your home. With so much going on during the holidays, especially in a year like this, this may ring true, but there are some advantages to selling during this time of year. There are typically less homes on the market, so you’ll have less competition. People looking to buy a home during this time, generally have a specific reason for doing so and are more serious about buying. Additionally, selling your home before the end of the year will enable you to claim deductions on your next tax return such as mortgage interest, private mortgage insurance and property taxes.

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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 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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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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The Players in the Closing Game

The Players in the Closing Game

The day you close on your new home is undoubtedly a big day. It’s the final step in a seemingly long process to become a homeowner. Once an offer has been made and accepted, there are quite a few people involved to get you to that day when you will finally have the keys in hand.

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