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What to Ask About When Buying a Fixer-Upper
Posted on 01/19/2020
What to Ask About When Buying a Fixer-Upper
Photo by Michael Jarmoluk via Pixabay When you’re shopping for a new home, the prospect of a fixer-upper being on the market for an unbeatable price sounds great! There are a few things that should be on your checklist to make sure that the juice is worth the squeeze when purchasing a home. A fixer-upper that needs mainly...
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What Defines a Successful Property Search?
Posted on 01/12/2020
What Defines a Successful Property Search?
A successful home search enables you to discover your dream residence at a budget-friendly price. However, conducting a successful house search may be difficult, particularly for individuals who fail to prepare for the homebuying journey. Lucky for you, there are many things you can do to prevent problems as you search for your ideal home. Now, let's take a...
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House Inspections: Here's What Buyers Need to Know
Posted on 01/05/2020
House Inspections: Here's What Buyers Need to Know
A home inspection is one of the final stages of the property buying journey. If an inspection goes according to plan, a buyer may be able to seamlessly close on his or her dream residence. On the other hand, if problems are discovered during a house inspection, these issues may slow down or stop a home sale. For property...
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What to Do When the Previous Owner Comes Back
Posted on 12/29/2019
What to Do When the Previous Owner Comes Back
Photo by JayMantri via Pixabay When you buy a new-to-you home, foremost on your mind is changing everything to make it yours. You paint the inside and even remodel the kitchen. A priority is removing the old carpet and installing new flooring. Lower on the list are changes to the exterior, but they are on the list. If...
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Homebuying Tips: How to Monitor the Housing Market
Posted on 12/22/2019
Homebuying Tips: How to Monitor the Housing Market
If you want to purchase your dream house at a great price, you should monitor the real estate sector closely. That way, you can identify housing market patterns and trends and map out your homebuying journey accordingly. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you track the housing market so you can speed up your home...
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Should You Submit Multiple Homebuying Proposals at the Same Time?
Posted on 12/15/2019
Should You Submit Multiple Homebuying Proposals at the Same Time?
If you find lots of great homes are available and cannot decide which residence to buy, there is no need to stress. Rather than submit multiple offers to purchase various houses, you should hone your home search. By doing so, you can discover the right residence, at the right price. Now, let's take a look at three tips to...
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What Does It Take to Optimize Your House Sale Earnings?
Posted on 12/08/2019
What Does It Take to Optimize Your House Sale Earnings?
You don't have to be an expert home seller to maximize your house sale earnings. In fact, there are many things that you can do to optimize the profits from your home sale, such as: 1. Craft an Effective Home Listing An effective house listing enables you to make a great first impression on prospective homebuyers. Thus, if you...
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Home Building: Planning for Future Upgrades
Posted on 12/01/2019
Home Building: Planning for Future Upgrades
Image by Viktoriya from Shutterstock If you have the opportunity to design and build your own home, you have the freedom to compile the features you desire and join them together into the perfect house. As you work together with a builder or architect, you may find that some details need to be cut from your plan to...
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Holding an Open House in Inclement Weather
Posted on 11/24/2019
Holding an Open House in Inclement Weather
Image by Andy Dean Photography from Shutterstock When placing your home on the market you’ll likely need to plan to hold an open house or two. If there's a chance of bad weather during a scheduled open house, you might question moving ahead with the event. Before you cancel, here are a few things to consider: Serious buyers...
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Thinking of Selling Your Home? Here's What You Can Do Now to Make It Easier
Posted on 11/17/2019
Thinking of Selling Your Home? Here's What You Can Do Now to Make It Easier
Selling your home may seem like a relatively simple process. You hire an agent, let them take pictures and show the house to prospective buyers, accept an offer, and then close… right? In reality, there’s a lot that goes into the selling process; especially if you want to have a smooth home sale. Matters are further complicated by hr...
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39 Sherwood Forest, Belleville, IL 62223 now has a new price of $79,900!
Posted on 11/16/2019
39 Sherwood Forest, Belleville, IL 62223 now has a new price of $79,900!
Lots of room for a growing family in this 4 bedroom-2 bath home. Appliances in kitchen are included except for freezer. (tenant) washer dryer hookups are in main floor bath. Floor covering is newer. Kitchen has been freshened up. Most windows are thermal. Home backs up to woods. I car garage. Off street...
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Electrical Issues to Watch for in Your Home
Posted on 11/10/2019
Electrical Issues to Watch for in Your Home
The first few years in your new home feel like heaven. Everything looks so sleek and shiny, but after some time you start to discover some quirks. Most are nothing to fret about, but there are some signs that pop up that shouldn't be overlooked, such as electrical glitches in the home. Not every electrical problem is dire,...
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