Don’t Follow This Home Selling Advice

Don’t Follow This Home Selling Advice

Now that you’ve decided it’s time to sell your home, you’re probably getting all kinds of advice from friends and family about how to do it. While they often have good intentions, some of the suggestions they provide can be downright harmful to you. Here’s the advice that we recommend you skip. Wait until the…Read More »

Can You Sell Your Home After Labor Day?

Can You Sell Your Home After Labor Day?

Conventional wisdom dictates that spring and summer are the best times to sell your home. And since Labor Day is the unofficial end of the summer season, you may be thinking that you’ve missed your opportunity to put your home on the market. But that isn’t necessarily the case. While families with school-age children generally…Read More »

Is Painting Cabinets a Good Idea?

Is Painting Cabinets a Good Idea?

Gone are the days of the sticky painted kitchen cabinet that peels, chips and generally looks cheap. Modern paint finishes means you can rejuvenate or renovate your dated kitchen or bath cabinets with just some elbow grease and your own creativity. Know your product Like any paint job, painting cabinets is not hard, but it…Read More »

Tax Considerations for Home Sellers

Tax Considerations for Home Sellers

Now that the wrapping is all of the gifts and the tree is looking a little bedraggled, it’s time to take a look at your end of the year financial picture. Congress recently passed a bill extending a collection of tax breaks. While many of these only apply to special interests such as research and…Read More »

Getting Organized to Sell Your Home

Getting Organized to Sell Your Home

When you’ve lived in it for a long time, getting a home ready to sell can seem daunting. If you are considering selling your home this year, make it your New Year’s resolution to get started early. That way, whether you decide to sell or not, your home is organized and easier to maintain. 6…Read More »

Tips for Home Sellers

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Sometimes selling a home can feel like a big job – one with a thousand small tasks required to get it done. But many sellers make the job harder by ignoring or avoiding some of the biggest factors that contribute to a faster sale. Use this list to see if your house is truly ready…Read More »

Selling Your Home Over the Holidays

selling your home at the holidays

Keeping your home on the market over the holidays can be a tough call. Many experts think that it is not worth it because sellers will seem desperate. Most offers coming in over the holidays are generally lower than asking price, and few buyers want to brave the harsh winter weather to go view homes.…Read More »

Your Home and Town Influences Market Value

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Although the recently released NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) illustrated decreases from April’s 273 to 258, news throughout the United States continues to bode well. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) even feels confident about the future of the housing market and your home.  Do you? In fact in a newly released, “Housing Now”…Read More »

Tips For Selling Your Home

Keys to Selling Your Home

Most buyers buy on emotion.  There are some simple things that play a key role in how your potential buyers will feel when they first enter your home.  The most importatnt part of marketing your home is the buyer’s first impression.  So you want to show if off the best possible you can… pay attention…Read More »

Report Indicates Stronger Market For Your Home

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Whether you are trying to sell your home or are hoping to buy, the latest report from Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group shares a positive outlook. The Group report indicates a marked increase in consumer spending since 2010 and a “modest re-acceleration” is predicted for the rest of 2013 due to a stronger…Read More »