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How to Attract Buyers with Home Features
Posted on 02/16/2020
How to Attract Buyers with Home Features
Photo by alvinmatt via Pixabay What homeowner doesn’t want to maximize overall home value when the time comes to sell? In order to sell your house faster and for more money, it's important to have a firm understanding of the specific housing features that matter the most to prospective buyers. Well-Established Property Value Boosters If you’ve ever considered...
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How to Simplify the Home Buying Process
Posted on 02/09/2020
How to Simplify the Home Buying Process
Image by Karolina Grabowska from Pixabay Buying a home is a huge investment and the buying process can be very confusing—especially if you’re buying your first home. However, buying a home doesn't have to be challenging. By understanding a few key tips, the whole home buying process can run smoothly and efficiently. Understand Your Needs Even before you...
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What You Missed: Live Q&A
Posted on 02/02/2020
What You Missed: Live Q&A
Ross, Evan, and Richard Trethewey keep the answers all in the...
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Appliance Science: Which Washer/Dryer is Right for You?
Posted on 01/12/2020
Appliance Science: Which Washer/Dryer is Right for You?
If you need to replace your washer or dryer, or both, you may find the shopping process daunting. From size and configuration, to efficiency and tub size, today’s machines offer a great deal of options. Here’s what to look for before you...
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Live Q&A: Direct from Westerly
Posted on 01/05/2020
Live Q&A: Direct from Westerly
Kevin and Jeff on insulation, drafty windows, and snowy...
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3 Reasons to Boost Your Credit Score Before You Buy a Home
Posted on 12/29/2019
3 Reasons to Boost Your Credit Score Before You Buy a Home
Believe it or not, your credit score can make a world of difference as you get ready to search for your ideal house. If you have an excellent credit score, you likely will have no trouble obtaining home financing. On the other hand, if you have a bad credit score, you may struggle to get the financing you need...
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Can You Afford a Second House?
Posted on 12/22/2019
Can You Afford a Second House?
If you have always wanted to own a second home in the mountains, near the beach or just about anywhere else, now may be the ideal time to transform your dream into a reality. The housing market offers many opportunities for property buyers – even those who already own a residence. If you understand what it takes to navigate...
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Buying Investment Property: How to Make Quick ROIs
Posted on 12/15/2019
Buying Investment Property: How to Make Quick ROIs
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay Buying property is a long-term investment. If you’re looking to make quick income from property, the only way is to buy low and sell high with minimal input for remodeling, upgrades, or even paint. However, if you intend to keep your property as a rental here are a few of the basics...
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Holding an Open House in Inclement Weather
Posted on 12/08/2019
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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What's a Seller-Financed Mortgage and Should I Consider One?
Posted on 12/01/2019
What's a Seller-Financed Mortgage and Should I Consider One?
Photo by Charles Thompson via Pixabay A vast majority of homebuying transactions rely on the buyer qualifying for a mortgage through a bank. After all, most people don't have enough cash lying around to buy a home outright. Nowadays, you have more options with different types of lenders and alternative financing companies where you can seek pre-approval online....
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A Primer on Primers
Posted on 11/24/2019
A Primer on Primers
In this era of one-coat paint, priming might seem unnecessary. But primers are still your best bet to ensure a long-lasting, even paint job, and to block stains and odors. Here’s a quick guide to help you select the right primer for your painting...
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Review Your Home Selling Options
Posted on 11/17/2019
Review Your Home Selling Options
When it comes to selling a house, there is no need to make rash decisions. Instead, you should review your home selling options closely so you can make informed choices time and time again. There are many factors to consider as you review your home selling plans, and these include: 1. Your Home's Condition How your home looks to...
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