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First Time Buyers  Real Estate 101

When it comes to selling your home, it’s not just square footage, number of bedrooms and a great layout that affects potential homebuyer’s decisions. There are actually 5 little things homebuyers love that could make a big difference in the sale of your home, and the worst part is that most sellers forget to mention them. So just what are these hidden gems? Read on to find out!

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First Time Buyers  Home Buyers  Money Talk  Real Estate 101

Did you know it’s still possible to be eligible for a home loan with a low credit score? Many people assume that because their score is below 700, they won’t even be considered for a mortgage and therefore give up before even trying. The truth is, there are quite a few options out there to get you into your new home with a credit score as low as 580. Here are a few of the best options we found but remember – repairing your credit score, paying back debts and waiting to buy a home is always your best bet!

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Real Estate  Real Estate 101  Seasonal  Staging

Just because the snow is falling and the wind is howling doesn’t mean the buyers aren’t looking. Selling your home on the Winter market is a whole different ball game than selling in the more popular Spring and Summer months, so if you’re braving the storm, we’ve got 5 ways to sell your home quickly, no matter how frosty it is outside.

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First Time Buyers  Home Buyers  Real Estate 101

House hunting can be daunting and unfamiliar territory for most people, especially those taking their first venture into homeownership. Since we’re here to help you get the home of your dreams, we thought we’d share with you some of the biggest real estate buzz words that will perk up your ears, but not necessarily mean good things ahead. Like any industry, real estate is all about the marketing, and the best tool you can have when braving this uncharted territory is knowledge of the local language – in other words, the “lingo”. Here we’ve found the top 7 buzz words used often to describe less than perfect homes, and now you’ll be able to spot them from a mile away!

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First Time Buyers  Home Buyers  Real Estate  Real Estate 101

Buying a home can be scary, there’s no doubt about it. But, there are a few common “What If’s” that actually have easy and quick solutions to give you better peace of mind through this nerve wracking transaction. We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 concerns home buyers have and why you shouldn’t worry about any of them. You’ll be on your way to your dream home in no time!

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Real Estate  Real Estate 101  Staging

If you’re like the vast majority of home owners, you’re probably not dreaming of your home sitting stagnant on the market for months or even years without so much as a nibble. That’s why we thought it was important to make a list of factors that determine just how long you’re going to have to wait before getting out of your old home. While there are many other factors that are beyond a sellers control like the state of the economy and market demand, there are also a variety of things a seller can control that can (and will) determine how long your home is on the market. So if you’re looking for a quick sale, you’ve come to the right place!

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Home Improvements  Real Estate  Real Estate 101  Renovations

When it comes to buying a fixer-upper, it’s essential to acquire as much information as you can to make the best decision about your future home. While this is an important step in all Real Estate transactions, fixer-uppers bring a whole new set of potential problems and possible hidden costs to the table. So whether you’re just beginning to think about adding fixer-uppers to your list of potential homes, or you’re in the middle of finalizing your sale, this list will provide you with the 9 Key Questions to ask your Realtor, Contractor and yourself before diving in head first.

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Home Improvements  Inspections  Real Estate 101

Let us start by saying that it’s perfectly normal for homes to have a couple dings and dents when they’ve been lived in and loved for many years. That is what they are made for after all, living! These are often superficial problems that can be easily fixed with a can of paint or new carpeting, but sometimes what you don’t see that can do the real damage.

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Celebrity  Curb Appeal  Real Estate  Real Estate 101  TV Homes

Well Flintstone’s fans, it looks like it’s come time for Fred and Wilma to leave their old digs and look for something a bit more contemporary. Their iconic “Home” has recently come up for sale, and while it (sadly) isn’t located in a town called Bedrock, it is located near beautiful San Francisco (which we’re willing to bet has a lot more modern amenities). And although this home may be old, we’re talking prehistoric here, it’s not going to come cheap! It’s current listing price is $4.2 Million and that doesn’t even include super-cool next-door neighbours Barney and Betty Rubble.

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Real Estate 101

Who doesn’t need a break every now and then? That’s why we wrote this post! So in-between all your serious number crunching and intense negotiations on your dream home, you can take a second to learn 8 fun Real Estate facts that will get you thinking, or, at least laughing!

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