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What Do FSBOs and Sandwiches Have In Common? More Than You May Think

FSBO [abbr.] – Property that is ‘For Sale By Owner,’ denoting a lack of an agent or broker representativeAh, FSBOs. Those properties owners insist on selling without the guidance of a professional, often in an attempt to avoid paying a hefty commission. A precarious move, considering the unpredictability of the housing market.Risks aside, FSBOs present a golden opportunity for agents. Why? There’s ... Read More

Simple Tips to Take Your Backyard from 'Blah' to 'Breathtaking'

Backyards are a space of your own that can be enjoyed whenever and however you want to. While a quick look out the window may be enough to send you over the edge—Does the grass need cutting? Do the weeds need pulling? Have the flowers all wilted? Is the pool swarming with dead bugs?—having access to a yard is probably one of the greatest things about owning a home.However, if the word ‘blah’ is ... Read More

Home Staging Ups the Ante in Today's Competitive Market

When selling a home, it’s important to have that special something that will set your home apart from the competition. And one great way to make your house more appealing to prospective buyers is by hiring a professional home stager to prepare the home in a way that will increase the chances of it selling quickly at the price you’re looking for.  Even more appealing is the fact that the cost ... Read More

4 Questions Every Home Seller Asks

Are you thinking about selling your home this fall? If so, you're likely to have many questions—especially if you've never sold a house before. It's helpful to understand the basics. We suggest asking these four questions every home seller asks: What makes a house sell? The five biggest factors are price, terms, condition, location and market exposure. When is the best time to sell? As ... Read More

Understanding Contingencies and Their Role in Real Estate Transactions

When it comes to buying or selling a home, there are a lot of moving parts that need to come together to ensure the transaction is a success. One key piece of the puzzle that can’t be ignored? Contingencies. Part of any standard home purchase contract, contingencies deal with items such as inspections, financing, insurance and agreed-upon repairs that must be completed before a deal is finalized. Contingencies ... Read More

Q: What Is a Loan-To-Value Ratio?

A: The loan-to-value ratio, or LTV, is the loan amount expressed as a percent of either the purchase price or the appraised value of the property. It is an important factor considered by lenders before approving a mortgage. Few lenders will lend the full value of a property unless they have guarantees such as those offered by the Veterans Administration (VA). Otherwise, the risks are just too ... Read More
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RREIN Home Matters

In this Edition: Home Warranties

Our lead story in this month’s Home Matters, brought to you through our company's membership in RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN), examines how a fresh coat of paint offers an easy and affordable...

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