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After finally saving up enough money to use as a down payment, I decided that it was time to hit the market. I met with a lender, got pre-approved for a loan, and then started visiting different properties. However, I quickly realized that I didn't know as much about real estate as I would have hoped. I wanted to find a great neighborhood and know what to ask the professionals, but I could tell that I needed a little help. To point me in the right direction, I started working with a great real estate agent who was familiar with the area. This blog is all about educating the general public on real estate matters.

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    Selling A Home That Is Priced Out Of The Market

    Is your home too expensive for your neighborhood? It's very easy for this to happen. Some homeowners simply renovate their properties over time without realizing that their property values are climbing. Other homeowners get a little too aggressive with their renovations in hopes of capturing an even bigger profit. Either way, this can cause a problem. Finding or Creating Major Selling Points A buyer is available for every home -- it's just about finding that buyer.

    Consider These Projects To Make The Interior Of Your Home Feel Bigger Before Listing It

    When you list your house for sale, the online listing will include the measurements for each of your rooms. If your home is on the smaller side, you might feel that these measurements could scare some prospective buyers away. While you can't do anything about these numbers, you can make some changes inside your home to make each of the rooms — and especially those that are a little cramped — look and feel larger.

    The Do's And Don'ts Of Handling Intrusive Questions At An Open House

    When you are trying to sell a home, having an open house can be one of the best things that you can to attract buyers and inspire interest in your property. However, it is not without its challenges. One of the most frustrating aspects of having an open house are the inevitable uncomfortable questions from potential home buyers. You don't have to take that lying down, though. If home buyers ask you a question that is invasive, be prepared with the optimal response by considering these do's and don'ts of the situation.

    4 Steps To Financial Freedom By "Right Sizing" Your Housing Expenses

    Whether you're approaching retirement or are just looking for a way to simplify your life, downsizing the physical and financial costs of living can be the key to reducing your stress in many ways. But, where can you begin? Here's a 4 step guide to reducing your housing costs. Assess Your Living Expenses. The first place to start when downsizing is to get an accurate picture of your current costs of living.

    Before You Buy: What You Need To Know About Latent And Patent Home Defects

    When a home has a defect, it's up to the seller to disclose that information. In addition, an inspection may confirm or find other home defects. It's still possible that you can end up with home defects the seller didn't tell you about, or ones your inspection missed. What's a Defect? It's possible you never heard the term "defect" as it applies to homes. It's not something many people hear until they're actually buying a home.

    Want To Own A Home With A Solid Wi-Fi Signal? Prioritize These Features When Buying

    With so many devices connected to the Internet, some people are within arm's reach of an Internet connection throughout the entire day—a smartphone in your pocket, an e-reader next to your bed, and a desktop computer to use for gaming, browsing, working, and everything else while you are at home. If you, your spouse, and your kids are all connected in the same way, you may have a household that relies heavily on a solid Internet connection to handle required and recreational activities at home.

    Real-Estate Open Houses: 3 Tips to Make Yours Memorable and Successful

    Selling your home is a life-changing and stressful event. When it comes time for planning the open house, things can get even more chaotic. You want to make sure that your open house is a successful one that your guests will remember. To do this, there are a few things that you need to do to your home and that you should consider doing at the open house that will attract potential buyers, including the following.

    Three Tips For Making Your Open House Stand Out

    Every day someone lists their home for sale hoping to close on it as quickly as possible. In 2015, over 5 million homes were sold in the United States. With so many homes on the market during one given period, you have to find a way to set your home apart from all the others for sale. One way to do this is by holding an open house. An open house is designed to get potential buyers in the door so they can see what a wonderful home you have and make an offer on it.