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  Get a Pre-Approval Letter Financing matters, especially when a seller is dealing with multiple offers. A pre-approval letter is simply a notice from your bank that they would approve you for a mortgage, and it tells the seller that you actually have the funds to back up your offer. This takes ...
01/25/2022
Energy efficiency is a growing concern among homeowners, and solar panels are a well-known resource in improving efficiency and helping the environment. The amount of money a homeowner can save by using solar power is attractive enough, but how do solar panels affect property value? Solar Adopti...
01/20/2022
  When most people talk about curb appeal, at least part of what they’re talking about involves landscaping and other greenery to make your home look inviting. That’s great during the spring and summer, and even the fall to an extent. What happens when the icy winds of winter sneak in, though, a...
01/19/2022
  Whether you’re thinking of selling your house this year—or just like the idea of a return on your investment (who doesn’t?)—certain ROI home improvements can not only make your house look better, but also increase its market value. “The value of making a home improvement varies significantly b...
01/12/2022
  The last year in the real estate market has been, well, something. Home prices have skyrocketed across the country, and home buyers have been paying an average of $50,300 more for a typical single-family home, according to the National Association of Realtors. As a result, this market has prod...
01/05/2022
  A new year usually means new resolutions. From exercising more to changing career paths, New Year’s resolutions are completely personal—so there’s no right or wrong goals to have. To help you ring in 2022 with a fresh set of goals, we chatted with Takia Richardson, a licensed independent clini...
12/29/2021
  As the threat of winter ice and snow increases, many homeowners start stocking up on deicer and other products to try and keep their walkways safe and clear throughout the winter. Not all deicer products are created equal, however, and some can actually do some harm around the home. Not only c...
12/09/2021
  Real Estate agents and owners alike take many factors into consideration when wishing to sell a home, including where to advertise, whether to list with multiple agents, what and how much are similar homes priced in your area, setting a reasonable sales price, and enhancing the curb appeal of ...
12/08/2021
  The most critical things to do to increase your home’s value before putting it on the market. As a smart seller, you'll want your home in tip-top shape — but you don't want to eat into your profits by overspending on home improvements. You won't be around to enjoy them anyway. The key is to fo...
12/01/2021
  Winter is typically a slow time for home sales, when sellers might wonder if they have any hope of finding a buyer. But will that be the case this winter? “Normally this is a boring question, but this year it’s anything but,” says Danielle Hale, chief economist of Realtor.com®. Although the ho...
11/17/2021
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