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Posted on 07/07/2020
5 Ways to Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal
Image by Pexels from Pixabay You’re getting ready to put your house on the market and scurrying to make everything look perfect for potential buyers. While it’s important to focus on readying your home’s interior for viewing, remember not to neglect your exterior. According to some estimates, 81% of real estate agents believe curb appeal is one of...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Transform Your Home With a 203k Loan
Photo by James DeMers via Pixabay If you're hoping to make some major changes to your home, you're likely interested in the types (and terms) of financing available to you. The 203k loan was designed to give homeowners an attractive interest rate, so they'd be more likely to upgrade and modernize their homes. However, it's not available to...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Begin a Successful Home Selling Journey
Ready to start a successful home selling journey? To achieve your house selling goals, you'll want to prepare as much as possible. Lucky for you, we're here to teach you about the home selling journey so you can enjoy an unforgettable property selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you kick off a successful...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Finances: Are You Ready to Buy a House?
Photo by Fizkes via Shutterstock Few things are more exciting than buying a house and making it your home. Knowing when it’s the right time to buy derives from your personal circumstances, but some external elements and market realities affect when it’s right to buy too. Here are some of the things that can affect your decision to...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
How to Avoid a Complex Home Selling Journey
The home selling journey offers no guarantees. Thus, if you fail to prepare to sell your house, you risk encountering problems that may make it tough for you to maximize your home sale earnings. Ultimately, there are many things you can do to avoid a complex house selling journey. These include: 1. Price Your Home Competitively The initial asking...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Another Property Sold - 6539 W Maryland Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85301
Excellent investment Opportunity!!! House on two lots, total of 15,000 Sq feet of land. Back lot is zoned Commercial, ideal for a home based business. House has new roof and HVAC, remodel in 2017. House is currently occupied by tenant on month to month lease that would like to stay on the property. House is occupied by a TENANT and showings must be scheduled in advance. DO NOT DISTURB OCCUPANT. Agent is related to...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Another Property Sold - 6539 W Maryland Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85301
Excellent investment Opportunity!!! House on two lots, total of 15,000 Sq feet of land. Back lot is zoned Commercial, ideal for a home based business. House has new roof and HVAC, remodel in 2017. House is currently occupied by tenant on month to month lease that would like to stay on the property. House is occupied by a TENANT and showings must be scheduled in advance. DO NOT DISTURB OCCUPANT. Agent is related to...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
4 Expenses New Homeowners Don't Think About Before Closing
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Purchasing a new home is an exciting and life-changing event. While you likely know that you'll need to be able to afford to pay your mortgage each month, there might be other expenses that you aren't as familiar with. 1. Maintenance Costs It makes sense that you'd need to include money to...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Tips on Maintaining Your Home Inside and Out
In many ways, the quality of your life is determined by the condition of your home. If it feels like your home is in disrepair, messy, or cluttered, you're not going to feel comfortable or satisfied with your living situation. While perfection is an unattainable standard, there are a lot of simple things you can do to keep your...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Selling Your House? Consider a Pre-Inspection
Photo by Michal Jarmoluk via Pixabay Most buyers understand the importance of getting a home inspection before purchasing a property. But did you know that some sellers are also opting to invest in a pre-inspection? These savvy homeowners realize that a pre-inspection can be a very helpful tool when it comes time to market their houses. If you're...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Budgetless Renovation: Getting Everything You Ever Wanted Without Getting Lost
Image by Malachi Witt from Pixabay You might think renovating a home is simple when budget isn't a factor, but when there are no limits, it's deceptively easy to become side railed. Getting off-track on a home renovation can be disastrous. You may end up with rooms that feel cavernous and impossible to fill or hallways that meander...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Location over Size when Searching for a Home?
Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay When it comes to selecting a home, every situation is a little different. Do you purchase a house because of its size or is the location more important? Both factors play a crucial role in determining your choice, but the unique details in your life can help you decide which is more...
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