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March 7, 2017

Home Improvement Sells

Home improvements are an exciting way to pique homebuyer interest in looking at your home. Updating your home is a very important step in making the sell; here are some ideas to get you started... [read more]
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March 6, 2017

10 Creative Ideas for Promoting Your Open House

Selling a home can be a stressful time, but it doesn't have to be! Homes.com has provided you with ten creative ideas to promote your open house...
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March 2, 2017

Prepare Your Home to Sell

The housing market is slowly stabilizing, and you've decided to list your home. But what, if any, improvements should you tackle before selling? Should you just leave it all to the new homeowner?... [read more]
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March 2, 2017

Ten Point Checklist for Home Sellers

The first rule for getting the most from the sale of your home is to pick the right time. If you are planning to sell this year, you might have hit the jackpot. Sellers hold all the cards these days. Prices in most housing markets are an all-time high. As the economy improves, demand is strong but supplies of homes for sale are lower than they have been in years.

Even so, you will not get top dollar for your home if it’s not in great shape. It might not even sell for an average price if you just cut the grass and slap some paint on the interior. Surf the Homes.com listings in your Zip code. Note that some houses seem to linger on the market forever until their owners [...]

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February 24, 2017

Should You Sell or Should You Rent?

The financial downturn of the housing market several years ago may present unique challenges for existing homeowners. Selling your home is tough enough under normal circumstances. Under certain conditions, it may be easier and more advantageous to rent out your current home. Here are a few preliminary questions to gauge whether renting might be a good option... [read more]
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January 27, 2017

How to Prepare for Spring Real Estate

Whether you’re buying or selling, the spring real estate market can be a hectic and fast-paced season. The National Association of Realtors recently conducted a new consumer survey that predicts home values will continue to rise over the course of 2017. After an impressive year for the housing market in 2016, 62% of current homeowners believe it’s a good time to sell. Spring is considered a generally favorable time for both buyers and sellers as the weather improves allowing homes to show well and more frequently, along with an uptick in inventory for buyers to browse.

So, if you’re thinking of listing your home in the spring, what are some things you can do [...]

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January 24, 2017

8 Tips for Becoming a Successful Real Estate Developer

If the process of buying, selling and making real estate deals excites you, but being a Realtor does not, you might be a good candidate for becoming a Real Estate Developer.

What is a Real Estate Developer?

Real estate developers are entrepreneurs who find and buy land, and finance real estate deals that develop the land and any resulting projects (commercial malls, housing developments, etc.) on that land. They create and control real estate developments from start to finish, taking the greatest risks, but reaping the greatest rewards. They also buy real estate and make improvements to existing buildings. You can make highly lucrative profits, or suffer crushing losses. [...]

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January 23, 2017

How Can a Seller Back Out of a Real Estate Transaction?

Backing out of escrow after a home sales contract has been signed is very risky for the seller. Learn about the challenges and risks here.
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