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Selling your home? 4 signs that say contact an agent.

You might be thinking of selling your home on your own. Online listing sites may convince you into thinking that the process is simple. You know, take a few photos, buy a “For Sale” sign and the buyers will come, right? The process happens to be more complicated than that.

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Why You Can’t Trust Real Estate Agents: Buying A House

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Most prospective house hunters or sellers think they have a “good” agent. In fact, the majority of people work with the first agent that falls into their lap. Like in all industries the best people commit themselves to their work full time. This also applies to real estate. Some people, like the original writer of this article, would say, “that by a certain point in the process, your agent is your enemy and you are negotiating against them more than the other party. This post deals with the buy side of the house buying game.”

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Tip-Top Shape Home: Your Fall Maintenance Checklist

Fall Maintenance is here

What’s on your autumn to-do list? These are the chores and tasks pros recommend before temperatures drop.

Summer may be peak home improvement season, but as this comprehensive fall home maintenance schedule suggests, autumn is king when it comes to maintaining your home.

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The Future of Selling: Virtual Reality’s Potential Role in Real Estate

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    When the sales offices for Luma, a new 24-story condominium development in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood, opened last summer, it stood out from similar spaces around town. Instead of a full-sized model of one of the units, this smaller sales center contained a kitchenette, bathroom mockup, and a sitting area with an Oculus Rift headset, virtual reality hardware made by the highly-touted, Facebook-owned tech company trying to bring the technology to the masses.

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4 Reasons NOW Is The Time To Buy A Home

Here Are The Top 10 Fix & Flip Cities In New Jersey

If you’re considering buying a home, ask any real estate agent and they’ll tell you: NOW is the time to do it. (Well maybe they always say that) But seriously, it is.

The real estate market is constantly fluctuating and if you want to get a great home for a great price, making a move now and fast is in your best interest; conditions a year from now (or even six months from now) aren’t likely to be as favorable.

Why is that? you ask. Well, Why shouldn’t you (Obviously, says the agent), if you’re interested in buying a home, wait? Why is NOW the time to make a move?

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Ways you Can Increase Your Home Value for Under $750

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Home Improvements: Under $100

Tip 1: Spend an Hour With a pro

Invite a realtor or interior designer over to check out your home. Many realtors will do this as a courtesy, but you will probably have to pay a consultation fee to a designer. Check with several designers in your area; a standard hourly fee is normally less than $100, and in an hour they can give you lots of ideas for needed improvements. Even small suggested improvements, such as paint colors or furniture placement, can go a long way toward improving the look and feel of your home.
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Real Estate Investments for the Average Person

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Everyone wants to find an amazing deal in real estate. To the untrained and inexperienced they imagine this process is quite easy, but it certainly isn’t.  The canceled homes in the auction and the difficulty and time intensive work it takes to complete a short sale home buying process. We are here to give you some ideas as to what the different routes mean to you. The plus and minus to each route before you choose to take it.

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Video tour

A professional video is crucial in setting the tone and grabbing peoples interest in your home that a still shot can’t always deliver. Can you spot the difference?

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Real Estate Roundup!

May new home sales gain 2.2% from April

Sales of new single-family houses in May 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 546,000, which is up 2.2% from April, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. — From Housing Wire

3 ways to tame student loan debt and afford a mortgage

It’s no secret that student loans can make buying a home a challenge. But what exactly is the problem, and how can buyers overcome it? The problem is that student loans can be included in the buyer’s debt-to-income ratio or DTI. — From Bankrate

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