Don’t think you need a Realtor? Check the statistics

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Nationwide, only 2% of homes are sold by homeowners and 98% are sold by Realtors. Wouldn’t you want to choose to have the 98% advantage? The typical for sale by owner home sold for $217,900 compared to $295,000 for agent-assisted home sales. On average, homeowners sell their property for 21% less than the price a Realtor could obtain. Trying to …

Planning to accessorize your home? Follow these steps…

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If your home décor seems stuck in a rut, updating your accessories can bring more spice to your living space. When accessorizing your home, follow these simple tips and tricks from HGTV and HOUSE-BEAUTIFUL.com. Highlight a few favorite accessories at one time.  While it is fun to collect different styles of pillows, artwork and collectibles, displaying them all at once …

Common mistakes people make when buying a home

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It is exciting to buy a home, especially your first one. It is easy to be dazzled by granite, hardwood floors, stainless appliances, and beautiful landscaping. Beware of rationalizing a larger purchase than you planned because, “this house is so perfect that it’s worth $30,000 more,” or “we can spend extra on this house because it doesn’t need anything.” »Overspending: Before …

Let’s make a deal: Know how to profit when investing

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When considering investment property, you need to know how to make a profit. Remember to look for a good D.E.A.L. »Depreciation is one way to maximize profits from rental property. Depreciation is a reduction in the value of an asset with the passage of time. It is an accounting method of allocating the cost of property over its lifetime. Depreciation …

Where is my money? Owner financing and more

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Many people don’t understand the difference between owner financing, lease-purchase agreements, and renting to own. It can be the best answer to your situation whether you’re a buyer or a seller, but it also can be your worst nightmare leaving you to ask, “Where’s my money?” Owner financing is when a loan is provided by the seller of a property …

Homeowners are experiencing huge jumps in equity

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About 63% of US homeowners are experiencing an equity increase of more than 10.8% year over year between the third quarter of 2019 and third quarter of 2020, according to CoreLogic’s Homeowner Equity Insights Report. That’s a lot! Much of this is due to the historically low mortgage interest rates along with a shortage of homes for sale, which has …

Open house attenders could be ‘duds’ or ‘studs’

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Having a Realtor hold an open house may benefit your sale with the additional advertising and signs drawing attention to your listing. Be aware, however, the public may have unruly children, or bring food or beverage into your home, or simply be nosy. Most serious buyers will make an appointment if they truly are interested in purchasing your home. These …