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5 Ways to Work Around the Housing Inventory Shortage

Buyers are back in the game again, after years of sitting on the sidelines. The problem is, they’re facing a huge housing inventory shortage in many markets. So they make three of…

Top Reasons to Sell Your Home During the Holidays

This time of year, sellers often wonder if they should keep their property on the market or take it off? Wait to list until after the first of the year, or hold…
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How to Avoid Homebuyers Remorse in Real Estate

Unlike store merchandise or a car, you can’t ‘try before you buy’ a home, which makes your decision to buy or not buy even more stressful. So, in this hotly competitive market,…

The Top 5 Things Today’s Homebuyers Want

The top 5 things today's homebuyers want varies differently from just ten years ago. Homebuyers today are younger and extremely tech savvy. They grew up with smartphones, apps, and Google searches. They want…

Don’t Buy on Emotion or Risk Overpaying For Personal Features

When I sit down with sellers to discuss their home’s price, the discussion usually turns to its features. A spectacular view, a cool garage workspace, and a one-of-a-kind garden are the sort…
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Why Use a Real Estate Agent When Listings are Online?

Why use a real estate agent when everything you might want to know about a home is available online? Here are three reasons why Realtors are just as important as they were years…

Is Pricing Low the Way to Go

It may seem logical that if you price your home low, it will sell quickly. Some real estate agents believe everyone should price low. The truth is, there are a lot of things to consider when…
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Open Houses – Five Ways to Approach Them

Open Houses have long been a tradition in real estate. Each weekend across the country, hordes of agents put up their A-frame signs and point buyers in the direction of open houses. Meanwhile, buyers with all kinds of…
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Do I have to tell the HOA that I’m selling my condo

Here’s a question I’ve been asked from time to time: “I want to sell the condo I live in. Do I need to let the homeowners' association know I’m selling?” The answer:…
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Can I get my escrow deposit refunded?

What happens if you put a deposit in escrow, but then you're not sure you still want to buy the house? Can you get your deposit back? In most cases, yes. Entering…
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