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2007 

Flowers for instant curb appealThe experts all agree that curb appeal is one of the most important aspects to consider when selling your home.When selling, it's the appearance from the street that will very often determine whether potential buyers come in to see the inside, or never get out of th...
09/30/2007
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Closing CostsThere are certain standard costs associated with closing the sale of a house. These fees are split between the buyer and the seller, as spelled out in the sales contract.As I negotiate the sales contract for you, I will not only work to get the sales price you want, I will also work ...
09/30/2007
Plumbing and Fixtures There are several good reasons to make sure all of your plumbing and fixtures look good and are in good working order before putting your home up for sale. When potential buyers come to look at your home, they are likely to turn on faucets and flush toilets "just to see". Th...
09/27/2007
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Living TrustsCreated while you are alive, a revocable living trust lets you control the distribution of your estate. Ownership of your property and assets is transferred into the trust. You can serve as trustee or you can appoint another to serve as trustee. If you serve as trustee, you must appo...
09/27/2007
It seems that we hear a lot about environmental concerns these days. Much of it is simply the result of a greater awareness than in the past. And even though there isn't anything to be concerned with in most homes, there are still a number of potential home environmental issues that buyers should...
09/27/2007
You'd be hard pressed to sell a home with such a label attached to it. And yet, many older homes in the United States might qualify. You see, prior to 1978, paints and other products containing lead were widely used in homes and offices. Chipping and peeling paint can expose occupants to this haz...
09/26/2007
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The oft heard phrase "Buyer Beware" is never more appropriate than when considering the purchase of a fixer-upper.You really need to know exactly what you're getting into before buying.It's commonly believed that fixer-upper properties represent easy money that is ripe for the taking - that you c...
09/26/2007
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The sunny, mild weather with a few rainstorms mixed in bring hordes of wood-devouring termites out into the open to swarm - mate - and, eventually, inhabit your home.  Pest control industry estimates indicate that the damage termites cause now tops $5 billion each year - and homeowner's insurance...
09/25/2007
More and more home sellers are turning to feng shui - the ancient Chinese art of designing structures and arranging objects to create harmonious energy flow - to help attract buyers. The feng shui concept promotes prosperity, good health and general well being by examining how energy, chi, flows ...
09/25/2007
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Whether you're working on your home's seasonal deep clean, or planning to entertain guests, you know the disproportionate amount of time that goes into cleaning your bathroom.  And if you have a tile bathroom, you know how much elbow grease and time go into scrubbing and polishing.But why spend a...
09/25/2007
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