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5 Great Reasons to Sell Your House Today We are often asked “Is the time to sell my home?” The answer to that question is based on what your families’ goals are. If you don’t need or want to move for a few years it might make sense to wait for the housing industry to recover and prices to apprec...
09/06/2011
4 Insider Secrets for Avoiding Surprises at the Closing Table   Here are 4 key need-to-knows to help you avoid getting a nasty surprise at the closing table. Read my lips: no new bills (or other financial blips). Most savvy buyers know better than to run out and buy a car while they’re trying to ...
08/29/2011
Once upon a home, buying a home was as simple as saving some dough, spending a couple of weekends visiting Open Houses and writing up a contract. The time frame from house hunt to move-in was a couple of months, max. These days, super-tight mortgage guidelines, market concerns, distressed sales a...
08/26/2011
Summertime can be a great season to sell your house. Why? During these hot months, your landscaping and outdoor spaces come alive. Today's buyers are looking for extended living areas and love usable outdoor space. According to HGTV, outdoor spaces can bring in big bucks. Jon Seppala, president ...
07/19/2011
Forms of Asbestos Commonly Found in Homes   Asbestos materials were used in many building materials starting at the turn of the 20th century (1900's) when industry became available to mine it as a mineral and refine it as a fiber to be used in hundreds of applications.  An asbestos inspection is ...
07/19/2011
Don't neglect to budget time and money for opening and closing vacation home before the season starts and after it ends.  A big reason for owning a vacation home is rest and relaxation, but it's not all fun and games.  Opening and closing a vacation home takes time and money.  Plan to spend a day...
06/22/2011
Custom Closets Increase Home Value Every home has storage needs.  Newer homes often have large walk in closets, pantries and home office space.  But what good is a large storage space without the components to keep your things organized?  Older homes may have smaller closets and limited areas to ...
06/20/2011
Have you had the backflow preventer inspected and the rubber washer replaced?  Most homes need to have this done once every five years.  Funny thing, you usually don't know until you sell your house and the inspector informs you of the law.  Hope you haven't lived in your house for more than 5 ye...
06/16/2011
We're coming upon the time of year when home exterior matters most. Not only is it prime house-hunting season, which means your neighborhood could encounter several "drive-bys" from interested homebuyers, but spring is also an ideal time to get outside and enhance your house's curb appeal. Even i...
06/15/2011
The Best Way to Catch Fireflies How? With womanly wiles: "Fireflies blink to attract a mate," explains naturalist Lynn Havsall, director of programs at the George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History, in Bar Harbor, Maine. "Males fly around while females sit in trees, in shrubs, or on the ground. So...
05/25/2011
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