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Recent blogs on Home Selling
By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
Considering selling your house without an agent? You should know there are some serious downsides to handling it on your own. You’ll be missing out on marketing tools that draw in more buyers, pricing and market expertise, essential negotiation skills, in-depth knowledge of the fine print in contracts, and so much more. Don’t take all of this responsibility on. Instead, DM me so you have someone with the knowledge and experience you’ll need on your side. Contact us:PHP Houses142 W Lakeview AveUnit 1030Lake Mary, FL 32746Ph: (407) 641-1531Fax: (407) 205-1951email: info@phphouses.comLet’s Connect:FacebookLinkedinTwitterInstagramThe information contained, and the opinions expressed, in this article are not intended to be construed as investment advice. The author does not guarantee or warr...
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By Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
¿Pintar su propiedad marcará la diferencia a la hora de vender una casa?Pintar es un esfuerzo que a menudo rinde grandes dividendos cuando se prepara la venta de bienes raíces. Pintar antes de vender es una mejora económica que generalmente se puede completar en poco tiempo y esfuerzo. Pintar es una mejora de costo relativamente bajo que puede proporcionar un alto retorno de la inversión al aumentar potencialmente el precio de venta y reducir el tiempo que la propiedad permanece en el mercado.A continuación te damos algunas razones para pintar antes de poner una propiedad en venta:La pintura nueva le da a la propiedad un aspecto limpio y actualizado, haciéndola más atractiva para los compradores potenciales. También mejora el atractivo exterior.Pintar con colores neutros puede ayudar a ...
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By Rhonda Gustitus, Real Estate's A Dream With Rhonda Gustitus Team!
(The Rhonda Gustitus Team)
Welcome to your dream retreat in the prestigious gated community of Heron Creek! Nestled within a serene landscape and boasting captivating lake views, this beautifully furnished villa offers the perfect blend of luxury and comfort. Step inside this move-in ready 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home and immediately feel the warmth of the spacious great room, complemented by a versatile bonus room adorned with elegant decorative columns.  The kitchen is a chef's delight, featuring granite countertops, ample cabinets, a convenient gas stove, stainless steel appliances, a breakfast room, and a charming decorative backsplash that adds a touch of personality. Retreat to the master bedroom, where tray ceilings add a sense of grandeur. The master bathroom is a sanctuary with its large tile walk-in showe...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder.That would be true for both art and for Real Estate. In Timmothy's comic above I would have to agree with Titus & Philemon (the guinea pigs) that Joe's choice stinks.As far as beauty is in the eye of the beholder when it comes to Real Estate I've always loved this poster/illustration (and I've used it several times).There is a lot of truth to the poster... every set of eyes see Real Estate properties differently. If you are a home Seller you may need to put on your "thick skin" when listing your home. Even your Real Estate agent isn't going to see your home as you do. That is why a good Real Estate agent will give you pictures and descriptions of "comparable" properties from inside your Real Estate market.Don't get sucked into the old trick of...
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By Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® Atlanta Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
OPEN HOUSE TOUR85 Queen Anne Drive SE Mableton, Georgia 301264 Beds & 2.5 Bath$439,900See you there!June 22, 2024 Saturday1-3 PMCome see it this weekend! - This is more than a home; this is the delivery of the promise you made to yourself to wait for the right one to come along. And it’s now here – waiting for you. Nestled near the heart of Mableton, GA, this Gem of the South awaits. Delightfully placed on a half-acre cul-de-sac lot, the property boasts well-kept and refreshing features, ensuring you'll feel right at home. The flexible floorplan offers spacious bedrooms, two upstairs, the primary on the main and the option for a teen-suite on the terrace level, creating the fourth bedroom.As you step into the home, roasted chestnut-colored floors guide your every step into the spacious ...
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By Hugh Grant, I help investors and consumers with real estate
(RealMax Realty)
Selling a house can be an exciting yet overwhelming process. Most people choose the more familiar and well-known concept of placing their home on the market and waiting for a buyer. However, selling to a cash offer service can provide several benefits for your endeavor, including those listed in the guide below.1. Fewer Steps InvolvedSelling a home on the market involves a long list of steps to take, including but not limited to: Staging your home Taking photos Making repairs and improving curb appeal Choosing a real estate agent Listing the home Negotiating offers Dealing with inspections Accepting an offer Waiting on closing Having so much to manage can be stressful, even if you have the help of a gifted agent. A cash offer service, however, cuts down on the steps you have to deal wit...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
How to Make Your Home Irresistible to Buyers: Key Tips for Home SellersAre you looking to sell your home? In today’s competitive market, giving buyers a compelling reason to choose your property is crucial. With many neighborhoods featuring homes with similar floor plans, it’s essential to ensure your house stands out. Here’s how you can make your home attractive to buyers and increase your chances of a successful sale.Meet Buyer Expectations: Location, Condition, and PriceLocation: Buyers prioritize a good location. Highlight the advantages of your area, such as nearby schools, parks, shopping centers, and public transportation. Emphasize any unique community features that make your neighborhood desirable.Condition: Ensure your home is in excellent condition. Conduct necessary repairs,...
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
OPEN HOUSE FRIDAY 11AM $9,775.00 SWMH ★ 3bd-2ba SWMH (No Charleston)🈚 ▐►OPEN HOUSE FRIDAY AM $9,775.00 ★ 3bd-2ba SWMH No Charleston See on our Website Below - Call Steve for Appointment🈚 ▐►BUY CASH $9,775.00 ★ 3bd-2ba SWMH Move to Your Location No Charleston 29406 BUY - SELL - RENT TO OWN - WHOLESALE ★ INVEST SCSC Mobile Home Sales ★★ Always Available Local Homes (Summerville)Our 21st Year in Business  ✴️ ▐►SC Mobile Home Sales ★★ Always Available Local Homes (Summerville) FSBO NO BANK RENT to OWN House  Summerville See Our BUYER Website Below to BUY Your Next House - Mobile Home or Land  Create Your Own Terms OR  Buy Cash for Huge Discount! NO BANK QUALIFYING RENT to OWN HOMES 3bd Summerville-Charleston ★ ★BUY HEREAVAILABLE TODAY!! 3bd-2ba SWMH No Charleston 11:00AM FRIDAY SHOWING - CA...
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By Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties )
Thinking of buying or selling a home in Maryland? It's smart to keep up with the market news. Whether you're aiming to make a profit or want a good deal, knowing when to act is key.In January 2024, Maryland saw home prices go up. The median sale price jumped by 7.3% to reach $387,600. Yet, fewer homes were sold, down by 2.4%. With this low inventory, it's a great time to sell. But, some think prices might drop starting in the summer. They point to rising mortgage rates and economic concerns. Key Takeaways​ Maryland home prices continued to rise in January 2024, with the median home sale price increasing 7.3% year-over-year to $387,600. The number of homes sold on the market declined by 2.4% year-over-year, indicating a seller's market. Experts predict that home prices may start coming d...
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By Anna Chroscicki, Realtor - St. Lucie County affordable Real Estate
(Re/Max Masterpiece Realty)
To check out more of Homeowner and Seller’s Tips, visit my website: https://www.annasellsrealestate.com/fine/real/estate/homeownertip/custom/Homeowner-and-Real-Estate-Tips. Scroll to PART #3: TIPS FOR HOMEOWNER SELLERS: Anna Chroscicki with RE/MAX Masterpiece RealtyCall me at 772-485-4188 with any Real Estate Questions. Web-site:www.annasellsrealestate.com1775 SW Gatlin Blvd Ste 101, PSL, FL, 34953
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By Chris Dunham, The Real Estate Guy™
(Brokers Hub Realty)
Looking for a new place to call home? You've found it! This beautiful 4 bed, 2.5 bath residence boasts charming curb appeal, a sizeable front yard w/a swaying shade tree, a 2 car garage, and a welcoming porch! Inside you'll find spacious dining & living areas w/soft carpet in all the right places & custom palette throughout.CLICK HERE - HOME VIDEOThe eat-in kitchen is equipped w/ample cabinet & counter space, a pantry, recessed lighting, SS appliances, and island. Continue upstairs to discover a cozy loft where you can sit back and enjoy a relaxing Sunday afternoon!End your busy day in the primary bedroom, featuring a walk-in closet and a private bath w/dual sinks for added convenience. Also including a quaint backyard w/a covered patio and seating area, this home is simply a dream come...
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By Wendy & Greg Kime, Plymouth MI Real Estate Experts
(Kime Realty)
Are you searching for the perfect home in Redford, MI? Look no further! Wendy and Greg Kime at Kime Realty are excited to present this enchanting ranch-style home, nestled on a picturesque tree-lined street with public sidewalks. This property offers the perfect blend of classic charm and modern convenience, making it an ideal choice for families and individuals alike.Explore the  Features of 14157 Crosley in Redford MI 48239 3 Bedrooms 2 Full Baths Redford MI 48239 Location South  Redford Schools 1555 Square Feet Above Grade Finished Basement VIEW ALL PHOTOS AND FEATURES HERE New Roof New High-Efficiency Carrier Furnace and Central A/C New Jeld Wen 8' Patio Door New Garage Overhead and Entrance Doors Remodeled Gourmet Kitchen Brand New Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances Rebuilt Cabana ...
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By Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® Atlanta Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE6990 Oak Leaf Drive Fairburn, Georgia 30213$62,000Ready to turn your dream of building your forever home into a reality? Look no further than 6990 Oak Leaf Drive in Fairburn, GA. Situated on just over 1 acre of land within an established community, this buildable lot offers the perfect canvas for crafting your ideal living space. With the potential to construct a 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom two-story or split-level home spanning up to 2500 square feet, the possibilities are endless. Imagine designing a residence tailored to your unique preferences and lifestyle, where every detail reflects your vision of home. Investing in this property is not only a step towards creating your dream home but also a savvy financial move. Recent sales of new homes within a half-mile radius ha...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
This blog provides a balanced look at the pros and cons of becoming a Realtor. It's essential reading for anyone considering this career path, offering clear insights into the rewards and challenges. Thanks for the comprehensive and honest overview!Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP The Pros and Cons of Becoming a Realtor: Is It the Right Career for You? Have you ever wondered if becoming a realtor is the right path for you? With its unique blend of flexibility, excitement, and challenges, real estate can be a rewarding career—but it’s not without its downsides. Let’s dive into the pros and cons to help you decide if this dynamic profession suits your lifestyle and aspirations. The Pros Flexible Schedule: One of the greatest perks of being a realtor is the ability to ...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
These home staging secrets are fantastic for creating the illusion of more space! Clever techniques like strategic furniture placement and decluttering can make a home more appealing to buyers. Thanks for sharing these valuable tips for a quick sell!Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP Welcome to the magic of home staging, where a little creativity goes a long way in making your home look more spacious and inviting. As a seasoned real estate agent, I’ve seen firsthand how the right staging can captivate potential buyers and make your listing stand out. So, let’s dive into some tried-and-true tips that will help your home shine! Declutter Like a Pro First things first, declutter. A cluttered home feels cramped and unwelcoming. Start by removing personal items and anythin...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
(Credits: Palmer Harned)Just listed! With over $500,000 in upgrades in just 5 years, this property offers unmatched luxury and comfort, perfectly situated between downtown DC and Loudoun’s wine country.Main LevelThe main level features a fully renovated space with new electrical and plumbing. The high-end kitchen appliances and heated bathroom floors add a touch of elegance. Beautiful 3/4" American Hickory flooring runs throughout.Upper LevelUpstairs, enjoy the extra full bath and convenient washer/dryer. The 3/4" American Hickory flooring continues, and the finished attic space offers additional room. Luxurious touches include a steam shower, marble feature wall, and custom closets.OutsideThe spacious deck with a pergola, hot tub, and firepit surrounded by natural river rock make outdo...
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By Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
Seller's Preparing to Sell Your Property 2024 When listing your house for sale near Metairie, La., you must gather several key documents to ensure a smooth process. Here's a list of the essential documents: Property Deed: Proof of ownership of the property. Mortgage Documents: Information about any outstanding mortgage. Property Tax Receipts: Proof that property taxes are up to date. Title Report: A report showing the history of the property's ownership and any liens or encumbrances. Homeowners Insurance Information: Details about your current insurance policy. HOA Documents (if applicable): Information about the Homeowners Association, including fees and regulations. Pre-listing Inspection Report: Provide this report if you've had a pre-listing inspection. Property Survey: A document ...
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By Lilas "Lela" Ashkarian, Ashkarian PA, ABR, CRS, E-PRO, GRI,SFR
(Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate)
Discover Your Oceanfront Paradise: Monte Christo Unit 305Escape to Paradise at Monte Christo Ocean Front Top Floor Unit 305Imagine the breathtaking sight of the sparkling turquoise waters and the soft, sugar-sandy beach at your doorstep. This luxurious third-floor unit offers an unobstructed panoramic view of the ocean, creating a sense of serenity and tranquility that will transport you to pure bliss. Call to make an appointment to see this beautiful Condo 305-395-0814 Step through the doors and be greeted by the illusion of your very own pool, seamlessly blending the indoor and outdoor spaces. Enjoy the mesmerizing sunrises and moonrises, painting the sky with vibrant hues that will leave you in awe. As the day winds down, marvel at the stunning sunset color views during the winter ti...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
This beautiful ranch home is located in Stroh Ranch, Parker CO.    The location is great - backing to the greenbelt with walking trails!Priced at $600,00012637 Prince Creek Drive, Parker CO  80134This home features - 4 bedrooms (3 on the main floor and 1 in the basement)3 bathrooms (2 on the main floor and 1 in the basement)1,424 square feet finished above ground and 826 in the basement with 80% finished2-car attached garageHome built in 2001You will find a remodeled kitchen (includes all kitchen appliances) and the primary bath with beautiful tile features.    Enjoy the open floor plan, hardwood flooring in the kitchen, dining, and living rooms.    The dining room has built-ins for additional storage.The basement has a large flex room with a wet bar and counters for crafts or woodworki...
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By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Rapidly increasing insurance premiums are putting pressure on community associations and their members.  In a 2023 survey of condo associations, 91% said that their insurance premiums increased at the last renewal.  The increase in insurance premiums is a major factor behind rising condo association fees. Condo dues rose 20% between 2022 and 2024, according to an analysis of 1,800 associations in 44 states by real-estate tech company Rexera. The rise in these costs is squeezing homeowners when home-buying affordability already hovers around its lowest level since the 1980s. Property taxes and home-maintenance costs are also climbing in much of the country.Many condo associations have responded by passing the increase in insurance costs on to homeowners through increased dues or special ...
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