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By: Megan Scott

Home-Selling Tip: Fresh Air Sells

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Household smells in our own homes can be a problem because we get accustomed to them. However, it takes just a few seconds in a stranger’s home, to know if a smoker lives there. The smell is in the air! So, when you put your home on the market, think about the common smells you might have lingering in your home. Remember, you may no longer notice them, but a prospective buyer will. These m...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Inspect Your Walls Before You Sell

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Say you’re trying to sell a used car. Imagine that it’s a desirable make and model, the mileage is low, and, overall, it’s in great condition…except, that is, for the body. Unfortunately, there are a few areas where the paint is scratched, and there are a couple of dents and rust spots too. Are you going to have trouble selling that car? Probably. Many potential buyers w...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Inspections vs. Appraisals vs. AVMs

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Inspections, appraisals, and automated valuation models, while related, all have different functions but can be easily confused. Let's take a closer look. Inspections: A property inspection is ordered by the buyer and is meant to be an unbiased look at the condition of the property. While not necessarily required by a lender, an inspection protects the buyer from purchasing a home that requir...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Home-Selling Tip: Three Lists to Make When Selling Your Home

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When you put your property up for sale, you want to make sure that potential buyers get all the information they need on the features of your home and its surrounding area. If, for example, buyers don’t realize there is a great school just a couple of blocks away, they might cross your property off their shortlist. An effective way to make sure something like that doesn’t happen is to...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Troubleshooting Common Plumbing Issues

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Plumbing issues can be difficult, expensive, and time-consuming. You may be able to fix some things on your own, but if not, being able to diagnose the problem will make it easier for you to hire a professional to get the job done. Here are a few common plumbing problems you may encounter and ways to overcome them. Broken pipes Nation-wide, many municipalities face aging infrastructure, including...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Home Selling Tips: Selling Your Home Doesn’t Have to be Overwhelming

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  When people think about selling their home, many focus on all the things they will have to do: paint the kitchen; clean closets; prepare for viewings; find another home; arrange financing; start packing; etc. It can all seem very overwhelming, very quickly. In fact, if you focus on the long to-do list, you may be dissuaded from ever making a move! It doesn’t have to be that way. Th...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Home Selling: Getting a pre-home inspection

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I realize that you may not be thinking of making a move at this time. But, every once in a while, I like to share ideas for selling your property quickly and for the best price -- just in case. As you probably already know, getting a home inspection done is a must when making an offer on a particular property. But what you may not realize is that a home inspection is a good idea when selling you...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Home Selling Tip: How to Quick-Prep Your Home for Sale

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  Ideally, you should plan to have plenty of time to prepare your home for sale. You want to be able to get everything fixed and cleaned up, and perhaps even make a few improvements, such as installing a new countertop in the kitchen. For any number of reasons, that’s not always possible. If you have to suddenly relocate for work, for example, you may have only days to make your home &...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Home Selling: 4 Home Hazards You May Not Know About

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You have smoke detectors. Your doors have good locks. The bathtub has a slip-free pad. By all accounts, your home is a safe and secure place for your family to live. However, there are some hazards that many homeowners don’t consider or even know about.  For instance: 1. Blocked eavestroughs. Eavestroughs clogged with leaves and other debris can cause rainwater to overflow next to yo...Read More

By: Megan Scott

Home Buying Tip: Don't Pay for Home Features that You Don't Need

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Don't need it? Then don't pay for it. You know all those fantastic home features you hear your friends gushing about in their new home? The top-notch school district and Jacuzzi? The spacious third level and even more abundant yard?  Well, there’s nothing wrong with any of those things. But they’re not right for everyone.  In fact, for some buyers, they might e...Read More