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7 Steps to Selling Your Home

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1. Look at your home’s first impression from a buyer’s perspective When selling your home, walk outside and imagine the house as if you were seeing it for the first time. How does it look? Is the visual of your home inviting you inside or putting you off? Does it look like a home someone would want to buy, right …

Home Appraisal Process and your Home’s Valuation

Jim Clifford Buying Real Estate , Mortgage Leave a Comment

You probably know how much you hope to buy or sell your next home.  But there’s a crucial step in this process that’s less understood: appraisal.  Appraisals are valuations of a home that aren’t subject to anyone’s whims or whimsies.  They’re determined by recent sales in your neighborhood of similar types of homes as well as individual factors of your …


Should I Rent or Buy a Home?

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Choosing whether to rent or own a home is not an easy decision. It requires you to carefully examine the factors and costs associated with each option. Which is better? That depends. Your unique economic situation, lifestyle and goals play the largest part in deciding what is better for you. It’s important to go into your calculations with open eyes. …


Things You Shouldn’t Do When Buying a Home

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The last thing in the world you would ever want is to spend a bunch of time searching for a home, finding that perfect place and then not being approved for your mortgage. There are also many common mistakes homebuyers make that could make the process much more painful than it has to be. We’re writing this article because we …