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Is the Real Estate World Sky Falling Down? By, Jim Clifford

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Changes Regarding Real Estate Commissions If you ask some real estate brokers, they might tell you yes. Some brokers might think you’re crazy asking because the market is so busy and not have paid attention to changes that have just taken place. So, what am I talking about? Starting October 1st real estate companies can (and most will) put on …

Grow Your Down Payment With HomeFundIt

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Grow your down payment with HomeFundIt. Crowdfund to raise funds, shop with UpIt to get funds pledged, or do both! Start Crowdfunding Share your story online. Family, friends, and strangers can give to support you in becoming a homeowner Participating Stores Shop at participating retailers and a percentage of your purchase goes toward HomeFundIt campaigns. No transaction fees, almost anyone …

Considering Selling Your Home Before Spring? By, Jim Clifford

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In today’s world, business and life goes on all year round. Just because we are entering the time of year when our daylight is more limited, it does not mean you should wait to sell your home. As interest rates continue to rise over the next six months, waiting could cost you a lot of money. The Federal Reserve has …

Renting a Home Out in the Winter? Don’t Panic! By, Jason Clifford

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  Renting a home in the winter?  Don’t panic! Fall and winter are my favorite time a year.  The air is crisp, the holidays are upon us and ski season is getting started.  However, as a real estate agent that represents landlords, this time can be stressful.  Maintenance issues can intensify; roofs leak, storms hit, gutters clog, and pipes can …

Was It The Chicken or the Egg? By, Jim Clifford

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Many people think that selling a home is as simple as putting the “right price” and waiting for the buyer to write the offer. If it were that simple, then the real estate industry as we know it would have gone away a long time ago. You can obtain an online home value (see last month blog about online valuations), …

What Makes a House More Valuable? By Dan Hunt

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  Is it Location, Condition, immediate neighbors, upgrades, improvements?  The short answer is: all of the above! Ask yourself these questions: Location:  Is the home in a “safe” (a relative term) neighborhood?  Are the neighboring homes in good condition?  Is there an “active” HOA keeping the home values up by maintaining set standards for all?  Close to schools and services, …

What is My Home Worth? By, Dan Hunt

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Home values! Lots of opinions on this subject. Homeowners that keep a close eye on their neighborhood have an opinion, the tax assessor has an opinion, Zillow has an opinion, talk to 3 different Real Estate professionals and I’ll bet you will get 3 more opinions! In all this confusion of opinions, the question comes up “who sets the values …

The Value of Having Your Real Estate Professional Perform an In-depth Analysis of Your Real Estate, By Rick Jusenius

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Wait a minute. That’s what a Zestimate from Zillow is for. Better yet I’ll just take my appraised value from the County Assessor and add 20 percent. Both of the above solutions will not provide a very accurate result. For most of us our home is one of our most valued assets and you shouldn’t roll the dice in determining …

Home Value Reports By Jason Clifford

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    Lots of real estate agents and real estate tech companies offer home owners market valuation reports, also called market analysis or comparative market analysis.  The reports can be confusing to non-real estate professions so here are some things you should know for how to make sense of property valuation reports. The basic idea is to find comparable properties …

Live where I am or find a home that fits my needs – By Jim Clifford

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Live where I am or find a home that fits my needs Preparing Current Home to Live in Place As we age the desire to stay in the same home becomes more entrenched. Many people believe the physical and emotional energy is beyond their capabilities. This is usually more imagination than reality, but if you are considering aging in place …