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investing in a rental property

Are you considering investing in a rental property?

Let’s take a look at some of the top things you should consider when searching for the right rental property. Neighborhoods: The quality of the neighborhood where are going to purchase your property can tell you the type of tenants you will have and how often you may face vacancies. If you purchase a property […]

Hiring a real estate agent

Hiring a Real Estate Agent Will Save you Time, Money and Stress

At one time or another, most home buyers or sellers have considered handling buying or selling their home without hiring a realtor. The reason people consider not hiring a real estate agent is because of the realtor fees, but if you do it all yourself, more time is taken, more costs are incurred and more […]

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Renting Vs. Buying

Rent payments have been on a sharp upward trajectory. It is not uncommon that people pay 40% or more of their income on rent. The national average is about 30% of income is spent on rent. A homeowner with a mortgage on average only spends about 15% of their income on their mortgage. While those […]

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Stay Cool During this Heat Wave

It is supposed to get really hot again this weekend through next week. So I put together a list of ways you can keep your home cool, without cranking up your AC. Keep your blinds closed – As simple as this may seem, keeping your blinds closed will keep up to 30% of your unwanted […]

Buying a Home

The Most Important Things to Consider When Buying a Home

If you are buying your permanent home or a home you plan on living in for a long time, there are some things that are more important than others. You may want some things in your home that are not there, but that may not be a good enough reason not to buy the house. […]

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Ask These Questions During a Listing Appointment

How long have you been in the real estate business? Agents who have been in the real estate business longer, are likely to have double or triple the income of newly licensed agents. This means they have more experience selling real estate and more money to spend on marketing than the newer agents. But, don’t […]

Home Not Selling

Why is my Home Not Selling?

If your home has been sitting on the market for months without a showing, you probably have made a mistake somewhere. There are a lot of things that can affect the sale of a home, here are some reasons your home may be sitting on the market. Your Home is in Bad Condition If the […]

Boost Curb Appeal

Easy Ways to Boost Curb Appeal

Keep the Lawn Landscaped – You don’t want to be the house in the neighborhood with the uncut grass. You should mow your lawn at least once a week to keep it looking fresh. A fresh cut lawn will always make your yard look better. Edge Driveway and Sidewalks – This can be done by […]

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The Qualities of a Good Real Estate Agent

1. They communicate Communication between a real estate agent and their client is key. As a house seller or buyer, it can be stressful dealing with an agent who’s not a great communicator. Keeping your clients informed about everything is really important. Something that may seem insignificant to an experienced real estate agent, may be […]

Your Home Listing

Things You Need to Include in Your Home’s Listing

If you are selling your home, it’s important to have a great online listing. You want your listing to look and sound appealing. It’s important that you highlight your homes best features and choose your words carefully. I put together a list of things that every great listing includes: 1. Great Pictures: Hire a professional […]