What is up with contingency offers?

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I’m seeing a good amount of houses listed as Active Contingent in the marketplace, and I get questions all the time from buyers and sellers who are trying to better understand how they work. As we move into the slower part of the year & the market cools off a bit, we should start seeing even more of them. What …

Top Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your Home

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In most cases, a person’s home is their biggest single asset that they own. Not only is a house a good asset and investment, but it is also filled with precious memories. So it’s no surprise that when it comes time to sell, people tend to let emotions drive the ship. Which is totally  normal. But, if you want to …

Why It’s So Important to be Pre-Approved

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When you’re ready to find a home, the first step is to get pre-approved. Wouldn’t you be completely bummed if you found the perfect house, only to learn later that you couldn’t qualify for it? That’s the first reason getting pre-approved is so important, but let’s discuss the other reasons. Streamline Your House Hunt Most homeowners start out by browsing …

Top Reasons To Stage Your Home

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Staging a house for sale can be a time-consuming process, but it really is worth it. And there are a lot of agents that provide this as a complimentary service (like me!). With staging, you can drastically increase how quickly your home sells and you’re likely to get a better offer. So why wouldn’t you do it? Here are my …

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 …