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Tips on Home Inspections

“It’s a sellers market, why do I have to pay for inspections upfront? Can’t the buyers do that?”

Absolutely, you can sell your house as-is and not do a thing to it. But that also means buy...

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What is the HomeLight Trade-In Program?

This is a big one, right? You know you want to sell your house and take advantage of this strong market, and you know the type of house you want to buy next, but there’s either so little inventory that you hardly see your dream home become av...

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Is it a Good Idea to buy a Fixer?

Who doesn’t want a deal? The idea of spending less on a house and putting in all the upgrades you like definitely has it’s appeal. But be careful of how much “TLC” is really needed. A house that has been lived in and loved by it’s own...

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Oh I get it…why pay someone top dollar if you can save money and get a discount contractor? I mean, how hard can it be to install some kitchen cabinets anyway? Trust me…after seeing lots of mistakes after 19 years in the business, it become...

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Seller Dont’s

“How hard can it be to paint my own house? I’ll do it myself and save tons of money.” No, no, no! Unless you’re a painter by trade (and a good one!), I can’t stress enough how important it is to leave this to the professionals. When a...

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Buyer Finances

Thinking about buying a house? Then let’s get you ready for it! When buying a home, whether it’s your first time or you’re an experienced buyer, there are steps you need to take to get ready. If you are not buying in cash, your loan appro...

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Tips to get your home show ready

How many times have you walked into an open home and either feel at ease because everything looks new and pretty, or feel disgusted as you walk through an older home with all their dated furniture, dirty carpet, and 1980’s family pictures and...

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Low inventory – when is the best time to sell

“Is it best to sell in the Winter, or the Summer?” My friend says Spring is the best. How do you know? I’ve heard this question more times than I can count, and I have also been informed by my clients on what they feel is the best time to...

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New Construction Do’s and Don’ts

We’ve all been there…you’re driving down the road and you see new construction going up, and a banner waving in the wind, beckoning you to come in. And why not? You can check out the models, not have to bother anyone, and have the sales o...

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Welcome to my first blog!

My goal is to give a weekly update on things I see in the field that could be helpful to you as a home buyer, home seller, or just a homeowner! Hope you enjoy it, and I always welcome your feedback. Or let me know if you’d like to see a certa...

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