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Stage It Up

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Selling a house can be a pretty daunting and time-consuming job if it’s not done correctly. Once you decide to put your house on the market, you will want it to sell it fast and at top dollar. To do so, you will need to stage your home or change the look of your home from your usual day-to-day life to best capture the buyer’s eye. With a few tips, you can be your own professional home stager and sell your house like hot cakes. Let there be light: One element that can make or break a sale is lighting. A house at a perfect location with a lot of square footage may not take off if there isn’t enough natural lighting in the house. Remove any heavy drapes, clean the windows and let the sunlight flow through to every corner of the house. For color and ambiance, consider replacing the drapes with sheer flowy curtains, which also adds a touch of style.    Clear the clutter: If you have a family or even if it’s just you living in a home, there is usually going to be a little bit of clutter on the counters in the kitchen, bathrooms,…

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Why Hiring a Real Estate Professional is a Good Idea

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Selling a home is no easy task. If you’ve ever sold a home, you know it takes dedication and most importantly, money. You may need to freshen and fix up your home to attract buyers. Then you have to consider closing costs and your overall moving expenses. Many sellers decide to sell solo in an effort to save money on real estate agent commission. But is it worth it? Since your home is one of the biggest investments, you want to get the most out of it. Going solo can leave even more money on the table by opting out of a pro. Working with a professional real estate agent is one of the best ways to make the most money in the shortest time when selling your home. Here are some reasons why. 1. Having a Real Estate Professional Can Save You Time: Selling a home takes time. It requires constant upkeep, uploading photos on multiple channels, dealing with prospective buyers, inspectors, appraisers and etc. Next, you would need to screen each buyer to see if they qualify. Real estate agents know who to call and what to look for and can streamline the process more efficiently and effectively….

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7 Tips When Downsizing Your Home

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Downsizing can be extremely tough. Whether you have already downsized or preparing to do so, there are some key important steps you can take to make the process a smooth transition.  Like most people, your home is probably filled with items that you have accumulated over time.  Follow these seven steps and I promise it will make the experience a much more positive one.

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Backyard Renovations by ROI

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For many, backyards can be a place of comfort and peace, a place to retreat to when the hectic energy of your house gets to be too much. And as important as the front and curb appeal is, the back exterior plays an important role in the value of your home. As top Realtor Holly Henbest adds, “Your backyard can essentially add square footage to your home and draw in buyers envisioning a lifestyle.” Depending on the project you had in mind, some backyard renovations can bring in a return as high as 200%. We ranked the list of backyard renovations from highest to lowest return.

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Flipping a Home on a Budget

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Flipping homes can be a risky venture but it can also be rewarding if done correctly.  It’s important as a buyer that you know your market, do your research and understand the renovations needed to add value to your home.  Generally, house flippers aim for at least 10 to 15 profit margin from their flipped properties.  Dependent upon the shape of the house you are planning on flipping, you can still renovate on a reasonable budget.

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Moving

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Whether it’s for work, school, adventure, or simply because of wanderlust, odds are you are going to move at some point. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, most people in the United States move 11.7 times in their lifetime. With all of this mobility, you could pick a place and hope for the best or, with a bit of forethought and planning, you can significantly increase your chances at picking a place you’ll love. Here are some questions to ask yourself before you move:

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7 Ways to Save Money When Moving to a New Place

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Let’s face it, moving-  whether it’s down the street or across the country, is one of the most stressful events people face. It alters not only your physical location but your daily routine, your immediate support network, and your social environment.  Even more so, it can take a toll on your finances with the little expenses adding up. Still, 35 million Americans relocate every year, however there are many ways to minimize the impact on your finances. Here are 7 ways to save your hard earned cash when making a move.

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Is it a buyer’s market or seller’s market?

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As a full-time Realtor in Scottsdale, I get asked this question several times a day. Unlike many agents in the Valley, I typically ask the seller, “Tell me more about the house.” The reason for this is based on my observation that if the “pool of buyers” was like a pizza, 6 out of 8 slices (3/4’s of all retail buyers) cannot afford a “renovation project” from either a time or money standpoint. In other words, most interested home buyers either have just enough money for the down payment and closing costs or they simply don’t have the heart (or the stomach) for a long-enduring remodeling job or make-over project to sell their home. Depending on the area in which you live, you may be in the midst of dichotomy market which offers opportunities to both buyers and sellers.

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