Real Estate Blog - Blog Archive: May, 2018

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5 Ways To Sell Your Home FasterNo homeowner wants their home to sit on the market for months on end without finding the right buyer. It may seem like there is little a homeowner can do about this, but in reality there are many different things a homeowner can do to make their home more appealing to buyers, which may lead to a faster sale. Here are five different projects and strategies homeowners can use to help their home find the right buyer faster.

1. Take High Quality Pictures

These days, people almost always go online to look for homes for sale, so it’s of the utmost important that the homeowner uses the best photos possible on these listings to give buyer an accurate representation of the home. Cellphones have such high quality cameras now that it’s possible for…

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Tips For Staging Your Kid-Friendly HomeHome sellers are often overwhelmed at the possibility of listing their home, because they know that showings will almost immediately be booked. Each showing is an opportunity to catch the attention of a prospective buyer, so it's necessary to have the property staged so that it's attractive and appealing. This can be challenging though for families with young children who are trying to sell their home.

Families with young children living in the home can make a few extra efforts in order to stage their home yet still provide a comfortable, functional space for themselves.

Get Back to Basics and Eliminate Personal Decor

Home sellers who are listing their property are also going to be preparing to move themselves. This is a great time to…

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What You Need to Know About the USDA Home LoanA USDA home loan is a specific type of loan given to individuals and families who would prefer to live away from the hustle and bustle of the major cities. To stimulate the growth of rural areas, the US government has created attractive incentives (e.g., no down payment, flexible credit requirements, extremely low interest rates, etc.) for those who are willing to strike out on a different path. This loan is not only forgiving to its applicants, it may also be the key to breathing new life back into the more forgotten towns of the nation.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Bare Minimums

To get a USDA loan, applicants are judged based on…

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Hiring a Real Estate Agent? Five Red Flags You Need to KnowWhen buying or selling a home, hiring a real estate is essential for making sure the process runs smoothly. Not only do real estate agents help find homes to buy and make for-sale homes easy for buyers to find, but they can also negotiate prices to make sure their client is getting the best deal possible. However it can be difficult for buyers and sellers to know what to look for when hiring an agent, so here are five red flags to keep an eye out for to help prevent accidentally hiring someone who may hurt more than help.

The Agent Has Few References

When it comes to finding out if an agent is quality, one of the easiest ways to do so is to look at reviews from past clients to see how well they have been received. Most agents will keep their…

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