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3 Home Repairs That Can Save a Sale

BY Realtor magazine, Jan 7, 2019   © CameronAynSmith – iStock/Getty Images Plus Sellers whose homes aren’t in tip-top shape may need to spend extra money or put in a little elbow grease to get their properties in market-ready condition. But what are the most important repair or maintenance tasks that support a higher asking …Read More..

Home Upgrades Buyers Crave

Realtor Magazine, Jan4, 2019   Luxury home sales are cooling off, and some sellers are finding they may have to invest in a few upgrades to nab top dollar for their home. High-end sales posted a 7 percent gain in October annually, the second slowest increase in more than two years, according to an analysis …Read More..

Home not selling? Here’s 4 dumb reasons people aren’t coming to see your house

    Trying to sell your home, but no one’s buying? Don’t beat yourself up quite yet — there are lots of complex reasons why a home might not sell the instant it hits the market, many of which are beyond your control. However, there are also a lot of (to put it bluntly) dumb reasons …Read More..

Florida ranks fourth as business friendly state

WASHINGTON – Sept. 29, 2016 – The nonpartisan Tax Foundation released its 13th annual State Business Tax Climate Index, which measures how well-structured each state’s tax code is by analyzing more than 100 variables in five tax categories: corporate, individual income, sales, property and unemployment insurance. Wyoming once again took first place with the most …Read More..

Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Broker Associate

By Elizabeth Weintraub    Updated June 18, 2016. The Benefits of Working With an Agent. With so much information readily available online, clients sometimes ask me, “Why should we hire a real estate agent?” They wonder, and rightfully so if they couldn’t buy or sell a home through the Internet or through regular marketing and advertising channels …Read More..

Home Sellers’ Biggest Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

By Elizabeth Weintraub     Updated September 22, 2016.   People say the best days to own a boat are the day you buy the boat, and the day you sell it. That’s not true when it comes to home ownership (unless, perhaps, you live on a boat). The best days in home ownership are when you …Read More..

Real estate better than stocks, gold

Despite recent gains in the stock market, Americans have more confidence investing in real estate. About a quarter of Americans surveyed said real estate was their top choice for long-term investing, according to a new national survey released by Bankrate. Consumers selected real estate as the top pick to invest money they wouldn’t need for …Read More..

Color coding for buyers and sellers?

According to a Zillow Digs analysis of 50,000 photos of recently sold homes, those with creamy yellow or wheat-colored kitchens, light green or khaki bedrooms, dove or light gray living rooms, and mauve or lavender dining rooms sold for $1,100 to $1,300 more than those decorated with less popular colors. This means real estate professionals …Read More..

Five fixes that can raise a home’s value

For homeowners looking to spruce up their home before listing it, there’s plenty they can do to attract more buyers and potentially boost the value of their home too. Veteran real estate professionals recently weighed in at This Old House on some of the best home improvement projects they believe can help a home show …Read More..

10 Things To Hang On The Wall That Aren’t Frames

Photo Credit: My Domaine. One of the first things you do to add a personal touch to your space is to hang things up on the walls. It might be photos, it might be degrees or it might be art, but one thing that just about everything you might put up will have in common …Read More..