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In all sales there are those buyers who prefer to purchase only new – never used. Homes are no different. There are those buyers who want to have the opportunity to choose their upgrades and finishes and even their lot and they don’t mind paying the new construction premium. Conversely there are buyers who want to be able to move in right away and don’t mind that that home has been previously occupied. They prefer the lower purchase price that is usually a feature of resale real estate. So which k... read more
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Find the Helpers

Posted by Maureen Scullion on March 06, 2021 in  Real Estate Advice
Look for the Helpers. You will Always Find People Who are Helping…Fred Rogers   Selling or purchasing a home is a stressful experience. So much money! So much change! So many legal contracts! It is stressful for everyone – both Buyers and Sellers and their families. The primary person, the one that you will have the most contact with, is your agent. But are a few of the other people in that neighborhood and what do they do? Home Inspector You may not have a relationship with a home inspector but y... read more
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Things a Home Inspector CANNOT Do

Posted by Stephanie S. Schade on January 01, 2021 in  First Time Homebuyers  Real Estate Advice
Recently chatting with a home inspector he expressed that Buyers are often surprised to discover the many things that home inspectors cannot do. Especially first time home buyers were often caught off guard that actions they took for granted would be part of the inspection were actually not covered. (Not my clients of course who are always perfectly prepared.) Just to be clear about definitions: A home inspection is defined as a non-invasive, visual examination of a residential property that is desig... read more
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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home – Hello 2021!

Posted by Karen A. Johnson on January 01, 2021 in  DIY  Real Estate Advice
Thank goodness we can all look at 2020 in the rearview mirror. In 2021 you might be ready for some changes to the home that has been work, school, movie theater, gym and salon. Hopefully this autumn we are going to be busy with activities out of the house – while we are waiting let’s make some resolutions to accomplish things inside the house! Declutter: You have read the articles, you have seen the advice on HGTV, your realtor has probably even told you – this is the year you actually do it! To ... read more

Big Kid-Small House

Posted by Stephanie S. Schade on July 08, 2020 in  Real Estate Advice
Your home used to be big enough. When your kid was small, even though his toys were everywhere, they were small toys. His room was big enough for reading and sleeping even six months ago. But somehow in the last few months your home has shrunk. There just isn’t enough room for everything that has to happen in it and moving is NOT an option. Your teenager is working on schoolwork, yes, but he is also working on developing a sense of identity, exploring who he is as an individual and maintaining friendships ou... read more
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