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Tips to Get Your Home Winter Ready

Posted by Alan Tucker on November 21, 2017 in  General Real Estate  Helpful Tips  House and Home
People don’t always think of getting their homes winter ready until it’s too late and a pipe has burst or a hole is discovered that is letting precious heat out of your home.  The time to think about winter is before it starts.  Here are a few tips to help you get ready for the cold months ahead. Saving Money Whenever you can cut the cost of your heating or gas bill and still keep your house and people inside is a win-win.  If your windows are not insulated properly, your plumbing bre... read more
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So you’re planning to sell your home.  As you prepare to begin showing your home to prospective buyers, you might consider taking some of the following steps.  Your home is likely your largest investment.  You’ll want to impress buyers to earn top dollar.  A real estate agent can suggest ways to make the process go smoothly, but all homeowners can take basic steps even without professional help.  Potential buyers often welcome a home that is clean, neat, uncluttered, in good r... read more
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Looking for ways to spruce up your home to either sell or just enjoy yourself?  There are a lot of ways to add value to your home with not having to spend a lot of money.  Kitchen The kitchen to most buyers is the most important room in your house.  You can spend a little money to spruce up by replacing the faucet set, adding new cabinet door handles and updating old lighting fixtures with brighter more energy-efficient ones.  For a few more dollars think of updating the cabinets b... read more
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When putting your house on the market, it is always ideal to get your home sold quickly.  Knowing what to do to have that happen is essential.  One question sellers ask themselves is if it’s worth the money to pay someone to stage your home.  There are some things to consider before making that decision. What Does a Stager Do? Think of a stager as an interior designer with the knowledge of the right colors, fabric and furniture arrangement to make your home look its best.  In... read more
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When you are buying or selling a home you want to make sure you are getting your money’s worth.  Making an offer on a property you are interested in can be a stressful event.  Are you offering too much?  Can I afford the monthly payments? How much am I willing to pay?  The bidding process can be tedious, especially if you aren’t sure if you are making a proper offer. It pays to do your research and hire a real estate agent who most likely knows what the home is worth.&nbs... read more
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