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The Impact Staging Your Home Has On Your Sale Price

May 24, 2019

The Impact Staging Your Home Has On Your Sale Price [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights:The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Profile of Home Staging.62% of seller’s agents say that staging a home decreases the amount of time a home spends on the market.50% of staged homes saw a 1-10% increase ...

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Top 5 things buyers expect in homes for 2019

May 24, 2019

In today’s market, buyers have higher expectations for the homes they are buying. Below is a list of things that top the charts for buyer “must haves.”1)  A home office-It is no doubt that more companies are allowing their employees to work from home in order to boost productivity. Since the use of laptops are ...

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What is a Property Appraisal?

May 21, 2019

A property appraisal is conducted to determine a home’s current value. This is done when homeowners are looking to sell their home or refinance. Value is dependent upon many different factors including location, amenities, home renovations, etc. The appraised home will also be compared against other similar homes that have recently sold in the neighborhood.Why is an ...

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What Is Really Happening With Home Prices?

May 17, 2019

Home values have softened over the last twelve months. We are no longer seeing 6-7% annual appreciation levels for the national housing market. The current numbers are closer to 4%. Some have suggested that year-over-year appreciation levels could fall to 3% or less this year.However, a stronger-than-expected economy and a good spring housing market have changed some opinions. ...

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Tips For House Hunting Online

May 16, 2019

Hunting for a new home online is a great place to start your search, but it should not be your end all be all. Good listing agents are excellent at highlighting the best features of the home, but keep in mind there may be more than meets the eye. To make the most of your time and efforts and ...

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9 Tips to Buying Foreclosed Homes

May 16, 2019

 The credit goes to The Lenders Network.  Website source: https://thelendersnetwork.com/tips-to-buying-foreclosed-homes/The credit goes to The Lenders Network.  Website source: https://thelendersnetwork.com/tips-to-buying-foreclosed-homes/ ...

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Weather & Real Estate

May 16, 2019

The Weather and Real EstateMost people listen to the news frequently to get updates on the weather.  Climate and the weather conditions have an ENORMOUS impact on how we feel, and the choices we make, and possibly our survival.There is nothing like spending time outdoors in the spring and fall when the weather is mild.  Something ...

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Top 6 Home Organization Upgrades that “Spark Joy” for Buyers

May 15, 2019

Thanks to Marie Kondo and her hit Netflix series “Tidying Up,” home organization is a hot topic right now. Marie encourages her viewers to minimize their possessions and keep only those items that “spark joy.”With spring in full bloom, now is the perfect time to do some spring cleaning and add organizational systems to ...

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How to do a 1031 Exchange?

May 15, 2019

Rules & Definitions for Investors 2019Approximate Reading Time: 24 MinutesYou Are Here: Home / Learning Center / How To Do A 1031 Exchange: Rules & Definitions For InvestorsLast Updated: March 28, 2019 | Author: Benjamin Smith | Topic: 1031 ExchangeIn this article you’ll learn how to do a 1031 exchange with real estate. Topics include: 1031 exchange rules, ...

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May 2019 Market Update Coffee County TN

May 15, 2019

In the Middle Tennessee area of Coffee County , TN; the number of home sales was up 11% from 2018 to 2019. Even with limited inventory, the number of sales is increasing. Average home prices for 2019 had a 5.5% increase from 2018 YTD.The average days on the market are fairly stable this year to date vs. 2018 ...

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Buying In Seller's Market

May 15, 2019

Buying in Seller's Market By Sandra C Brown, Principal Broker Dream Catcher Realty, Sevierville, TNSeveral Conernsa) Inventory is lowb) You are competing with seasoned cash investorsc) Many cases of Multiple Offers d) Some properties are overpricedSolutions a) Get preapproved or have  proof of funds letters to submit with offerb) Have your agent do a CMA to learn true ...

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How To Pack Like A Pro

May 14, 2019

Plan ahead.Develop a master to-do list so you won’t forget something critical heading into moving day. This will also help you create an estimate of moving time and costs. Discard items you no longer want or need.Ask yourself how frequently you use an item and how you’d feel if you no longer had it. Sort ...

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New Research Shows Housing Is Affordable For First-Time Buyers

May 14, 2019

First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Rent vs. BuyHome prices have been on the rise for the last seven years, leading many housing market analysts to conclude that first-time homebuyers are being shut out of the market due to affordability concerns.The National Association of Realtors (NAR) ...

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Tips for Negotiating in a Sellers Market

May 14, 2019

By Elizabeth Weintraub A home buyer does not want to be caught off guard in a seller's market. It's one of the reasons that the most important thing a home buyer can do is trust his or her real estate agent to advise on market conditions. If it is a seller's market, it could very difficult, ...

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7 Tips to Stay Cool and Save Money Without Touching the A/C

May 14, 2019

It's easy to just crank up the air conditioning during the hottest months of summer. Sure, the energy bill may be higher, but it's worth the extra expense to keep your home cool — right? Or are there any sure-fire ways to save money and stay cool indoors?Before you reach for the thermostat, try these DIY ...

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Pre-Qualification Letter vs. Pre-Approval Letter

May 13, 2019

What is the difference between a pre-qualification letter and a pre-approval letter?  The pre-approval letter demonstrates you are a ready, willing, and able buyer, and you are serious about purchasing a home.  Not only have you talked to a lender but you have submitted tax returns, bank statements, pay stubs, employment history, and other documentation that is ...

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The Robert Mills House and Gardens

May 13, 2019

 The name Robert Mills might not be too familiar to you, but more than likely you have seen some of his work. His most notable work is the Washington Monument. Born In Charleston, South Carolina he was one of the first American-born professional architects and the first architect to have been trained in the United States. Mills attended ...

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Pressure Washing your House

May 12, 2019

It's that time of year again! Spring cleaning inside and out! And as always pressure washing the outside adds to the curb appeal.  Below is a link to info on the basics starting with a good cleaning solution recipe! https://www.houselogic.com/organize-maintain/home-maintenance-tips/how-to-wash-your-house-maintenance-tips/...

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House Charlotte Downpayment Assistance

May 10, 2019

Program FeaturesThe HouseCharlotte program provides 5, 10, or 15-year, deferred, forgivable loans to qualified  applicant’s .  Funds can be used to cover downpayment, closing cost, and interest rate buy down.  Funding up to $10,000 for families with household income at or below 80% Area Median Income (AMI) purchasing within Charlotte City limits.Funding up ...

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Out-of-State Bulk Buyers

May 09, 2019

Many local buyers usually are unaware that they may have some serious competition from buyers who reside in other states. I hav dealt with many "bulk" buyers who pay cash and no inspections. There are many times that buyers have purchased properties without even touring them. If these buyers reside in areas with expensive market properties, they may ...

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Create a Welcoming Outdoor Space with These 6 Steps

May 08, 2019

The exterior of your home is what visitors see first; it's the key to the much-important first impression. Why not make it shine just as much as the interior? You don't have to spend a lot of money to create a welcoming outdoor space both in the front of your home and in the back.With some ...

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Family Friendly Activities in the Piedmont Triad

May 07, 2019

Thinking of relocating to the Triad area of NC?  The Triad consists of the area surrounding Greensboro, Winston Salem and High Point, and offers a wide variety of activities.  Here are some popular attractions for the whole family: Lazy 5 Ranchhttps://lazy5ranch.com/North Carolina Zoological Parkhttps://www.nczoo.org/Greensboro Science Centerhttps://www.greensboroscience.org/Kaleideumhttp://north.kaleideum.org/Wet’n Wild Emerald Pointe ...

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Spring Market! Time for Spring Cleaning!

May 07, 2019

 The time is here once again, especially if you plan to list your home for sale in the spring market. Time to declutter that junk closet, donate old clothes, and refresh your environment by cleaning out the old and leaving room for the new. Yes, it’s time for Spring cleaning. Here are some top projects to think ...

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No matter the technology, commercial real estate will always be a local trade

May 07, 2019

By Allen Buchanan | abuchanan@lee-associates.com | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: May 4, 2019 at 5:00 am | UPDATED: May 4, 2019 at 5:00 amWhen I started plying my trade in the early 80s, our means of sourcing new business were the phone, a Rolodex, shiny shoes, and a big smile! My, my, how things have changed.If you were ...

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BRICK HOME - CARPORT & GARAGE

May 06, 2019

Enjoy neighborhood private lakes in Middle TennesseeNice brick home, easy living on one level.   $90,000   MLS #191650Attached carport can double as a covered patio, bonus detached garage. Rooms are large, good storage in utility room. Great community. This home qualifies for $100.00 down payment program, for HUD Owned Homes, subject to a new FHA appraisal. ...

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