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Video: Add Value Not Debt With These Home Updates

Video: Add Value Not Debt With These Home Updates It’s not unusual to find homes for sale that are in need of some updating. Indeed they are a large segment of the market and just what many home buyers are looking for. Design is a matter of taste, and while one buyer may love the… Read More

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Video: Simple Steps for Buying a Home

Video: Simple Steps for Buying a Home. I don’t really get the mindset that buying a home is complicated, overwhelming or stressful. As with anything you do, if you’re well informed and updated along the way, the process is no more problematic for either buyers or sellers, than a day at work might be. Yes,… Read More

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Video: Selling your home? Be sure it’s camera-ready.

Photos are the first impression a home buyer will get of your home. As a matter of fact, many potential buyers weed out their options based on the photos they see in MLS so it is critical that those photos present your home in the best possible light. The tips in this video are very… Read More

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Video: Take the Stress Out of Your Move

Video: Take the Stress Out of Your Move In addition to the practical advice in this video, there are a few bits of advice I always give my clients for moving day. Be sure the utilities have been turned on in your new home, and off at your old one. If you’re using a moving… Read More

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Are You Making Clear Decisions About Replacement Windows?

One of the most concerning things to home buyers is the efficiency of windows. A home inspector will make note of the type of windows in a home and whether or not there may be leaks, damage, or need of repair. Replacement windows are costly, but in the Arizona heat they can make a difference… Read More

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Video: When Do Homeowners Need a Permit?

When Do Homeowners Need a Permit? – I can attest to the fact that a major home repair or update project, done without a permit, can delay or even stop a Home Sellers transaction right in its tracks. The video below outlines several instances where a permit would be necessary or at the very least,… Read More

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Video: The Open Floor Plan Challenge

Video: The Open Floor Plan Challenge – The video addresses a few of the dilemmas you might face living in and decorating an open concept home. With hard floors and high ceilings, we’ve found that the echo effect is the most annoying thing to over come, but there are other challenges as well. Home Buyer’s… Read More

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Video: Home for Sale? Living in Your Staged Home

This short video offers some great tips for living in your staged home. Staging your home can mean several different things. There’s complete staging of an empty home by bringing in furniture, artwork, small appliances and lighting. You minimally can stage a vacant home with small splashes of color like throw rugs and towels, baskets… Read More

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The Importance of the Title Commitment to a Smooth Closing

A document that few people pay attention to, can make or break your home purchase or sale. The Title Company often seems incidental to your real estate transaction but the role they play is critical. Other than that great kitchen or that sparkling pool, do you know exactly what you’re buying? The Title Company does… Read More

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Video: Top 5 Home Staging Mistakes

The home staging advice in this video is basic but valuable. These really are some of the most common objections that home buyers have, and each one is an easy fix. Just one recommendation I often make and one that you might keep in mind- rent a storage unit. A storage unit rental will likely… Read More