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How Not to Sell Your Home

How Not to Sell Your Home. This sounds like it might be a comical post, something fun to read. I can at least verify that it’s good to know. Personally, I don’t have a problem telling a client what might help sell their home or what’s stopping their home from selling. It’s my job. Things… Read More

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Homeowners “Ready to Move On” NAR Says

Homeowners “Ready to Move On” NAR Says New property listings have come in fits and starts this home buying season. From late Winter into the beginning of Summer the Real Estate market sprinted ahead at a rapid pace, with homes priced at $220,000 and under flying off the shelf. It wasn’t unusual this past Spring,… Read More

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Video: Your Insurance and Winter Storm Damage

Winter storms cause havoc everywhere but they take widely different forms in different parts of the country. Florida and other coastal states struggle with hurricanes and severe wind damage. In California and here in Arizona, January is customarily our winter rainy month and flash floods are not uncommon. There are designated flood plains dotted throughout… Read More

Video: She Sheds: The Latest Lifestyle Trend

Video: She Sheds: The Latest Lifestyle Trend. Have you see the She Shed episode of Las Man Standing? I am probably the ideal demographic target for that show and I will freely admit that I love it. My guess is that unless you build your She Shed yourself Ladies, it’s likely to turn into exactly… 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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5 Credit Myths Debunked

5 Credit Myths Debunked. A lender friend of mine once told me that credit is one of the most commonly misunderstood elements of our financial fitness. We all know it’s important yet we don’t take the time to comprehend its significant impact on our day-to-day lives. For instance, did you know that auto insurance rates,… Read More

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Video: How to Shop for a Home with Instagram

Video: How to Shop for a Home with Instagram Instagram is far more entertaining than most social media sites. It caters to the quirky and the unexpected. Instagram welcomes the photos that you may feel don’t belong in other places. If I have artsy shots of homes for sale, a beam of sunshine through a… Read More

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Video: How to Prepare for a Home Inspection

Video: How to Prepare for a Home Inspection I don’t often recommend that home sellers employ a home inspector before putting their house on the market, unless it’s obvious that the home has not been well maintained. On the other hand, if you’re not handy at all or generally unable to perform any kind of… Read More

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Pop-Up Staging or Virtual Staging, What Do You Think?

Set the Selling Scene with Pop-Up Staging. There are a couple of recent trends in home staging. one is virtual staging, where photos are edited to include nearly realistic furniture when the home has none. The other recent movement is toward pop-up staging, explained in more detail below. As you can see in the photos,… Read More

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Video: Give Your Home a Fresh Face for Fall

Video: Give your home a fresh face for Fall. Fall can be a time of indifference for home owners. The Summer growing season, taking care of lawns and gardens, can be a busy time and as we prepare for Winter and the holidays, sometimes our home’s exterior looks neglected. It doesn’t take much to give… Read More