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Case Study: Your Home With a Solar Lease. Good or Bad?

Case Study: Your Home With a Solar Lease. Good or Bad? The article below brings up some valid points about leased solar panels. But practical application is often more helpful, so here’s a true-to-life, recent experience in case study format. The home owners have listed their home for sale. It is relatively new, has some… Read More

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Video: Home Sellers, this Listing Presentation is All Yours, Ask Questions!

Video: Home Sellers, this Listing Presentation is All Yours, Ask Questions! This video offers great advice for Home Sellers getting ready for their Agent’s Listing Presentation. I only take issue with one very small item. In her introduction Kelly mentions that Listing Presentations can be overwhelming. I disagree. If your agent is doing their job… Read More

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Fireplace-Envy: Seasonal, Regional and Generational – Photo Gallery

Have fireplaces become just an artistic addition to our decor? I distinctly remember when a fireplace was the ‘cool’ feature to have in your home. I am aware that the region of the country that you live in plays a major role but I’d be curious nonetheless to know how much use your fireplace actually… Read More

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A Rare Balance: Mortgage Rates Hit a New Low, Home Prices Remain Stable

A Rare Balance: Mortgage Rates Hit a New Low, Home Prices Remain Stable. I realize this isn’t the season that most folks choose to move. Kids are settled into classrooms, ‘bad weather’ season is on its way in most parts of the country, and the holidays are creeping up fast. I get all that, I… Read More

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Home Buying: Think That Title Report is Trivial? Then You’ve Never Heard of Lis Pendens

Home Buying: Think That Title Report is Trivial? Then You’ve Never Heard of Lis Pendens. When the Title Company was chosen to handle your Real Estate Transaction you probably didn’t care much who they were. You may have been blissfully unaware of their purpose or their process. In most cases, the first time a Home… Read More

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1 in 40 American Families Deal With Child Identity Theft

1 in 40 American Families Deal With Child Identity Theft. This isn’t purely a homeowner issue but I feel it belongs here nonetheless. It’s a family issue. A community issue. You protect your children from physical dangers in your home. You protect them from dangers in and out of your neighborhood. Whether it’s screening care-givers,… Read More

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You Know About Closing Costs, so How Much More Will You Spend?

You Know About Closing Costs, so How Much More Will You Spend? Whether you’re selling or buying a home, there are of course the little things like deposits and connection or disconnect fees for utilities, cable TV and WiFi. But as we all know, the little things add up quickly. Both Home Buyers and Home… Read More

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Think the final walk-through is a waste of time? Skipping it could cost you!

Think the final walk-through is a waste of time? Skipping it could cost you! I recently had a Home Seller client who was threatened with the loss of a deposit. I say threatened rather than ‘at risk’ because one very important procedure was ignored. Here’s the scenario. The Seller’s home was sold, closed and recorded…. Read More

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Western Home Buyers Leading the Nation, Taking Advantage of a Healthy Real Estate Market

Western Home Buyers Leading the Nation, Taking Advantage of a Healthy Real Estate Market. I can attest to the fact that this has been a remarkably dynamic home buying season. The Spring market is historically busy but this year’s activity seems to have been given a little extra boost. Hard to say why, although I… Read More

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Will Environmental Hazards Have an Impact on Your Home Value?

Will Environmental Hazards Have an Impact on Your Home Value? The factors most people consider when determining their home’s value include size, condition and location, but have you considered the impact of possible environmental hazards? In areas where they are most pronounced—environmental hazards such as poor air quality can and do have an effect on… Read More