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Love It. . . or List It? Know When to Renovate or Sell Your Home

July 22, 2013

As the title of the popular HGTV show “Love It or List It” suggests, you have two options when your house no longer feels like home: renovate it into a space you can love, or list it for sale and move on. Whether you’ve outgrown your current home or are simply looking to upgrade, consider these four factors before you commit to renovating or selling: Time When considering whether to renovate your home or relocate, remember that renovations generally take months to complete. Renovations will…

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3 Smart Improvements to Sell Your Home

November 6, 2012

Looking for ways to boost your home’s saleability? Focus on these homebuyer hot-buttons! 1. Bathrooms: Bathroom remodels can often increase your home’s resale value. Consider replacing outdated tubs, sinks, vanities, fixtures and flooring. Even basic maintenance tasks like re-caulking the tub, replacing old shower doors and applying a fresh coat of paint to the walls may make a difference. A few stylish touches like plush new towels and bathmats can help too. 2. Kitchen: Many times, the heart of the home can be the heart…

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When Should I Sell My House? Tips for When to Sell Your Home

June 4, 2012

Ultimately, the decision to sell your home is a very personal one. It’s impossible to come up with an exact formula of circumstances that tell you it’s time to move. Though it may come down to gut instinct, here are some things to consider before putting your home on the market. Look at local market conditions The last few years have been tough for real estate in many areas, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not a good time to sell your house. Look at…

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5 Positive Housing Market Facts

March 19, 2012

There has been a lot of buzz about today’s housing market, but current conditions can be beneficial to homebuyers for several reasons. Here are five things to keep in mind during your home search. 1. Homebuilding is cyclical Everyone knows the housing market is in a down cycle, but what many people may not understand is this: Homebuilding is a cyclical business, not unlike the airline and automotive industries. The last housing downturn occurred in the late 1980s and early 1990s. What does that mean…

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5 Tips for Selling a Home

January 1, 2012

For most homeowners, there comes a moment when their home no longer meets their needs. Fortunately, when it’s time to sell your home, there are simple things you can do to make your house stand out among the competition. 1. Think curb appeal. The first tip for selling your home is to lead with a good first impression. Make sure buyers will want to take a closer look. Consider these curb-altering ideas: Change out your house numbers, lighting fixtures and mailbox & door hardware Remove…

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