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Monday, February 19, 2018   /   by Gabby Bauer

HOW TO BUY A HOUSE WHEN SELLING ANOTHER

Buying a house is hard work that requires a lot of focus and a lot of financial investment. Selling a house is a tough job that demands much of your attention and financial risk. But buying one house while selling another at the same time? Well, that takes the skill of a real estate ninja. But it happens all the time – every day – that homeowners need to unload the house they’re in while they’re moving into another house.
In a perfect world, you’d put the virtual for sale sign in the yard, and then go out touring houses. You’d find the ideal new home on one day, and an empowered buy for your house on the next. How exciting! You’d hush the buzz of the outside world around you as you efficiently and tidily pack up boxes of belongings from “the old” house and tote them happily to the new place. Unfortunately, although that’s a beautiful picture of transition, it doesn’t happen quite that smoothly.
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Friday, February 16, 2018   /   by Gabby Bauer

HOW TO BUY A HOUSE WHEN SELLING ANOTHER

Buying a house is hard work that requires a lot of focus and a lot of financial investment. Selling a house is a tough job that demands much of your attention and financial risk. But buying one house while selling another at the same time? Well, that takes the skill of a real estate ninja. But it happens all the time – every day – that homeowners need to unload the house they’re in while they’re moving into another house.
In a perfect world, you’d put the virtual for sale sign in the yard, and then go out touring houses. You’d find the ideal new home on one day, and an empowered buy for your house on the next. How exciting! You’d hush the buzz of the outside world around you as you efficiently and tidily pack up boxes of belongings from “the old” house and tote them happily to the new place. Unfortunately, although that’s a beautiful picture of transition, it doesn’t happen quite that smoothly.
Here are a few ways peop ...

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Thursday, February 15, 2018   /   by Gabby Bauer

COMPLETE GUIDE TO MARKETING YOUR HOME TO SELL

There’s no experience quite like that of selling your home. If you’ve taken care of your property, you have an asset that you stand to make a substantial profit from selling. Unless you are a professional, selling a house is something that you’ll do once, maybe twice, in your lifetime. With such a big decision at hand, you’ll want expert help along the way. A real estate agent, a home stager, a handyman, and a professional tax appraiser are all people who make their living getting homes ready to sell. Here is a guide to the steps you will need from listing to closing.
Find the Right Real Estate Agent
Your real estate agent should be someone that works for you. They work to help you make a quick sale that keeps your home from sitting on the market for too many months. Not only will your real estate agent help you sell your home, he or she may also have recommendations for other vendors you may need in the sales process. Select your agent the way you would a job ...

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018   /   by Gabby Bauer

THE IMPORTANCE OF PRICING WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME [COMPLETE GUIDE]

Pricing your house for sale is tricky. Selling your house is stressful; there are a lot of tasks that need tending. But pricing could be your most critical element because the price will determine whether the sale happens quickly and at a loss, fairly quickly with a profit, or if the house will be doomed to the “for sale” graveyard of doomed real estate. Here’s your ultimate guide to understanding the importance of pricing when selling your house.
Avoiding a Bad Reputation


The most devastating fate for a house for sale, the worst-case scenario, is that the house sits on the market for too long.
The length of time a property remains on the market has nothing to do with the seller’s timeline – as if there’s no pressure, no worries, it’ll sell when it gets around to selling. No, that’s not the case. On the contrary, when a house stays for too long, buyers begin to recognize the fact that the property hasn’t sold. They wonder why ...

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018   /   by Gabby Bauer

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BUY NEW CONSTRUCTION

New construction housing has undeniable intrigue. Maybe it’s the fact that all the materials are clean and fresh. It’s that new carpet smell. Perhaps it’s the psychological bonus of knowing that yours will be the first energy to occupy a space. But buying new construction isn’t as simple as finding a house whose architectural style you admire and then running with it. Here’s what happens when you buy new construction.
Weighing Your Options and Priorities
Knowing you want new construction is good. But what means more to you: location, builder, amenities, or price? Knowing that priority can get you and your agent off on the right foot when it comes to searching for homes to consider.
If you’re more concerned with location, study the communities you’re considering. Check out the building permits and plans for the surrounding areas over the next several years. You may buy a house for its incredible panoramic mountain landscapes only to find ...

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