Monthly Archives: January 2015

HOME WARRANTY POLICY? HURT OR HELP?

Written by Linda Dolphin Home Warranty Policy? It won’t hurt, but will it help? The Chicago Tribune reported recently that over three million homeowners bought home warranty policies in one year. This dovetails a report from one of the nation’s … Continue reading

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AVOID OVERPRICING YOUR HOME

Written by Hans Brings If there is one great piece of advice I can give to home sellers, it’s this: Listen to your real estate agent! There are more reasons for this advice than I can enumerate, but for the … Continue reading

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6 RULES TO FOLLOW WHEN PRICING YOUR HOME

Written by Michael Faiella When it’s time to sell, you have to price your home right, using tangible factors. Here are six rules to remember: 1. Price is king Your asking price determines how long the home will sit on … Continue reading

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5 SMART VALUE STRATEGIES TO WIN SELLERS OVER

Written by PJ Wade Buyers who fixate on purchase price and mortgage size often overlook opportunities to save money on both. Usually, the lower the purchase price, the smaller the mortgage a buyer must borrow. We’re not suggesting that buyers … Continue reading

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IS IT TIME TO RENT YOUR HOME?

Written by Blanche Evans As a homeowner, you may be considering moving up to a larger home or a home in a different area. If you’ve built enough equity, it’s a good time to sell because you can cover closing … Continue reading

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10 COOL KITCHEN FEATURES FOR YOUR REMODEL

Written by Jaymi Naciri Thinking of remodeling your kitchen this year? Kitchens are the top spot for renovations, and are often both the most expensive and the most likely to bring a great return on investment. The kitchen is also … Continue reading

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SELLER’S ADVICE: YOUR CHECKLIST FOR AN IMPRESSIVE SHOWING

Written by Blanche Evans Once your home goes on the market, real estate agents may call to show your home anytime, day or evening. Keeping your home “showtime” ready can be challenging, especially if you have children and pets. What … Continue reading

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