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Friday, May 14, 2021   /   by Scott Coldwell

SELL YOUR OWN HOME

FOR SALE BY OWNER
If you ask anyone who has ever tried to sell their home themselves they’ll tell you that from the moment the “For Sale by Owner” sign goes up, the phone begins to ring. Unfortunately, many of those calls will not be from prospective buyers, but rather from real estate agents looking to obtain your listing. Obviously the idea of not having to pay a commission to a real estate agent is attractive to any home seller. But because of all the issues involved in the process, selling a home on one’s own can be challenging as many home sellers will attest to.
The key is to be properly prepared. If you are not, your home could remain on the market longer than you expect because you are not attracting and getting offers from qualified buyers. This can be a point where many homeowners become frustrated and consider giving up their dream of selling their home themselves. However, there are sellers who accomplish selling their own homes, very well. You c? ...

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Monday, April 19, 2021   /   by Scott Coldwell

5 TYPES OF PATIO SURFACES

Just like inside your home, outdoor flooring options are diverse, vary in cost, and give a definitive style to a space. If the thought of hosting friends and family this Spring and Summer has you thinking about upgrading your outdoor spaces to create the ultimate hang-out spot, you’re in the right starting place. The first step is to choose what surface you’re going to use for your patio, and depending on your budget and preferences, the following options may be the right fit.
1. Gravel: Gravel may not be the first thing you think of when you imagine a patio, but you can actually make a really nice and cost-efficient area with it. Gravel is generally an inexpensive material, so getting your hands on it will be relatively easy, plus, even people who are not that handy find it simple to install. Gravel also has fantastic drainage and can keep weeds from growing! It’s not all positives, though, many people find it hard to make gravel comfortable—walking on . ...

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Monday, April 19, 2021   /   by Scott Coldwell

HOW TO SAVE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WHEN YOU BUY

HOW SELLERS SET THEIR ASKING PRICE
For you to understand how much to offer for a home you’re interested in, it’s important for you to know how sellers price their homes. Here are 4 common strategies you’ll start to recognize when you begin to view homes:
 
1. CLEARLY OVERPRICED:
Every seller wants to realize the most amount of money they can for their home, and real estate agents know this. If more than one agent is competing for your listing, an easy way to win the battle is to overinflate the value of your home. This is done far too often, with many homes that are priced 10-20% over their true market value. This is not in your best interest, because in most cases the market won’t be fooled. As a result, your home could languish on the market for months, leaving you with a couple of important drawbacks:
• your home is likely to be labeled as a “troubled” house by other agents, leading to a lower than fair market price when an offer . ...

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Thursday, April 8, 2021   /   by Scott Coldwell

13 EXTRA COSTS TO BE AWARE OF BEFORE BUYING

Whether you’re looking to buy your first home, or trading up to a larger one, there are many costs—on top of the purchase price—that you must figure into your calculation of affordability. These extra fees, such as taxes and other additional costs, could surprise you with an unwanted financial nightmare on closing day if you’re not informed and prepared.
Some of these costs are one-time fixed payments, while others represent an ongoing monthly or yearly commitment. Not all of these costs will apply in every situation, however, it’s better to know about them ahead of time so you can budget properly.
Remember, buying a home is a major milestone. Whether it’s your first, second, or tenth home, there are many important details to address during the process. The last thing you need are unbudgeted financial obligations cropping up hours before you take possession of your new home.
Read through the following checklist to make sure you’r. ...

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