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How to buy the right home, quickly

Happy Home Buyers

 

You’re in a rush. You have just three weeks to find and buy the right home. Whoa! How are you going to make that happen?
Don’t stress. Here are some tips that will help:

• Get a pre-approved mortgage. With this document, you’ll know exactly what you can afford. A seller will take your offer-to-purchase more seriously, too.
• Make a wish [...]

Staging the three most important rooms

Hawaii Home with an Ocean View

When your home is shown to potential buyers, every room is important. However, there are three types of rooms that buyers tend to pay particular attention to: kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms.

How do you make these rooms look great? Use these staging tips from professionals. (…)

Little touch ups that make a big difference

Painting Your Home

You are probably already aware of the major things you need to do around your home to get it ready for sale. These include getting rid of clutter, doing minor repairs, and making everything clean and tidy so every room is as much of a showcase as possible.

But there are a myriad of little touch-ups you can do that (…)

When to consider a less than ideal home

Home Buyers Making Decisions

Obviously, when you’re searching for a new home, you want to find one that is ideal. It should be your next dream home. However, sometimes it pays to consider at least some properties that don’t meet all your criteria. After all, you never know whether one of them is actually your next dream home – in [...]

Smart packing tips for moving day

Packing a Moving Box

The last thing you need after a long moving day is to discover that a valuable item was damaged. That’s certain to dampen your spirits when you’re just getting settled into your new home. Here are some packing tips to help ensure that doesn’t happen: (...)

What a buyer is thinking while viewing your home

Buyers Looking at House

Ask any good salesperson for an effective selling technique and they’ll probably say something like, “Understand the buyer. Try to figure out what they’re thinking.”

That’s good advice for you to consider when you’re putting your home up for sale. You need to imagine what a buyer might be thinking while viewing your property, so you can [...]

Don't forget the commute

Driving to Work

Some home buyers consider purchasing a home that is less expensive but farther away from work. In particular, people who work in an urban area sometimes consider living outside the city, where housing costs a little less.

Is that a good option? It depends, (...)

Be a savvy home viewer

Buyers Getting Keys to House

The last thing you want to experience after purchasing a home is “buyer’s regret”. That’s the sinking feeling you get when you realize, days or weeks later, that you may have made the wrong decision.

Say, for example, you bought (...)

What's great about your community?

Boardwalk To Waterfall In Hawaii

When potential buyers view your home, they are just as interested in the surrounding area as they are in the property itself. So, before listing your home on the market, it makes sense to think about your community and its key characteristics.

Here’s a good way to do that: (...)

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