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Sept. 16, 2020

Don’t Neglect to Inspect a Home Yourself

Home inspection professionals are trained to spot problems and evaluate a home’s overall condition. Home inspectors will do their best to be ethical and thorough. However, they are also still human, and as a result, sometimes details escape their attention. 

 

If you’re making a significant investment in a ...

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July 23, 2020

Understanding Multiple Offer Situations

When inventory is tight and a market heats up, sellers often dream of finding themselves in a multiple offer situation. In a multiple offer situation, more than one potential buyer submits a written offer on the home. With multiple offers on a property, the listing agent can then try and ...

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July 9, 2020

Evaluate Schools Before You Buy Your Home

 

The quality of schools is a contributing factor for anyone buying a home. More than half of all homebuyers with children under 18 years of age rate the quality of the local school district as a significant factor influencing their choice of a neighborhood. (Source: “Profile of Home Buyers ...

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June 11, 2020

What is a “Lipstick Flip”?

It is hard to miss all of the Flip/House Make-Over shows on television. Some of the transformations are incredible, but

some of the changes seem ‘too good to be true.’ Okay, maybe they are ‘true,’ but are the make-overs good enough to last long-term?

 

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May 26, 2020

How to Dispute an Error on Your Credit History

Clearing Credit Problems To Buy a Home

Discovering an error on your credit history can be a rude surprise when you’re attempting to get pre-approved for a mortgage. Though most people don’t think about the details of their credit report until the need to secure a loan, it’s a good idea to check your report for inaccuracies ...

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April 16, 2020

Home Warranty Pros & Cons

Home Warranty

The idea of a home warranty can sound great.  According to the National Association of Realtors, a home warranty is defined as, “a service contract, normally for one year, which helps protect home owners against the cost of unexpected covered repairs or replacement on their major systems and appliances ...

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April 3, 2020

Ask Your Agent the Right Questions

Buying a home

Odds are the day will come when you need to speak to a real estate agent to help you sell your home. When that day comes, you want to be absolutely sure you have the knowledge you need to choose someone who has the background and skills to represent your ...

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March 19, 2020

Understanding Home Owners Associations

Home Owners Associations

If you’re a first-time buyer and are confused about the role of a Home Owners Association, you should definitely ask the right questions before you consider buying. Basically, an HOA is an organization which is designed to protect the quality of life and property values for owners within a neighborhood ...

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March 6, 2020

Understanding the impact local economic factors have on home values

 

How do you predict the value of homes in the Prescott area neighborhoods? While no one can say for sure how home values in a neighborhood will rise or decline over time, there are big-picture economic factors that you can look for to help get handle on where they ...

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Feb. 28, 2020

Should I Negotiate Repairs Before Closing?

Repairs on home before closing

Even though I am a realtor with extensive experience in real estate, the word ‘inspection’ tends to make me, as well as many of my clients, uncomfortable.  This is truly understandable.  If you are the seller, you don’t want to lose the sale.  If you are the ...

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