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Essential decorating tips for first-home buyers

The exhilaration of buying a first property is unforgettable: your home is full of endless possibilities.  As a first-time owner, you’re likely to want to put your mark on your new home, and that means hitting the furniture stores and redecorating. But, don’t be too hasty because if you rush the process, you also risk…
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How to be an empowered buyer

Losing a property you had your heart set on can be disappointing, but you must ensure that it doesn’t turn you into a vulnerable buyer. You must remind yourself to fight the emotions of missing out and stick to the fundamentals of a property search. Whatever you do, don’t fall into the trap of feeling…
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Remodeled homes in demand as costs leap

Newly-remodeled homes are increasing in demand as buyers realize the spiraling construction and labor costs, together with supply chain disruptions, have made the purchase of a fixer-upper a riskier business. In turn, this is placing a premium on homes that have been remodeled within the past two years.  It doesn’t matter whether you’ve added an…
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Five tips for handling changing market dynamics

The dynamics of real estate feel like they’ve spun on a dime in a matter of weeks.  Folks who were offering above-list-price have suddenly become wary. All markets go through economic cycles, and property is no different. For those seeking to sell or buy right now, you’ll find a much more accurate truth behind the…
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Garden tasks that help sell your home

Selling your home is an exciting experience that should be full of optimism about the future and the next chapter in your life. Putting your home on the market is never a small decision, and you’ll no doubt appreciate that your efforts to spruce up your property pay you back with a higher sales price. …
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Creating the perfect kitchen to attract buyers

When prospective buyers walk through a property for the first time, it’s not unusual to watch them open every kitchen cupboard and drawer and inspect what’s inside. Even as an experienced agent, I’m often surprised by and delighted at the positive reaction that a well-organized kitchen solicits from buyers.  Neatly-stacked Tupperware seems to get you…
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Timing your real estate move

Record-low interest rates over the past two years have lured many Americans into thinking the Federal Reserve would always low-ball the cost of cash. But this has been an exceptional period, not the norm. Today, our interest rate is still lower than at the beginning of 2019. And since then, the average value of residential…
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Fabulous flooring adds an impact

A wooden floor is a major selling point of a home, it’s the foundation of a property’s aesthetic beauty and never fails to impress prospective buyers. Many sellers appreciate the impact of a wooden floor, and they will invest in having it stripped back, sealed and polished, often at the cost of several thousand dollars,…
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How to bring your A-game to every negotiation

Buying a home in today’s property market means you’ve got to be on your game. Finding your dream apartment or house can be tough because the supply of homes coming onto the market is still below historical averages due to the pandemic. And while that situation is easing in our neighborhood, we see an increasing…
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Home offices impact real estate market

The new normal created by the pandemic that has swept America and the world includes a significant change in our society’s attitudes to working in the office. Americans are reluctant to return to that five-day-a-week cubicle existence, according to numerous surveys. Instead, they want to split work time more equitably between home and the office.…
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