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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

What Is A Lien? What Kinds Are There?

A lien is bad, but it's not the worst thing that can happen. It happens from time to time, and they must be dealt with. Getting behind on your mortgage, bills, other payments, and diving further into ...  Read More

Monday, May 22, 2017

HomeBuyer's Believe Wrong

Genworth Mortgage Insurance recently conducted a survey and they concluded that potential first-time homebuyers are hindered from joining the real estate market because they cannot meet the 20% down ...  Read More

Home Improvements

When preparing to sell your home, you may consider making a few improvements to make it more appealing to buyers.  In general, you can expect to recoup 80% of your investment in home improvements.  The most important items to consider when thinking of home improvements are those that will come under scrutiny during a home inspection.  Here are 11 things you need to address to pass a home inspection:

  1. Defective Plumbing
  2. Damp or Wet Basement
  3. Inadequate Wiring & Electrical
  4. Poor Heating & Cooling Systems
  5. Roofing Problems
  6. Damp Attic Spaces
  7. Rotting Wood
  8. Masonry Work
  9. Unsafe or Overfused Electrical Circuit
  10. Adequate Security Features
  11. Structural/Foundation Problems.

Once these items are under control, the BEST way to get your home sold fast and for top dollar is to keep it CLEAN and DECLUTTERED.  You want to encourage prospective buyers to envision themselves living there.