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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

First Time Landlord Woes

Homeowners have a lot to keep up with, but landlords have even more. If you own a home and are thinking about renting it out, you should definitely read the common mistakes most first-time landlords ...  Read More

Monday, July 17, 2017

Market Update for June

Redfin’s newest data has stated home prices in June increased 7.1% to a median sale price of $298,000. Redfin began tracking home prices back in 2010, and last month and June was the highest ...  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.