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Real Estate Contracts: Reasons for Backing Out
Posted on 01/12/2020
Real Estate Contracts: Reasons for Backing Out
Photo by Gerd Altmann via PixabayOnce you sign a purchase agreement, whether you are the buyer or seller, it is very difficult to back out of it. However, as a buyer, you are able to back out if your real estate agent drafts the contract properly. Real estate agents use a standard contract. That does not mean that...
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Avoid Home Security Blunders When Travelling
Posted on 01/05/2020
Avoid Home Security Blunders When Travelling
A struggle that everyone faces is keeping priorities straight. As careers advance, families grow, and financial responsibilities increase, some priorities fall by the wayside. One example of how that can happen is with home security. When you have your mind on twenty other things that need to be taken care of this week, it's easy to forget about consistently...
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What Can a Buyer Learn from a Home Showing?
Posted on 12/29/2019
What Can a Buyer Learn from a Home Showing?
A showing enables a buyer to walk through a residence and envision what life may be like if he or she purchases it. And if a buyer crafts a home showing strategy, he or she can make the most of this opportunity. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you plan ahead for a house showing....
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When to Modify Your Home Selling Timeline
Posted on 12/22/2019
When to Modify Your Home Selling Timeline
Although you might have a home selling timeline in place, there may be instances where changes to your plan are required. These include: 1. You are listing your home in a buyer's market. If you add your house to a buyer's market, you likely will face lots of competition from rival home sellers. As such, it may be difficult...
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5 Indoor Plants That are Nearly Impossible to Kill
Posted on 12/15/2019
5 Indoor Plants That are Nearly Impossible to Kill
Photo by Pushok via Pixabay Do you buy plants for your home – just to find them shriveled up and browning just a few short days later? You may be purchasing plants that require too much care – or that are known for being tricky to keep alive. Whether you’ve been cursed with a black thumb, have a...
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Another Property Sold - 7195 SW 86TH Ave, Portland, OR 97223
Posted on 12/14/2019
Another Property Sold - 7195 SW 86TH Ave, Portland, OR 97223
Amazing Mid-Century Entertainer/Family dream home in the largest community of Rummer's / MCM neighborhood! Amazing design, natural light-filled, spacious gallery-style post/beam, vaulted wood ceiling adds warmth and drama w/glass wall of windows, sliders, skylights to amplify design philosophy of in/out living! Open galley-style kitchen and large, private fenced yard/covered patio easy entertainment. Easy access to...
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Smart Home Innovations
Posted on 12/08/2019
Smart Home Innovations
Image by REDPIXEL.PL from Shutterstock With each passing day, more advancement in technology hits the market. Innovations are springing up to simplify life in all areas of the home. Technology has always made home life easier for people from washing machines to take care of your laundry to dishwashers to clean your dishes. Now, new inventions have reached...
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Consider All Angles When Buying Your Next Home
Posted on 12/01/2019
Consider All Angles When Buying Your Next Home
No matter what your age, buying a new home symbolizes the beginning of a new chapter in your life. It's an exciting event, whether you're a first-time home buyer or a retiree looking to downsize. When you stumble upon a house in your price range that has the features and characteristics you've been searching for, it can be a...
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3 Common Homebuying Concerns, and How to Address Them
Posted on 11/24/2019
3 Common Homebuying Concerns, and How to Address Them
If you plan to buy a home in the immediate future, there are several concerns that you should address before you embark on your house search. In fact, some of the most common homebuying concerns include: 1. Lack of Home Financing You know you want to purchase a house, but obtaining financing sometimes is difficult. Fortunately, if you meet...
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Cleaning and Painting Are Priorities for Home Sellers
Posted on 11/17/2019
Cleaning and Painting Are Priorities for Home Sellers
Preparing to put your home on the market almost invariably involves three things: painting, cleaning, and organizing. Since you might also need to do some repairs and updating, it's crucial that you prioritize your tasks and make sure you're not spending more money, time, and energy than necessary. Consulting with your real estate agent about what projects are the...
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When Is A Perfect Time To Sell Your Home?
Posted on 11/10/2019
When Is A Perfect Time To Sell Your Home?
If you're ready to sell your home, you may wonder if the time is right. Timing is truly everything when you’re selling a home. If you have some flexibility, it might be a good idea to wait to sell your home. Even with time constraints, there are a few strategies to employ that can help you find the sweet...
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Investing In Real Estate Is Still A Viable Option
Posted on 11/03/2019
Investing In Real Estate Is Still A Viable Option
Investing in real estate investment is still a viable option, consider these few trends. Construction of new homes is on the increase in the U.S. Although the Census Bureau reported that new home sales in January 2019 had dropped 6.9 percent as compared to the same period last year. The U.S. median property sales went down from $373,100...
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