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Q: What Color Should You Paint Your Front Door?

 Here is some helpful information on what colors really make a front door shine! Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report Right at your front door is probably where a buyer client stands the longest during their tour of your home because they’re waiting for the lockbox to be opened. It’s important to prime the buyer with a positive impression before they cross the threshold of your house, and having a clean, fresh front door is the way to do so. Faded paint will leave an unpleasant
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Q: How Should You Repaint Your Home Before Listing?

 Here are several paint colors to consider before repainting your home. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report As a home seller, it’s very important to influence people visually. In a seller’s market like ours, what color(s) you choose to repaint your home is very important if you want to maximize your sale price. Paint colors create ambiance, and 99% of the time you want to choose a neutral color. By this, I mean cool tones such as lighter shades of blue, green, or violet, or warmer
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Q: Why Is Video Valuable in Real Estate?

 Here’s why we make Facebook Live home walking tours for our clients. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report Why are Facebook Live and video necessary in real estate? First, let’s discuss video usage in 2020. Many people don’t know just how quickly video usage is growing. Watching videos and streaming on your phone or tablet is now extremely simple. Video is easy to absorb as a viewer; you just have to hit play.   “ Video is easy to absorb as a viewer; you just have
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Q: Which Cost-Effective Tips Will Boost Your Home’s Value?

 Here are eight cost-effective tips that will increase your home’s value. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report Here are my top eight tips that are sure to boost your home’s value before you put it on the market:  1. Apply a fresh coat of paint. Paint is very cheap, and a new paint job will give you the most bang for your buck. No one likes dirty walls, so make sure you have fresh walls and fresh trim. 2. Caulk any areas that need it. Before
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Q: Why Is the Seller’s Disclosure Notice So Important?

 Here’s what you need to know about the seller’s disclosure form. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report The seller’s disclosure notice is a very important real estate document, for sellers and buyers.  If you’re a seller, it’s important to take your time and fill this document out correctly. I abide by the philosophy that it’s better to over-disclose than under-disclose. If you have a question about whether or not you should disclose something, you’re better off disclosing it. Most buyers prefer that you tell them about
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Q: Is Now the Best Time to Refinance?

 Is right now the best time for you to refinance? Let’s discuss that. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report When it comes to refinancing, too many people get caught up in the numbers. Many people who currently have a rate of 3.5% see that interest rates have dropped to 2.7% and think that they need to refinance even though they haven’t considered what will happen in the long term. A good rule of thumb is that refinancing doesn’t make sense unless it’s at least a two-point
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Protesting Your Property Tax

 Here’s a quick guide for protesting your property tax. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report It’s that time of year where everyone should be receiving their property tax bill in the mail. If you haven’t yet received it, I suggest visiting your county’s website because they’re currently posting 2020 property values. What do you do if you want to protest your property tax, though? Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the protesting process has changed somewhat, but the forms are still being sent out and filling them
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Home Seller Tax Deductions

 There are five tax deductions you can take advantage of if you’re putting your home on the market.   Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report   Here are five tax deductions you can take advantage of when selling your home: 1. Selling costs. These consist of the agent’s commission, title and legal fees, advertising costs (which you don’t pay if you work with M. Stagers Realty Partners), etc., and you can deduct all of them! 2. Home improvements. The key thing to remember is that these
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The Importance of Home Inspections

 Here’s why everyone involved in a real estate transaction should prioritize home inspections. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report You should have an inspection done on a house you’re buying, a house you’re selling, and even a brand-new home. The importance of this simple procedure cannot be overstated. An inspector thoroughly looks at the entire property, assessing the electrical, plumbing, and overall structure of a home. It’s important to have that generalist lay their eyes on things. When there are concerns about a house, especially when
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Buying a New House Before Selling Your Current One

 How do you buy a home before you sell your current house? Here’s one good idea. Looking to buy a home? Search All Homes Looking to sell a home? Get a Free Home Value Report How can you buy a home before selling your current house? If you’re blessed, you won’t have to sell before you buy, and you’ll qualify for both mortgages. Many out there are blessed this way, but there are many more who are not—so what can they do? If you’re in a position where you must buy before you sell, try opening a home equity
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