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Selling A Home During Unusual Times

The current spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the efforts to contain it have impacted almost all aspects of daily life – and real estate transactions are no different. Yet despite current circumstances, real estate agents are still seeing sellers and buyers move forward with their plans in what is historically an active spring market.

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4 Benefits of Staying Home

With all the chaos happening in the world as a result of the coronavirus, here’s some positivity. Jump at the opportunities from #socialdistancing from #coronavirus and staying in.

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Common Repairs Needed After a Home Inspection: What Must Sellers Fix?

If you’re selling your home, you might wonder if there are common repairs needed after a home inspection. Most buyers, after all, won’t commit to purchasing until there’s been a thorough inspection. If your home inspection turns up flaws that your home buyer wants fixed, what then? Rest assured – there’s no need for you to fix everything; a home inspection report is not a to-do list. Inspection repairs fall into 3 categories: 1) ones that are required, according to the inspector; 2) ones that typically aren’t required; and 3) ones that are up for debate. Here’s how to know which is which.

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5 Tax Deductions When Selling a Home

You may be wondering if there are tax deductions when selling a home. And the answer is: You bet! If you sold your home last year (or are planning to in the future), your tax deductions when you file with the IRS can still amount to sizable savings. Check out this list below of a full rundown of all the deductions (as well as tax exemptions or other write-offs) at a home seller’s disposal.

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I Don’t Have Money for Updates; Should I Offer a Discount When Selling My Home?

When your home is on the market, it needs to stand out from the crowd. And certain features like beautifully appointed open kitchens or impeccable hardwood floors are great at drawing eyeballs for listings. But what if you can’t afford to renovate? Some sellers may choose to offer an allowance, or discount, on their home to entice buyers. Read on to learn more about the pros and cons of this strategy.

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3 Fast Fixes for the Home Features Millennial Buyers Hate

When it comes to selling a house, you want to appeal to as many potential buyers as possible. Today that means millennials. By early 2019, they represented 42% of all new home loans. While there are definitely upgrades that sellers can make to catch the eye of millennial home buyers, there are also some home features that are known to send millennial buyers running. Here’s what repels millennial home buyers and how to fix these problems with minimal money and effort

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The 5 Most Popular Renovations Cost Way More Than You Might Think

Home ownership comes with more costs than just the initial down payment. At some point, you’ll most likely need to do some kind of renovation. And while renovations are sometimes factored into the cost of buying a house, homeowners often opt to do the projects sometime later down the road. So what exactly do some of the most popular remodels cost?

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Rent-to-Own: The Benefits and Risks for Home Buyers

Rent-to-own real estate may sound like a dream come true. Under the best circumstances, everyone benefits: Sellers collect rent and have a purchase commitment from the buyers, and the buyers can move in right away. But either way, buying a home is still a major financial commitment. The key to a smooth transaction is ensuring that you understand the entire process. Here’s what you need to know

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