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Welcome To My Real Estate Blog!

I write tips and tricks to help buyers and
sellers save time and money.

Furnish your new home without breaking the bank

Walking into your new home for the first time may be a bit jolting. Unless it was vacant when you purchased it, the home will look completely different. The walls will be empty, the floors exposed from corner-to-corner and the...
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Real estate lingo defined: What is due diligence?

After a long, grueling search, including several overheated bidding wars, Jim and Claire found the California home of their dreams. They were ecstatic when their offer was accepted and the transaction sailed to an effortless close. As summer settled in,...
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Is mold lurking in your home?

Mold – it’s unsightly (when it’s visible) and it’s unhealthy – and, if it’s in our homes, it is present in every breath we take. Many of us only think of mold in the cold and damp of winter. But,...
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How to survive – and win – during the spring homebuying season

Working with first-time buyers and those on tight budgets during last spring’s overheated sellers’ market was heartbreaking. So many offers made and so many passed over for someone else’s. One of the most frequently-asked questions we received was “Aside from...
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7 critical aspects of buying farm or ranch property

When the home you want to buy is merely a shelter to retreat to after a day spent ranching or farming the land surrounding it, you’ll find that the process is much more involved than buying a tract home. While...
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What is a title search and why should I care?

Ok, so you got an offer on your home. Although this is the right time to heave a sigh of relief, we’re not yet ready to pop open the champagne. We don’t mean to sound like Debbie Downers here, but there...
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3 reasons to sell your home NOW!

I have a friend in another state who wants to sell her home. And, whether a blessing or a curse, she has the luxury of taking her time. In other words, she doesn’t need to relocate for a new job,...
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7 reasons why you shouldn’t rule out buying a condo

Don’t let a skimpy homebuying budget stop you from kicking your landlord to the curb. When even the most basic of starter homes soar in price, there’s always the trusty condo to fill the void. If you’re opposed to even...
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It’s spring – time to shake the house!

In case you missed it, spring sprung on March 20. That means it’s time for the annual spring-cleaning ritual. And, although the exact origins of the ritual are in question, historians do know that it dates back thousands of years....
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8 steps to get your landscaping ready for spring

March 20, 2018—the day those of us who love nothing more than getting dirty in the backyard have longed for. It’s the first day of spring and, although we’re ready, our gardens may not be. In fact, before stepping one...
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