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The 12 Steps of Real Estate Closing (Part II)

The 12 Steps of Real Estate Closing (Part II)

After you’ve found your perfect house (and read Part I), your journey is just beginning . . . The conclusion to our 12 Steps of Real Estate Closing. Pest Inspection This is separate from the home inspection, and the name of what you have to do is quite self-explanatory. The pest inspection assures that your

Does Going Green Actually Help Sell a Home?

Does Going Green Actually Help Sell a Home

Your home’s solar panels and geothermal system may seem like its best features, but some buyers may feel differently about going green.  With the dangers that face our planet with the use of oil and natural gases, some Americans have responsibly taken things into their own hands and installed alternative energy solutions like solar panels

When, and Why: Tankless Water Heaters

When, and Why: Tankless Water Heaters

Should you power your water-based machines with one of these long life and energy-efficient units? If your conventional water heating unit is more than 10-years-old, is showing signs of leaks around the base, or operates erratically, it may be time to consider purchasing a replacement. Here is how to find the right water heater that’s

The Homeowner’s Guide to Buying Brand-New Kitchen Appliances

The Homeowner’s Guide to Buying Brand-New Kitchen Appliances

Sometimes, being presented with too many options can be more difficult than not being given enough. If the kitchen is the heart of the home, then its major appliances are its corresponding chambers that keep it beating. If your home’s last remodel came before you moved into the home, or your appliances are just too old,

3 Ways to Turn Away Potential Buyers

3 Ways to Turn Away Potential Buyers

 From above-ground pools to the overly-complicated fixtures, here are three features that could make your home less attractive to buyers. Many potential buyers make judgments of homes immediately based on what they see on the internet. If the photos you choose to portray your home turn buyers off, they may never step foot inside. If

How to Avoid Fixture Misunderstandings

How to Avoid Fixture Misunderstandings

Finishes, furniture, and fixtures: what you see isn’t always what you get. Many sellers realize that staging their home is a great way to sell. Staging involves hiring a professional to move in furniture (that isn’t yours) to help sell your empty home. Sometimes, however, sellers will display really nice furnishings and buyers will want

Know What 4 Things Won’t be Inspected by Your Home Inspector

Know What 4 Things Won’t Be Inspected by Your Home Inspector

Don’t forget about these areas that may be outside of your home inspector’s knowledge.  Your home inspector examines every square inch of your house to determine if there are any faults with your home. They check everything from faulty electric wiring, bad construction, inefficient insulation, and everything else in between. Home inspectors try to avoid

3 Questions to Ask if You Want Your Security Deposit Back

3 Questions to Ask If You Want Your Security Deposit Back

When you’re moving, it’s important to have as much money as possible in the bank.  When you’ve been approved for your new rental, a security deposit can sure take away any euphoria you were feeling at the time. It’s important to be on your toes when it comes to getting your deposit back because, as