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4 cheap staging tips

Most home sellers are eager to garner the highest possible price when they put their home on the market. To maximize profits, your home must be in the best possible condition so that buyers compare it favorably to a model home. At the same time, you should minimize the amount of cash you spend. [information]<a [...]

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8 ways homebuyers annoy sellers

  Selling a house is stressful. And also badly behaved home buyers increase the tension. A little give-and-take is normal, but some buyers push the envelope, as well as the sellers’ buttons. Here are eight ways that homebuyers annoy sellers. If you’re a buyer, take this as a list of things not to do. The [...]

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5 steps to buying a foreclosure

    With over 1 million U.S. houses in certain stage of foreclosure, great bargains are all around – if you are aware of separating the wheat from the chaff. According toDaren Blomquist of RealtyTrac.com, “The No. 1 reason to buy a foreclosure is the potential for a good bargain.” Bank-owned properties, or perhaps homes [...]

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Downsides of Refinancing

Anyone who borrowed money for real estate this year may want to frame their interest rate on the wall. To boost the economy, the Federal Reserve has taken steps to help drop rates on 30-year-fixed loans from about 6.5% four years ago to historic lows in recent months. Millions of people who can borrow are [...]

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5 mistakes emotional homebuyers make

  Real-estate agents say emotional mistakes are common among homebuyers, who sometimes let good deals pass them by. Or worse, buyers overpay for their “dream homes” because they let feelings cloud their judgment. [information]<a href=”http://myfirstho.me/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/5-mistakes-emotional-homebuyers-make.jpg”><img alt=”5 mistakes emotional homebuyers make” src=”http://myfirstho.me/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/5-mistakes-emotional-homebuyers-make.jpg” width=”568″ height=”1024″ /></a>[/information]

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5 tips for homebuyers in 2014

Homeowners enjoyed double-digit price growth in the first half of 2013, greatly exceeding experts’ predictions of a year ago and even settling into pre-recession values in many markets. [information]<a href=”http://myfirstho.me/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/5-tips-for-homebuyers-in-2014.jpg”><img alt=”5 tips for homebuyers in 2014 ” src=”http://myfirstho.me/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/5-tips-for-homebuyers-in-2014.jpg” width=”568″ height=”1024″ /></a>[/information]

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7 buyer turn-ons that sellers often ignore

In real estate, we sometimes use the term “under market” to illustrate a home which is priced or perhaps bought for under its fair market value. But I sometimes see an unrelated real estate phenomenon I think Webster’s dictionary would rank as a second definition for “undermarketing”: to list a home and fail to mention [...]

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Big threats to your home’s value

Do you know the value of your home? In your case, this could be invaluable. Those are probably the spaces in which your kids grew up, where memories were created. However a prospective buyer may possibly observe whether or not there are granite countertops, an open floor plan or a cleaned garden when deciding whether [...]

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The 5 things your real estate agent won’t tell you

U.S. home prices have rebounded to mid-2004 levels, according to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller home price survey, and though monthly gains are slowing, this spring — traditionally the prime homebuying season — looks to be a sellers’ market. ************************************************ Like. Share. Tag. Join The My First Home Community Page! http://www.facebook.com/MyFirstHomeCommunity http://myfirstho.me http://myfirsthomeblog.com http://pinterest.com/myfirsthomeltd/ http://linkedin.com/company/my-first-home-limited http://youtube.com/MyFirstHomeNetwork https://twitter.com/myfirsthome [...]

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4 secrets to homebuyer budgeting

4 secrets to homebuyer budgeting Living in one income to another could be the tradition for most people. Yet homebuyers want a much better strategy. “If buying a home is your goal, then it needs to be your priority,” says Tim Kirchner, vice president of MetLife Bank in Irving, Texas. “Most people need to sacrifice [...]

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