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10 Not-So-Costly Improvements to Increase your Home Value

Posted by Collin McGorty on Oct 13, 2016 9:30:00 AM

If you think at some point you’ll be in the market to sell your home, you want to make sure it’s in the best shape possible in order to yield the highest return-on-interest. However, if you overspend on improvements, it could cancel out the profit you’d earn on an increased home value. Therefore, make use of these 10 cost-saving tips for upgrading your home and improving its property value.

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Topics: Tips, property value, home maintenance, landscaping, home value

How to Win Your Next Real Estate Negotiation

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 30, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Sometimes during the real estate buying or renting process, you’ll hit a snag in negotiations and end up disagreeing on a price. Just because your offer was rejected, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ve lost all hope for the property. There’s a lot more you can do to remedy the situation. With that said, here’s some insight that could help you gain an edge in your next real estate negotiation.

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Topics: Buying, residential real estate, Tips, Renting, commercial real estate, real estate negotiation

Relocate the Right Way with Our Official Moving Checklist

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 28, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Moving can seem like an especially daunting task for just about anyone. With so much to do and so little time, some important steps can get lost in the shuffle. Fortunately, we’ve compiled an official moving checklist that you can use to organize yourself during your next big relocation.

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Topics: Tips, moving, moving checklist

How Does Property Value Determine When to Buy or Sell?

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 23, 2016 9:30:00 AM

For most people, buying a home is the biggest purchase they’ll ever make in their lifetime; so naturally, there’s a good amount of planning and preparation that goes into the process. On the flip side, deciding to sell your property is also a milestone financial decision in any homeowner’s life. Choosing whether to buy or sell a home depends on your situation, the market and property value. Here are some factors that should go into making your big decision.

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Topics: Buying, Selling, Tips, property value

Deciding if a Month-to-Month Lease is Right for You

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 21, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Typically, the vast majority of renters use the standard year-long contract when they’re leasing property. However, there’s also another option for paying your rent throughout your stay. Some people decide to utilize a month-to-month lease where they periodically reevaluate and decide to renew their contract throughout the year. Here are some useful things to keep in mind when deciding whether to keep your lease month-to-month or year-to-year.

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Topics: lease, Tips, Renting, landlord

Staycation Ideas for Embracing the Comforts of your Home

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Destination vacations are overrated. Planning a trip away from home can be expensive, time-consuming, and stressful. Instead, why not turn your next vacation into a staycation by transforming your home into a relaxing paradise. All you need are a few DIY touch-ups, some creativity and a renewed outlook. Use some of these staycation ideas and your home will be vacation-ready in no time.

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Topics: residential real estate, design, Tips, Summer

To Rent or Buy? That is the Question

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 24, 2016 9:30:00 AM

If you’re in the market for a commercial or residential property, then perhaps the biggest lingering question is if you should rent or buy. In order to better inform your potential decision, read through the advantages of each choice for both property types.

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Topics: Buying, residential real estate, Tips, Renting, commercial real estate

How to Keep up with Property Management Maintenance

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 10, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Landlords and commercial property owners have the important responsibility of managing and overseeing regular maintenance and repair of their building’s facilities. Along with all of the regular upkeep, it is important to do everything you can to keep your tenants happy. This means taking care of all duties and obligations that the property requires. Here are some expert tips on property management maintenance to become familiar with.

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Topics: Property Management, Tips, commercial property, commercial real estate, property management maintenance

S&D’s Guide to Open House Etiquette for Home Buyers

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 3, 2016 10:00:00 AM

 

Usually in residential real estate, the potential home buyer always has the upper hand. It’s up to them to make offers and negotiate. The process of selling hinges on their actions. However, it’s essential not to get too ahead of oneself. You should always practice proper open house etiquette when looking at potential homes. Be sure to follow these tips for a successful buying experience.

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Topics: Buying, residential real estate, Tips, realtor, open house

Home Staging Tips that will get your House Sold in No Time

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jul 13, 2016 9:00:00 AM

If you’re in the market to sell your home, you probably want it sold with a high return on interest and ideally in a timely manner. In the past few years, a new trend has gained steam towards becoming one of the most popular ways for home owners to show their space. It’s called home staging and it requires bringing all new furniture and fixtures into your home so it can have better appeal to potential buyers. According to the National Association of Realtors, one-third of real estate agents saw a one to five percent rise in sales prices on staged homes. If this process appeals to you, check out some of these home staging tips.

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Topics: Selling, Tips, housing market, home staging

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