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Best Types of Flooring That Are Attractive, Durable and Don’t Go Out of Style

Posted by Jali Brister // March 22, 2019

Whether you’re building a new home or renovating your current home, the best types of flooring suit your personal decor style and will also deliver a good return on investment when it is time to sell the house. Below are classic flooring options that are attractive and stylish and have a wide appeal. They are […]


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What To Do When a House Appraisal Comes In Lower than the Purchase Price

Posted by Jali Brister // February 28, 2019

According to the Zillow Group Consumer Housing Trends Report for 2018, 10% of the residential real estate deals that fell through were due to the appraisal coming in lower than the purchase price. Mortgage lenders give out loans based on the appraised value not the purchase price. When the appraisal comes in lower than the […]


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Can You Sell a Home with Lead Based Paint?

Posted by Jali Brister // January 26, 2019

Yes, you can you sell a home with lead based paint. Selling a home with lead paint comes with some challenges and will scare some buyers away but it is possible. You just have to follow the right process and make the right disclosures. Was the home you’re selling built before 1978? Chances are high […]


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What to Know About Home Appraisals When Selling a House

Posted by Jali Brister // February 20, 2018

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Home appraisals are an integral part of most real estate transactions. It’s a requirement where the buyer needs a mortgage loan to finance the purchase. An appraisal is the only valuation report a lender relies on when deciding whether to approve a loan. In case of the buyer defaulting, a satisfactory appraisal gives the mortgage […]


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The Contingencies Commonly Included in Real Estate Purchase Agreements

Posted by Jali Brister // February 6, 2018

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Contingency clauses are standard in most real estate purchase agreements. Real estate contingencies are conditions that must be met in order for the deal to go through. They specify what must happen for the sale to be finalized. There are a lot of things that could be a contingency in a real estate contract and there […]


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Early Warning Signs of a House’s Foundation Problems

Posted by Jali Brister // January 31, 2018

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The foundation of a house is extremely important. A building’s structural integrity depends on the strength of its foundation. It supports the walls, windows, floors, doorways, and roof. When the foundation is damaged, it can cause serious structural issues and compromise the value and overall health of a home. Unfortunately, the foundation is subject to […]


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Tips for Selling a Vacant House: The Issues You’ll Face and Ways to Reduce the Risks

Posted by Jali Brister // January 7, 2018

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When selling a vacant house, there are many risks that you’ll need to be on the watch out for. The probability of an unoccupied house being vandalized or damaged is high. A small issue is likely to turn into a major issue when it goes undetected. It’s important to take precautions to reduce these risks […]


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House Flooded: 3 Post Flooding Complications Homeowners Should Be Aware Of

Posted by Jali Brister // December 28, 2017

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Floods are the most common and expensive natural disaster in the U.S. each year, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). A flooded house is every homeowner’s nightmare. After the initial shock and danger posed by the flood itself, flooding complications set in. Floods have devastating effects on homes. From damaging the structure and […]


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Should You Stage Your Home for Sale: The Pros and Cons of Home Staging

Posted by Jali Brister // December 12, 2017

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If you’re about to list a house for sale or have one already listed on the market, you definitely want it to sell as soon as possible and for the best price. To achieve this goal, the property needs to look its best. One of the most effective ways to ensure your house looks great […]


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The 4 Keys to Getting the Best Price for Your Home

Posted by Jali Brister // November 27, 2017

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You definitely want to get the best price for your home. Selling a home successfully and for top dollar is all about giving buyers what they want and ensuring that as many buyers as possible know that the home is available for sale. When listing your home on the market, follow these four strategies that […]


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