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Monthly Archives: August 2015

    Have a red brick fireplace? Give it a facelift!

    By Natasha | August 25, 2015

    If you have recently purchased a home and the fireplace isn’t up to your standards, all hope is not lost! Updating a red brick fireplace provides a visual lift to an entire room. Whether you’re updating the red brick to complement a new decorating style or simply sprucing up the existing decor, inject new life... Read More

    Real Estate Terminology: Appraisal vs. Assessment vs. Market Value

    By Natasha | August 24, 2015

    In the vocabulary of real estate, there are three terms that indicate a home’s valuation: the Appraised Value, the Assessed Value and the Market Value. Rarely are these three values the same amount, so it is easy to confuse them when considering buying a home, obtaining a mortgage and contemplating ongoing costs of ownership. We’ll... Read More

    5 Cheap Ways to Increase Your Home’s value

    By Natasha | August 19, 2015

    A common question sellers ask is “What can I do to get the maximum selling price on my home?” Since each home and every market is different, we, as your real estate professionals, can give you specific advice on your home. In general, however, if you’re willing to spend a little bit on some minor... Read More

    Pre-Qualified VS Pre-Approved

    By Natasha | August 6, 2015

    Why the difference and why does it matter? Pre-Qualifying can be fast but does it really mean you qualify for the loan amount you have been told and what do sellers think?  It is nice to get a quick ballpark figure over the phone to get your search started or make sure you have been... Read More

    What causes a home to sell?

    By Natasha | August 5, 2015

    Watch Tom Lipinski explain the 4 things that cause your home to sell. For advice on what to do or not do before you sell your home, please contact the Tom Lipinski Team at Keller Williams Lakeside Realty today!   Read More

    Want to increase your home’s value? Here’s how.

    By Natasha | August 3, 2015

    A common question for prospective home sellers is “How can I increase my home’s value or get a higher selling price?” In our earlier articles on this subject, we discuss low budget and economical fixes and upgrades that can increase the perceived value of your home. In this article, we discuss those higher cost items... Read More