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Monthly Archives: November 2016

    Sell Your Home With a Reverse Mortgage

    By Natasha | November 28, 2016

    To help you through your retirement, you took out a reverse mortgage on your family home. Now, several years into your retirement, you son wants to buy his childhood home so you can move to a warmer climate. Can you sell your home? Reverse mortgage A so-called “reverse mortgage” is a home loan that offers... Read More

    Holiday Decoration Safety Tips for Your Home

    By Natasha | November 25, 2016

    Each year, fire departments across the country respond to home and structure fires caused by holiday decorations. In a study by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in 2011 showed an annual average of 230 structure fires that began with lights and decorations on Christmas trees and another 150 fires caused by holiday lights. Injury,... Read More

    Are There Holes in Your Homeowner’s Insurance?

    By Natasha | November 23, 2016

    You bought your new house, put in new carpet and just had your custom-made sofa delivered when you find the drainage pipes have backed up. Your in-laws will be here tomorrow, so you call your homeowner’s insurance agent only to find out your policy does not cover sewer. Say what? Many homeowners are surprised to... Read More

    Winterizing Your Vacant Home

    By Natasha | November 22, 2016

    Whether it is your summer vacation cottage, or your recently vacated home put up for sale, proper winterizing prevents your home from deteriorating while it’s empty and saves you money both now and later. Make a list Decide what needs to be done and make a list to check off as you do it. Be... Read More

    How to increase your home’s value

    By Natasha | November 21, 2016

    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

    Buying a home with cash

    By Natasha | November 18, 2016

    When buying a home with cash, there is always more room for negotiation when the buyer brings cash to the table. When it comes to buying a home in a hot real estate market, sometimes cash can net you a lower price than a mortgage. So, if you’ve just sold your home and are looking... Read More

    Is this neighborhood heading up? Or down?

    By Natasha | November 17, 2016

    When searching for a home on a budget, you’ll often find great deals on the edge of up-and-coming neighborhoods. But how do you tell if a neighborhood is headed up? Or, if it’s on its way down? Of course, the first consideration might be financial: Are the home prices going up but still affordable? Are... Read More

    What to consider when choosing the size of your new home

    By Natasha | November 15, 2016

    Trends in home buying are based on averages, the medium between extremes. Today’s economy has spurred the need for downsizing and created a market for the so called “tiny home.” However it wasn’t too long ago when every new home buyer was searching for the perfect “McMansion.” Deciding the size of a home, especially your... Read More