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August 2017

7 Great End-of-Summer Home Improvement Upgrades to Do Now

From Realtor.com BY DANIEL BORTZ Home improvement ideas abound during summer, but now that our warmest season is soon coming to a close, you might be thinking, “OMG, have I done anything around the house at all?”  We get it—and the good news is, it’s not too late. Summer doesn’t officially end until Sept. 22, and the weather…

4 Scary Scenarios ‘For Sale By Owner’ Home Sellers Face

From Realtor.com BY CATHIE ERICSON Going the “For Sale by Owner” route is a tempting alternative to hiring a real estate agent to sell your home. After all, listing agents charge a commission for their work that can eat into your own profits. So why not try to save money by selling your home yourself? Here’s why: There are some major risks…

What is Section 504? Home Improvment Grants and Loans to Modernize Your Home

From Realtor.com BY CATHIE ERICSON In the interest of keeping Americans in good-quality homes, the government created the Section 504 Home Repair program. This initiative provides money in the form of loans and grants to qualified homeowners who are looking to modernize their homes. But don’t start drawing up the plans for a first-story extension just yet:…

How to Use Comparable Sales to Price Your Home

From HouseLogic.com BY CARL VOGEL Before you put your home up for sale, understand how the right comparable sales help you and your agent find the perfect price. How much can you sell your home for? Probably about as much as the neighbors got, as long as the neighbors sold their house in recent memory…

How to Buy a House: 4 Ways to Purchase Faster and Smarter

From Realtor.com BY DANIEL BORTZ If you’re about to embark on the home-buying process, you want to know how to buy a house the quick and smart way. The process typically takes two to three months, but in a seller’s market with low inventory and strong buyer demand, it could take six months to a year—or longer. But what if…

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