General Real Estate Info

All that stuff that doesn't fit in other categories, but is really interesting 🙂

Costs to expect when selling your home

Oct 1, 2019

Often, when you think about what you’ll make from selling your home, you think mortgage payoff subtracted from the sale price.  However, there are other expenses you will need to consider when selling your home. Here is a brief list of the primary expenses that you need to be aware of. Home Prep:  Prior to […]

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Smart kitchen remodeling

Sep 23, 2019

A complete kitchen renovation can recover approximately 62% of the remodeling costs when your home is sold.  To help ensure a good return on your kitchen remodel, planning is key. According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, allotting six months for planning and not allowing yourself to reduce it is important.  Cutting corners on […]

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The hurricane is gone; now what?

Sep 6, 2019

With Hurricane Dorian effects on the east coast of the United States, there are a number of things homeowners need to consider when it’s time to assess material damage in the wake of a major hurricane.  Here are some great tips from an article I just read. Your home has sustained damage, now what? Document […]

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Selling A House With Solar Panels

Aug 12, 2019

Solar panels are something many buyers are looking for and appraisers make note of when assessing your property, but can add a bit of complexity in the sale of the house depending on local ordinances and whether they panels are owned or leased. Make sure to have your agent mention solar panels in your listing […]

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Some Home Renovations Can Actually Harm Resale Value

Aug 12, 2019

Sometimes home improvements are necessary due to major issues; however, the worst thing a seller can do is make renovations that aren’t supported by the local market.  Here are a few good examples that this article points out. Over-the-top kitchen remodels costing more than 25% of the home’s value do not generate much of a […]

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Construct your dream property or renovate an existing one?

Jul 27, 2019

With the aging inventory of homes in the US, this decision is becoming more and more common. Should you build a new home or renovate an existing one? There are many considerations and this article lists 11 questions to get answers to which will help you qualify the best decision for your situation. All 11 […]

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Amazon sells a $19,000 DIY tiny-home kit

Jul 9, 2019

Are you an empty nester and want to scale down?  The tiny home trend certainly classifies as scaling down!  To date, most tiny homes seem to involve stick built homes from the ground up.  However, Amazon now sells tiny home kits ranging from $6000-65,000.  Amazon!  And many of them are shipped for free!  Do you […]

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