February 27, 2015

Questions buyers often overlook

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When you’re home hunting, information is power. The more you know before you make an offer, the better. Usually when two homes are equally appealing, digging into the details can make a difference. Here’s a list of “bonus information” that most buyers overlook or forget to ask about while they’re shopping for a house:

February 20, 2015

Handy Floor planning Tools for Your Home

When marketing a listing, lots and lots of photographs help give buyers an idea of what the home is like before they tour the property. Professional photos online increase the amount of qualified interest in a home. But one often overlooked piece of information you can provide to help buyers is an accurate floor plan.

February 13, 2015

Easy fixes for common indoor maintenance issues

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Lucy M. Quinn [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
When heavy snows or summer storms keep you stuck indoors, you might consider passing the time with some simple home maintenance tasks. These simple projects can alleviate your boredom while protecting your family’s safety and the value of your home.

February 6, 2015

Market vs. Assessed Value: What’s it all Mean?

“What’s my home worth?”

This simple question is often answered three different ways. Ask your public tax assessor, and you’ll get one number (usually low). Look up your house on Zillow and you’ll get another number (usually too high). The third answer is market value, and if you’re selling your house, you’ll usually figure out what that number is (for good or ill) in 30 to 90 days.