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Check the rules of a homeowners association before buying

Posted by CBB Marketing on June 20, 2014 in No Category
There are several factors consumers take into account when buying a home, including property features, proximity to their work and the surrounding community. The neighborhood they are moving into can play a large role on a new homeowner’s experience, so it’s important to research the particulars of each community thoroughly. One of the first questions potential buyers should ask is whether the community is governed by a homeowners association. These associations are typically run by real estate devel... read more
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How to Limit Spending When Getting A Home Ready To Sell

Posted by CBB Marketing on June 20, 2014 in No Category
It is common for homeowners to think that selling a home is an expensive endeavor, which may in turn cause them to hold off on putting their home on the market. From repairs to staging the process can seem overwhelming. However, with the advice of a real estate agent, sellers often find there are several ways to keep costs low and come out on top during the selling process. Work with a seasoned professional Those who are unfamiliar with the selling process may try to take on everything themselves, ... read more
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Increase your chances of a high appraisal

Posted by CBB Marketing on June 20, 2014 in No Category
Many homeowners choose to get their properties appraised before selling a home. Having an appraisal can help sellers determine how to price their homes to avoid asking for too much or too little. Appraisers examine a variety of factors when valuing a home, including market conditions, the surrounding neighborhood and the home itself. So when it comes to increasing their chances of getting a higher appraisal, there are several small actions homeowners can take to make their homes more appealing. Clean it up App... read more
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HOW MUCH HOME CAN A FIRST TIME BUYER AFFORD?

Posted by CBB Marketing on June 20, 2014 in No Category
Courtesy of ColdwellBanker.com Budgeting Your Carrying Costs Finding the right property at an affordable price can sometimes be a challenge, especially for first time house buyers.  When it comes to deciding just how much home you can afford, there are two kinds of expenses you’ll need to consider – the ongoing or ‘carrying’ costs of the home, and your closing costs. The first step in determining your carrying costs is to get pre-approved for a mortgage.  By pre-qualifying for a... read more
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For Sale By Owner: Why Going Solo May Not Be Going Smart

Posted by CBB Marketing on June 20, 2014 in No Category
Courtesy of ColdwellBanker.com Those that choose to sell their own homes often hope to avoid the commission paid to real estate agents. While those familiar with the housing market and process of selling a home may enjoy a successful sale, plenty of inexperienced home sellers have encountered nothing but headaches. Besides limiting the number of potential buyers, the decision to sell by owner has cost many homeowners incredible amounts of time, energy and money. Before you make your own decision, you may want to a... read more
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