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How to Use Comp Sales to Price Your Home

Posted by Anna Jotham on May 29, 2018 in No Category
As spring’s eager tulips thrust up through the ground, for sale signs are already blooming on front lawns in the area, and you want to get in on the action. When it’s time to put your home on the market, you want it to sell quickly and for top dollar. But how do you calculate the right price for your home? Many home sellers turn to comp sales, or a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA), for the answer. By looking at comp sales and pricing your home appropriately, you can ensure the property doesn’t s... read more
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Staging a Home While Living In It

Posted by Anna Jotham on April 04, 2018 in  Buying and Selling  Decorating and Staging
When you’re ready to sell your home, you want it to immediately appeal to buyers, so that it commands attention, draws great offers and sells fast. To get there, experts recommend staging your home. But what’s a family to do when they need to stage a property while still living in it? Never fear! We’ve got great tips for staging a home while you are living in it.  TIPS FOR STAGING YOUR  HOME WHILE IT'S STILL YOUR HOME BASE Depersonalize the house.  The objective here ... read more
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As the snowbanks melt locally, they seem to reveal house “for sale” signs blooming like tulips on the boulevards. And whether you’re contemplating buying this season or considering selling your home this summer, you want to know what’s on the horizon for the housing market, and how it will compare to last year.   Inventory shortage remains tight; on the road to relief As you may know, a widespread inventory shortage has made for a competitive market for buyers and a favorable market... read more
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From palatial estate to tiny home and everything in between, there’s bound to be a place that’s the ideal size for you and your family. But knowing what’s right for you may be a little more complicated than it initially appears. So how do you find the home that’s the perfect size for you and your family?   You’ll want to think about current and future needs, of course. Certainly, if you’re coupled-up and planning on having some little ones, you may want to select a larger... read more
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We’ve all been there. After a couple of hours binge watching home improvement shows, you feel inspired, invincible and ready to update your nest. But then you survey your palace…and suddenly that trendy hipster vibe you were going for, or that 80s quirkiness or that 70s wood paneling and shag carpet look really shabby, not to mention expensive to update. And—worse yet—you don’t have anyone named Chip or Joanna on speed dial.  The prospect of updating your home can make even the ... read more
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