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6 Ways to View Your Home’s Flaws in a Positive Light

Getting ready to list your house for sale, but its flaws keep staring you straight in the face? For example, your bedrooms are small, the kitchen needs new paint and the place desperately needs a new roof. Don’t beat yourself up over the features that some buyers may see as undesirable. In reality, no house […]

When is the Best Time to Sell Your South Bay House?

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Timing can make a big difference when it comes to selling your home quickly and for the most cash. But the rules on pinpointing that best time might not be what you think. The assumption that spring is always the best time to sell is not necessarily true. The general direction of your local economy […]

7 Ways to Make Your Landscape Stand Out For Summer Season

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Thinking of selling your home during the spring or summer? You’ll want to make sure it has an appealing curb appeal and well-maintained yard if you hope to draw potential buyers through the door and garner a top offer. Here, RISMedia discusses several ways to can create an enticing landscape. 1. Plant a tree Planting a […]

6 Real Estate Offer Letter Phrases Homebuyers Should Ignore

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Writing a personal real estate offer letter to a seller can help seal the deal, but what you don’t say is just as important as what you do. Here, realtor.com offers up six phrases you probably shouldn’t include in an offer letter if you want to avoid ruffling a seller’s feathers.  1. I can see our family celebrating […]

Deciphering the Comparative Market Analysis

A home’s price can depend on many factors, including where it’s located, when it’s listed for sale and whether it has updated interiors. So, how do you figure out how much your property is worth is before it’s placed on the market? The first rule of thumb is to ask your real estate agent for […]

7 Effective (And All-Natural) Methods to Banish Cooking Smells When You’re Trying to Sell Your Home

While nothing beats some great home cooking, that might not necessarily be the case if you’re trying to sell your home…especially if the smell of your dinner lingers for days (or weeks) after you’ve finished the meal. Truth is, cooking at home can result in some pretty stubborn odors in your kitchen. So, how can […]

The Best Flooring for Resale Value: Wood, Tile, Carpet and Beyond

Looking for the best flooring to boost your home’s resale value? You’ll want to carefully consider which type of flooring you choose, because flooring matters a lot. In fact, some experts believe it may be the single biggest factor when it comes to your return on investment (ROI) because it immediately influences if the buyer […]

Top Home-Staging Advice

From adding furniture to repainting, the act of making homes more appealing to potential buyers can result in swifter sales and increased profits. Not only does home staging help buyers visualize a property as their future home, but prospective buyers are more willing to walk through a staged home they viewed online. For those who […]

Home Maintenance Costs That Can Catch First-Time Buyers Off Guard

Now that you’ve closed the deal on your new home and moved in, you can finally breathe a deep sigh of relief. Right? Not quite, because owning a home means you have to maintain it—and maintenance costs money to do properly. Here, realtor.com discusses some of the expenses you might not have considered. 1. New […]

Home Staging on a Budget

Not only does staging your home on a budget effectively help you show off its best features, but it also can increase your final sales price. In fact, on average, experts report that sellers receive $2 in increased sale price for every $1 they put into staging a home. Here, RISMedia offers the following five […]