September 2021

Do I Need Neutral Painted Walls To Sell My Home

Posted on Sep 24, 2021 in For Sellers

"If you want to sell your home, paint your rooms beige." That could be the rallying cry of real estate agents across the country, and for good reason. Presentation and first impressions mean everything when selling a home, and the men and women who make their living selling homes know that neutral colors will generally spark more interest from buye...

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What is APR and how Does It Impact My Mortgage?

Posted on Sep 17, 2021 in For Buyers

If you've ever gone shopping for a home mortgage or refinance you've probably seen an interest rate advertised as, for instance, "Rate: 2.65%; APR: 2.7%." The annual percentage rate (APR) represents the average annual finance charge you'll be paying on the loan when including all the fees and costs associated with getting that loan. This can includ...

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Why Should You Stage Your Home To Sell?

Posted on Sep 10, 2021 in For Sellers

As the real estate market turns sluggish, you may have to take steps to set your home apart from others. It won't be enough to just put out a for-sale sign and wait for potential buyers. One way that homeowners can sell their homes more speedily is by home staging, which can have the added benefit of pushing up the selling price of your home. Basic...

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Don’t Forget to Budget for Closing Costs

Posted on Sep 03, 2021 in For Buyers

When buying a home, it’s important to have a budget and make sure you plan ahead for certain homebuying expenses. Saving for a down payment is the main cost that comes to mind for many, but budgeting for the closing costs required to get a mortgage is just as important.

What are closing costs? According to Trulia, “When you close on a home, a number...

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