May 2014

Found 3 blog entries for May 2014.

Every seller wants her home to sell fast and bring top dollar. Does that sound good to you? Well, it's not luck that makes that happen. It's careful planning and knowing how to professionally spruce up your home that will send home buyers scurrying for their checkbooks. Here is how to prep a house and turn it into an irresistible and marketable home.

Here's How:

  1. Disassociate Yourself With Your Home.
    • Say to yourself, "This is not my home; it is a house -- a product to be sold much like a box of cereal on the grocery store shelf.
    • Make the mental decision to "let go" of your emotions and focus on the fact that soon this house will no longer be yours.
    • Picture yourself handing over the keys and envelopes containing appliance warranties to
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by Agelfand on February 26, 2013 in RSS Feed

Seasoned professionals looking to get a fresh start may consider moving to a new city to help revive their careers. High-paying jobs and an affordable real estate market are key deciding factors for this group.

To identify the Best Cities for Mid-Career Professionals, Kiplinger teamed up with Kevin Stolarick, research director at the Martin Prosperity Institute, a think tank that studies economic prosperity. All of the cities on our list have reasonable living costs, strong employment growth and a population that scores high on measures of education and tech-savviness. For mid-career professionals, we also factored in homeownership affordability, commute times and income growth.


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Housing prices are settling into a sustainable pace after advancing rapidly in recent months.  Calues have been on an upward trend for four years and gone up steeply over the last 18 months according to real estate data firm Core Logic.  

Sales and prices both rose once the market turned around.  Now traditional market dynamics are asserting themselves as real estate normalizes.  Seasonality always has been an important factor in home sales.

Generally springtime is the busiest part of the year for real estate.  Many families prefer not to move when the weather is cold and nearing the holidays.

Fewere buyers make this season an ideal time for bargain hunters, however, HOMEOWNERS who have their residences on the market in the winter often

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