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Real Estate Prices Per Square Foot Across the US

Real Estate Affordability Across America – How Does Your City Stack Up?

May, 2016 Real estate prices are not only a key indicator of the health of the American economy, they’re also the gatekeepers to a key piece of the American dream: Owning our own homes. Interestingly, real estate prices vary greatly across the nation. This infographic offers a snapshot of the price-per-square-foot cost of real estate…

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Amazing Curb Appeal

6 Essentials to Maximize Curb Appeal

As you start spending more time outdoors this spring, no doubt your home’s flaws will become more visible. Get your home in shape now. Would new siding revive your home? Does your landscape date your home? Do you need a new roof? Maybe you just need a fresh coat of paint, clean or upgrade those…

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How to Recoup Remodeling & Addition Investments

When undertaking large remodeling and home addition projects, it is smart to research your local real estate market to find out if your project will return your investment when it is time to sell. Depending on where you live, the right project may return 100% of your investment. That is why research is the smartest…

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Home appraisal

4 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Appraiser

A real estate appraiser can do more than help you determine the value of your home and property. Here are four ways a solid real-estate appraisal can help in other areas: Settle your estate. A real estate appraiser can help you valuate your property. A clear understanding of your estate’s worth will help you organize…

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5 Steps to Prepare Your House for Sale

You want to sell your home for the best price. Start by enlisting a real estate agent and making a list of needed projects, to maximize the potential of your home. Use this list to determine what to do before listing your home for sale: 1. Enlist a Real Estate Agent An agent experienced with…

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Preparing Your Home for the Market

Before you put your house on the market, set aside some time to spruce it up and maximize its sales appeal. Houses that are clean, uncluttered and in good repair sell faster. A few weeks prior to listing your house, do an inspection tour, trying to look at things through the eyes of a stranger….

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Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)

How Does HELOC Work? Home equity line of credit (HELOC) works like a credit line. You will receive special “equity” checks that can be used to advance yourself a loan up to your approved available balance. Simply write the loan amount you need. Some lenders will also provide credit card-like access to your HELOC line…

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Home Appraisals

There are any number of reasons why you might want to get a home appraisal. They can reduce your property taxes, aid in selling or buying a home, facilitate divorce proceedings, and enable home refinancing (including preventing foreclosure). Of course, depending on your circumstances, you may be hoping for a lower or higher home appraisal….

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5 Reasons Your House Isn’t Selling

It’s heading towards late summer and your house still has that “For Sale” sign out in the front yard. Remember, it’s not your house anymore, so you may have rearrange a few things in order to make it seem like somebody else’s dream home. Here are the top five reasons houses don’t sell, and how…

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New Homeowner Renovations

New Homeowner? Here Is What You Need to Know

When Carly Schuffler bought a charming, well-worn home in 2007, she had no idea what she had actually purchased: a money pit that forced her to take on some serious debt. According to Carly, before she could even move in, she needed to rewire the house, replace the furnace and remove a tree from the roof….

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