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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Home Selling Tip. Stage each room for one purpose. You might use your dining room as a home office or playroom, but buyers will respond better to the space if you stage it with a dining table and chairs and chandelier. Even nooks and crannies are valuable square footage, so play them up. An odd alcove at the top of the stairs becomes a cozy reading corner with the addition of an armchair, ottoman, side table and lamp.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Home selling mistake: Putting the home on the market before it's ready. Most times this happens because the seller has pushed himself up against a moving deadline without getting the pre-sale work done. So it comes on the market with the horrible carpet or they are painting it while it goes on the market. Presentation is everything -- so get the work done before marketing the property.
I hope this tip was helpful, sell that home!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

5 Ways Sellers Can Minimize "Pet Factor"

5 Ways Sellers Can Minimize "Pet Factor"

Pets can make it difficult to sell a home, but there are several steps owners can take to minimize an animal's presence.

Boarding may not be an option, but owners should consider taking pets with them during showings, putting them in day care, or having a friend/relative/neighbor care for them.

Most importantly, sellers should ensure their dwellings are extremely clean by repairing scratched floors or chewed moldings, repainting rooms, cleaning carpets and removing other traces of their pets.

Finally, sellers should relocate feeding bowls, litter boxes and pet toys as well as ensure the yard is clear of animal waste.

Lowest Mortgage Rates Since 1950's

Lowest Mortgage Rates Since 1950's

The last time borrowers could get rates this low, every television was black and white. American's liked Ike. Thirty-year fixed mortgages dropped to 4.27% this wee. Freddie Mac also reported the 5 yr adjustable rate mortgage fell to 3.47%, and the 1 yr adjustable rate dropped to 3.4%. Buyers should take advantage of the current mortgage rate environment.