The Home Team's Blog Posts

Your Listing Words Can Make A Difference

CoreLogic researchers analyzed more than 1 million single-family transactions that closed in the first half of 2017. Every property analyzed had public remarks and comments from which researchers

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How To Remove Dog Smells From Your Home Because Honestly Fido Stinks

Removing dog smells from a home is a challenge all dog owners have to face at some point. Because dogs smell like, um, dog. But rather than relegate your beloved four-legged

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Winter Weather Tips

Whether you are a new or old homeowner, these tips are great ...specifically your yard...which we often forget about....why not send them out to all of your clients and possible seller?

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Feeling Stuck In Place You Arent Alone

Whether you are a renter who is searching for your dream home or a homeowner who feels like your only option is to renovate, you have at least one thing in common: feeling stuck in place.According

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5 Tips To Avoid Home Repair Rip Offs

It's easy to get scammed, so here's how to protect your home and your money.By Jessica DysartRemodeling your kitchen, renovating your bathrooms, fixing your roof—Americans spend over $150 billion

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Money In Your Home

Loose change around the house...read this article from Rachel Oslund. Common sense things to do that we often don't even think about..for ourselves or for recommending to our sellers....Thank you

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When Clients Play Commission Hardball What Not To Say

Have you ever had a client ask you to discount your commission? If not, you haven’t been selling real estate for very long.When it does happen, don’t be insulted. We all want the best deal

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5 Questions To Ask A Home Inspector

Home buyers would be wise to interview a home inspector before they hire one. But what should they ask? Here are a few questions to consider.1. What do you check?A home inspector will look at

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How To Explain Online Home Value Estimates

-AA+AHomeowners who seek an estimate of their home’s value online often find that it doesn’t match the actual value. You need to know how to talk to your clients about this discrepancy, and

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Avoiding The Price Reduction Conversation 5 Tips To Nail It

Key Takeaways Listing prices in the rental market are edging lower, and landlords are cutting advertised rents. For-sale price increases remain strong, but sellers are still cutting prices at

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6 Reasons You Should Never Buy Or Sell A Home Without An Agent

It's a slow Sunday morning. You've just brewed your Nespresso and popped open your laptop to check out the latest home listings before you hit the road for a day of open houses.You're

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Guide For Homebuyers

The first step in your home buying process should be to get pre-approved for your mortgage. This allows you to know your budget before you fall in love with a home that is way outside of it As for

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More Buyers Than Homes Available

Buyer Demand Is Outpacing the Supply of Homes for SaleThe price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as the market demand. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR)

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A Surpise Knock At The Door

Here is a cute story from our Team Leader..yet a lesson in it for all of us... One Sunday while I was home enjoying my grandson there was a knock on the front door. How strange, I thought, it is

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What Can I Do To Help My Credit

How to Improve Your CreditCredit scores play a big role in determining whether you’ll qualify for a loan and what your loan terms will be. So, keep your credit score high by doing the following

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First Time Home Buyer Mistakes

Poll: These are the biggest first-time homebuyer mistakesKey TakeawaysWe asked Inman readers about the biggest mistakes they've seen first-time homebuyers make.These were the top three: not talking

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My Purchasing Power Has Increased

How Historically Low Interest Rates Increase Your Purchasing PowerAccording to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate

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Are You Ready To Buy

Why Getting Pre-Approved Should Be Your First StepIn many markets across the country, the amount of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale.

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5 Reasons To Sell This Fall

School is back in session, the holidays are right around the corner, you might not think that now is the best time to sell your house. But with inventory below historic numbers and demand still

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Is It Really Cheaper To Buy Than Rent

                     Buying Remains 36% Cheaper than Renting!In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that

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Baby Boomers On The Move

According to a Merrill Lynch study, “an estimated 4.2 million retirees moved into a new home last year alone.” Two-thirds of retirees say that they are likely to move at

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Be A Snooper

Here's Why You Should Totally Snoop When House HuntingBy: Jamie WiebeThis house-hunting checklist gives you carte blanche (well, almost) when viewing potential homes.Ah, house hunting. It may

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