April 2017

Found 4 blog entries for April 2017.

Summer Real Estate Sales A lot of homeowners like to sell their homes in summer, when the buyers are flocking to their doors. If a seller has plans to make upgrades and fixes to the home before listing it, it's important to start without delay. Here’s what sellers need to be doing in the spring for summer home selling.

Schedule a Home Inspection

Most buyers will require a home inspection at the beginning of the process to confirm that the house is in good condition. This is not a good time to discover that there are serious issues requiring thousands of dollars in repairs. Rather than leave it up to chance, invest in a home inspection: The cost of an inspection is often only a few hundred dollars, so, if possible, schedule one a few months before it's time to list

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How to do a final walkthrough to ensure home buyer peace of mind Just before a buyer closes on a home, they will go to a final walk-through to confirm that any repairs were completed and that the house is ready for move-in. This guide can help show what to expect from the walk-through process.

Follow-Up From the Home Inspection

The final walk-through should not be confused with a home inspection. The home inspection is usually conducted very early into the home buying process, to examine various structures and systems on the property to identify any problems. After the home inspection, buyers and sellers negotiate who will be responsible for any upgrades or repairs. This is the buyer's opportunity to check that any fixes on the seller’s to-do list have been performed according to the inspection. Take a

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Buying a Home in a Location Known for EarthquakesThere’s a lot to know about buying a home in an earthquake-prone area. Whether home buyers want to avoid purchasing a home in an earthquake-prone area or instead wish to prepare for living in an earthquake-prone area, it's important for prospective homeowners to know about earthquake zones and how to adapt to them. Knowing which homes and communities are safest can help buyers pick the right property for their needs.

Mapping Out Earthquake Zones Before Buying a Home

When prospective home buyers plan to purchase a home in a state with a high frequency of earthquakes, it's essential for those homeowners to plan ahead and decide the safest and most practical locations for them to buy a home.

To determine if a home is situated in an

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tips for spring cleaning to help a home sell fast Spring is here and it's time to clean your house! For homeowners who are planning to sell their home soon, spring cleaning is more important than ever, because it's a part of the staging process. Home staging can help you sell your home more quickly and may encourage better offers.

Remove Clutter

Clutter can make a home seem dark and dirty, even if it's recently been cleaned. Before removing the clutter in your home, conduct a walk through and identify all the different hot spots for clutter on your property.

Clutter can take different forms in different parts of the house. In the closet, clutter is anything that's been stored for a long time and is no longer needed. On the countertops, clutter takes the form of old mail, unused

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