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Monthly Archives: October 2020

    The Oddest Contingencies Sellers Are Requesting

    By Sue Carter | October 27, 2020

    Some home sellers are requesting odd contingencies—from maintaining the wardrobe of a plastic skeleton at the front door to caring for their family pets—before they’ll accept an offer. Contingencies typically involve obtaining financing or fixing issues discovered during the home inspection. However, The Wall Street Journal reports that sellers, who have the upper hand in the market,... Read More

    Yard Updates To Boost Curb Appeal

    By Sue Carter | October 22, 2020

    The need for curb appeal continues to increase, especially as many local buyers hesitate to enter unfamiliar homes and distant buyers narrow their home-shopping lists from afar in the pandemic. A dismaying front yard may prompt them to move on, whether in person or on the internet. You only get one chance to make a... Read More

    How Long Should You Live in Your Home Before You Sell?

    By Sue Carter | October 16, 2020

    5 Factors To Consider Whether you just got your house keys last week or you’ve lived in your home for almost 20 years, you could always sell your home whenever you want. However, experts strongly advise homeowners to follow the “five-year rule” — stay in the same home for at least five years before selling.... Read More

    Do You Have Enough Money Saved for a Down Payment?

    By Sue Carter | October 13, 2020

    One of the biggest misconceptions for first-time homebuyers is how much you’ll need to save for a down payment. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t always have to put 20% down to buy a house. Here’s how it breaks down. A recent survey by Point2Homes mentions that 74% of millennials (ages 25-40) say they’re interested in purchasing a home... Read More

    Time to Move into a Single-Story Home?

    By Sue Carter | October 6, 2020

    Once the kids have left the nest, you may be wondering what to do with all of the extra space in your home. Chances are, you don’t need four bedrooms anymore, and it may be a great time to sell your house and downsize, maybe even into a single-story home. You’ve likely gained significant equity if you’ve... Read More