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    Saturday, March 12, 2016   /   by Bill Berning*

    How to Set Up an Open House for the Best Results

    An open house event is an essential part of attracting buyers to your home. Figuring out how to set a successful open house can help you to get offers quickly.

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    Staging your home is only the first step to setting up a successful open house. There are many important aspects that you must take care of to get the best results from your open house. Here’s how you can set up an open house for the best results while working with your real estate agent.

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    An open house is a major event for any homeowner that is trying to sell. If you are considering hosting an open house for your home, you should work with your real estate agent closely to develop a plan. Open houses require careful planning to be successful. You may have to plan ahead to make sure that you, your family and your pets are out of the home during the time in which your home is being shown.

    You may also be asked by your real estate agent to take other preparatory steps, including staging your home and removing y ...

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    Wednesday, March 09, 2016   /   by Bill Berning*

    Can Energy Efficient Windows Really Save You Money?

    You’ve probably heard a lot about how energy efficient windows can save you loads on your electric bill, but is this really a sound improvement for your home? Let’s connect with the experts and found out once and for all just how worthwhile these fixtures can be for homeowners like yourself.
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    There’s nothing worse than watching your heating and cooling costs shoot through the roof (figuratively, of course) as the seasons change and your home becomes either too hot or cold. However, what if you could drop this monthly financial burden and reinvestment in into your home? To find out if energy efficient windows can do all of this – and more – let’s tap into some of the leading home improvement minds and tackle this discussion from a wide variety of angles.
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    Adding energy efficient windows to your home isn’t just a casual decision to make on the weekend when you’re bored or in the mood for a little fun with hom ...

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    Monday, March 07, 2016   /   by Bill Berning*

    How A Home Inspection Can Lower The Purchase Price Of Your Dream Home

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    A home inspection doesn’t just help you to find out about dangerous and costly problems that exist within the property; it can also help you lower the asking price!
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    A home inspection is a vital step in the process of purchasing a home. This involves having a trained professional go in and evaluate the structure of the building according to a wide variety of criteria. This includes safety and structural issues, as well as potential water damage, plumbing, electrical issues, and even minor issues that can affect the value of a property.
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    In addition, home inspections can make you aware of any potentially dangerous, or life threatening issues that might exist. Bad wiring can lead to fires, rotting walls can lead to ...

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    Friday, March 04, 2016   /   by Bill Berning*

    Four Reasons Owning a Vacation Home Is a Good Investment

    A vacation home can be about more than parties and down time; after reading what some of the best real estate minds have to say about the benefit of vacation homes as investments, you’ll see the potential for yourself as well.
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    Owning a vacation home is about so much more than summer trips and time with the kids. The reality is that if you handle this purchase properly, this property could be an investment that pays dividends for years to come. Unfortunately, if you’re not up to speed with all of your options, maximizing your return on investment (ROI) will be much harder to achieve.
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    If you’re considering the possibility of owning a vacation home but are still on the fence about taking this fiscal plunge, don’t worry; you’re far from alone on this front. Rushing into a major purchase like this is never smart, so being patient and thorough will serve you well.
    To help you make an educated decision, here’s the top fou ...

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    Wednesday, March 02, 2016   /   by Bill Berning*

    When Should You Sell Your Home If You Are Planning to Move?

    As a home seller, you might be unsure as to the best time to sell your home if you are planning a move. Deciding when to put your home on the market in advance, can help you to plan your move more easily and can enable you to be successful in the sale of your old home.
     
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    If you are planning to move in order to rent or buy a new home and sell the old one, you have to be prepared to deal with a complicated situation that could take months to resolve. Working with a qualified real estate agent can help ease the burden of the process. However, it is also up to you to do the research in advance so that you know what you’ll be getting into.
     
     
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    There is no one perfect time to sell your home when you are planning to move. When you sell your home will depend on your own unique circumstances and financial situation. However, taking the time to consider selling your home in advance can help you to discover ...

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