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September 2017

Found 5 blog entries for September 2017.

Home Budgeting

Buying a home can be an up and down rollercoaster of emotions, especially for first time home buyers. It's exciting, you're finally ready to purchase your first house. It's also nerve wracking due to the whole process and the burden of making a major purchase. Take the finance out of the equation to loosen up and be prepared for your first home purchase. Plan out your budget ahead of time and keep these tips in mind:


Make Your Budget Realistic

The number one goal for creating a budget is making sure it's one you can meet without sacrificing other necessities and burning the candle to the end. Ask yourself how much you can actually afford then discuss this amount with your lender.  

Include PITI (principal, interest, taxes and

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Plenty of people have at least one room they wish was larger. Whether it's a bedroom, living room or personal office, it's important that it doesn't feel overcrowded. Even though it may be a small room, there are tricks to work around it and make it feel bigger. Here are four designing tips to help a small room feel bigger:


  • Paint with lighter, neutral colors. These types of colors will make your room look less claustrophobic. 
  • Choose furniture that can be used for multiple purposes. For example, an ottoman can be used as a bench or a coffee table. Kill two birds with one stone. 
  • Use mirrors and glass. Mirrors give off the effect of more space by reflecting the open space in the room. Furniture with glass makes it look smaller.
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Fixer Upper Home Sales

Many people consider home renovations before selling. This increases your house's value greatly. What if you don't want to spend the time and money doing so? There's a big difference between not updating for years and foundation or other serious problems. It's important to understand whether you're selling a home that needs cosmetic work or a home that requires safety work. This will help you move forward and plan out how to get the best possible deal. There are some things you need to keep in mind when selling a home that needs work...


Disclose Everything You Know


It's one thing to genuinely have no idea about issues your house has, it's another to purposely avoid telling a potential buyer about those issues. This can lead to legal

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Painting Tips for Home Sellers

We spoke about the value of painting your house when selling in our previous blog about home renovations. Refreshing your paint is a great way to help your house sell faster and for more money. Due to the interest in this subject, we decided to put together a list of tips that will be helpful when you decide to paint. 


Choose Home Buyer-Friendly Colors


Vibrant colors are easy to pick due to their visual appeal, however doing so can cause distraction with your buyers and even make it more difficult to sell your home. A better choice would be a neutral color. Neutral colors are more home-buyer friendly simply because they match any kind of furniture naturally and easy. This sounds boring, but you can still choose different shades of

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