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Friday, May 31, 2024   /   by Amanda Snyder

What comes with the house?

When touring a beautifully staged home, it's easy to admire both the layout and the furnishings. While certain furniture like sectional sofas may seem perfect for the space, they typically don't stay with the home once sold. However, the inclusion of other items in the sale might not be so clear-cut.
Here's an overview of some items whose transfer might not be automatic:
? Appliances: Generally, built-in appliances such as ovens and dishwashers are included in the sale. Freestanding items like refrigerators or countertop microwaves sometimes are not.
? Built-In Fixtures: Items that are permanently attached, like ceiling fans and built-in bookcases, often come with the house. However, while fixtures like curtain rods might stay, the curtains themselves may not.
? Outdoor Items: It's important to specify which outdoor items are included in the sale within the contract. This can include sheds, outdoor furniture, and even specific garden features like koi ponds, which might otherwi. ...

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024   /   by Amanda Snyder

Strategies for Selling a Home with Difficult Tenants

Selling a home can be challenging in any circumstances. Add a difficult tenant to the mix and it becomes even more complex. While it would be nice to simply ask the tenant to leave, if there is a valid lease in place, this may not be possible. In addition, any issues with the tenants must be disclosed to the potential buyers, further complicating the sale negotiations.
The best option is to try and resolve any issues before starting the sales process. Before doing anything, have a conversation with the tenants. Work to understand and mitigate any issues they may raise. For example, they may be concerned about having their lives disrupted during showings, and simply limiting access to the home may resolve the situation. Another option is to offer a buyout of the lease or other financial incentives for their cooperation or early departure. If the situation is more severe, such as tenants causing property damage or non-payment of rent, you may need to postpone the sale to address the te. ...

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024   /   by Amanda Snyder

Strategies for Selling a Home with Difficult Tenants

Selling a home can be challenging in any circumstances. Add a difficult tenant to the mix and it becomes even more complex. While it would be nice to simply ask the tenant to leave, if there is a valid lease in place, this may not be possible. In addition, any issues with the tenants must be disclosed to the potential buyers, further complicating the sale negotiations. The best option is to try and resolve any issues before starting the sales process.
Before doing anything, have a conversation with the tenants. Work to understand and mitigate any issues they may raise. For example, they may be concerned about having their lives disrupted during showings, and simply limiting access to the home may resolve the situation. Another option is to offer a buyout of the lease or other financial incentives for their cooperation or early departure. If the situation is more severe, such as tenants causing property damage or non-payment of rent, you may need to postpone the sale to address the te. ...

Monday, May 6, 2024   /   by Amanda Snyder

First Time Sellers- 5 Things you should know!

Selling your first home is an exciting journey that comes with its unique set of challenges and learning curves. Even if you feel well-prepared and have partnered with a skilled real estate professional, there are several aspects of the home-selling process that might surprise you. Here are essential insights to help you navigate your first home sale effectively.
1. Pricing is Critical Setting the right price for your home is crucial. Tempting as it may be to start with a high asking price, this can deter potential buyers and lead to a longer wait time in selling your home. Overpricing can necessitate significant price drops later on, which might give buyers the impression that there's something wrong with the property. A competitively priced home, on the other hand, is more likely to attract interest and sell quickly.
2. Preparation is Key Before listing your home, take proactive steps by addressing repairs and any deferred maintenance. This not only enhances the appeal of your ho. ...

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Monday, March 4, 2024   /   by Greg Doohen

The Essential Guide to Home Renovation: Creating Your Dream Home

Remodeling a home is exciting yet scary. Transforming your house involves careful planning, creativity, and perseverance, whether you want to boost its value, utility, or individuality. This compact guide covers the essentials of home remodeling, providing advice to help you confidently navigate this transforming process.
Setting Vision and Goals Any successful renovation project starts with a clear vision and measurable goals. Are you remodeling your kitchen for modernization and functionality? Or are you considering an addition for your growing family? Understanding your goals can help you make project decisions and communicate with contractors and designers.
Budgeting Smartly Budgeting for house improvement is difficult. Rapid cost increases and unanticipated costs are prevalent. Establish a realistic budget early on and incorporate a contingency reserve for unexpected needs to reduce financial hardship. Compare material and labor prices to make educated decisions and save mone ...

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