Why You Should Include a Home Warranty with Your Home’s Sale

Home Warranty

When you put your home on the market, you will most likely clean and de-clutter, as well as stage it with newer furniture and on-trend decor. However, you may not have considered including a home warranty. While it is not always at the top of every home seller’s list, it can be significantly beneficial to you. Here a few of many reasons including a home warranty with your home sale can benefit you.

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How to Make Your Home Appeal to the Senses this Holiday Season

christmas-tree-1149619_960_720If your home is for sale during the holiday season, one of the best things you can do is make it appeal to the senses by incorporating smells that are familiar to home buyers and remind them of special memories that they have had from past holidays. Here a few ways you can achieve this.

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Tips for a Safer Holiday Home

holiday-1282996_960_720Our world is full of risk at every turn — from perilous jobs to dangerous driving conditions. This is why everyone loves to get back to their homes and not worry about everyday safety hazards. It is great to feel comfortable and safe at home, however, is it as safe as it can be?

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How to Reinvent a Room to Attract Buyers

How to Reinvent a Room to Attract BuyersAre you thinking about remodeling but aren’t sure if it will pay off when it comes time to sell? According to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report, the majority of room remodels and additions may only recoup up to 80 percent of the cost. Since time and money are both something prospective sellers are cautious about wasting, DBL Real Estate put together the following list of practical ways to attract buyers and increase resale value without changing your home’s footprint.

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Tips for Preparing for a Move

SoldProperly preparing for any move — no matter if it is big or small — is essential for a successful, low(er) stress moving experience. Figuring out everything in and outside your home that you want to bring along — and assessing exactly how you’ll actually get everything on your list into your new space — is crucial when preparing to move. Here are a few helpful tips for preparing for a move.

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Why You Should Live in a Home Before Renovating It

902State0004Many buyers in today’s market forego fixer-uppers for move-in ready homes, resulting in significant opportunities being abound in prime locations while homes that need work linger on the markets. Savvy consumers in competitive markets tend to gravitate toward these homes that nobody else wants. Why? They can customize the home to their requirements, and build some equity along the way.

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Weird Things that Can be Ignored when Home Shopping

Fairview0022Ugly paint colors? Treadmill in the kitchen? Creepy family portraits in every room? Don’t let it bug you. As a seller, they are not required to get their home in its best condition before showing term — let alone cleaning their home before listing. But one seller’s laziness can spell a huge advantage for the right buyer. Here are a few things that may be off-putting when you’re shopping for a home, but shouldn’t stop you from considering making an offer — especially if you love the home, layout or location.

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Predicting the Best Time to Buy or Sell Your Home

DSC03812 (1024x768)While you can’t see into the future, you can still make an informed decision when it comes to buying or selling your home. Buying or selling a home at the best time is more difficult that it may sound. Many usually take these actions because of a life event or financial issues. The economy and real estate forecasts tend to be secondary considerations. Both home buyers and and sellers often ask the question, “When is the best time to buy or sell?” Here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind when timing home purchase or sale.

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Tips for Buying a Home while Single

ShadyCreek0081The home-buying experience usually portrayed in advertising generally seems to focus on couples and families. While this used to be the norm that many women and men would wait for marriage before buying a home, today more singles than ever are taking that big life step alone. Today, only 40 percent of first-time home buyers are married, down from 52 percent in the late 80s. The process for buying a home for a sole owner may be fairly similar to that of anyone else, but there are a few slight differences in how a single buyer might approach the home-buying experience. Here are few tips for those considering buying a home alone.

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It’s a Sellers’ Market: What That Means to You

file6301287774581Real estate is increasing at a fast rate in many parts of the country. First-time buyers and entry-level buyers might find little inventory but lots of competition, which can lead to a frustrating seller’s market. This can mean quicker and easier sales for sellers; but for buyers this can equate to a fighting it out with others for their dream home. Here are a few tips for both sellers and buyers in today’s competitive market.

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