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Friday, August 19, 2016
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One of my relatives was an auto mechanic before he retired, and he said he went from turning wrenches to having to deal with computer control systems in cars all day. Homes may be headed that way due the plethora of home automation options coming down the pike.

Monday, August 15, 2016
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Last week I gave you some general cleaning tips prior to putting your house on the market. A little time spent cleaning can lead to big bucks for you. This week I’ll cover some of the “problem areas.”

Monday, August 08, 2016
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To maximize the value of your home, it needs to be “super-clean,” especially now that we are competing with all the new homes again. I have some tips I’ve learned over the years that might help. Let’s start in the kitchen:

Monday, August 01, 2016
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Many people think the appraisal is done when the appraiser visits the home, like a home inspection. When a home inspector visits your home, they actually “do” the inspection right then. So I can usually give my clients at least a verbal report on how the home inspection went on the same day …

Monday, July 25, 2016
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
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My normal rule of thumb is to spend as little as possible fixing the house up, but still get the job done. You don’t want to spend money on items where you won’t get your money back. For example, it’s not worth putting a pool in just to sell the home. However, I will suggest my clients paint…

Monday, July 11, 2016
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
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I’m always surprised when a buyer can spend 10 minutes at a home and then declare, “This is the one!” I tell them I don’t mind if they want to go back to the house several times before submitting an offer. But when properties are selling quickly, that may not be an option as you sometimes ha…

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This is two articles in one. First is a correction for a recent article I wrote about Homeowner’s Associations. In my article I incorrectly stated that when you see the HOA board go into “executive session” where no minutes are kept they may be contemplating litigation. I was politely correc…