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2011 

It is so important to realize that closing costs are negotiable and that there are definitely parts that can be lowered to make the deal happen. Ask the lender where there is play and what is a firm fee. Sellers are also much more willing in the current market to pay a portion of the buyers clos...
01/31/2011
1. Have a pre-sale home inspection. Be proactive by arranging for a pre-sale home inspection. An inspector will be able to give you a good indication of the trouble areas that will stand out to potential buyers, and you'll be able to make repairs before open houses begin. 2. Organize and clean. P...
01/31/2011
How could I not re-blog this? Exellent information on getting yourself organized and having your email all in one place each with their own signatures. I knew that there was alo I could do with gmail but this post opened my eyes to more. The APP on my iPhone rocks too! Recently I wrote a post ab...
01/30/2011
I get a TON of calls a day from clients, friends, aquaintances, and sales people. Some leave messages, others do not. If I do not recognize the number and a message is not left, I do not - assuming that it was a misdialed number. If I miss the call I call back everyone as quickly as possible as l...
01/30/2011
Buying a home should be fun, not stressful. As you look for your dream home, keep in mind these tips for making the process as peaceful as possible.   1. Find a real estate agent who you connect with. Home buying is not only a big financial commitment, but also an emotional one. It's critical tha...
01/29/2011
It's guaranteed to be hectic right before closing, but you should always make time for a final walk-through. Your goal is to make sure that your home is in the same condition you expected it would be. Ideally, the sellers already have moved out. This is your last chance to check that appliances a...
01/29/2011
A home warranty is a service contract, normally for one year, which helps protect home owners against the cost of unexpected covered repairs or replacement on their major systems and appliances that break down due to normal wear and tear. Coverage is for systems and appliances in good working ord...
01/29/2011
Had to re-blog this great article about purchasing a home after foreclosure! I wrote a post a few weeks ago on the same topic trying to explain how to move forward after a foreclosure entitled Regrouping After Foreclosure...You Can Rebound. Speak with Eleanor Thorne at First Financial Services f...
01/29/2011
300 Preston Oaks Lane CARY, NC 24/7 Information Hotline (919) 746-7383 and enter CODE: 23175 4BR/3+1BA Single Family House $459,000 Year Built 1995 Sq Footage 3,642 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size .29 acres HOA/Maint $27 per month     Description Bea...
01/27/2011
What is an e-PRO - and why should you use one? K.C. McLaughlin is a Certified e-PRO and REALTOR. When you're on the Internet, you don't have time to waste on endless searches for useful real estate information. You want to get things done quickly and without hassle. So chances are you'd like a re...
01/26/2011
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