June 2023

How Much Time Should You Spend Viewing Homes?

Posted on Jun 29, 2023

Asking how much time you should spend viewing properties for sale is a little like asking, "How long should I spend trying on shoes?"

The answer seems obvious: As long as it takes to make a decision!

Buying a home is significantly more complex than purchasing shoes - and the stakes are higher too. You need to make sure you have all the information n...

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Finding an Honest Home Improvement Contractor

Posted on Jun 26, 2023

You can't just call yourself a dentist unless you have specific hard-earned credentials. Just about anyone, however, can hang a shingle and call themselves a home improvement contractor. That's why choosing a reputable one is so difficult.

Here are some tips:
  • Find out if they are truly in business full-time. A part-time or occasional contractor may...

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Getting Into Vegetable Gardening

Posted on Jun 02, 2023

If you haven't already, now is the time to plant your vegetable garden. This year, May was a bit unpredictable with a few late cold nights, so you haven't missed the boat if you don't have your veggie seeds in the ground yet.

One thing to consider when planting vegetables is succession planting. This means planting some seeds of the same plant ever...

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Savvy Negotiation Helps Win the Deal

Posted on Jun 01, 2023

Purchasing a home is not the same as buying a product off the shelf. You don't simply pay the price on the tag and know it's yours. You can't just see a home for sale and say, "I'll take it!", especially if the market is competitive. You need to make an enticing offer.

That offer, of course, would include the price you propose to pay. That price ma...

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Setting Emotions Aside When Selling

Posted on Jun 01, 2023

Imagine shopping for a used car. You find one that you like and while negotiating the price, the seller gets sentimental. He shares happy memories of family picnics, his kids' soccer games and other adventures with the vehicle. Then he demands a higher price. After all, he couldn't possibly part with it for anything less.

Are you likely to pay for...

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