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Staging your home to sell when you still live there!

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June 23, 2022

Staging your home to sell when you still live there! In an ideal world you’d be selling your house after you’ve moved out. But in the real world? You might still live there. We understand that and put together a helpful list of prepping your home for listing. Step 1: Move out, but not physically. […]

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June 23, 2022

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How do I read a HUD1 Settlement Statement as a seller?

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June 14, 2022

How do I read a HUD1 Settlement Statement as a seller? A blank copy of a settlement statement can be found HERE. A Settlement Statement also known as a HUD-1 is a standard form that serves as your final accounting of all of the costs that are associated with your home purchase or sale. This […]

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June 14, 2022

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How can I estimate what repairs on my house will cost?

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June 1, 2022

How can I estimate what repairs on my house will cost? A good resource to estimate potential costs on home repairs/remodels is https://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/ Below we outline the costs of some of the most common home repairs that are not cosmetic and necessary wether you plan to sell the home or continue to live in it. […]

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June 1, 2022

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What type of repairs show up on an inspection report? What do they cost to repair?

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October 16, 2021

A home inspection is an extremely useful tool for homebuyers looking for a little extra information on the property they are looking to purchase. Professional home inspectors conduct hundreds of individual home inspections each year and are continually trained in how to spot defects that can cause problems in and around the house. Without an […]

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October 16, 2021

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How to Remove Squatters

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October 11, 2021

How to Remove Squatters Original Article can be found here. What is a squatter? A squatter is a person who unlawfully occupies an uninhabited property. A squatter may be: A person who breaks into your property and starts living there. A tenant who stops paying rent or their lease expires, but they keep living on […]

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October 11, 2021

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How much in taxes will I owe when I sell an inherited property?

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October 2, 2021

How much in taxes will I owe when I sell an inherited property? If you inherit property, you may wonder if you’re responsible for paying taxes. Luckily, there’s no federal inheritance tax, although some states do have inheritance taxes. But for most people, inheriting property doesn’t trigger an immediate tax liability. When you inherit property […]

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October 2, 2021

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FHA Required Repairs

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September 27, 2021

Selling Your Home To A Buyer Using Financing. Government Backed Loans (FHA/VA) Standard Repairs Thinking about listing your home? It’s always good to know what to expect if you list and receive an offer that is FHA. Most conventional loans follow these guidelines as well.  For an FHA loan, the U.S. Department of Housing and […]

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September 27, 2021

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What liability do I have with a vacant property?

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September 13, 2021

The insurance risks and liabilities associated with owning unoccupied property can be extensive. To ensure you are adequately protected, it is important to know the risks you confront. In addition to purchasing comprehensive insurance coverage, there are numerous preventive strategies for maintaining vacant property to reduce risk and liability. Potential Risks  There are a host […]

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September 13, 2021

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How do I protect my vacant property?

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August 28, 2021

Do you have an empty house that is not well protected? Vacant houses are the most popular targets of theft, which makes it really important to properly secure them. Your first line of defense is deterrence: Lead thieves and vandals to believe the house is being lived in or at least being watched. Don’t make […]

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August 28, 2021

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How do I insure my vacant property?

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August 21, 2021

Original article that this information was pulled from is located here. If you leave your home unattended for weeks at a time, your homeowners policy likely won’t provide coverage in the event of a claim during the time it is unoccupied or vacant. As a result, any damages or losses that occur would have to […]

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August 21, 2021

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