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When I first set out to buy an apartment with my husband, I was in my mid-20s and didn't know anyone my age who owned property. My general policy in life is to try to learn from other people's mistakes, but with no one else's experiences to draw on, I had no choice; I had to make my own.

I entered the fray on my own and, as expected, got bruised — but I also emerged, eventually, with a well-priced, well-situated two-bedroom apartment that has since appreciated significantly in value.

Here are three of the most important things I didn't know I didn't know when I set out to buy my first home:

You should only and always buy for the right reasons

Why should intention matter in real estate?

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Staging a House for Sale.  -- Living Room




You have or you are thinking of placing your home for sale.    Staging your home is important to give that Buyer a good impression of your home for sale.     One of the first rooms seen in the house is the Living Room.    Does the living room give an inviting feel of openness –warmth.     Ideas to help paint a good picture:   

  1. Declutter:  Remove clutter from end tables, coffee tables.  Clean surfaces until they shine.      If you have bookshelves –just display a few books on the shelves.
  2. When placing anything from accent pillows and table lamps, go for symmetry, which is pleasing to the eye.
  3. Make sure the living room is bright.   Light it up with Lamps.   Open the blinds / Curtains.  Let the sun
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Staging a House for Sale.  -- Bathrooms




 
You have or you are thinking of placing your home for sale.    Staging your home is important to give that Buyer a good impression of your home for sale.     One of the “well used” rooms in a house is the Bathroom.    Potential buyers want to be able to picture themselves using the bathroom.    Ideas to help paint a good picture:   

  1. Declutter:  Remove clutter from the countertop, tub, and top of toilet.  Clean surfaces until they sparkle.
  2. Pack up and hide all your personal products – from medicine to razors.
  3. It’s de-grime time:  Scrub and sanitize the floor, walls, ceiling, shower door – every surface that comes in contact with steam.
  4. Spend extra time scrubbing that tile grout and
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Potential Show Stoppers in Obtaining a Home Mortgage or Causes delays in the approval..

If you are selling or buying a home, there is nothing worse than at the 12 hour the whole deal goes down because the Buyer did not get the Mortgage.     So what are some potential show stoppers or items that cause delays when getting a Mortgage?

The Mortgage Broker / Bank Officer will usually obtain the following documents to start the ball rolling:
a quick checklist of common documentation types:
  • W-2 Forms
  • Bank statements
  • Pay stubs
  • Tax returns
  • Cancelled rent checks (for first-time home buyers)
  • Proof of citizenship or legal residency
  • Photo identification
  • Paper trail of funds
  • Proof of military service (if applicable)

Lenders look at

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Expert Interview Series: Brian Knight of ListTrue Inc. on How Technology is Transforming Real Estate

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Brian Knight is the co-Founder and president of ListTrue, where he oversees technology development, marketing, realtor relations and growth strategies. We recently checked in with Brian to get his thoughts on how technology is transforming the real estate industry. Here’s what he had to say:

Tell us about ListTrue. What services do you offer?

ListTrue is all about the client. We offer more options for people selling their home than any other company, making it an easy choice for any potential client to choose us to sell their home. Ranging from limited service listings to full service and every option in

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Front View Of Norton Shores Home For Sale

3 bed/2 bath 1443 sqft home situated in a quiet side street in the sought after city of Norton Shores. Starting from when you walk in the home. The foyer has 9 foot a ceiling and the room is completely tiled. Walk towards the kitchen and you will see brand new cabinets and tops with new laminate floors. All the flooring, windows, and lighting have been replaced. The home offers a huge back yard and all shopping is just minutes from you including Ross park where you can bike only a mile to go swimming at the public beach that Mona Lake offers.   MLS # 16036496

Call Bob @ 231-571-4054 for details and to check for availability.

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I know the perfect property framed especially for you.  It's just up the road a piece at

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A cozy living room is enhanced with a cobble-stone fireplace and surrounding bookcases with flattering bay windows that usher in an abundance of natural light.  The recreational room extends from the living room with plenty of

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Seven Ways to Cool House without using A/C





Summer is almost here and temperatures are soaring up.    What to do, you made it thru the winter with higher heat bills now you want to avoid higher electric bills.   So how can we keep the house cooler in the Summer without A/C.    Here are seven ways to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient without much trouble or expense.
  • Close windows and window coverings in the morning before the day heats up, then open them in the evening to flush your house with cooler air.     If you still need to see the outside world avoid direct sunlight shining in.Fans
  • Fans are a great tool to combat heat.   Adjust Ceiling Fans to rotate counter –clockwise.  Ceiling fans pull cool air from the ground
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