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Six Reasons Why You will Need a Licensed Real Estate Agent When You Buy or Sell a House
By Peta-Gay
December 13, 2016

Are you in the market to buy or sell a home? If so, you may be wondering whether to work with a real estate agent or not. While saving on the commission might sound tempting, it can cost you later.

Here are six reasons to choose a real estate agent the next time you buy or sell a home.

1: Agents Get The Best Price

If you're trying to buy or sell on your own, ...

Selling Your Home? Do Not Skip These 3 Essential Steps or Your Sale Will Suffer
By Peta-Gay
December 14, 2016

If you want to sell your home quickly — and for the most profit — you can't just list it and cross your fingers.  Successful sales are well-planned sales, and there are several ways in which you can make sure your own home sale turns out as you'd like it to.

1. Know Your Target Market 

What kind of people are buying homes in your area?  Is your neighborhood popular among ...

Hosting an Open House? Use These Staging Tips to Make Your House Feel Like a Model Home
By Peta-Gay
December 15, 2016

Are you selling your home? If so, you're going to have to host an open house at some point. In today's blog post we'll explore a few staging tips that make your house feel like a model home.

Make A Solid First Impression

Start with the front of the home and give a great first impression. Have the sidewalk, driveway and walkways power washed. Ensure that the lawn, plants and landscaping are healthy and look ...

Buying a New Home? Use This Checklist to Ensure Your Finances Are in Order
By Peta-Gay
December 16, 2016

Buying a home is a significant expense. It doesn't matter whether you're a first-time buyer or have experience. Unless you have a large pile of cash, you'll need to ensure your finances are in order before closing. In this post we'll explore four financial items you'll want to check off before buying a new home.

Figure Out Your Current Monthly Budget

First, you're going to want to sort out your monthly budget. If ...

3 Key Reasons Why Buying Your First Home Is Like Planning a Wedding
By Peta-Gay
December 21, 2016

You may not see the connection right away, but buying a home and planning a wedding are two experiences that require certain skills and challenge you in similar ways.  Check out the three key similarities below!

Budget

Whether you're buying your first home or planning a wedding, you are likely facing one of the biggest financial obligations of your life.  That's why, in both cases, it is essential that you pick a realistic ...