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Understanding Appraisals and What to Do If Your Home Does Not Appraise for Its Purchase Price
By Peta-Gay
November 1, 2016

It can be a bit of a surprise if your home turns out to be valued at less than the purchase price offered, but this is the type of thing that can occur in an appraisal situation. While this can change everything from your contract to the amount of your down payment, if your home has been appraised at less than you envisioned, here are some options you may want to consider.

Review The Appraisal Contingency Clause

Bedroom Upgrades: How to Decide Between Hardwood and Carpet for Your Bedrooms
By Peta-Gay
November 2, 2016

The floor of your bedroom is important – it’s the first thing you touch in the morning, and the last before you go to sleep. Not to mention all the other life moments that go on in there. So take time to consider what you want your bedroom floor to be made of – and read on for pros and cons of carpeting and hardwood floors.

The Noise Factor

One of the biggest ...

Did You Know?: How You Arrange Your Furniture Can Turn Off Potential Buyers. Here Is Why
By Peta-Gay
November 3, 2016

Most sellers focus on finding the right furniture to stage their home, but they never consider how the placement of that furniture can undo all their hard work. It's a subconscious thing, but the arrangement of items in the home can really make a difference with buyers.

Be sure to not make some of these common mistakes when arranging furniture to sell a house.

Keep The Traffic Flowing

A proper furniture layout ...

Dealing with Mice? Peppermint Oil, Dryer Sheets and Other Crazy Tricks to Try
By Peta-Gay
November 4, 2016

There are things that everyone shares: the need for food, the search for love, and the intrusion of mice into our homes. But don’t despair! There are several ways to deter and remove mice. Read on to learn about a few of the more well known, if a little out-there, methods.

Peppermint Oil And Cotton Balls 

The smell of peppermint is lovely for humans, but terrible to a mouse’s nose. Put ...

Master the Autumn Home Buying Season With Our Guide to Finding Local Real Estate Bargains
By Peta-Gay
November 7, 2016

Most people have a good idea of the neighborhood they want to purchase a new home in. The problem is finding a great deal in the area, especially if it's a neighborhood that's very popular.

Thinking outside the box and avoiding the standard real estate listings can result in some bargain properties for sale that most people are completely unaware of.

Contemplate Investing In Foreclosed Homes

When the housing market boomed, many people tried ...