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Trying to Sell Your Home As a Fixer Upper? Highlight These Key Areas to Attract Eager Buyers
By Peta-Gay
October 3, 2017
Are you going to sell your house soon? If it's a bit of a 'fixer-upper' – meaning that it's in need of some renovation work – you may find some challenges in marketing it to potential buyers. Reducing the listing price is one option available to you, but there are other ways to highlight this kind of home. Let's have a look at three key areas that you'll want to focus on when trying to sell a home in less than perfect condition. Push The Customization Angle First, try to keep in mind that most potential buyers who are on ...
Upgrading Your Home? 5 Great Reasons to Make the Switch to Hardwood Floors
By Peta-Gay
October 11, 2017
Are you tired of scouring the internet, trying to find the secret recipe for whatever will take stains out of your carpet? And the irritating annual steam cleaning ritual where your whole home is soaking wet for a couple of days? Ugh. If your old carpet has you down, it might be time for a change. In today's blog post we'll share five great reasons why you'll want to make the switch from carpet to hardwood floors. Your Home Will Look Amazing Let's face it. Unless you have a serious appreciation for all things shag, hardwood floors look much better ...
2018 Housing Opportunity Committee Member Regional Representative 2018 2019
By Peta-Gay
October 12, 2017
  NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®Executive Offices430 North Michigan AvenueChicago, IL 60611-4087800.874.6500 FAX: 312.329.5962www.nar.realtorOctober 12, 2017Peta-Gay S LewisWashington, DC Dear Peta-Gay:Determining what’s next for our association and for our industry is not an easy task – difficult decisions will need to be made. However, when we take ownership, change happens, and when we each bring our unique gifts and insights to the table, our association and our industry evolves. There is no doubt, challenges are ahead of us; but more so, 2018 is sure to bring tremendous opportunities. In assembling the 2018 team that will address ...
Understanding the Differences Between Prequalified And Preapproved For a Mortgage
By Peta-Gay
October 16, 2017
Are you in the market for a new home? If you are going to rely on mortgage financing to cover some of the purchase cost, you will need to start the application process as soon as possible. However, what if you just need to know how much you will be able to borrow so you can start finding homes in your price range? Let's take a quick look at the difference between being 'prequalified' and 'preapproved' for mortgage financing. The Process Starts With Prequalification The first step in obtaining mortgage financing is to speak with a mortgage professional to get ...
The Quick and Easy Guide to Finding the Best Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home
By Peta-Gay
October 24, 2017
Is it time to move on from your house, townhouse or condo? If a sale is in your near future, you will want to start looking for a professional selling agent or broker to help manage the process. Let's take a look at our quick and easy guide to finding the best real estate agent to handle your home sale. Check Your Social Network The easiest place to is your social network, as almost everyone knows a real estate agent. Share that you are about to sell your home and you're looking for the very best agent to help you ...