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Reading the Relevant Factors

The more varied the opinions of economic experts, the more we are required to do our own homework when making real estate decisions for the future. This is especially true when there are varying degrees of optimism and pessimism about the nation’s economy. Many homeowners use interest rates to measure ...

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FEED A STUDENT

Twice a year I help with a program called Feed A Student through Riverside Church in Sterling. When the schools go on the long holiday break in December or on spring break, the students that depend on the free school breakfast and lunch have limited resources.  Feed A Student provides ...

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Top 5 Ways to Impress Home Buyers

Remember when you found your current home? You walked in and got the feeling it was a great fit for you and your family. Now that you’re selling your house, you need to make that same impression on the next potential buyer. Here’s how to do it. Clean and de-clutter Make ...

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Look Underneath the Hood

As anyone who has ever purchased a used car will tell you, looks can be deceiving. To get a true picture of the quality of the product, you have to “look under the hood.” What does this have to do with shopping for a new home? When you find a property you ...

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Photos Can Make A Difference

One of my biggest pet peeves about seeing other listings is looking at the photos and discovering that they have been taken by a cell phone.  Yes, the cameras on these devices are pretty amazing. But when you are trying to sell the most expensive thing you own, you need to ...

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MUST DO AFTER YOU MOVE

Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and you’re probably daydreaming about decor and paint schemes and new furniture. But before you get into the fun stuff, there are some basics you should cover first. Take Photos Before you move anything into the home, take photos.  You will want to ...

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