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Things to Consider Before Moving Into an Over-55 Community

Things to Consider Before Moving Into an Over-55 Community

June 13, 2018 | Posted by: Jeremy Schaffner

Many people, as they approach retirement age and the kids are gone, begin thinking about downsizing. One of the more popular choices for reduction is moving to one of the over-55 communities that ar ...

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Great Buy on a Home? - Don't Expect the Appraisal to Prove It

Great Buy on a Home? - Don't Expect the Appraisal to Prove It

May 9, 2018 | Posted by: Jeremy Schaffner

Buying a home can be fun and exciting, especially when you drive a hard bargain and get that seller over a barrel.  You did your research, caught a home with higher than average days on the marke ...

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Tips to Ease the Moving Process Along

Tips to Ease the Moving Process Along

April 25, 2018 | Posted by: Jeremy Schaffner

Moving can be a stressful process, no matter how far you are traveling. Planning your move minimizes the stress associated with this task while also simplifying the process. Here are several tips that ...

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Buying a New Home vs an Existing Home

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Buying a New Home vs an Existing Home

January 10, 2018 | Posted by: Jeremy Schaffner

If you're planning on investing in real estate, then you're going to have two main options: to buy an existing home or buy a new home. An existing home is a house that has been lived in before, wherea ...

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Seven Inexpensive Home Staging Ideas for a Quick Sale

Seven Inexpensive Home Staging Ideas for a Quick Sale

November 22, 2017 | Posted by: Jeremy Schaffner

When your home is on the market, first impressions matter more than ever. If a potential buyer doesn’t like what they see in the first few minutes, that bad start could color the rest of their e ...

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Preparing to Sell? Do This First

Preparing to Sell? Do This First

September 27, 2017 | Posted by: Jeremy Schaffner

So you've made the decision to sell your home. What you do to prepare - from the outside in - will make all the difference in whether prospective buyers choose to take a look.  First impr ...

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Three Simple Updates to Help Sell Your Home Fast

Three Simple Updates to Help Sell Your Home Fast

May 24, 2017 | Posted by: Jeremy Schaffner

If you're getting ready to sell your home, you may be wondering what you can do to help it sell quickly. How can you make your home more appealing without investing a lot of time or money? The answer ...

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Home Buying 101 - Why the Relationship with Your Broker Should Be a Positive Partnership

Home Buying 101 - Why the Relationship with Your Broker Should Be a Positive Partnership

May 10, 2017 | Posted by: Jeremy Schaffner

Whether you are looking for your first home or moving up to the home of your dreams, having an experienced real estate broker or agent in your corner is a must. Real estate is a very specialized indus ...

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Staging Your Home for a Quick Sale

Staging Your Home for a Quick Sale

July 28, 2016 | Posted by: Jeremy Schaffner

When it comes to staging your home for a quick sale, the right accessories can make all the difference. You want your home to look spacious and uncluttered, but that does not mean leaving your rooms e ...

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