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Before and After Staging Pics

Tags: Staging, home sellers, buyers, listing your home

Staging your home can get you 7% more money then an unstaged home. Staging can be expensive and other times a simple touch can make a big difference   ...Read More

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Energy saving tips!

Tags: Energy saving tips, buyers, sellers

Here are some tips to help you save money on your bills; Basement: In an unfinished basement try to find spider webs. If there is a web, it means there is draft in the basement.  A large amount of heat is lost with an uninsulated basement Furnace: Clean or replace the furnace filter every three months. A dirty air filter causes the furnace to work harder to push the hot air throug...Read More

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What is rent to own?

Tags: First Time home buyer, tenant, landlord, rent to own

Rent to own (also called lease to own) is favorable for buyers who may not have a good credit score, insufficient down payment or other factors that prohibit them from buying a home at that time. Rent to own is an Option to Purchase Contract between the Landlord and Tenant that in a certain time frame, usually 3 years, the tenant will pay for the rent plus an additional fee of around 2-2....Read More

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Wording is very important in the Purchase and Sale Agreement. Let me tell you why

Tags: Buyers, sellers, first time homebuyers, contract, purchase and sale agreement

When you find a home you love, your real estate agent will put together a Purchase and Sale Agreement. In this Agreement it sets out very important information on the terms and conditions between the buyer and seller. It is vital that the wording of the offer allows no room for other intrepretations as this can be detrimental. A few years back I heard a case about a couple who put an offe...Read More

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Do you have animals in your home and listing your home for sale?

Tags: Real estate, buyers, sellers, animals

Do you currently own an animal and have decided to list your home? When you get your home ready for sale, the objective is to get as many people interested in your home.  Some don't realize but sense of smell is very important in the home.   Many animals, especially dogs leave that wet dog smell in the home that many detest. The smell can be strong in fabric furniture...Read More

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Is it worth getting my home staged?

Tags: Benefits of Home staging, sellers, return on investment, real estate tips,

Home staging is basically turning your every day home into a model home in which for some, may seem overwhelming. It can be an emotional task to De-personalize their home that they may have been in for many years.   Here at the Ragona sisters team, we believe that Staging will not only benefit on getting the home sold quicker, it will also sell for more money.  Up to 7% more t...Read More

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More Tips on how to increase your home value

Tags: Buyers, investment, real estate, flip my home, find a house, search, sellers, renovations

Looking for ways to increase the value of your HOME? These 6  Renovations will definitely increase your properties value up to 25%. 1. Flooring Flooring is one of the most important aspects of your house. You will see an immediate rise in the properties value with the installation of hardwood floors. Existing hardwood floors that you can refinish are ideal as they are less costly to...Read More

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Sellers: What are you looking for in a real estate agent?

Tags: Sellers, real estate agent, service, commission

If home owners decide to use an agent to sell their home, some will look at agents as an expense and want to hire the cheapest rate available. Other sellers will see the value of services provided by an agent a throughly review their marketing plan and negotiation tactics and agree on their rate. Statistics show that hiring a professional agent who stands by their value and has a marketing p...Read More

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Tips on how to avoid bad tenants

Tags: Rental investment, landlord, investment, real estate

The difference between a bad tenant and a good tenant could be the difference of thousands of dollars.   Here are some tips to follow: - get a background check. Include a credit check to look into their debt and see if they pay their bills on time. - call a couple of references that they provide. If they have rented before, try to contact their old tenant  - meet wit...Read More

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What questions should I ask my Mortgage agent?

Tags: real estate, mortgage, tips, advice

  Interest rates shouldn't be the only question your asking you mortgage agent. The following are other questions you may want to know: - What is the Penalty on the mortgage if I decide to break the mortgage - Is the mortgage portable? Meaning if you sell the home before the term is up, can you port it to your new home - What are the pre-payment privilages to help pay the mor...Read More

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