Category Archives: Seller's Info

End-of-Summer Checklist for Home Sellers

As we near the end of summer, it’s time to look ahead and plan out home maintenance projects that have to be done before the cold weather strikes. Real estate agents can help homebuyers understand which home fixes take priority … Continue reading

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What your home is really worth

When it comes to assessing a home’s value, real estate agents and homeowners tend to be an optimistic bunch. In the post-bust world, appraisers are a different story. They have to predict a realistic value for your home that the … Continue reading

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Is Your Garden Dead? Here’s How to Try Again

It’s hot. It’s dry. Your garden resembles a moonscape, and those flowers that bloomed in spring now look like they’re putting out dreadlocks. This isn’t fair. There’s still two months of summer left. You need a garden do-over, a foliage … Continue reading

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Prices Rose 2.68 Percent in June

National median list prices have been on the rise since the beginning of the year and now stand at $195,000, up 2.68 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to the June REALTOR.com® Trend Data released recently. Of 146 markets covered … Continue reading

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Do Your Part: Top 7 Ways to Garden with Less Water

The heat is taking a toll on many of us these days and drought conditions cover more than half the country. As the temperatures soar, our gardens and lawns are suffering too. Do Your Part during this season’s extreme conditions … Continue reading

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Multiple Offers Return as Buyers are Back

Record tight inventories are making it increasingly difficult for growing numbers of buyers, who are creating multiple-bid environments in markets that haven’t seen buyers battle over homes in six years. Buyers are back but sellers aren’t, especially in Western markets … Continue reading

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In Japan, Screens Used to Lower Electricity Bills

Screens and shades placed on the outside of windows have been gaining popularity as people expect they will reduce indoor heat and help push down their electricity bills for the summer. Made of polyester or other thin materials, the screens … Continue reading

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