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Wednesday, August 8, 2018   /   by Rachael Roberts

Found A Home That's For Sale By Owner?

Homes that are for sale by owner (when a seller decides not to hire a listing agent) are more common than you might think! When you're looking for your next home, you're likely to come across at least one FSBO in your home search. Here are 4 things you will want to keep in mind when buying one of these homes.1) Hire an agent. To ensure the transaction is handled correctly and legally, you will want to make sure you have an agent on your side especially since the seller doesn't! An agent will be knowledgeable about the real estate market and can help craft your offer, prepare the contracts and the right lender for you.2) Be prepared to negotiate. Most FSBO's are rarely priced appropriately. Sellers tend to overprice their homes value because of their emotional attachment to it. When you have an agent on your side, that gives you access to comparable sales data to help negotiate the right price.3) Have a home inspection done. A home inspection can 1 ...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018   /   by Rachael Roberts

Tips For Moving Day When You Own A Dog

For what felt like forever, you’ve been looking at online real estate listings and heading to open houses. Eventually, you found the right house for you and your family. After some negotiations, you’ve reached the closing and are finally a new homeowner. That means it’s time to move!
Packing up and moving to a new place is always stressful, but when you own a pet, things can get worse if you’re not careful. As much as you love your fur-baby, they can make things like packing and moving a lot more chaotic then it needs to be.

Should You Hire Movers? 
You can pack up your belongings without a problem, but should you save some money and move things yourself? Or is it better to hire a moving company? While that depends on your fitness and how many possessions you own, WiseBread.com explains it’s typically better to hire movers. 
First, movers are experienced carrying heavy objects and trained to do that safely. You can protect yourself fro; ...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018   /   by Rachael Roberts

9 Things People Forget To Do Before They Move

There is always a million things to remember when you move!  Don't worry, we have put together a handy checklist of things people often forget to do or don't even realize they should take care of, so you can make sure you're covered.1) The first is pretty obvious, you will want to change your address with the U.S. Postal Service around 2 weeks before moving. The U.S. Postal Service offers an online form to quickly change an address for all of your mail, but that doesn't mean you should wait until the last minute to fill it out. To make sure mail arrives at your new home in time for your life there, complete the form about two weeks before your move.2) The next would be your utility companies. You’ll need to ask your real estate agent how long you need to keep your current utilities on (it’s usually through closing), and you'll also need to work on contacting your new utilities companies. Click HERE f. ...
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