July 2017

There are 3 blog entries for July 2017.

How to Stage Your Home to Sell Quickly on the MarketStaging a home for selling is a very important part of getting buyers interested in making a purchase. Sellers want their home chosen over other options, and when they focus on making sure the home looks its best, it's easier for buyers to make that choice. But knowing exactly what to do when it comes to staging a home does not always come easy. Here are five ways any seller can improve the look of their home's interior, so buyers will be more interested in what they have to offer.

1. Make Sure You De-Clutter Everything

One of the best things you can do to stage a home is to de-clutter it. Buyers want to be able to see themselves living there, and that's very hard to do when they are stepping over and around the seller's things, or when

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Tips for Buying a Home that Needs RenovationsBuying a fixer-upper can be a great way to get into a home "on the cheap," but too often what seems a sure thing can turn into a disaster. Repainting interior walls may be easy, but foundation repairs, structural alterations, adding square footage, or alleviating a mold problem can be costly. 

Depending on what "fixes" are required, even a low asking price may be way too high in terms of time and effort required to make a house desirable. Here are some tips to assure that your dream house doesn't become the money pit you'll regret ever considering.

Know the Neighborhood

There's no substitute for local knowledge. Remember that there's always a reason when a home is underpriced for its area, be it in Eagle River or elsewhere. If it's simply

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Deciding Whether to Buy or Build a HomeBecoming a homeowner is one of the largest steps that many people will take in their lifetime. Not only is it exciting to have control over your dwelling and design it to look any way you choose, but it also brings about a sort of rite of passage into adulthood.

Many people don’t take the time to consider that there are actually multiple ways of buying a home. While most go down the traditional path of hiring a real estate agent and buying something for sale, others take a more unique approach and decide to custom build a home. Which is the better option and why? It depends on your priorities.

Going With An Existing Home

While it’s definitely the more popular way to go, choosing to purchase an existing home oftentimes gives buyers less

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