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The Benefits of Working With a Real Estate Agent

Are you thinking of either buying or selling a home? In either case, you might be tempted to try to save money by handling everything yourself. This may cost you in the long run. So… what exactly are the benefits of working with a real estate agent?

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Real estate agents should be experts when it comes to analyzing a piece of property or home and then guiding you through the process of buying it.

There’s a lot that goes into a real estate transaction. To start, there are times when a person isn’t in a good position to actually make a purchase. But how would you know? We’re here to help you by listing some of the benefits of a real estate agent when it comes to buying a home.


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Exploring Home Heating Options

Whether it’s a tough winter or you’re looking to lower your heating bill cost, researching home heating options is a crucial step that shouldn’t be ignored. From ground heat pumps to geothermal heat, there are a lot of home heating options out there.

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Today’s smart home apps are easier to use than ever, such as several app-driven home heating options. | Photo by Vlada Karpovich

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4 Staggeringly Simple Things to Do Before Selling Your House

We’ve all heard it before—moving is one of the most stressful things in life. And this is can be true for you too. But it doesn’t have to be. There are ways to make this experience a lot simpler. In this piece, we’re looking at four obvious things to do before selling your house that will make your life easier.

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Experienced real estate agents understand what works and what doesn’t when it comes to selling homes.

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Kitchen Upgrades that Add Value to Your Home 

Not only is the kitchen often the focal point of the home, but it’s among the top selling features when it comes to putting a property on the market. Due to this, many homeowners invest in their kitchens unnecessarily. While it’s true that certain kitchen upgrades, such as copper range hoods, will cause your property value to skyrocket, this isn’t the case for all kitchen upgrades. So, before you go splashing the cash on kitchen upgrades,m learn about kitchen upgrades that add value, then make your move.

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The kitchen is the heart of the home so most people want it to be both functional and beautiful. | Photo by Curtis Adams

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4 Tips for Avoiding Foreclosure

No one wants to have their home foreclosed. But sometimes unforeseen events take their toll. If you’re heading into this situation, we are going to provide some tips for avoiding foreclosure that can help you. Read on to learn more about your options and see if one or more of these can help you.

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No one wants to see this sign in their front yard but there are still options to help you make the best of a bad situation.

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Is it Better to Furnish a Home to Sell It?

If you are currently living in your property while it is being marketed, then it is likely to be furnished. But what happens if you don’t live there, perhaps because you have already moved out or it was a rental? Do empty rooms with no furniture make it harder to sell a property? More often than not, it’s a good idea to furnish a home to sell and we’ll tell you why.

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A well-staged space will always garner a higher sales price than an empty space. | Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians

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Buying a new home can be a scary proposition. Follow these Top 10 Tips for Louisville first time home buyers and I predict you'll have a successful experience!

3 Ways to Prepare Financially to Buy Your First Home

If you’re wanting to buy your first home in this housing market, there are a few things you should do first. That way you're in the best possible financial position…

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