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TOP 5 THINGS YOU SHOULD ASK YOUR LENDER!

In this video, Sam Del Rosario, discusses 5 questions you should ask of your lender when shopping for money.

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UPSIZING YOUR HOME

Unfortunately, our homes don’t always grow with us. What may have initially worked fine for a single person, a young couple’s starter home, or a family with a newborn can quickly become too small as families expand and multiple generations live under one roof.

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ORGANIC FOOD ON A BUDGET

Organic food usually tastes better and is better for you, but it can also be very expensive compared to non-organic products. 

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FREE HOME BUYERS GUIDE FOR FIRST-TIMERS!

Home buying can be a very stressful process.  Lots of paperwork, terminology, and loan information that is thrown at you and often while you're already under pressure trying to find a home.  So what do you do?  First, the number one recommendation we would make is to find a competent REALTOR to guide you through the home buying process.  A REALTOR should be able to explain each step of the process and provide you with a basic understanding of the legal terminology involved in the home buying transaction.  If you cannot find a REALTOR or maybe you are reluctant to speak to one just yet, we have the guide for you!  We have put together FREE information regarding various aspects of the home buying process for your information and hopefully to demystify the process.  Download it here and read it over for yourself.  Of course, if you have any questions you can certainly reach out to us!  

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THE BENEFITS OF HOME OWNERSHIP

Here is an interesting graphic showing some of the benefits of homeownership.  For more information contact me!

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HOW TO CHECK YOUR HOME FOR AIR LEAKS

We’re well into the fall season and winter is right around the corner. This is the time of year when it’s especially important to make sure your home is properly sealed. Air leaks can make it difficult to keep your home properly heated and can lead to high utility bills. Here’s quick guide to checking your home for air leaks.

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DEALING WITH SCRATCHED HARDWOOD FLOORS

Hardwood floors are highly desirable for most homeowners, but they come with their share of challenges when it comes to cleaning, maintenance, and repairs. After a few months or years of heavy use from kids playing with toys and chairs being shuffled around, it may be time for some DIY fixes.

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5 SECRETS WEAPONS FOR DIY PROJECTS

Is there a home maintenance project that’s been lingering on your to-do list for too long because you’re dreading the trip to the hardware or craft store? There are some projects you can tackle with items that are almost certainly already in your home.

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5 NEGOTIATING TACTICS THAT KILL A SALE

Negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation tactics can sink a deal pretty quickly. Here are some negotiation tactics buyers (and real estate professionals) should avoid:

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Deciding to sell your home?

It probably goes without saying that the first step in the home selling process is making the decision to sell. For some this decision will be difficult and emotional. For others the decision will come quite readily. There are a plethora of reasons that spark the idea of selling in a homeowner’s mind. What I’ve found in my practice, however, is that by the time a homeowner contacts me to sell their home, they have already made the decision to sell; provided they can achieve their goals through the selling process.

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How to pick the right Real Estate Agent to SELL YOUR HOME!!

Once you have made the decision to sell, finding the right agent is next on the agenda. As many sellers have experienced the hard way, not all real estate agents are created equal! 

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How do we price your home ?

Now let’s spend some time examining the second key element to selling your home; price.

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Marketing your home for sale!

The first key element to selling your home is marketing. I believe that marketing is about creating awareness in the minds of as many potential buyers as possible. Simply put, if buyers don’t know about your home, it doesn’t exist. Because I have spent a lot of time marketing homes, I understand what it takes to get your home SOLD. Every week I come across sellers who have tried listing their home with another agent only to find bitter disappointment. Let’s examine why.

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