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A Seller’s Guide to Navigating the Home Inspection

Selling a home can be quite a process. First come the negotiations. Then comes the inspection. Then comes the financing commitment. Sandwiched in the middle, the inspection is usually a contingency to the offer, meaning the buyer can back out of the contract based on problems discovered. The Process The purpose of the inspection is for the inspector to look…

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Should You Sell Your Home without an Agent?

If you’re thinking of selling your home, you may have considered trying to sell it without a real estate agent. Why should you pay an agent for work when you can do it yourself? Well, while you might be able to sell your home on your own, you may lose out on some potential profit by not fully understanding the…

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All You Ever Wanted to Know about Appraisals – Seller Edition

If the buyer of your home is financing the purchase, chances are good that their lender will require an appraisal. Understanding how appraisals work will prepare you for the process and help you achieve a quick sale. An appraisal is an opinion of the value of your home based on what comparable homes in your city/town have sold for recently.…

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How to Evaluate Multiple Offers for Your Home

We are in the midst of a hot sellers’ market and many sellers are finding themselves with multiple offers. So, how can you decide which offer is best? Our agents at Porcupine Real Estate use their expertise and years of knowledge to help you determine which offer to consider. Some of the criteria we encourage you to consider include: Preapprovals…

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Best Home Improvement Projects to Complete Before Selling

Are you planning to sell your home soon? Then this is the time to take care of those home improvements that will make your home more attractive to buyers. As a homeowner who’s been through the buying process, you know how important it is to make a good impression. What you may not know is which improvements deliver the best…

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What Does it Cost to Sell Your Home?

If you’re thinking of selling your home, you may have considered selling it without a real estate agent. Why should you pay an agent for work when you can do it yourself? Well, while you could sell your home on your own, you may lose out on some of the profit by not fully understanding the process or what costs…

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Tips Before You Put Your Home on the Market

You are about to make a big decision; putting your home up for sale but there are some very important things you need to do before the sign goes in the yard and you open your doors to potential buyers. Getting these things checked off the list will help get you to a quicker and more profitable sale. Here are…

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How to Avoid a Low Home Appraisal

A house needs to be sold three times when it is on the market. First, it needs to be sold to other agents so they will want to show and sell the home. Second it needs to be sold to buyers and lastly to the appraiser. Even if the buyer is willing to pay a certain price for a home…

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How to Set an Asking Price for Your Home

Setting a price for your home can be one of the most important decisions you make when placing your home on the market. The asking price can often make or break the sale. The asking price is part of the marketing of the home. Here are some tips on how to set the right asking price in a strategy to…

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