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    Wednesday, August 28, 2019   /   by Ashleigh Townsend

    Why You Shouldn’t Let A Website Tell You Your Home’s Value

    Picture this…
    There’s an inexperienced real estate agent in your town.
    He hasn’t sold any homes yet.
    He wants to drum up some business.
    So, he climbs up onto your roof and paints what he estimates to be the value of your home.
    He feels like this could be a win-win:
    YOU get to know the value of your house, so he was helpful to you, without even having to meet with him…
    … and HE gets to show you how that he knows his stuff. Hopefully you’ll turn to him for help once you want to sell your home.
    But you’re kind of ticked off, aren’t you?
    First off, this guy painted on your roof. That’s just vandalism.
    Beyond that, he wasn’t even close to accurate! The value he painted up there is tens of thousands of dollars off.
    He didn’t even see inside your home
    You notice he did the same thing to all the other houses in the area.
    He seems off on the value of all of them.
    It’s still kind of intriguing, tho ...

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    Wednesday, July 17, 2019   /   by Ashleigh Townsend

    5 Reasons Why Summer is The Best Time to Sell

    5 Reasons Why Summer is The Best Time to Sell


    The purchase of a home can be an exciting time full of hope and plans for the future like building a family, adopting a family pet. However, circumstances can change, whether it be a new job, a growing family that requires more space, or simply the desire to live in a different environment. The sale of a home involves many components, including the procurement of real estate professionals and determining the best season during the year to sell. Below you will find five reasons why summer is the best time to let go of a property before starting anew elsewhere.
    1.       People Prefer the Outdoors During Summer
    Attempting to sell during cold, rainy, snowy seasons can be disappointing. Most people looking for a home do not want to deal with adverse weather while driving to tour properties and will likely be dissuaded from even attempting to shop for a home, even if the one being sold sounds like a dream. Sum ...

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    Monday, July 15, 2019   /   by Ashleigh Townsend

    5 Ways to Make Your Move More Eco-Friendly

     5 Ways to Make Your Move More Eco-Friendly
    Moving can be a stressful process, particularly if maintaining an eco-friendly lifestyle is a priority. However, there are some clever ways to ensure the moving process stays in line with a generally green routine. Even a novice who is just beginning to become more conscious about the detrimental implications of superfluous waste, there are several actions that can be taken to make the moving transition environmentally friendly. Compiled below is a list of tips to design a clean, positive moving experience that contributes to a cleaner environment.
    1.       Use Available Materials
    Chances are there are boxes stored away in the garage and maybe some forgotten bins up in the attic that were supposed to be used “later.” When “later” inevitably comes, those bins could become a saving grace. Searching throughout the home for available materials will likely result in the uncovering of ...

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    Thursday, May 23, 2019   /   by Ashleigh Townsend

    4 Ways To Marie Kondo Your Kitchen

    4 Ways To Marie Kondo Your Kitchen

    The kitchen is the center of the home, after all, who doesn’t love food? Unfortunately, it is also an absolute magnet for messes. Dirty dishes, pesky clutter, and crowded countertops plague even the most organized of home-chefs. If only there was a way to simplify the tedious cleaning process that haunts us after every home-cooked meal! Enter Marie Kondo, cleaning expert and star of Netflix’s Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Here are 6 incredibly simple tips from Marie herself that you can apply in your own kitchen to shorten cleanup time and maximize your efficiency.




    1. Keep those counters clear!



    A core principle of Kondo’s method is having usable space in the kitchen. Countertops, she advises, should be kept clear when not being used for a direct task like cutting vegetables or preparing a dish. It may seem counter-intuitive (no pun intended), but having that free space will help relieve the crowded feeling that come ...

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    Thursday, April 18, 2019   /   by Ashleigh Townsend

    The 3 Golden Rules For Selling An Occupied Rental Property

    One of the most potentially frustrating times in the life of a real estate investor is preparing to sell an investment property that is currently occupied by a tenant. There’s a whole host of ethical, financial, and legal considerations that need to be taken into account, and quite honestly, if it’s not managed properly, the whole process is not exactly fun.
    Today we’re going to be sharing 3 of the many golden rules investment property owners need to follow when selling an occupied property. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it should give you a good starting point to get you thinking about the kinds of considerations that need to be taken into account. Let’s get started.


    You Can’t Simply Evict The Tennant If You Want To Sell
    Almost all jurisdictions in the US give tenants the right to remain in your investment property providing the lease agreement is still active and remains in good standing. However, despite this, there are some ...

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