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Selling Your Home When You’re Not Home – Part Two

Selling Your Home

The is part two in a 3-part series about selling your home when you’re not there—whether it’s a property you inherited, you moved for work, or an investment property you absentee-own. Part One talks about the property itself, Part Two focuses on the mechanics of being on the market, inspections, etc., and Part Three focuses on…

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Selling Your Home When You’re Not Home – Part One

Selling Your Home - Nest Realty

The is the first in a 3-part series about selling your home when you’re not there—whether it’s a property you inherited, you moved for work, or an investment property you absentee-own. Part One talks about the property itself, Part Two focuses on the mechanics of being on the market, inspections, etc., and Part Three focuses…

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Tips for Buyers in a Tight Market

Six tips for buyers in a tight market.

Take My Offer, Please!  By Deborah Rutter In lots of areas, inventory is tight again. Homes are moving quickly for over asking price, with multiple offers, and often from cash buyers. How can you compete with all that, if you are from out-of-town, or are buying with a loan or other average conditions? There is hope!…

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Septic Systems – Part 2

Septic Inspection

Getting A Septic Inspection This is the second installment of a four-part series about private, on-site waste management systems.  By Deborah Rutter In PART 1: Understanding Septic Systems and How They Work, we took a close look at the overall approach to how a system like this is set up, and how it works. In…

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Septic Systems – Part 1

This is the first in a four-part series about private, on-site waste management systems.  By Deborah Rutter Imagine that you move in to your new house only to discover you can’t shower, flush the toilet, run the dishwasher, do a load of laundry, or even brush your teeth. You might as well be camping! In…

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Preparing for a Home Inspection

How to Win at Getting Ready for a Home Inspection By Deborah Rutter There is a lot of discussion these days about staging a home for sale: get rid of your pictures; put out flowers and cookies; clean everything!  It’s excellent advice because we know buyers can be subtly influenced by a welcoming environment. Who…

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Yikes! The Contract on my House was Just Cancelled! Now What?

When a house offer falls through. By Deborah Rutter There is a lot of relief for sellers when they get an offer that’s ratified and is moving forward. For buyers, too. For the most part, when buyers put in an offer, they have great intentions to move through the process and go to closing with…

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An Inside Look At the Life of a Real Estate Agent

Helping Our Clients Live Where They Love By Deborah Rutter The real estate profession is a strange, fascinating, and rewarding career. For dedicated, full-time agents, the joy of helping our clients live where they love is ultimately fulfilling. Our job is full of old traditions using modern technology and things done out of habit, within the context of an…

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Five Things Your Agent Can Do for You AFTER You Close!

We’re here to help…even after the ink has dried. By Deborah Rutter  We’re excited to live here and loved to be ask about our opinions and give advice—it’s one the reasons we’re agents in the first place. We like being in-the-know and love telling our clients what we know. Take advantage of that! When you’re…

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