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Landscaping Investment

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How much should I invest in my landscaping? You’ve heard by now that even simple acts like sprinkling wood chips neatly around your existing outdoor landscaping can add instant value and curb appeal to your home, especially when you are in the process of listing and selling your home. But what if you’re planning on…

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Selling Your House: Communication and Final Steps

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Communication in the Home Stretch Congrats, your house is officially on the market! Now it’s time to think about the final steps to your home sale. Once your home is on the market, you’ve spoken with your agent about marketing strategy, and you’ve made a plan to help you prepare for showings, it’s your agent’s…

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Talk to a Listing Agent: It’s Never Too Early

Never Too Early

You’ve considered your situation and you have decided to move forward with selling your home, either now or in the next few years. You’ve made the decision to hire a listing agent to help you make the most of your home sale. Now it’s time to find an agent—it’s never too early! As you search…

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What is a home inspection and do I really need one?

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When buying a home, there are many questions and decisions that a new homeowner needs to make. One of those questions is, “Do I need to have a home inspection?” While a home inspection is not required prior to purchasing your new home, we at Nest Realty will always recommend getting a full home inspection,…

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Title Insurance: What is it and why do I need it?

When it comes to your home, better safe than sorry A clear title to the property you’re buying is essential to completing the transaction and taking ownership. In some cases, unknown issues can arise during the title transfer process; this is where title insurance can protect you and your mortgage lender. Read on to learn…

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Considering a Spring Sale? Book Photos Now!

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Take Advantage of Green Foliage Traditionally, spring is a popular season to sell houses. To stand out in a busy market and make a spring sale, you need to make your listing special. Professional photography can pay off big time, bringing you more interest from buyers who browse listings online first. But what if your…

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Buying a Home: Things to Do and Things to Avoid

Buying A Home

Act with Care to Prepare Buying a home is most likely the largest financial decision you’ll ever make. Therefore, it is essential to keep in mind a few tips for things to do and things to avoid as you begin the process. To Avoid: Don’t apply for any credit cards. Applying for new credit can…

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Affordability: More Than Just Sticker Price

Sticker Price

The Unexpected Can Add Up Fast The sticker price of a home is just the starting point of its actual cost in the short and long terms. Here are a few more costs to factor into the equation as you answer the question of whether you can afford a home: Things to Think About Closing…

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The Life of a Seller: Always Be Prepared

life of a seller

It’s Getting Real Congrats! Your home is officially on the market and ready to be snapped up. What will life look like for you at this stage in the process? Get ready—you could find yourself very busy with very short notice! Here’s what to expect when you’re actively selling your house. Strong Marketing = Maximum…

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An Offer Is In! Someone Wants to Buy Your House

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Next Steps in the Home Sale Process You’re going about your daily routine and suddenly you get the call: An offer is in on your home! Hooray! Your agent will now present the offer to you, highlighting its merits and possible drawbacks. Offers usually arrive in a standardized format, which your agent will translate for…

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