How To Prepare Your House For Resale

The spring and summer real estate market is always a hot one (pun intended!), but just because there are more buyers hunting for their perfect home doesn't mean you can get away with showing a pigsty. Okay, so that may be an exaggeration, but you get what I mean. Think of showing your home like a first date: you have 30 seconds to make a good first impression!

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Adrienne Alexandersellers
9 Ways to Plan Ahead For A New House

There are many advantages to purchasing a new home: build equity, enjoy the pride of ownership, and to obtain accommodation that is often larger and/or more luxurious than renting. But in today's seller market, it's necessary to be prepared and plan ahead before you make an offer.  The market is competitive, so having all your i's dotted and t's crossed may give you an advantage over other buyers -- especially during bidding wars. Consider the following tips prior to beginning your home search.

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Adrienne Alexanderbuyers
Charm, Character, and Potential Money Pit: Tips on Buying an Old House

t's becoming more common, and even trendy, to buy an older home and then renovate it. In some cases, it's done out of necessity, when there is a lack of other real estate available in a city or town. Some buyers may be attracted to an older home for the more reasonable price point -- perhaps they even want to flip it. And for other buyers, they simply love the charm and character of an old house. 

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Adrienne Alexanderbuyers
The Benefits of Condo Ownership for 'Experienced' Adults (a.k.a. Seniors)

One of the cool things about working in real estate is the variety of people I meet, in all age groups and different stages of their life. I've had the privilege of working with a few clients who are over the age of 60, retired or soon to be retired, and they're ready to downsize. I like to call them 'experienced adults', since in my mother-in-law's words, "senior sounds too old." 

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