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Not all home improvements increase the value of a home. Some are money-makers while others make a home sell faster. Some only add value depending on where the house is located.

Also, there are home improvements that go over well on the coasts, but not in the Midwest. Understanding these differences will help you make the right type of improvement to your home and potentially make more money when it sells.


Improvements That Increase Value

Entryway Door – One of the home improvements that earns a return greater than the cost is a new steel door. It is a relatively low-cost expense with a national average at a little more than $1,000, and it generally recoups 102 percent of the cost.

Garage Door – Like the entryway door, a new garage

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Top Mistakes Sellers Make 


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There are plenty of mistakes both sellers and buyers can make when it comes to real estate. Be sure you are aware and have researched everything you need to do beforehand!

Read this list of common mistakes sellers make to avoid any mishaps in the future!

1. Overpricing your home
Trust your realtor with pricing your home! They will check similar houses in your neighborhood and compare them. Constantly reducing the price of your house could easily lead to unwanted speculations from potential buyers!

2. Overdoing home improvements
There is a fine line between staging your home and over staging it! Do not make your home feel too pristine or too cold. It is important the

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Factors you do not have Control Over When Selling Your Home

When selling your home, many factors can contribute to how fast it sells. Some things you can fix such as home maintenance. Other factors are completely.Here is a list of things that may come up when selling your home that you have no control over.out of control to the buyer, which can be a daunting thought.

The economy: The economic status may affect the rate of how fast your home will sell. It affects the way consumers spend money.  During a bad economy, there tend to be a lot of available houses and few clients looking to buy. The prices of space may fall due to the large number of available properties, which is better for the buyer.  

When the economy is strong, landlords tend

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If you’re in the process of selling your home  or hope to put your home on the market soon, you might be wondering what factors you do and don’t have control over! It is well known that selling a home can be overwhelming and stressful, which may make you feel useless and like your not in control of the process. However, you as a seller, actually do have a HUGE impact on how the sale process goes. This article will examine four factors of a sale that the owner of the home can directly affect, as well as how to take advantage of those factors in order to have a quick and profitable sale.


As the owner and seller of your home, you have the control to price it. Before placing your home on

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Handling a home can be difficult, especially when things are happening that you don't even realize. Here are a couple of the most common issues that might be happening right in front of your eyes!

1. Smoke

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, about 96% of homes have a working smoke detector. One of the most important things you can do is to invest in a good quality smoke detector. Additionally, be sure to replace the batteries every couple of months.

There are two main types of smoke detectors: ionization and photoelectric. The ionization smoke detectors, though much cheaper, have been shown to be less likely to detect slow burning fires or embers. Those types of fires are extremely

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When trying to put your home on the market , it is important to know the various types of listings that can go into pricing your home. We are here to help you with this confusion by explaining the difference between a list price and a sales price.

List Price

The list price occurs when you put your house on the market.  This means it is the seller's advertised price on the market for the home.  This number can fluctuate higher or lower depending on the wishes of the seller. The list price can also be looked at as the goal amount the seller wishes to receive for a property.  The asking price is determined by the agent or broker by comparing your home to surrounding houses. The final price is

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Getting your home appraised can determine how much you will be able to sell it for, but is there a big difference between the market value and the appraised value? Here are some key things YOU need to know about the difference between the two and which can be more valuable.

What is Market Value?

Market values are consumer driven and usually the price that you will sell your home for, not the price for which it could sell. Many factors influence the price or market value of your house, but the majority of them have to do with either the buyers or sellers motivation to buy or sell the property.

If your home is located in a good area of the city, close to reputable schools, and is located in a good neighborhood, then the market value of your

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Before you officially place your home on the market, it is important that you prepare in order to sell quickly. Here are several steps that you can take in order to make selling your home a much more efficient process.

Step 1: Get a home inspection 
-If you get your house inspected before the buyer, it will let you know in advance what kind of repairs or fixes you will need done
-This will allow you to fix any issues on your own time as well as allow you to choose who will fix it and for what price
-In such a competitive market, it is always better to be proactive rather than reactive

Step 2: Fix up your home
-Be sure to put your best foot forward!
-Fixing up your home does not only mean through renovations,

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What NOT to do when Selling Your Home


There are numerous things sellers need to know about selling their home. A big question is: do you know what not to do when selling your home? Though this may seem like an obvious question, but many home sellers make these common mistakes. One thing can make or break the selling of the house, so be sure to avoid problems by following these tips!

Do not ignore curb appeal

You only have one chance to make your first impression. Do not waste that opportunity. If the exterior to a house is unkempt, potential buyers will likely assume the interior is as well! The first step to sell your house is to get the buyer through the door, then you can impress them

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Buyers want beautiful backyards. According to a survey by Better Homes and Gardens, 53 percent of luxury homebuyers want a garden oasis, 50 percent want an outdoor fireplace or fire pit and 47 percent want a separate guest house outside the main home. You may not be able to pull off the guest house, but there are plenty of ways to give buyers what they want in their outdoor space. Stage your next sale with some portable luxury pieces that transform the backyard into a great selling feature.


Lure potential buyers with a relaxing Intex PureSpa Jet and Bubble Deluxe portable spa.
The octagon-shaped spa seats four people and features a built-in saltwater sanitizing system. Buyers can set it up easily and quickly when hosting a small get together or

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