August 2019

Found 4 blog entries for August 2019.

Deferred Maintenance: What Is it?When looking for a new home to buy, one of the things that may come up during the search is deferred maintenance. When a home has deferred maintenance, it can have a big impact on the homeowner. But just what is deferred maintenance? This guide will explain what deferred maintenance is, and what it means for buyers and sellers alike when dealing with a home that has it.

What Is Deferred Maintenance?

Deferred maintenance on a home is exactly what it sounds like: when a homeowner continually postpones necessary repairs, resulting in the home to fall into disrepair. This is often done in order to save money, stay under budget, or simply because they can’t afford to have their home repaired. Examples of deferred maintenance include things like: 

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    Does Your Home Need Professional Gutter Cleaning? How To TellGutter care is an important part of home maintenance - they are not something that you should defer cleaning. If you're a new homeowner, here's what you'll need to know about taking care of your home's gutters.

    Why It's Important to Clean Gutters

    Gutters are designed to carry water away from the home. Without a proper drainage system, water can saturate the ground around the home, or may seep into the home's roof and walls. If water saturates the ground surrounding a home's foundation, the earth around the home may heave during freeze/thaw cycles, causing costly foundation damage.

    If water leaks into the walls or attic of a home, this could lead to mold, wood rot, pest infestation and other problems. Cleaning the gutters can ensure that water

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    How to Find the Right Price for Your PropertyWhen the time comes to sell your home, it's important to price the home right. If the home is badly priced, either too expensive or too inexpensive, you may lose money and take a long time to sell. Understanding the dangers of incorrect pricing, and working with a real estate professional to price your home correctly, can help you have a successful home-selling experience.

    For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

    Dangers of Over Pricing

    Buyers tend to look for homes within a certain price range. They avoid going too far above or below their price range, because budget is important to them. When buyers look at homes in a price range, they compare

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    Explore the Home Closing ProcessFirst time homebuyers may not know much when it comes to closing on a home. Time can easily get away from buyers busy with arranging a move and getting everything in order. Knowing more about the closing process can help mitigate challenges and allow a buyer to get everything in place for this last part of the home buying process.

    For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

    Home Closing: The Final Hurdle

    A buyer is now getting close to the end of the home buying process at this point. In the majority of cases, buyers are financing their purchase, necessitating the involvement of a lender. Home closings are generally faster and with few, if any,

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