Disclose Disclose Disclose

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A well-maintained home will certainly be easier to sell than one that’s not.  Consider that if you’re not able to fix problems or defects with the home, you’ll still need to disclose them.  But keep in mind that money saved in repairs could cost you money on the sale side. Read the disclosure forms carefully and answer them truthfully.  Realize that you as the seller are legally responsible for your statements.  If you don’t disclose, you can be held accountable.  Honesty is the best policy. Also, don’t bother asking a real estate agent if you should disclose something.  They are not able to advise you . . . that could be considered legal advice which they really not allowed or are qualified to do.  Again, just more reason for being honest. None of this should be...

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Check out HomeFreeWays.com

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We’ve really tried to give you some great ideas for selling your home on this site.  We hope it’s been helpful. With that said, if you’d like to take the next step, check out our companion site “HomeFreeWays.com” or call me at 513-939-9399 or complete the Contact form. God...

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Wow, it’s a crazy market!!...

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Wow, things are really booming right now! It’s definitely a seller’s market. If you need to sell, and your house is in good condition, and it’s priced right . . . you should have no problem selling! This is great! Unfortunately, there are still situations that make it difficult to sell. Sometimes the seller may not have much equity, the house may be in rough condition . . . need repairs, clean-up, landscaping . . . that the seller can’t handle, afford, or otherwise deal with. Sometimes folks may just not have the time or energy. In these situations, sometimes it’s just easier to get help. If that’s the case, check out www.HomeFreeWays.com for assistance or some quick Q & A. You have nothing to lose. Good luck and God...

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Think Twice before You Walk Away...

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You can’t avoid them . . . even in nicer neighborhoods . . . they have tall grass, weeds growing up through the black-top, concrete, or landscaping, notices posted on the windows or doors, . . . these are the abandoned homes . . . the symbols of broken lives, shattered dreams . . . very sad, but they’re all around us.  Often times, these home owners just got fed up or gave up and walked away.   It’s not uncommon for families to just up and move when they start receiving [pre-]foreclosure notices.  They get scared off by the official notices of legal precedings, etc. that are a normal part of the foreclosure process.  Folks are often scared that they will be forced onto the street in a very short period of time, . . ....

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Price or Terms: What is ‘Really’ the Most Important to You?...

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Yes of course you want top dollar for your home, but is price really the only consideration?  I would suggest that it’s not all about price, it’s about price AND terms. I’ve heard it suggested that you should put your house up for sale immediately after you buy it . . . for a really high price.  If someone is crazy enough to give you that price, well then, sell it . . . make a quick profit!  But, do you know anyone that has actually done that?  I don’t, except for real estate investors, that is.  Why not? What if you could get your full price, but you had to wait 3 months, 6 months, a year, 5 years, 10 years, etc.?  Doesn’t it really depend on your situation?  What if you had...

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Making Home Affordable Program

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The Making Home Affordable Program expired in Dec. 2016.  For the latest information, go to Making Home Affordable section of the US Treasury website.   To check if your loan is owned by Freddie Mac, click here:  http://www.freddiemac.com/mortgage_help/harp_eligibility.html To check if your loan is owned by Fannie Mae, click here:...

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13 Tips to Stand Out from the Crowd...

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If you want to sell quickly, you must provide something different . . . be different than the neighbors’. If your home looks just like everyone else’s, why should they buy yours? Here’s 13 tips to make your home stand out from your competition: 1. Increase your curb-appeal with landscaping . . . it can be as simple as flowers, fresh mulch, and edge-trimming around the lawn. Your house can be great on the inside, but you have to get them in the door :-). 2. Keep it super-clean and fresh-smelling . . . candles, deodorize [I use OdorXit) . . . the buyer shouldn’t be able to tell what kind of pets you have as they’re walking through the door . . . or heaven-forbid, before walking in. Clean those ceiling fans, light...

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