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Interested in Selling Your Home Quickly? Try These Home Projects!

Are you thinking of selling your home? How about some tips to make it sell faster? Check out some tips to help you in this article!

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What’s The Size of Your Driveway?

Have you ever wondered how appraisers calculate the size of a driveway? Do different types of driveways make a difference in value? I talk about it in this article. I hope you find it useful.

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Zillow Zinged

Zillow has recently decided to get out of the iBuying business. Why so? And what does that teach us about relying on Zestimates? Find out in this article.

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High-Impact Home Upgrades for Any Budget

Are you looking to improve your home on a budget? What types of upgrades can you make that will not break the bank? Find out in this article!

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Why You Should Have Your Home Measured Before You List It

If you're not an appraiser, and you're trying to figure out the value of a home, chances are good that you use a price per square foot metric. I've written about this topic in the past. That way of measuring the market can lead to an opinion of value that is in the ballpark of… Continue reading Why You Should Have Your Home Measured Before You List It

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How Depreciation Works

What is the primary reason a newly built home has a higher market value than the same home that is older? In a word, depreciation. What is depreciation? Simply stated, it is loss in value. There are three basic causes of depreciation for homes. Physical, functional, and external obsolescence. What do they indicate and how… Continue reading How Depreciation Works

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Who Needs Appraiser’s When One Has Cash?

Who needs an appraiser when one has cash? That's a question a good friend asked me after telling me that a home on the same street from them sold, in hours, for a much higher price than many other generally similar homes are selling for in the neighborhood. The buyers paid cash. I must admit,… Continue reading Who Needs Appraiser’s When One Has Cash?