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Home Inspections Prior to Purchase

Posted by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage on March 11, 2010 in No Category
The purchase of a home is considered to be one of the most significant investments a person can make and as such, having the property inspected before closing serves as a final, critical step in the home-buying process. Home inspection ensures the worthiness of the investment and decreases the possibility of purchasing a property with major structural or other serious problems that may lead to significant unforeseen costs for the new owner. Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty real estate professionals offer the follow... read more
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Downsizing with Style

Posted by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage on March 08, 2010 in No Category
While moving into a home of any size can be a large undertaking, for buyers looking to downsize, the transition is often more challenging. Whether they are empty nesters requiring less space, young professionals moving to a new city for job opportunities or families looking to save, more and more buyers in today’s real estate market are opting to downsize. Though moving to a smaller space may involve making a few sacrifices, having less room does not mean having to scale back on style. In fact, a homeowner with min... read more
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Preparing for an Effective Open House

Posted by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage on March 05, 2010 in No Category
When the time comes to sell a home, an open house can be a valuable tool for attracting potential buyers and increasing the likelihood of making a sale. Currently, there is an influx of buyers entering the housing market and high levels of inventory, interest rates near historic lows and an $8,000 federal tax credit incentive for first-time buyers. Now more than ever, real estate agents suggest using more creativity with open houses. This not only maximizes a home’s visibility, but also gives it the competitive e... read more
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How to List Your Home

Posted by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage on March 02, 2010 in No Category
When selling a home, establishing a reasonable and, ultimately, profitable listing price is perhaps the biggest challenge that a homeowner faces. A home priced too high may go unsold, but a home priced too low will result in a loss for the seller. While determining the correct asking price may take some work, it will ultimately pay off. In fact, in a recent survey of Coldwell Banker real estate professionals, 79% agreed that homes in their market that are priced appropriately attract more buyers and move more quick... read more
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Ensure Against Disaster With the Proper Homeowners Insurance

Posted by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage on February 27, 2010 in No Category
Navigating all of the options available for homeowners insurance can be a challenge. Since “Mother Nature” reliably makes her appearances across the country year after year, selecting the proper insurance is critical to protect perhaps the largest purchase one will make over the course of a lifetime. It is a good idea to review the policy annually to ensure the best coverage is being provided. To help, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty offers the following primer on homeowners insurance. The Fundamentals: Standard p... read more
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