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Keep Your Home Healthy & Safe

Posted by Norman Polsky on July 27, 2012 in No Category
 A home is a person’s safe haven and an extension of themselves. After buying a home, it’s important that new owners implement safety measures to keep their homes safe from potential problems, ranging from poor air quality and mold to insects and contamination. There are several ways new owners can keep their homes healthy and provide a safe living environment for their families. Keep it organized An unorganized home can lead to problems that could have been prevented. So when buyers are unpacking... read more
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 There are several factors consumers take into account when buying a home, including property features, proximity to their work and the surrounding community. The neighborhood they are moving into can play a large role on a new homeowner’s experience, so it’s important to research the particulars of each community thoroughly.   One of the first questions potential buyers should ask is whether the community is governed by a homeowners association. These associations are typically run by real ... read more
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Why Going For Sale by Owner Might not Be the Best Approach

Learn the benefits and the Pitfalls
Posted by Norman Polsky on July 22, 2012 in No Category
  For Sale by Owner:    Those that choose to sell their own homes often hope to avoid the commission paid to real estate agents. While those familiar with the housing market and process of selling a home may enjoy a successful sale, plenty of inexperienced home sellers have encountered nothing but headaches. Besides limiting the number of potential buyers, the decision to sell by owner has cost many homeowners incredible amounts of time, energy and money. Before you make your own decision, you m... read more
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To Buy or Rent?

What is Best for You?
Posted by Norman Polsky on July 22, 2012 in No Category
 TO BUY OR TO RENT A HOME? COLDWELL BANKER OFFERS FOUR QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER WHEN DECIDING WHETHER TO BUY OR RENT A HOME   “To buy or to rent?” Recent graduates, young couples, relocating professionals and others have all asked themselves this question at one point or another. While each option has its benefits, the decision to purchase an apartment, condominium or house as opposed to renting, is complex and based on a number of factors. According to a recent survey from the National Association o... read more
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Do Not Take the Home Selling Process Personally

Posted by Norman Polsky on July 19, 2012 in No Category
 Selling a home is an exciting process, because once the sale is done, individuals can move on to a new home or location. However, the process can also be stressful when the property doesn’t sell right away. It’s crucial to both a homeowner’s peace of mind and the success of the sale that they don’t take this scenario personally. The process of selling and buying a home is a business transaction, and sellers who let their emotions get the best of them may hurt their chanc... read more
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