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Get Your Kitchen Ready for Your Open House

Posted by Melissa Osorio Franzen // July 3, 2017

When selling your house one of the most important rooms is the kitchen. Chances are you have heard the saying “kitchens and bathrooms sell houses.” There is truth to that statement, so to help your house sell you need to spend a little time in your kitchen before your open house arrives. Here are some […]

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Proven Tips to Boost Your Curb Appeal When Selling Your House

Posted by Melissa Osorio Franzen // June 26, 2017

We have all heard how important curb appeal is for helping to sell your house. And while many homeowners would love to have the money to give their home exterior and landscaping a major overhaul to bring buyers to their door, this is not realistic for everyone. If you are trying to sell your house […]

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Are You Considering Buying a Rental Property?

Posted by Melissa Osorio Franzen // June 19, 2017

Many potential investors like the idea of what rental property can do for them. If you are thinking about it, chances are the thought of that monthly rent check is what you have in mind. While rentals should provide you with a steady income, there are many areas that should be considered prior to jumping […]

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The 8 Most Common Home Buying Myths

Posted by Melissa Osorio Franzen // June 12, 2017

The home buying process is simple right? Wrong. Turns out that there are many steps to the home buying process. To add to the difficulty of navigating the home buying waters, there are many commonly believed myths about the process. Read through the following so you won’t be caught off guard during your home buying […]

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Home Sellers: A Guide to Negotiation

Posted by Melissa Osorio Franzen // June 5, 2017

The moment has finally come. Your house is on the market and the offers are starting to come in. What seems like a good thing can quickly become overwhelming for home sellers if the offers that are coming in aren’t as high as you expected. Americans are used to accepting the price for what it […]

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How to Establish a Home Buying Budget

Posted by Melissa Osorio Franzen // May 29, 2017

The most exciting part of the home buying process is when you get to begin searching for the perfect house. This is the way that many homebuyers start their process. However, the first home buying step should actually be determining how much house you can afford. If you don’t know what your budget is, you […]

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The 3 Keys to an Effective Home Listing

Posted by Melissa Osorio Franzen // May 15, 2017

It would be nice if you could just decide to sell your house and automatically find a buyer that is willing to pay your asking price. However, there is a little more to it than that. The key to selling your house quickly is making buyers aware that it is on the market. The key […]

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Mortgage Loans: How to Decide What’s Best for You

Posted by Melissa Osorio Franzen // May 8, 2017

For first-time homebuyers, the number of mortgage loans can be overwhelming. With so many different options, how can you possibly choose just the right one for you? When buying your home, it’s important to take the time and shop around. Look at all options from fixed rates to adjustable rates along with the interests rates […]

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10 Questions Homebuyers Forget to Ask When Buying a House

Posted by Melissa Osorio Franzen // May 1, 2017

There are a number of steps involved in the home buying process. Many homebuyers look for months before they find a home that they are excited to buy. It can be easy to get carried away by the excitement and forget to find out all the information that you need to know. Don’t allow your […]

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Ins and Outs of Real Estate Investing for Beginners

Posted by Melissa Osorio Franzen // April 24, 2017

Many people dream of getting involved with real estate investing, but when it comes time to get started they just aren’t sure where to start. There are many different ways that one can participate in real estate investing which means that it can be tricky to determine what the best option for you is. If […]

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