Tips for selling a home during the holidays 1

Warmth I don’t know about you but when I enter a warm and cozy home, I don’t want to leave.  Turn the fireplace on, decorate in warm colors, add a few throw blankets; emphasize on the cozy features. Heat Maintenance It has been a while since the heating system has been used, now is the…

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Benefits and Challenges of selling a house in the winter 2

Benefits Buyers are motivated. Buyers who are actively shopping for a home during the winter are likely more motivated compared to buyers looking during the spring or summer months. Lack of competition for Sellers. Buyers have fewer homes on the market to choose from.   Your home could sell faster during the winter months. Flexibility:During the…

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Timing is everything! 3

Timing is everything.  With a scant supply of homes available, there is a rising need for homes in your area.  Less inventory means less competition for buyers who are interested in moving sooner than later. Low interest rates have serious qualified buyers searching for the home of their dreams. If you are on the fence…

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IS IT TIME TO REFINANCE? 5

July 7, 2019 – Article in the Chicago Tribune by Natalie Campisi bankrate.com These are the highlights: The average interest for 30-year-fixed-rate mortgages is hovering below 4%, ushering the way for millions more homeowners to save money by refinancing. The recent drop in rates means that 5.9 million people can potentially save money by refinancing…

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Why Joan Eslinger Should Be Your Realtor.... 6

Key characteristics for measuring and comparisons. EXPERIENCE I have over 30 years of experience as a licensed Realtor and have been a managing Broker/Owner of Advantage Realty, Inc. for 27 years. In the last 27 years I have closed over $217,600,000.00 of real estate homes, land, farms, investment properties and commercial properties. AVAILABILTY/ACCESSABILITY I am…

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WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE REAL ESTATE MARKET 7

JOAN ESLINGER’s BLOG  WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE REAL ESTATE MARKET  joaneslinger.com The real estate market is always in a flux. Many factors have an impact.  Many factors are unpredictable.  A well-informed seller/buyer will always have an advantage. Because of my active involvement in both the residential, investment and commercial real estate markets, I…

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SELLERS:  Are You Ready to Sell Your Home? 8

The real estate markets have shifted to the buyer.   “According to a new ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of sales of residential real estate between 2011 and 2018 (including single family homes and condominiums), June is a huge month for sellers. Those who sign contracts in June enjoyed a 9.2 percent premium above market value —…

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Should You Move or Renovate? 9

Determining whether you should buy a new home or fix up your current one isn’t easy. In fact, the decision can be steeped in so much drama, they make reality TV shows about it! So, if you’re wondering whether to move or improve, here are three things to consider: 1. Will a renovation truly fix…

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