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Packing Prior to Selling

In For FSBO, For Sellers by jesslynmoir

You’ve cleaned and arranged your home for a visit from the in-laws, and you’ve moved toys out of the way for a dinner party, but getting your house ready for potential buyers is something entirely different. The goal is to find a balance between packing up all of your stuff and leaving just enough furniture so people can see what living in your home might be like. You want your home to have an inviting, personal touch, but not so personal that people feel like they are intruding on another person’s property. These 4 tips will help get you there. …

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The 4 Most Important Low Maintenance Home Features

In For FSBO, For Sellers by jesslynmoir

When potential buyers are touring your home, the last thing they want is to envision spending their next few weekends fixing up their new place. Before you put your house on the market, it’s important to make sure you have plenty of durable features that are built to last. Investing in quality renovations can help you get closer to your ideal selling price. Move these updates to the top of your list to help attract buyers:

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Tips for Home Sellers

In For FSBO, For Sellers by jesslynmoir

Most homeowners only work on selling a home once or twice in their lifetime, and it’s easy to forget about all of the intricacies of the process over the years. Today’s buyers are picky and have more tools in their belt to research sales statistics, sales history, and overall days on the market. Sites like Zillow show prospective buyers exactly how long your home has been for sale, how many price drops have been executed (and when), and how many shoppers have viewed or saved your home. That’s a ton of data! For homeowners to review when considering selling a …

June Market Updates

In For Buyers, For FSBO, For Renters, For Sellers, Market Updates by jesslynmoir

When you are thinking of buying or selling a home in Frederickburg, VA or the surrounding areas, it’s important for you to have a good grasp on the housing market in your zipcode, or even your subdivision! Every month our Market Stats are updated with the previous month’s information. We provide a select amount of information, however you can download the month’s full report to see all the data available. Additionally, we would love to make personalized reports available to you – if you would like information on your subdivision or zipcode prior to thinking of buying or selling your home, …

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Protesting Your Assessment to Lower Your Property Taxes

In For Buyers, For Sellers by jesslynmoir

Although you must pay property taxes, you can make sure that you pay a reasonable amount based on the true value of your home and land. Many homes get overvalued because assessors err in valuing a home and homeowners don’t pay attention to these mistakes. Consequently, homeowners unwittingly pay more than they should in property taxes. However, if you’ve owned your home for more than a year, you can potentially lower your property tax burden by showing that your home has been overvalued, meaning that your tax assessment claims your property is worth more than it is. Even if the …

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Top Homeowner Tax Deductions That Decrease Your Tax Burden

In For Buyers, For Sellers by jesslynmoir

You can’t avoid paying taxes, and we all need to pay our fair share. However, paying your fair share shouldn’t place an unjust burden on you. As a homeowner, your tax burden is doubled because you pay both income and property taxes. To decrease that burden and boost your tax savings, take advantage of these homeowner tax deductions. As a result, you can use your tax savings to go on a vacation, increase your child’s college fund, build upon your retirement fund, or complete another home improvement project. Home Improvement Tax Deduction You spend so much of your time at …

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Amp UP Your Resale With: Exterior Changes

In For FSBO, For Sellers by jesslynmoir

Whether you’re putting your home on the market this year or in the next five years, it is a smart decision to start building your home’s resale value now. Here are just one way to create a comfortable home while making it easier to put more money into your bank account on closing day. Landscaping The Virginia Cooperative Extension at Virginia Tech published a study that shows landscaping can increase a home’s value by 15%. The study claims that a home valued at $150,000 could increase its value between $8,300 and $19,000 with the addition of landscaping. Particular landscape elements add …

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Amp UP Resale With: Kitchen & Bathroom Updates

In For FSBO, For Sellers by jesslynmoir

Whether you’re putting your home on the market this year or in the next five years, it is a smart decision to start building your home’s resale value now. Here are just one way to create a comfortable home while making it easier to put more money into your bank account on closing day. Remodeling Your Kitchen Kitchen remodeling can get expensive, but small renovations can make your home more buyer friendly. Changing your kitchen’s texture and color using a matte finish and neutral colors such as putty or grey enhances your home’s resale value. Because matte finishes have transitional qualities, …