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Thursday, April 7, 2022   /   by Brian Armstrong

Maintaining Your Home Investment

Owning a home is a wonderful milestone and an investment in your future! Your home purchase is likely to be one of the largest investments you will make in your life, and just like any other investment, you must protect it. If you properly maintain your home, you may find you can live in it for several decades and still sell it for more than you originally paid! When you buy a new car, it will most likely depreciate the moment you drive it off the dealer's lot. On the flip side, when you purchase a new home, it will likely retain value for years if its condition is maintained. In this article, we will outline the best ways to protect your home, so you maximize the value of your investment in the future! 

Make Preventative Maintenance a Priority

Owning a home means you are the "landlord", which comes with the responsibility of upkeep and maintaining the property. The first step towards keeping your home in tip-top shape is creating a maintenance schedule. Outline all the majo; ...

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Thursday, March 3, 2022   /   by Brian Armstrong

Top 5 Mistakes Home Sellers Make

Ready to sell your home this spring? As the temperatures warm up in the Green Mountain State, you are not alone. Spring is one of the most common times of year for a homeowner to put their home up for sale, so it is essential to make sure your property is competitive against others coming to market. Throughout the process, there will be a variety of decisions for you to make, which will ultimately determine if you have a successful and profitable sale. Below we outline the top 5 mistakes you should avoid when selling your home!

Selling The Home "For Sale By Owner"

Many homeowners believe that they can save money selling their homes without a real estate agent. Sellers that hire an agent commonly pay about 6% of the sale to the agent for helping them close their deal from start to finish. While this may sound like a large chunk of the sale, the added value of having a knowledgeable agent can help sellers achieve higher offers and fewer days on the market by bringing in qualified b; ...

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021   /   by Jordan LaFond

How to Sell Your Home "As-Is"

The real estate market has changed dramatically over the last year. One change is that homes are now often sold “as is.” Simply put, this means that the buyer will not request the seller to make any repairs or offer seller concessions for items that may be missing, broken, or outdated. Today, sellers are less willing to make repairs or modifications to get their homes sold, and the reason behind this is simple: they do not need to. Due to the overwhelming buyer demand and lack of available inventory, it is common for a seller to receive multiple offers on their property. Chances are high that at least one buyer will submit a bid that does not request the seller make any modifications to their home. An attractive offer without repairs will stand out to the seller, and it improves the likelihood that it will be accepted.

 

An important note here is that selling your home “as is” does not mean you can withhold material facts. When you sell a home you mus; ...

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021   /   by Brian Armstrong

What Is a Home Inspection?

A home inspection is one of the many components in the home buying process. The goal of a home inspection is to address any major health or safety issues with a property and most commonly occurs when a home is on the market. Transparency of information is crucial for a smooth transaction and inspections help put buyers at ease when it comes to making a substantial purchase. Keep in mind that home inspections are only a surface-level overview however they do provide valuable information to the home’s general health.
How a Standard Home Inspection Works
Standard home inspections are commonly arranged for and paid for by a potential homebuyer that is interested in purchasing a property. Typically, a home inspection will be completed within two weeks after a sales contract or purchase agreement between a buyer and a seller has been signed. In the agreement, many will include an inspection contingency, which allows the buyer to schedule an inspection, read the findings, and determin; ...

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