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Exterior Improvements

By Lee Keadle | Published 05/3/2007 | Real Estate |

When getting your home ready for sale, do not forget that there are many things that you can do to increase your home's value. After spending time addressing the inside of the home itself, head outside and apply the same critical eye to the yard and exterior. This is your chance to create a real visual impact with your home. Curb appeal is hugely important in the sale of a home as it is more often than not that the curb appeal that interests people in a home in the first place.

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When we try to determine property value for your home, we compare your home with old listings and active listings on the Charleston MLS. No two properties are completely alike, but some properties are similar enough to compare prices. So, we look at comparable homes that have recently sold in your area (sold listings), homes that were for sale on the market but never successfully sold (expired listings), and homes that are currently for sale (active listings). Aside from these comparisons, we also take other factors into consideration when determining a home's value.

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Home inspections can give buyers a better understanding of the condition of the property they plan to buy. In this article I will discuss four types of home inspections and what they cover.

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Four Basic Mortgage Types

By Lee Keadle | Published 05/3/2007 | Real Estate |

When it comes to financing a home, buyers have plenty of choices. Having lots of options means that buyers can find a mortgage that suits their needs. However, these options can also make financing a home overwhelming. So, we are going to explain the four most popular types of home mortgages, tell about the benefits and disadvantages of each, and explain when it is a god idea to use each type.

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For most people, buying a home is the single largest investment they will ever make. Because buying a home is such a big event, many people avoid the opportunity altogether and choose to rent instead. When considering renting, just remember that owning a home has many financial benefits.

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Home buying is truthfully one of the most fulfilling things an individual or couple can do. However, this fulfillment only comes when the purchase is thoroughly planned and closes without problems.

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Let's face it, there are really two main ways to sell your home. Your can use a Realtor® or you can sell your home yourself. The one statistic that you hear a lot of is the fact that more and more homes are being listed by the owner. The statistic that they don't want you to know, is the fact that a significantly high percentage of those homes are eventually listed with a realtor.

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One of the primary concerns in purchasing a home is finding the right financing. In securing financing there are a huge number of available lenders in any given area to consider. How can you be sure that you will find a lender that you feel comfortable working with?

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