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Thinking about buying a vacation home?

Posted by Cassie Bellinghausen on July 07, 2017 in No Category
Summer is here and it might be a good time to consider buying a vacation home. Here are some tips to help you decide if this is the right move for you.   Are You Ready For A Second Mortgage?-   If your primary residence is paid for, it’s not such an issue. If that’s not the case, ask yourself if you can afford to pay for two mortgages simultaneously. How will a second mortgage impact the rest of your financial life? Do you have an emergency fund socked away in case of a job loss or long te... read more
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When it’s time to sell your home, you want to make sure you do everything you can to give yourself an edge. Even in a seller's market, you still need to consider how your property stands out from the rest. You might be surprised by some of the fantastic and very affordable home improvement projects that can really make your home shine and make that all important first impression with would-be buyers. Here are a few ideas you might want to try before you put your home on the market.   In The Kitchen- ... read more
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Tips for Buying a Home in a Seller's Market

Posted by Cassie Bellinghausen on July 07, 2017 in No Category
Buying a home can be a daunting process, even under the best of circumstances. Your home will more than likely be the biggest purchase of your life, and as such, some stress can be expected. The best way to mitigate that stress is to work with a trusted real estate professional who understands the market and can negotiate for you. This is especially vital if you’re buying in a seller’s market such as the one we're experiencing now in East Tennessee. There's an influx of buyers competing for a shrinking ... read more
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Summer To-Do List for Your Home

Posted by Cassie Bellinghausen on July 07, 2017 in No Category
With summer looming, it’s time to start planning your summer honey-do list. From some simple seasonal maintenance to awesome creative endeavors, this honey-do list has a little bit of everything. Here are a few ideas you might want to tackle. Ceiling Fans- Get out the step stool and clean your ceiling fan blades. Keeping your fan blades clean will reduce the amount of dust in your home. You can also find cleaning devices at your local home improvement store that let you give your fan a good cleaning wi... read more
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Things to Consider Before Making an Offer on a Home

Posted by Cassie Bellinghausen on July 07, 2017 in No Category
Deciding to buy a home is one of the biggest decisions and commitments you will probably ever make. It can be a very stressful and emotional time. But it is also a very exciting time. You’re not just making a financial commitment: you’re investing in your future and the future of your loved ones. That being said, here are a few things to remember when you start feeling the pressure. Get To Know The Neighborhood - When you begin looking for the perfect home for you and yours, take some time to exp... read more
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