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Selling Your Home? Don't Do These 5 Things

Finally! The shiny “FOR SALE” sign has been hammered into your front lawn to advertise to the world that you, indeed, are planning to move into a new house! But for some reason, the metal sign has been swinging back and forth inside the ihooks for about two months, and you’ve had no hits on your home. Most sellers are in denial and think their house is desirable as is, but they’re wrong. You could be the one who’s preventing the sale. If you are doing any of the following things below, STOP. Stop it right now!

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How to Save Money When Using Professional Movers

Let’s face it; nobody likes the long, exhausting, and not to mention pricey, aspect of packing up their house for a move. Did you know that according to a 2010 report by Worldwide ERC, an association that tracks mobility costs, the average household move costs approximately $12,230? In the words of Joey Tribbiani from the TV show Friends, “forget about it!” I’m sure you could think of at least 100 different ways you spend a whopping $12,000; in some cases, that could even be the cost of a down payment on a new home. Instead of wasting a huge chunk of your savings, let me fill you in on how you can bring down the cost of using a professional mover and save little of your hard-earned dough.

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Home Selling 101: How to Stage Your Home

Did you know that most buyers form an opinion about a home within the first 7–10 seconds of walking through the front door? When you are selling your home, first impressions are critical; from curb appeal to walking through the front door, your buyer needs to be impressed with how your house looks, and even more, they need to be able to envision themselves living there. However, this doesn't mean that you need to go out, break the bank, and buy brand new furniture and home decor in order to do so.

If you're on a low budget and want some tips and tricks to help spruce up your home before you put it on the market, we have compiled a list of very easy and inexpensive things you can do to make sure your home makes the best impression possible!

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Home Improvement Projects to Avoid When Planning to Sell Your Home

As many homeowners enter the seller's market, they're often swayed to pump money into their home in an effort to make the home more "appealing" to potential buyers. Often, sellers should weigh the benefits of doing so—no one wants to put more money into a project than what they ultimately can get out of it. If you have any intentions of selling your home in the next few years and are wondering if a remodeling project will be a boom or a bust for your wallet when that sales contract finally comes in, we have compiled a list of a few upgrades that homeowners falsely think add monetary value to the price of their home:

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