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Opting for New Home Construction

By Joan Defenbaugh | Aug 23, 2016

Whether to buy an existing home or have one built is yet another decision to make during the home-buying process. If you decide to go with new construction, a real estate agent can be a powerful advocate in your corner as you negotiate upgrades, a move-in date and other terms with the home builder. Below…

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Understanding the Buyer

By Joan Defenbaugh | Aug 16, 2016

  As the seller, you can control three factors that will affect the sale of your home: The home’s condition Asking price Marketing strategy However, it’s important to note that there are numerous other factors that influence a buyer, and you need to understand these consumer trends when you enter the sellers’ market. The more…

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Location, Location, Location

By Joan Defenbaugh | Aug 9, 2016

  Where you buy not only affects the home’s current and future value, but it also affects your lifestyle. Your agent will be able to conduct a more targeted home search if you outline your preferences in neighborhoods and nearby amenities. Here’s a checklist of items you should consider and communicate to your chosen real…

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Practicing Good Seller’s Etiquette

By Joan Defenbaugh | Aug 2, 2016

Let’s face it: When your house goes on the market, you’re not only opening the door to prospective buyers, but also sometimes to unknown vendors and naive or unqualified buyers. As with any business transaction, there is an expected protocol to how sellers, buyers and their respective agents interact. Should you find yourself in a…

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Creating Your Home Wishlist

By Joan Defenbaugh | Jul 26, 2016

  Before the home search begins, your real estate agent will want to know as much as possible about the features and amenities you desire. To help your agent better serve you, analyze what you want and what you need in a home’s features and amenities. Features: Age: Do you prefer historic properties, or newer…

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How to Price to Sell and Still Make a Profit

By Joan Defenbaugh | Jul 19, 2016

  The asking price you set for your home significantly affects whether you will profit in the sale, how much you will profit and how long your home will sit on the market. Your real estate agent’s knowledge of the overall market and what’s selling – or not selling – will be invaluable in helping…

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Deciding how much house you can afford

By Joan Defenbaugh | Jul 12, 2016

Your lender decides what you can borrow but you decide what you can afford. Lenders are careful, but they make qualification decisions based on averages and formulas. They won’t understand the nuances of your lifestyle and spending patterns quite as well as you do. So, leave a little room for the unexpected – for all…

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Eight Steps to Selling Your Home

By Joan Defenbaugh | Jul 5, 2016

1 Define Your Needs Write down all the reasons for selling your home. Ask yourself, “Why do I want to sell and what do I expect to accomplish with the sale?” For example, a growing family may prompt your need for a larger home, or a job opportunity in another city may necessitate a move.…

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6600 Fallon Lane, Canal Winchester Ohio 43110 For Sale

By Joan Defenbaugh | Jul 4, 2016

6600 Fallon Lane, Canal Winchester Ohio 43110 For Sale   Canal Winchester, OH Home for Sale! Winchester Lakes one story – corner lot. Roof 2009. Windows 2010. Great outdoor space for entertaining. Fire pit. Shed for storage. View the Virtual Tour for 6600 Fallon Lane, Canal Winchester, OH Schedule a Showing Search All Homes For…

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