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Tuesday, December 3, 2019   /   by Burnice Villanueva

A Checklist for a Safe Winter Home

Here's your checklist to help ensure your home is both safe and warm this winter.


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It’s official; winter is here, and right now is the best time to finish up any maintenance projects to prepare your home and yard. Take care of these tasks in order to keep your home clean, pleasant, and safe for the cold days ahead:

1. Fix cracks in concrete and asphalt. Depending on where you live, these may be the last days of the year that are warm and bright enough to repair your driveway and sidewalk.

2. Clean out the gutters. Yeah, most people don’t enjoy doing this, but it still needs to be done annually. A few hours of work can prevent issues later. While you’re up there on that latter, visually inspect your roof for any damaged shingles, flashing, or vents. Check the chimney for any missing mortar and repair it by tuckpointing if needed.

3. Turn off outdoor plumbing. You&rsqu ...

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019   /   by Burnice Villanueva

An Explanation of How iBuyers Work

What are iBuyers, and should you consider selling your home to one? I’ll help you answer both questions today.


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iBuyers are relatively new to our real estate world. They’re companies that will make you an immediate cash offer to buy your home. Prominent companies like Offerpad and Knock have reached different parts of our market, and they offer a quick home sale for a low price.

As a real estate professional, my job is to help my clients prepare their homes to sell for the most amount of money that today’s market will bear. In other words, the exact opposite of what iBuyers are trying to do.

Think of it as selling wholesale versus resale. iBuyers want to purchase your property at a wholesale price so that they can turn around and rent it out or sell it for a profit. Our job is to sell your home for top market value on the resale market.

With an iBuyer, you can skip t ...

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Thursday, September 19, 2019   /   by Burnice Villanueva

Staying on Course During Your Home Buying Process

Here are six tips to stay on course during the home buying process.


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So you’ve been pre-approved for a loan, you’ve found the home you’ve been searching for, and now you’re under contract—congratulations! However, the process is far from over. Here are some key tips on how to stay on course during the home buying process:

1. Don’t quit your job. If you’ve been forced to leave your job, immediately bring it to our attention. We’ll help you formulate a solution and a gameplan. During this process, stability is key, and having consistent, reliable employment is among the most important qualifying factors in the eyes of lenders.

2. Don’t buy or lease a vehicle. Every mortgage company performs what is called a ‘soft pull’ before closing, which is a basic inquiry into your financial debts and obligations. The escrow period is not ...

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019   /   by Burnice Villanueva

7 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home

These seven seller slip-ups could cost you in your home sale. Luckily, I’ve provided solutions for each one.


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Selling a home is often a complicated, stressful experience. That’s why it’s so important not to compound that stress by making preventable errors along the way. Here are seven of the most common mistakes and a simple way to avoid each:

1. Overpricing or underpricing your home. Even in a red-hot market, if your home is listed just 5% over market value, it’ll likely go unsold for months. Conversely, if you price it too low, you risk leaving thousands of dollars on the table. From the very start, let’s try to set your home’s price as close to its true market value as possible.

2. Not preparing your home for sale. Based on findings from Realtor.com, when your home is properly staged and well-priced, it’ll be in a position to sell 88% faster an ...

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019   /   by Burnice Villanueva

10 Projects to Boost the Value of Your Home

If you’re planning to sell your home, there are a few things you can do to fully prepare it for the market.


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Everyone has those home projects that they’ve had the intention of getting around to, and yet they never made it to the top of the priority list. If you’re one of those people, just know that you’re not alone.

Especially for those who are planning to sell their home in the near future, we’ve compiled a list of projects that you absolutely must do and will ultimately save you time and earn you more money for your sale.

Click here for a list of our top 10 secrets that every seller should know to increase the value of their home and help sell it quickly.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re happy to set up a private consultation with you where we’ll walk you through each strategy and how they can apply to ...

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