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Monday, October 4, 2021   /   by Capprice Kitchen


Buying a home ‘As Is’ can be a great way to save money! If you’re okay with doing a few fixes or renovations, buying a home “As Is” can be cheaper than buying one that’s in perfect condition!

Often, the home is in very decent condition and current owners simply don’t know the state of the property which is why they’re listing it “As Is”. 

Simply because I house is listed “As Is” does not mean there is anything wrong w/ the property.  More than likely any repairs that may be required are minimal and the Seller has already incorporated that into the listing price. Or, for convenience sake, the Seller simply doesn’t want to negotiate repairs for the purpose of a cleaner contract.  

Particularly in today’s market, with it being a Seller’s Market, we’re seeing more and more “As Is” sales because it speeds up the negotiating process to place the property under c; ...

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Thursday, September 30, 2021   /   by Capprice Kitchen

Maxing Out Your Home Buying Budget

Maxing out your home buying budget can be tempting especially after pre-approval, but it can also cause plenty of financial risk down the road. Making sure you leave yourself enough room for other financial goals can help you rather than hurt you in the long term.

A rule of thumb to keep in mind when purchasing your home is not to max out your budget!

Remember, the bank will review your financial portfolio to determine the mortgage amount you qualify for. Do not use your entire life savings when purchasing a home. Put some money aside to cover potential closing costs, taxes, insurance repairs, and monthly bills.

Unsure of your options? Reach out to me with your questions - I’m here and happy to help! ...

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Sunday, August 8, 2021   /   by Capprice Kitchen

Make Your Home Show Ready!

Everyone dreams of living in a model home – a beautiful modern room with the perfect vase of flowers sitting decoratively on a glass side table. Unfortunately, life doesn’t always work this way. Our homes tend to look more “lived in” with a pile of shoes by the front door, school books on the kitchen table, and cat hair on the sofa.
If you have your home listed for sale, then you also know the stress of looking around your home after a phone call requesting a showing with a few minutes’ notice. You want your home to show well so the buyers can see the beauty of the home you love, but with such short notice, how can you convert the lived-in look to a show-ready property?
Fortunately, there are a few tricks for helping you keep your home show-ready at any time.

Plan in Advance – Before you even list your house, consider the adjustment you’ll need to make in your lifestyle. Move non-essential items to a storage unit, to not only creat ...

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Monday, July 12, 2021   /   by Capprice Kitchen

Tips for Buying a Home Unseen

It may come as a shock that many people purchase a home before ever setting foot inside. These buyers may be moving to a new country or city far away, or they may not have the time or resources to visit for a home search before the big move. Not everyone has the option (or the desire) to rent for a few months while they find a permanent home in their new location. Most homebuyers would prefer to purchase a house before they arrive, so they can move their belongings and quickly get settled into their home.
There are a few things you can do to make the process more manageable if you've considered buying a house unseen. The first step is to find a realtor in the area that you can trust. Let them know your circumstances and that you'll need them to help vet potential properties for you. They'll be able to provide you with a link to a virtual tour if it's offered, or schedule a meeting where they can walk you through the house via FaceTime or another video-based app. This will help y ...

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021   /   by Capprice Kitchen

Are You Being Represented by a “Yes-Agent”?

We all know the type. The person who just says “yes” to anything, never challenging or questioning an opinion or strategy. These people-pleasers agree with anything suggested; while they may be nice friends, in real estate a yes-man or yes-woman can actually cost you money. Often a lot of money.

No one likes to leave money on the table, but having an agent who doesn’t challenge unrealistic expectations is not serving the client. So, how can you spot these yes-agents?

These yes-agents can take many forms. On the seller side, they could be the agent that lists a home at an unrealistic price. Well-priced homes are selling quickly, but that does not mean that a seller can add 10% or more to recent sales and expect to sell the home. Over-pricing a home can cost precious time as potential buyers forgo viewing the property in favor of well-priced options.

As the home lingers on the market, the seller must eventually lower their price to market value. Buyers of ...

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