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A Complete Glossary Of Home Selling Terms

. . . . Sometimes Agents Seem to Be Talking a Foreign Language . . . Maybe This Will Help
Posted by Norman Polsky on June 07, 2018 in No Category
A Complete Glossary of Home Selling Terms To help prepare you for the home selling process, we’ve created a complete glossary of real estate terms. What’s the CMA of your home and does the buyer have a plan for paying the closing costs? Does that sound like a lot of mumbo-jumbo? If it does, then it’s time that you get up to date on the latest real estate lingo. When selling a home, it’s impossible to avoid real estate terminology. Everyone uses it from your real estate agent to your bank loa... read more
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In Selecting a Moving Company . . . What are the Questions You Should Ask?

Cheap is not always the way to go . . . Below are the Questions you shuld be asking
Posted by Norman Polsky on May 20, 2018 in No Category
Do not be mislead by cheaper moving companies. Do you have any references? No matter what job you’re looking to hire someone for, references are a large part of what secures your trust and comfort in their ability to perform the task effectively. When looking for movers, be sure to ask the company if they can provide references or a link to some reviews of their business, just to be sure they’re legit. Additionally, whether they’re references or reviews, make sure to secure multiple of either to b... read more
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5 Suggestions for Buying a Home in Today's Hot Real Estate Market

The Market in the St. Louis area has definitely increased
Posted by Norman Polsky on April 01, 2018 in No Category
5 Ideas To Buying in a Hot Market Get pre-approved by a lender. You'll know the limits on how much home you can afford, how much money to put down, and what your interest rate will be. A pre-approval letter will assure the seller that you're ready to buy. Find a real estate agent who you can trust who will provide you with the information to make a good decision. Make a realistic must-have list. When you find a home you like . . . write a personal note to the seller telling them something about yourself and the... read more
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In This Great Real Estate Market Some Homes are not Selling . . . . . .

There could be many reasons . . . . let me share a few of them with you
Posted by Norman Polsky on March 25, 2018 in No Category
Some  Reasons Why Your Home Isn’t Selling  When you first put your house on the market, you might be hopeful for a quick sale—especially if you've put a lot of money into improving the house over the years and if the neighborhood is one that has historically attracted a lot of buyers. While you shouldn't panic if the house doesn't sell the moment you list it, you should begin to worry if the months start flying by without any real offers. If this is the case, here are 11 reasons why your... read more
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Four Things You Should NOT do When Placing Your Home for Sale . . . . .

Agents always tell you what to do but they rarely tell you what you should avoid
Posted by Norman Polsky on March 18, 2018 in No Category
Her are a few key issues when you decide to put your home up for sale: Some Sellers over Improve their home:As you ready your home for sale, you may realize you will get a great return on your investment if you make a couple of changes. Updating the appliances or replacing that cracked cabinet in the bathroom are all great ideas. However, it's important not to over-improve, or make improvements that are hyper-specific to your tastes. For example, not everyone wants a pimped out finished basement equipped with a wet... read more
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