Ryan Shakofsky Blog

Look Closely at the Home You are Buying

Take a Close Look with a Home Inspection
Posted by Stephen Piotrowski on October 01, 2013 in No Category
  Look at a home closely when staged     Home stagings are designed to paint a house in its best light and show potential buyers all of its potential. While an open house can give individuals more insight about a property's layout, features and quirks, it can also be deceiving if they don't look past the accent pieces and nice paint color.  Every buyer should take a close look at the home they consider purchasing... read more
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Secrets to Buying Your First Home

Where, How Much, What Street, Neighborhood or Community
Posted by Stephen Piotrowski on October 01, 2013 in No Category
  Search for your First Home with Coldwell Banker Premier Group. Check out our Agents available to assist you in "Making the Best Decisions." Take a look at the Video below to review some basic hints. ... read more
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Home Buying Decisions

What Considerations for a Home to Make
Posted by Stephen Piotrowski on October 01, 2013 in No Category
Making the “Big Decision.” “Which Home to Consider?” Buying a home may well be one of the biggest investments of your life. For First Time Home Buyers and even the Experienced Home Buyer, the big question is ‘where’ am I going to buy the house. Considerations include: 1. Do you require a specific School District. 2. What budget have you selected that you can comfortably afford. 3. Street, Neighborhood and Community are also considerations. 4. The location of your employment. 5. The distance to l... read more
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Projects that may lower your home value

When making improvements be value conscious
Posted by Stephen Piotrowski on October 02, 2013 in No Category
  Whether your are Updating or Remodeling a Home be careful of "Projects that may Lower Your Home Value." HGTV's Sabrina Soto walks us through the 5 projects that you should skip if you are looking to put your home on the market. The path to homeownership is fraught with challenges, not least of which is finding the right house. To help narrow down your search we met up with home designer and architect Barry Wood, who can be seen on HGTV’s "Hidden Potential." He gave us a list of home features ... read more
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Thinking About Selling Your Home?

Three Imprtant Issues to Share With Your Agent Before Putting Your House on the Market
Posted by Norman Polsky on October 06, 2013 in No Category
 Selling your home is not just about marketing, staging, and advertising.  1. Existing Mortgage. How much is left on your note? Are you current on payments? All of my clients complete an Existing Mortgage Request form which is sent to their bank to confirm amounts. Sometimes people don't get them back to me in a timely manner. That's a clue that something may be wrong. While it's perfectly understandable to feel reluctant about telling anyone that you've fallen behind in your mortgage payments, it's not ... read more
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