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Distinctive Real Estate Statistics for 9-15-14

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Tri Cities Aquatic Center’s Future up to Voters

The August 6th ballot is a make or break for the Tri Cities Aquatic Center. On the ballot is a proposition to raise the sales tax 1/10 of a cent to help pay for the operating costs of the center. … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Take A Leap

Mortgage rates took a sudden jump last week, going from 3.93% to 4.46%. This is the largest weekly hike mortgage rates have seen in 26 years and have reached the highest level since July of 2011 according to Freddie Mac’s … Continue reading

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Home Affordable Modification Aid Extended

The main Obama administration initiative, Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), designed to give aid to borrowers having trouble paying their mortgage payments, has been extended until the end of December 2015. This will give homeowners an additional two years to … Continue reading

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Keeping your home and budget cool

          With temperatures increasing almost daily, you may be tempted to turn up your AC unit. What you may not know is cooling costs account for at least 40% of the average summer electric bill. A few simple changes can … Continue reading

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Mistake No. 9: Not prepping for an appraisal

Mistake No. 9: Not prepping for an appraisal. Once you have an offer, you may be tempted to relax your housekeeping standards a bit. that is a mistake. “When the appraiser arrives, you need to make sure your home reflects … Continue reading

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Mistake No. 8: Procrastination Post-offer

Mistake No. 8: Procrastination Post-offer Always ensure that the communication between your Realtor and yourself is exceptional and that you are both reachable at all times. Once an offer on a home is made time is usually of the essence, … Continue reading

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Mistake No. 7: Anger over Inspection Repair Requests

Mistake No. 7:   Anger over Inspection Repair Requests. Remember Mistake No. 3; being dishonest about the home?  “A seller risks losing a potential sale by hiding something they know is wrong with their house.   When it’s found, inevitably during the … Continue reading

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Mistake No. 6: Making Sale Price Personal

Mistake No. 6:  Making Sale Price Personal Home is the backdrop of our lives.  The place we played and argued, hung the kids artwork on the refrigerator, Tracked growth progress on the door jam with a pencil, where the lawn … Continue reading

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