Annette Bates's Blog Posts

HOW TO MAKE YOUR HOME ATTRACTIVE TO BUYERS

When selling your home, look at your home through a potential buyer's eyes, and follow these steps to make it show well and receive a good offer:Clean and repair.  Your buyer's first impression

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KNOW YOUR SCAM TERMS

Malware -- "Malicious software" cyber criminals use to access your computer to get your personal info.Scareware--  Malware that displays on-screen warnings of nonexistent viruses

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PREPARATIONS FOR SHOWING YOUR HOME

You must let buyers walk through your home if you want them to make offers.  These people are usually total strangers.  Whether you list with an agent or attempt to sell on your own, you

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PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR SALE

If you want to sell your home in the quickest possible time or the highest possible price, you need to show it off in its best light.  That means fixing, cleaning, painting and repairing.It is

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Working With An Agent

The quickest and easiest way to find a home is to work with an agent.  Nearly 90% of all homes offered for sale at any given time are listed with agents.  And there are more than 720,000

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How To Refresh Your Kitchen

Does your kitchen need a new look? Here are three ways to give it a makeover without spending a fortune.1.    Paint your cabinets and change your hardware.  You may choose to hire a

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USING WOOD ALTERNATIVES FOR A DECK

Spending warm days and evenings on your home's deck can be one of the mot enjoyable times of summer.  But if your deck is made of wood, it requires maintenance.  Without the annual power

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TERRIFIC TIPS FOR NOW

If you're ready to buy a new air conditioner, these tips may help you in the search:When shopping for a central air conditioner, look for a SEER rating higher than 12.If you already have a forced

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TWO HOUSES FOR SALE WHICH SOLD FIRST

Two houses were for sale.  Guess which:                                           ; &

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SPENDING TIME IN AN AIRPORT MAKE IT PRODUCTIVE

 Millions of Americans will be spending time in airports this summer.  Time spent waiting in an airport can range from a few hours to a long day's wait. Here's a few ideas from Here's a

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10 WAYS TO KNOW YOU FOUND THE RIGHT HOUSE

Should you sleep on your decision before buying a house? Steve Cole/Vetta/Getty Images By Elizabeth WeintraubIt is normal to harbor fears about making the wrong decision when you're looking

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HOME INSPECTION CUES

SPOTLIGHT The Mistake-Proof Guide to Home BuyingSEE THE FULL SPOTLIGHTHome Inspection Checklist for Buyers A general home inspection only goes so far. Here’s what else you might.

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