Real Estate Tips & Updates

  • Buy a New Home Before Selling Your Current Home

    The Case for Buying a New Home Before Listing Your Current Home Timing is everything, including when it comes to deciding when to buy a new home and when to list your current one for sale. Closing on a purchase and a sale at exactly the same time is difficult

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  • Selling a Home After You Die Can Save You Tons of Money

    No, the title isn’t a typo. Today, we decided to tackle a rarely discussed but very important topic that many homeowners have never considered – whether it’s better to sell your home before or after you die. In some circumstances, choosing the latter option can mean the difference in

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  • Real Estate Appraisals 101: A Guide for Home Sellers

    So, you received an offer on your home, you approved it and now it’s smooth sailing until closing, right? Not so fast! There are still a few steps that you and your buyer need to take before you can even think about closing. One of the most important steps

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  • Timeline for Home Sellers

    Timeline for Home Sellers

    By Home Bay

    Posted on December 18th, 2019

    Selling a home is a major undertaking and can be a stressful process.  There is so much to prepare and many important decisions to make.  When’s the right time to list?  How should you price your home?  Should you work with a real estate agent or try it on

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  • Who is Coming to my Open House?

    Who is Coming to my Open House?

    By Home Bay

    Posted on December 6th, 2019

    Open house signs are pretty easy to sight on weekends in virtually any neighborhood. Whether you’ve never sold a home before or if you are a real estate mogul, most are familiar with this concept of opening up a home to welcome potential buyers. While there are many pros

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  • Are iBuyers Too Good to Be True?

    Are iBuyers Too Good to Be True?

    By Steve Udelson

    Posted on December 3rd, 2019

    In today’s digital, on-demand culture, consumers have come to expect that they can get what they want, when they want. This mindset not only applies to being able to order virtually anything from Amazon with increasingly short delivery times (sometimes even same-day) or watch shows and movies on their

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  • What the NAR® Ban on Pocket Listings Means for Real Estate

    The real estate industry often seems to thrive on exclusivity and a lack of transparency, with certain brokers and agencies gaining reputation boosts from having access to in-the-know listings, while certain properties gain the allure of being semi-private. However, as the term implies, exclusive listings can exclude others, which goes

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  • How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

    How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

    By Home Bay

    Posted on November 19th, 2019

    As winter draws closer and brings colder weather with it, many homeowners start thinking about home maintenance, which is a great way to protect one of your greatest investments. Most of these steps can be done by homeowners or for a low cost that will ultimately save you time, help

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  • Resources for Selling or Buying for Veterans and Military Service Members

    Frequent moves are synonymous with military life. While finding and moving into a new home can be exciting, the process can be stressful and overwhelming, especially on short notice. While Home Bay wants to serve as a resource to everyone selling or buying a home, military families benefit from access

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  • Selling Your Home Before the Holidays

    Selling Your Home Before the Holidays

    By Home Bay

    Posted on October 29th, 2019

    Halloween is this week, with Thanksgiving and the holidays just around the corner. If you plan on selling your home this year, you’re running out of time! Most buyers want to be in their new home before the holidays hit and those calendar days are slipping away if you

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