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In Guides, Guides, Home Buying, Selling by Nicholas Nolan

Scaling Down Small Spaces Big Opportunities SCALING DOWN: SMALL SPACES = BIG OPPORTUNITIES Bigger doesn’t always mean better. A large home can be a lot of work. If you find one or more rooms in your house collecting dust, you might be ready for a change. You can save time and money by aligning your space with your needs. Cut down on clutter and invite simplicity in. Read on for:1. Why Scale Down?2. Is Scaling Down Right for You? How to Decide. 3. The Big Benefits of Smaller Spaces.4. Pro-Tips for Scaling Down. Why Scale Down? Are savings and simplicity …

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Staging your Home for Sale

In Guides, Selling by Nicholas Nolan

Home staging is the art of furnishing properties for sale. Great staging makes a house look both luxurious and welcoming, inspiring an emotional connection that wows buyers into bidding fast and high. 7 most important rooms to stage Living Room Kitchen Master bedroom Dining room Bathroom Children’s bedrooms Guest bedroom Reasons, buyers’ agents say, staging has value Easier to visualize property – 81% Buyers more willing to walk through staged home they view online – 46% Positively impacts value of home if staging mirrors buyers’ taste – 45% Buyers more willing to overlook staged home’s faults – 28% How the …

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Protect Yourself from Wire Fraud

In Home Buying, Selling, Transaction Tips by Nicholas Nolan

Never trust wiring instructions via email   Criminals/hackers are targeting email accounts of various parties involved in real estate transactions (e.g., lawyers, title agents, mortgage brokers, real estate agents). These emails are convincing and sophisticated. Among other concerns, this has led to fraudulent wiring instructions being used to divert funds to the criminal’s bank account. These emails may look like legitimate emails from the proper party. If you receive an email regarding instructions that contains any suspicious information, do not click on any links that may be in the email and do not reply.  Broker strongly recommends that Buyer, Seller, and their respective attorneys and …