Greg Raymer's Blog Posts

Energy And Money Saving Tips For Your Home

Beside your mortgage, your utility bill could be your next biggest expense. $800 energy bills that include water, electricity and trash removal are not uncommon during any month of the year, but

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Best Home Improvement Projects For Your Money

Image via PexelsThere’s no question that a modern and tastefully styled home moves faster when it’s time to sell, but homeowners may be reluctant to spend money upgrading a house they plan to

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3 Common Selling Mistakes And Tips To Avoid Them

It pains me to say, but there are lots of home sellers I see who are prone to committing costly mistakes that are so easily avoided.Let’s take a look at 3 of the most common mistakes sellers

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Buyers Must Know When To Keep Their Thoughts To Themselves

This past year was a big one for technology. It seems like everyone has the latest gadgets, from wireless doorbells that let you see who is there and talk to them remotely, to talking,

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Here Are 5 Rules For Asking For Seller Repairs

In many parts of the country, real estate sales and continually increasing prices have been on a six-year upward ride. With sellers firmly planted in the driver’s seat, a significant percentage of

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5 Insurance Policies First Time Homebuyers Should Consider

Before I went into real estate I was an insurance claim adjuster for over 12 years and then got my agent’s license and figured out after a year that this was something I didn’t want to do long

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7 Things Sellers Risk When They Sell Without An Agent

You know, there’s an old saying that goes “You don’t know what you don’t know” and that’s true with this subject as well.  Selling a home without a real estate agent is like

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Never Let Buyers Take Possession Before Closing

Put your buyers up at a hotel, work out a leaseback on their existing property, or figure out any other option — but keep them out of the property.We’ve all heard the horror stories at the

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What The Typical Day Of A Realtor Looks Like

If I had to give a one sentence overview of being a typical real estate agent, it’s being multi-skilled and good at multi-tasking.From a person’s first thought about making a real estate move

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The Little Known Subject Of Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance

If you are a homebuyer, would you want a shot at thousands of dollars in down payment assistance as well as having your closing costs paid?  You may even qualify for a grant – which you

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Do Not Forget About Depreciation When Figuring Value

I was watching a TV commercial during lunch today and I saw one of those Farmer’s Insurance commercials that always talk about the funky claims they end up paying.  You know the ones that

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How Millennials Are Redefining Value

Everyone’s probably heard that millennials are set to replace my baby boomer generation as the largest ever generation.You know, it’s interesting how different generations value things

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Why New Is Not Always Better When It Comes To Home Buying

Not too long ago, I got a call from a couple who wanted to look at homes and the first thing they said was, “We only want to look atnew construction.”You know, that can sometimes be a tough

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Examining The Listing Inventory Shortage

Low inventory and multiple offers are phrases that Realtors, buyers, and sellers are hearing a lot lately.  What that means is there is an unbalanced housing market where buyers are

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